Welcome to the website of the Senate Subcommittee on Racialized and Ethnic Persons!

We are a multi-stakeholder group committed to advancing issues and policies of importance to Racialized and Ethnic Persons in the McGill community. Our group meets monthly to discuss ways in which we can improve the climate for Racialized and Ethnic Persons, as well as fostering relationships and creating a safe space for exchanging ideas and experiences that relate the realities of our community within the larger McGill context.


The Subcommittee on Raclialized and Ethnic Persons has existed in various incarnations for over twenty years, and continues to be relevant to this day. As the needs of the community evolve, the Subcommittee seeks to continue to advance the policies and perspectives that create a more inclusive and supportive environment in our institution.

News and Events

Black Racialization & Resistance at an Elite University: Building Anticolonial Strategies - A Book Event & Conversation with Professor rosalind hampton

Wed, January 20, 2021 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST

To register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/black-racialization-resistance-anticolonial-strategies-tickets-135906041629

McGill University finds itself in a moment where recent commitments—i.e. 2017: Calls to Action inspired by the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission Final Report; and 2020 launch of the Action Plan to Address Anti-Black Racism—promise to acknowledge and address two centuries of discrimination, erasure and lack of representation of Black and Indigenous persons and perspectives at McGill.

Professor rosalind hampton’s new book Black Racialization and Resistance at an Elite University (University of Toronto Press) engages with a collection of Black people’s experiences spanning a half century of studying and teaching at McGill, one of Canada’s founding settler universities. In centering these stories, Professor hampton shines a light on the role of elite universities in reproducing interlocking systems of oppression and colonial relations, while celebrating the resistance and resiliency of Black learners, academics, organizers and activists that have led us to this dynamic, promising and polarizing moment.

Professor hampton will be joined by BIPOC McGill students, staff and faculty to discuss their shared and unique experiences in higher education. They will also explore what healing, solidarity and resilience can look like in light of an impending Bicentennial, recent institutional commitments and community demands for concrete, sustained and targeted action to eradicate systemic racism at McGill.

McGill students, faculty and staff can access “Black racialization and resistance at an elite university” via the Library catalogue.

For more information about the book: https://utorontopress.com/ca/black-racialization-and-resistance-at-an-elite-university-4

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