The work of AccessAbility Services cannot be done in isolation. The service works collaboratively with other departments and organizations across the university to promote human rights and social justice in education for students with disabilities and remove systemic barriers to education. The following are some of the departments the service works with on disability-related issues, inclusive teaching, access programs, intersectionality, and intersectionality with disability.
The service also works closely with the offices for students with disabilities at St.George and UTM and the Office of the Vice-Principal & Academic Dean's portfolio including but not limited to the Office of the Registrar; Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs, Equity & Success; Associate Dean Experiential & Global Learning; Special Advisor on Access; Special Advisor on Disability Studies.
The Transitional Year Program at the University of Toronto Scarborough, TYP@UTSC, is grounded in our institution's commitment to inclusive excellence. We believe that we are a stronger community when we welcome students from all backgrounds and experiences into our academic community, including students who might not otherwise have access to a university degree program. We actively recruit Black Students, Indigenous students, students from LGBTQ2+ communities, sole-support parents, persons with disabilities, and individuals from working-class backgrounds of all ethnicities and communities who have experienced barriers to education.
TYP@UTSC is a pathway to university for individuals without formal qualifications for U of T’s admission requirements because they have faced barriers or interruptions in their academic journey.
SEE U of T Scarborough is an access program and collaboration between the University of Toronto Scarborough (U of T Scarborough) and the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) inspired by the See U of T pilot program. Opens an external site in a new window The aim of the program is to encourage students who come from communities historically underrepresented at U of T and post-secondary institutions to view post-secondary education as a viable destination.
See U of T Scarborough is a program for students to immerse themselves in university studies, leadership development, and campus life over two semesters, in Grade 11 and 12.
Eligibility: Students who identify as Black or Indigenous from designated TDSB schools, space permitting.
As students have intersecting identities we recognize students in SEE UoT Scarborough may requrie support and accomodation through AccessAbility Services.