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As a professor of education who trains tomorrowâ€™s teachers, I feel quite strongly that they need to represent the diverse communities they will serve. My teaching reflects my commitmentâ€”focusing on culturally responsive leadership and pedagogy, critical analysis of multiculturalism, and effective mentoring strategies for diversity and equity.
A couple of years ago, I met with the Provost to discuss ways to increase the representation of Black and Indigenous students at U of T. To deliver on our ideas, such as strengthening outreach to prospective students before they enter grades 11 and 12, I was appointed the Provostial Advisor on Access Programs.
I want to do my part to help create a more equitable society, and broadening access to U of T is a great way to start. I appreciate that U of T supports my ideas and gives me a platform where my voice can be heard.
I am grateful to donors like you, who make it possible for students from all walks of life to have access to the resources, knowledge, and opportunities they need to build a better tomorrow for themselves and their communities.
Ann E. Lopez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, OISE
Provostial Advisor, University of Toronto