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Save the Transitional Year Programme at U of T!

by Shafiqullah Aziz

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The Transitional Year Program (TYP) at the University of Toronto (U of T) St.George Campus is a  historically significant program in education. TYP has the distinction of being the first full time access and equity program in the University of Toronto. For the past 43 years, TYP has worked to make U of T more accessible and equitable for Africans, First Nations, working class, LGBTQ, sole support parents and other marginalized, under-represented communities. The major accomplishment of TYP is that it proved that when educational and financial barriers are removed, students from marginalized backgrounds can succeed at University. TYP represents social justice in the education system and instills hope for marginalized groups.

In spite of TYP proving its worth in the face of many struggles and challenges since its inception, TYP is under attack by the U of T’s Central Administration. Although no one spoke in favor of eliminating TYP, the actions of the Central Administration will ultimately destroy TYP’s capacity and stability.

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