Join us online to connect across continents, faculties, industries and careers with members of Concordia's Black alumni community.
The reunion will feature a panel discussion on Black leadership through the pandemic and beyond, as well as networking breakouts.
The pandemic has been a catalyst for rethinking how we function in the world; from how and where we work, to global social justice considerations, and the value of the work that we do. Our alumni panelists will share how they are navigating the new norms of leadership, positioning themselves for continued success and impact, and investing in art, activism, wellbeing and community.
Our speakers will share advice and tactics from experience and careers across functions and industries giving you inspiration and takeaways as you continue to build your careers and your alumni network.
Additional featured guests will include members of the Black Alumni Council and members of Concordia's 50 under 50.
Michael Dennis, BComm 90
Michael's extensive knowledge of business and consolidation practices has helped customers streamline their processes, reduce their closing cycle and increase their analytical capabilities. He has worked with multiple technologies to assist multiple companies with their implementations in various roles from lead consultant to project advisor. Michael possesses exceptional skills in managing full cycle, complex, multi-site projects focused on consolidation and reporting.
Yinka Ibukun, BA 07
West Africa Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News
Nigerian journalist Yinka Ibukun covers 20 countries from her base in the Ghanaian capital of Accra, reporting on markets, commodities, governments, social issues and the fallout from COVID-19.
The post allows Ibukun to do what she does best: tell stories that need to be told. “I want to amplify stories from my part of the world,” she says, “bringing to global attention the struggles and successes, so everyone can see people doing great work or facing incredible challenges.”
Annick Maugile Flavien, BSc 13, GrDip 15, MA 18
Founding Coordinator and Manager, Concordia's Black Perspectives Office
Outside of the BPO, Annick is a multidisciplinary maker and community organizer born and based out of Tio’tia:ke (Montreal).
In her most recent degree, she explored ways of unpacking the complex racial and lingual dynamics of Montreal with youth, through a research-creation project called Understanding Blackness in Montreal: A Toolkit for Engaging Youth in Critical Dialogue Around Race, which led to the intergenerational Mapping Blackness in Montreal project she facilitates. As this project grows she hopes to take it on tour across Canada and foster connections between Black Canadian communities.
Tseli Moshabesha, BA 11
Chair, Black Alumni Council
As chair of the Black Alumni Council, which oversees the Black Alumni Network, Tseli Moshabesha helms events that helps members connect after graduation — whether it's in a different city or in another country — and maintain solidarity with other Black Concordians.