Scholarships for Black Students
Objective: Create diverse and inclusive pathways and spaces for equity deserving groups.
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One of the barriers that keeps Black students out of social work education is the lack of financial support. So, to have a scholarship, targeted specifically for Black Canadian students, I think is really going to help encourage, and inspire Black students to choose the University of Calgary Faculty of Social Work.
Dr. Wanda Thomas-Bernard
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Celebrating Black Excellence
The Anti-Black Racism Task Force also prioritizes the celebration of Black Excellence and the promotion of anti-racism education to address the structural challenges faced by Black populations. Collaborating with Black students across the UCalgary campus, the Task Force delivers comprehensive programming during Black History Month. This year, more than 30 Black changemakers, many from Alberta, were acknowledged through a striking series of social media posts designed by Ginette Crichlow and created by Victoria Ige. Additionally, the Task Force organized educational panel discussions, including a special session on health and mental health in Black communities.