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Programs, Resources, and Services


Ambassador Program

Are you interested in supporting other Black students? Are you interested in sharing your story? Would you like to help promote the BPO to new students?

Applications to become an ambassador are open from July 5th to July 16th, 2021.

Our first cohort of BPO student ambassadors will be made up of undergrad and grad students who have been at Concordia for atleast a year and ready to advise other Black students on their university experiences and student life. Our ambassadors will be trained in peer support, active listening, campus ressources, and anti-discriminatory frameworks. 

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Scholarships

FALL 2021 scholarship applications are open from June 28th - July 19th, 2021.

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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

For more information on other awards, bursaries, and scholarships available at Concordia, visit the Financial Aid & Awards Office

Mentorship Program

In the Fall and Winter semesters, The Black Perspectives Office partners with the Concordia Alumni Relations Office to offer a guided mentorship program to a small cohort of Black Concordia students. 

Fall applications will open August 16th, 2021. 

For students who are currently looking for mentorship networking you may 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. 

Please email our project coordinator, Teeanna Munro, for any further questions on the BPO mentorship program and opportunities.

Project Funding

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 Black students, faculty, and staff at Concordia University, as well as Montreal Black communities.

The BPO will contribute up to $1500 to the chosen projects and the recipients will work along side our coordinator who will offer guidance around accessing other Concordia resources. 

* No application deadline - submissions accepted all year

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Research Fellowships

Do you have or would like to start individual research or working research group that highlights Black perspectives and scholarship? The Black Perspectives Office would like to support your work. We are interested in themes across of the large spectrum of Black perspectives while particularly encouraging research that bridge community-university knowledge and resources.

The BPO will contribute up to $2500 to the chosen researcher or working groups and the recipients will work along side our coordinator who will offer guidance around accessing other Concordia resources. We accept applications from students, faculty, staff and community members all across Montreal, however we prioritize Black students researchers at Concordia.

* No application deadline - submissions accepted all year

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Support & Advocacy

  • We offer culturally relevant support for Black students, staff, and faculty, around navigating the university, while advocating to uproot anti-Black systemic racism
  • We offer guidance, support, and information around promoting academic success for all students registered with the Black Perspectives Office.
  • We provide confidential and non-judgmental support services to Concordia University students, staff and faculty who have been affected by anti-Black racial violence and provides prevention programming to all Concordia students, staff and faculty.

Email us at bpo@concordia.ca to book an appointment with the appropriate staff member.  

 

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