Dal, Brock, WLU, ACC recognize Black History Month with special projects, initiatives

Several postsecondary institutions are recognising Black History Month with new community projects and initiatives. In Nova Scotia, Imhotep’s Legacy Academy at Dalhousie University will use recently-announced federal funding–$829K over three years—to establish a national network of extracurricular and after-school programs for Black, Indigenous, and Latin youth. In Ontario, Brock University and Wilfrid Laurier University have engaged with the K-12 system: Brock students and alumni are visiting local high schools to teach about Black History Month as part of the Future Black Leaders initiative, while WLU has invited students in Grade 6 to 8 for a Black Brillance conference that intends to inspire African, Caribbean, and Black students to pursue postsecondary education. Assiniboine Community College has used the proceeds of a recent Gala Dinner to launch the Ignite bursary, which will support Black Canadian students with financial need.

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