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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.


A large group of Black students posing for a photo on campus


Resources and initiatives for students.

Black faculty at an outdoor event at McGill in summer 2021


Resources and initiatives for faculty.

Glyne Piggott and daughter Adrienne Piggott at a McGill event


Resources and initiatives for staff.

Black Grad 2024 group picture

Pride and joy on display at Black Grad Gala

May 1 was a day of celebration for members of the Black Students’ Network, who honoured approximately 50 of McGill’s newest Black graduates with a ceremony attended by faculty, alumni, and loved ones. Hosted by Antoine-Samuel Mauffette Alavo, Black Student Affairs Liaison, the event honored Black graduating students from all faculties and levels, each of whom received a Kente stole as they crossed the stage.

McGill visiting fellows-in-residence on Black life and history

Provostial Visiting Fellowship-in-Residence on Black Life and History

The Provostial Visiting Fellowship-in-Residence on Black Life and History is an initiative established by McGill's Action Plan to Address Anti-Black Racism. It welcomes to McGill each year a leading Black scholar whose research focuses on Black life and the Black experience, whether historically or...

Poster of the Black History Month 2024 Keynote Lecture

Black History Month 2024 Keynote Lecture by Dr. Melanie
J. Newton

Dr. Melanie J. Newton is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Toronto, where she teaches Caribbean and Atlantic World History. Her lecture titled, This Mess of a Colonial Legacy”: Revolutionary Relationalities, Arrivant Statehood and Afro-Indigenous Futures will be delivered on Thursday February 8th.

Black at McGill

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

Recent news

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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