What is the relation between the diversity that is marketed by the university, and the one that is experienced by students? Does a diverse city lead to a diverse student body?Toronto is often lauded as the world’s most diverse city and the U of T’s two suburban campuses as the most diverse wings of this institution. But what processes and struggles does the language of diversity obscure? How do international, racialized, suburban, and working-class students navigate higher education? The navigation is in part spatial, as students move through racially marked spaces both on and off campus, and maintain transnational links to China, South Asia, the Philippines, and the Caribbean, among other places; it is also linguistic and cultural, as differently positioned students experience hidden “injuries” of class, ability and heteronormativity. Concretely, has UTSC, the focus of this sub-theme, become a place where peers forge new social and cultural relations, or is it a polarized meeting point for impoverished local students and relatively wealthy overseas students, both predominantly of colour?