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Anti-Black Racism Task Force

The Faculty of Social Work Anti-Racism Statement

Scholarship opportunities


Study examines anti-Black racism on UCalgary campus

Participants report poor representation, lack of mentorship and instances of anti-Black racism, says research lead Patrina Duhaney

Trailblazer Dr. Wanda Thomas Bernard honoured with UCalgary scholarship in her name

Her remarkable life of breaking barriers and championing equity is the inspiration for the annual award given to Black Faculty of Social Work undergrads who demonstrate extracurricular leadership in community

New downtown pop-up creates dynamic space for Black youth

UCalgary faculties collaborate to promote racial and equity justice and create inclusive space for Black youth on Stephen Avenue

Scholarship honours a legacy of advocacy, action, and excellence

Announcing the Dave Este Excellence Graduate Scholarship for Black Faculty of Social Work graduate students

UCalgary Team Teaching Award honours Social Work professors

Dr. Régine King and Dr. Patrina Duhaney recognized for team-teaching of course devoted to social justice, equity and anti-racism

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2022 Black History Month

Digital Storytelling Library

To celebrate Black History Month, the Faculty of Social Work is featuring Black social workers and social work students across Alberta who will share their perspectives, experiences and contributions. We invite you to view the line of videos shared throughout the month of February to enrich your learning

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Virtual Café

A key initiative of the Task Force is to provide a safe space for Black students to openly engage with each other and share their experiences and concerns.

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2021 Black History Month

During the month of February, the Faculty of Social Work celebrated Black History Month with a series of virtual events. These events featured a variety of speakers and topics.

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Virtual Art Gallery

The Anti-Black Racism Task Force is seeking submissions from local Black artists across Alberta. Submissions should depict or represent Black culture, life, beauty, excellence, struggles or resistance, and include paintings, photography, digital artwork, drawings, sculptures, 

and poetry/spoken word. All pieces submitted must be original, created by the artist and not previously submitted elsewhere. Selected pieces will be posted online; three art pieces will be displayed across our three regions (Calgary, Edmonton, and Lethbridge).

Please send submissions to the Anti-Black Racism Task Force Black History Month Committee via Onedrive, by email, or mail.

Black Female

Black Women's Experiences With the Police in Alberta.

Do you self-identify as a Black female?
Are you 18 years old or older?
Have you had a previous or current experience with the police?

If you answered yes to the above questions, we
would like to invite you to participate in a one to
one interview that lasts for two hours.

Learn more

UToday News

2021 University of Calgary Teaching and Learning Grants recipients announced

26 innovative projects receive funding to explore teaching and learning research projects

May 26, 2021

Author - Alix Redmond, Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning

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Class of 2021: Job-ready skills propel UCalgary grad into the future of data

Fetsami Araya 'has great intuition on what economic problems matter and how to think through them'

June 8, 2021

Author - Mike Fisher, for Advancement

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Class of 2021: Far from home, she's passionate about helping refugees find their way

Class of 2021: Far from home, she's passionate about helping refugees find their way

June 4, 2021

Author - Jacquie Moore, Advancment

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Canada should support diversity in STEM to encourage innovative research

Women from racialized communities in STEM education face the double bind of race and gender, writes Jennifer D. Adams, Faculty of Science and Werklund School of Education, in Conversation Canada

May 28, 2021

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From Isolation to Inclusion: How Diversity Drives Equitable Innovation

This presentation occurred May 17, 2021 at noon - 1 p.m. MDT

This webinar was presented in partnership by the University of Calgary and the Rideau Hall Foundation as part of Canadian Innovation Week.  


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Black on the Prairies — powerful, unforgettable, urgent stories about living in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba as a Black and Indigenous person

Interactive website launches Monday at 6 p.m. on

April 26, 2021

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UCalgary African Studies program set for significant growth

Student activism leads to $400,000 expansion through the Student Union’s Quality Money Program

May 4, 2021

Author - Heath McCoy, Faculty of Arts

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Study to examine Black people's experiences of racism

Faculty of Social Work researchers are looking for participants who identify as Black, willing to share their experiences of racism and discrimination on the University of Calgary campus. Participation involves a short (10-15 min.) online survey.

Take the Survey