University of Toronto's Black Students Association

April 16, 2009 08:16 ET

U of T High School Conference-Largest in Ontario!

In spite of U of Ts attempts to make Post secondary Education inaccessible to many, U of T Black Students Association works to show that Post Secondary Education is accessible for all.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 16, 2009) - The University of Toronto is currently taking steps to make post secondary education less accessible and an impossibility for many students, especially minority students with the passing of the flat fees proposal. Despite this enormous set back, U of T Black Students Association(BSA) pushes forward with their 10th Annual High School Conference themed Im possible; a play on the word IMPOSSIBLE.

A day of encouragement, the Conference brings approximately 850 GTA students of minority backgrounds to the U of T campus to speak to them about post secondary education. Reminding students to begin excelling now; Key Notes speakers, Professionals from various fields and student facilitators give different perspectives on the need of education and the fact that it is truly an attainable goal that all young people have the right should strive for and achieve.

The success of the conferences past have made this conference one of the biggest seen- it is the largest conference of its type in the GTA and Ontario. Despite financial cut backs to the conference due to the economic climate, organizations like TD, CGC(certified general accounts) New college have stepped up and pulled together to make this conference one of the best attended in years.

Many ask does this conference impact students; the answer is yes. Not only does it give students a chance to explore the university campus, but it also inspires. This year over 7 volunteers have been directly impacted by past conferences- having attended them in the past. Furthermore they have chosen not only to become involved at U of T through the BSA but continue the BSA mandate to educate the public.

We hope that you are able to come and cover this event and show that post secondary education is still attainable for all, despite all the road blocks.

The conference will take place at the U of T campus today, Thursday from 9 am till 3 pm.

If you have any questions please contact Daniella Kyei- President of the BSA at 416-998-2312.

Contact Information

  • University of Toronto
    Daniella Kyei
    Black Students Association, President