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Creating pathways for the next generation of Black business leaders 
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York joins a tri-school initiative to launch the University Pathways Program  

The Schulich School of Business, the Ivey Business School and the Smith School of Business have teamed up to create the University Pathways Program to create paths to university business education for Black high school students.  

Since its official launch in January 2023, the program has been increasing awareness of academic options and career opportunities in business among racialized Grade 11 students in the Greater Toronto Area.  

In addition to mentorship, virtual education and experiential learning through placements with corporate partners, students who complete the year-long program and choose to pursue business studies at any one of the three partner schools will receive financial support, ranging from tuition assistance to full scholarships. 

The University Pathways Program is one of the many collaborative initiatives that York University is engaged with to provide equitable opportunities for racialized students in line with its Framework to Address Anti-Black Racism and Action Plan on Black Inclusion.