Where are all the Black People? Underrepresentation in the Academy series (June-July 2021)

May 28, 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 https://events.ubc.ca/where-are-all-the-black-people/

Black Underrepresentation in Art History

Dr. Charmaine Nelson (Professor of Art History, NSCAD University) and Alistair Watkins (PhD candidate in Art History, University of Toronto) will shed light on the issue based on their experiences from a faculty and student perspective.

  • June 10, 2021, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
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Black Women in the Academy

Dr. Veronica Fynn Bruey (multi-award winner, author, passionate academic-advocate, and innovator) and Dr. Juliet Daniel (Professor and Cancer Biologist, Department of Biology, McMaster University) 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.

  • June 23, 2021, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
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Black Futures

In the final session of the series, Celina Caesar-Chavannes (Sr. Advisor, EDI & Adjunct Lecturer, Queen’s University), Donna E. Young (Dean, Faculty of Law, Ryerson University) and Dr. Wisdom Tettey (Vice-President, University of Toronto, Principal, University of Toronto Scarborough) will draw from their rich and wide experiences and share their thoughts, insights, and advice on Black Futures.

  • July 5, 2021, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
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