Access to Post-Secondary Education: Adapting to the Changing Landscape. A Symposium to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Academic Bridging Program. Saturday November 18, 2017. 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. Woodsworth College, 119 St. George Street.
This full-day symposium will create a space for those who work with students to share and discuss access to post-secondary education.
Who is it for? 
Student life professionals
Policy makers
Post-secondary administrators
Woodsworth College 
University of Toronto

119 St. George Street
Toronto, ON
M5S 1A9

Registration fee is $50 ~ Lunch provided


If you have any accommodation needs, please email our office and we will do our best to make appropriate arrangements.

About the Symposium

Ontario has one of the highest participation rates in post-secondary education in Canada but we know there are still specific groups that are underrepresented in our colleges and universities. What barriers still exist and how do we remove them?  
Exploring access to post-secondary education includes examining retention and graduation rates as well. Programs and strategies are in place to guide prospective students into our institutions but what supports do they need to remain in the classroom and be successful?
This symposium is designed to provide educators, students and student life professionals an opportunity to explore together what access to post-secondary education means today.

Keynote Speakers
Lisa BoPhoto of keynote speaker Lisa Boivin. ivin
Lisa Boivin
 is a member of the Deninu Kue First Nation in Northwest Territories. She is an interdisciplinary artist and a graduate student at the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute at University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Lisa uses digital art as a pedagogical tool to exemplify the colonial barriers that Indigenous patients navigate in the current healthcare system. She strives to humanize clinical medicine as she situates her art in the Indigenous continuum of passing knowledge through images.
Ann Lopez Photo of keynote speaker Ann Lopez.
Professor Lopez is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream in the Department of Leadership, Higher, and Adult Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), where she served as Academic Director of Initial Teacher Education. Her teaching and research focus on culturally responsive leadership and pedagogy, social justice leadership, critical multiculturalism, mentoring for diversity and equity, and teacher education. She has published many articles and received prestigious awards in the areas of diversity, inclusion, and education, and was recently named President-Elect of the National Association for Multicultural Education. Prior to joining OISE, Professor Lopez was a teacher and administrator in the Peel District School Board.   
Kimberley TullPhoto of keynote speaker Kimberley Tull.
Kimberley Tull, Manager, Community Development & Engagement, University of Toronto Scarborough, and Project Manager – Access Programs, Office of the Vice-President and Provost, has more than 20 years’ experience in anti-racism, anti-oppression, community development and relationship building work. Her roles involve rethinking traditional, institutional systems of power and privilege, and raising awareness, understanding of the barriers of access to post-secondary institutions and the inequities at play to faculty and staff who engage in community partnerships. Kimberley has received recognition and several highly respected awards for her work in community development, partnership building, race relations and leadership. Kimberley’s work outside of the University includes, co-founding of Black Pearls Community Services, Inc. and The Miss Education Project, and serving as Vice-President of TAIBU Community Health Centre.
Woodsworth College.
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