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Join us Saturday February 28th for our annual tri-campus conference for all first-generation students!

It's a great opportunity to meet other students and mentors, network with first-gen alumni, and attend amazing sessions!


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Learning Events:


The Basics of Academic Writing - RSVP here.

Monday, February 2 (5-7pm), Bahen 2185 - Light Refreshments provided.


What’s a thesis statement? What’s a topic sentence? Join us for this interactive workshop on the basics of university writing.   


Topics covered:

  • Developing a thesis statement
  • Organizing your essay
  • Using clear, concise, and correct language 


Leadership Events:


Mentorship and Life - RSVP here.

Friday, January 30 (4-6pm), Music Room - Hart House - Free food and beverages


Panel and table discussions led by alumni mentors on the impact of mentorship on their lives at, and beyond U of T. These discussions will introduce you to novel strategies on succeeding during your studies and in pursuing future steps.  


Choosing your Subject POSt - RSVP here.

Friday, February 6 (2-4pm), Career Centre Seminar Room - Light Refreshments provided.


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Being the first in your family to pursue post-secondary education (a first-generation student) is something to be proud of!  First generation students are building their own legacy, and the First in the Family program at U of T is here to support them in their endeavours.

Join an inclusive academic community and gain access to resources and support through the First in the Family Mentorship Program.


What Does "First Generation" Mean?

- If your parents or guardian(s) did not complete post-secondary   
  education, you are a first-generation student 
- If your parents attended post-secondary education outside of
  Canada, you are still eligible for this program
- If your sibling(s) attended post-secondary institutions, but your
  parents or guardian(s) did not, you are still considered first



Interested in joining the program in 2014-2015?

Registration is still open!

You can read about our mentors here, and then complete the registration form!

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You might also want to learn more about the program.

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Mentors in 2014/2015

We are thrilled to introduce an amazing team of mentors for the 2014/2015 year! 


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The First in the Family Mentorship Program
Academic Success Centre, 214 College Street, Main Floor
Facebook: First in the Family
Twitter: @UofTFirstGen

Our Partners

The St. George First in the Family mentoring program is part of the tri-campus First Generation Retention and Success Project, an initiative funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. In addition to our partners at Student Affairs and Services at UTM, the Office of Student Affairs at UTSC, and the Colleges on the St. George campus, the program is a collaborative initiative between the Division of Student Life Programs and Services, and the Faculty of Arts.

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