Learning Strategist, The University of Toronto
Rahul Bhat leads a team of interdisciplinary professionals who support the learning of students with disabilities in the following areas: academic skills, resilience, self-advocacy, communication, and leadership.
From 2015 until 2017, Rahul served as the Project Lead for the University of Toronto’s Resilience Project. The Project aimed to build a resilience framework and curricula that would inform existing student life programming and staff training with the overall goal of fostering academic and psychological resilience among students. The Project informed programs and services through a Program Design Institute, a Service Design Institute, and student staff training. Rahul has over 11 years of experience as a student life professional, previously working as a Learning Strategist for the University’s Academic Success office, where he spearheaded programming for students on academic probation and those who had experienced academic setbacks. He also founded the University of Toronto’s Mentorship Resource Centre, which provided centralized training and resources to the University’s many peer mentoring programs. In 2010, he started the St. George campus’s First in the Family program, designed to support the transition and learning of first-generation students. Rahul received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Toronto.