BHM2017: Opening Ceremony


McGill students, staff, and faculty as well as Montreal community members are invited to the Black History Month 2017 Opening Ceremony on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 6-9 pm at the Thomson House Ballroom. This Opening Ceremony will launch the first ever institutionalized Black History Month at McGill University hosted by the Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) Office. The evening celebration will feature a dynamic panel and discussion on Black history and experiences as well as performances, foods and drinks to share.

Please RSVP by January 31st 2017 by using the Eventbrite link here.

Please note that childcare will be available and the building is wheelchair accessible. More information about access can be found in the Eventbrite link.

Contact Information

Shanice Yarde
Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) Office
shanice.yarde [at]
Office Phone: 

Land Acknowledgment

Map of Montreal

McGill University is situated on the traditional territory of the Kanien’keha:ka, a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst nations. We recognize and respect the Kanien’keha:ka as the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which we meet today.* 

Recognizing the history of where you stand is important, and becoming increasingly common practice when hosting events and activities across Canada.

Here are a few tips to remember if you want to make a land acknowledgment before a class presentation, in a written document, or when hosting an event. 


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