Where are all the Black People?

April 16, 2021

Join us at this webinar series on the underrepresentation of Black people in the academy.

The presence of Blackness in Canadian academia exists on a continuum of underrepresented, significantly underrepresented, to negligible. The purpose of this speaker series is to foreground Black voices in fields where Blackness is particularly underrepresented, and provide actionable and measurable strategies to increase Black representation and Black excellence in these fields.

Find out more and register for upcoming sessions at events.ubc.ca/where-are-all-the-black-people/

Black Underrepresentation in Medicine and Community Health

April 26, 2021 | 10:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. PDT

Registration: https://ubc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GZ-7Mr89SGy8GV-UPj65Kw 

Speakers: Dr. Alexandra Bastiany, Dr. Mojola Omole

Description: From being the first Black female interventional cardiologist in Canada to working closely with the Black medical pathway programs at University of Toronto and Black pre-Med students across the province, Dr. Bastiany and Dr. Omole will address the issue of underrepresentation drawing from their experience and expertise.

Black Underrepresentation in Business

May 19, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m. PDT

Registration: https://ubc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rgPsmCFLSYmKtGF8kZHQ2A

Speakers: Dr. June Francis, Ms. Dahabo Ahmed-Omer

Description: Dr. Francis and Ms. Ahmed Omer bring extensive experiences that span from the private sector, civil movement, to academic to speak about the underrepresentation of Black people in Business.

Black Women in the Academy

June 23, 2021 9:30am - 11:00am PDT

Registration: https://ubc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lb725XX3Sb6XUkp5t6rDoQ

Speakers: Dr. Veronica Fynn Bruey, Dr. Juliet Daniel

Description: Dr. Fynn Bruey and Dr. Daniel will speak from their journey and rich experiences in the academy, offer their insights about the challenges, and share their wisdom on the important topic.

Black Futures

Jul 5, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT

Registration: https://ubc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4cmOKCTyRHagnV1DiAyinA

Speakers: Ms. Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Dr. Wisdom Tettey, Dean Donna E. Young

Description: In the final session of the series, Ms. Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Dr. Wisdom Tettey, Dean Donna E. Young will draw from their rich and wide experiences and share their thoughts, insights, and advice on Black Futures.

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