In active response to systemic barriers which prevent Black communities' full engagement, access, and sense of belonging across Canadian Universities, the Black Perpectives Offices offers services and resources to Concordia students from Black communities.
The Black Perspectives Office (BPO) has partnered with the Concordia Alumni Relations Office to offer a guided mentorship program to 15 Black Concordia students in Winter 2021. This program has already reached capacity but will be expanded and renewed in Fall 2021.
For students who are currently looking for mentorship opportunities please register with Concordia Alumni Connect, Concordia’s exclusive mentoring platform. Through the platform students have the opportunity to connect with grads from around the world to exchange career stories, ideas, challenges and strategies for professional growth. There are currently have upwards of 600 alumni mentors on the platform that are available to support your professional development.
You may also email our coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, who will have updated information on mentorship opportunities.
APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2020 ARE NOW CLOSED. FALL 2021 APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN IN JUNE 2021
The BPO scholarship is a $2500 award aimed at Black students. The application criteria is as follows:
The applicant must be pursuing undergraduate, certificate, independent or graduate studies in any Concordia faculty.
The award is available to current or returning student, full or part-time, registered for the year of application.
The award is open to Canadian Citizens, Permanent residents and International Students.
To encourage students who are in the process of regaining their good academic standing we do not have a GPA criteria. The scholarship is not renewable however recipients may apply to be considered again in subsequent years
If you have an idea for a project, public lecture, exhibition, workshop or symposium, that highlights Black perspectives and scholarship, the BPO would like to help make your idea come to life. We accept applications from students, faculty, staff and community members all across Montreal, however we prioritize projects that will impact Montreal Black communities and Black students at Concordia University.
Do you have or would like to start a working research group that highlights Black perspectives and scholarship? The Black Perspectives Office would like to support your work. We are interested in supporting themes across of the large spectrum of Black perspectives while particularly encouraging research that bridge community-university knowledge and resources.
To ensure the wellness of our community, the BPO aims to stay abreast of the wide spectrum of needs and desires of Concordia’s Black community. We are commitment to examining, addressing and teaching about the systemic violence and structural inequalities that shape the Canadian university and affect its communities. We center Black perspectives and knowledges in our practices of resistance and to connect the intersections of racism, colonialism, patriarchy, heteronormativity and ableism in our work. We continously listen of and collect information about the experiences of Concordia’s Black community in order to address issues and innovate solutions.