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Addressing Anti-Black Racism at McGill

The Action Plan seeks to initiate a process of acknowledgment of our University’s historic connections to the transatlantic slave trade and its enduring legacies.


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Resources and initiatives for students.

Black faculty at an outdoor event at McGill in summer 2021


Resources and initiatives for faculty members.

Glyne Piggott and daughter Adrienne Piggott at a McGill event


Resources and initiatives for staff.

Black History Month 2023

McGill is thrilled to be welcoming Prof. Rinaldo Walcott this year. Additional information will be soon available. 

Rinaldo Walcott is a Professor and Chair of Africana and American Studies and the Carl V. Granger Chair in Africana and American Studies at the University of Buffalo (SUNY). His teaching and research are in the area of Black diaspora cultural studies and postcolonial studies with an emphasis on questions of sexuality, gender, nation, citizenship, and multi-culturalism. Walcott is the author of Black Like Who: Writing Black Canada (1997; second revised edition in 2003), Rude: Contemporary Black Canadian Cultural Criticism (2000), and BlackLife: Post-blm and the Struggle for Freedom (2019, with Idil Abdillahi). His most recent books are On Property (2021) and The Long Emancipation (2021).

Black at McGill

A look at McGill’s history (and necessarily Montreal’s history) within the larger currents of Black history

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McGill University is on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. We acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous peoples whose presence marks this territory on which peoples of the world now gather.

For more information about traditional territory and tips on how to make a land acknowledgement, visit our Land Acknowledgement webpage.

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