Where are all the Black People?
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
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
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
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.
Jul 5, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
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.