Black History Month 2017: Celebrating Black Excellence In All Its Diversity

The Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) Office at McGill University is hosting Black History Month 2017 (BHM 2017), McGill's first official Black History Month celebration. We will be collaborating with various student and community organizations, faculties, departments and offices within McGill, as well as individuals who are committed to celebrating Black History Month!

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

We are excited to honour BMH 2017 at McGill and we wish to recognize Black Excellence in a multitude of areas throughout the history, the present, and the future of the Black community at McGill, in Montreal and across Canada. This is an especially important year as it marks the 10th anniversary of February being officially recognized by the Quebec government as Black History Month.

For McGill’s first ever full Black History Month celebration, we will be organizing and collaborating on a variety of events and activities which highlight the diversity of Black history, Black culture and Black life. Events and activities will explore these following four sub-themes:

  • Health & Wellness
  • Science & Innovation
  • Education & Awareness
  • Arts

February may be the shortest month of the year, but it promises to be one of the most exciting and eventful as we prepare to launch BHM 2017 at McGill. We invite students, staff, faculty and members of the Montreal community to celebrate with us!

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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