Join the BPO’s founding coordinator, Annick Maugile Flavien, as she enters in conversation with Associate Director of Alumni Relations, Temi Akin-Aina, in a discussion around the themes that led Temi to her work, the creation of the Black Alumni Network and Council, the importance of Black Alumni engagement, and the role Alumni play in supporting students and the university
Annick Maugile Flavien is a Black community advocate, a Black scholar, the founding coordinator of the Black Perspectives Office (BPO), and a Co-chair on the President's Task Force on Anti-Black Racism at Concordia University. She is a three-time graduate of Concordia and has been working on campus for the last ten years where she had the opportunity to participate in and support grassroots EDI and anti-racist initiatives across campus. She now offers anti-discriminatory consultations, workshops and trainings, and is developing trainings specifically for anti-Black racism at Concordia University. In her creative and academic research, Annick roots herself in communications, ageing studies, migration and geography in order to explore the transmission of intergenerational knowledge and identity for Black communities in Canada with the goal of addressing Black community isolation in Canada and fostering connections across Black Canadian communities.
Temilade (Temi) Akin-Aina
Temilade (Temi) Akin-Aina is the Associate Director of Alumni Relations at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, a position she has held since 2015.
With more than a decade of practice in higher education alumni relations, Temi’s experience includes alumni program strategy and community development, market research, virtual programming and change management.
At Concordia, Temi has worked with student groups and student leaders, alumni volunteers and campus partners to advocate for an improved student experience. She has also spearheaded and refined engagement with key constituent groups including Women, Queer alumni, Black alumni and Asian alumni, and researched and launched institutionally relevant portfolios such as Alumni Career Services.