Black History Month 2022 Schedule of Events



Please note that these events will continue to be updated as more information is made available. Thank you for celebrating Black History Month at McGill, across Montreal, and beyond!

On this page you will find:

BHM 2022 Event (Office of the Provost & Vice Principal Academic)

These are the main events that the BHM 2022 organizers are hosting together for Black History Month 2022 at McGill. They are all in collaboration with different partners across McGill and Montreal, are free, and open to the public. For information about any of these events, please contact shondra.mings [at]


These are events that are being organized across the McGill campus in celebration of Black History Month. We encourage everyone to check out all of the exciting events students, staff and faculty at McGill have organized! For information about any of these events please contact the organizers directly. To include your event on this list, please email shondra.mings [at]



OPVPA Events 

Diversity within Psychology with Keynote Speaker Prof. James Jones

Black History Month 2022 will be an opportunity to reconnect and celebrate the Black community’s contributions to science and research. We are thrilled to welcome 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. The keynote speech will be followed by a special steel pan drum performance by Upköng Etang. The steel pan drum originated on the island of Trinidad and it's popularity has grown in the Caribbean as well as in communities around the world.

Opening Ceremony : Diversity within Psychology with Keynote Dr. James Jones

Date: Tuesday February 1st, 2022

Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm 

Format: Online (Zoom)

Please register here.


Find the bios of the special guests attending the event by clicking the links below:


Black Perspectives: Artists Navigating Spaces 

This event is an opportunity for artists and community actors to share their knowledge and lived experiences navigating cultural and institutional spaces throughout the city of Montreal. Cultural actors who have contributed to the creation of community spaces to support the flourishing of Black culture will be asked to share their journey. While all the panelists are firmly established actors in their respective academic and musical fields, this event looks to focus on providing a platform for their voices and journeys to be heard. 

Date: Wednesday February 9th, 2022

Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm

Format: Online (Zoom)

Please register here.

* All those attending this event will be entered to win one of two $50 gift cards to Mokili restaurant which specializes in African Street Food and Stews*

Please find the bios of panelists below:

Decolonizing Approaches to Research

This panel will explore approaches to research in the Caribbean as well as McGill's historical research relationship with Barbados through the Bellairs institute. This will be a panel comprised of professors and students who will discuss their decolonial approaches to research and the best ways to meaningfully co-create knowledge beneficial to Black communities. 

Date: Thursday February 17th, 2022

Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Format: Online (Zoom)

Please register link.

* All those attending this event will be entered to win one of two $50 gift cards to Mokili restaurant which specializes in African Street Food and Stews*

Please find the bios of the moderator and panelists below:



Student Interventions

Soul Food Box

In partnership with Black Student Network, we invite the McGill Black community (staff, students, faculty) to pick up a Soul Food Box Lunch to celebrate around food.

Local Carribbean and African restaurants will provided boxed lunch to go for those that register in advance. Please ensure to register for your Soul Food Box by Thursday February 17th, 2022. Participating restaurants include:

Cantina Toca Toca

Boom J's


Date: Thursday February 24th, 2022

Time: Please pick up your lunch box between 12:00pm-3:00pm

Format: In-person

Location: SSMU Ballroom, McGill Campus (3840 rue MacTavish, Montréal, QC)

Please register here to confirm your box lunch.



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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