Community Connections offers a welcoming space for prospective students and families from historically underrepresented communities to connect with current students, families, and staff.
Navigating a new school can be challenging. Community Connections creates opportunities to share ideas and considerations about the application and admissions process. Communication Connections is inviting families of prospective students who identify as Black and/or Indigenous to our next event in November 2022.
The November 2022 event is coming up soon! Registration to come.
UTS Community Connections, initially called the Community of Support, was initiated in 2020 in response to the need for a space for Black and Indigenous families to feel connection and belonging at UTS. The group is composed of current students, their families, alumni, their families, and current staff, self-identifying as Black and/or Indigenous.
Community Connections consists of mentors and applicants. Mentors are encouraged to participate with the level of involvement they wish: event support (short-term, no-commitment) and application guides (long-term). Events may include Open House in October, a Community Connections evening in November, new family welcome in April and additional UTS community events throughout the year.
Families that are serious about applying to UTS and wanting to connect with a family in their affinity group can request a mentor via Google form monitored by the admissions team. Family mentor-mentee pairings are matched at any point during the year the prospective student is applying and will last until the admissions process ends (ie. the student is not invited to Stage 2 or the student is not accepted into UTS or the student is accepted into UTS).
Mentoring partnerships may include:
If you are an alum or current student or family, you can join here.
If your student is thinking about applying to UTS, you can access Community Connections for support.