Black History Month 2022

Black History Month offers the chance for the community to come together to celebrate important achievements of Black people in our community and around the world.

To learn about Black History Month celebrations at McGill for the current year, visit

Join us in celebrating our sixth annual celebration of Black History Month at McGill University bringing together students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members. This year's celebration is organized by the Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) in partnership with the Faculty of Science. Our events will bring the opportunity to connect online. We appreciate the continued support of our partners on and off campus and look forward to honoring and celebrating Black history together. Check out our Schedule of Events using this link.

The Opening Ceremony of Black History Month will be held on Tuesday, February 1st , 2022 from 5:00pm- 7:00pm on Zoom. Our keynote Speaker will be Dr. James Jones, the Trustees' Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Black American Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Diversity at the University of Delaware.

Join us for diverse programming throughout the month which will include panels, artists, community actors,  discussions on decolonial approaches to research and a chance to enjoy a Soul Food Box in collaboration with the Black Student Network. 

Like our Facebook and Instagram to stay connected and check out the working schedule of events happening across McGill and Montreal below. For more information or to support Black History Month at McGill please contact Shondra Mings at shondra.mings [at]

Thank you to Velga Avah, the graphic designer for this year's posters and Danielle Murrell Cox for the design of our McGill Black History Month logo.

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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