BRN Researcher Profile Series: Mapping the Network

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The BRN puts a spotlight on Black research excellence that plays an integral part of what makes the University of Toronto the top university in Canada. We are a vibrant network of award-winning, multidisciplinary and leading researchers shaping a better future, with local and global impact.

Network Features

News | Wednesday, February 28, 2024

U of T prof addresses maternal care disparities for racialized patients in U.S. healthcare system

Developing research led by Myrtede Alfred of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering offers new insight to address…

Onye Nnorom
News | Tuesday, February 20, 2024

U of T prof aims to inspire diversity in health care through mentorship and social media

Onye Nnorom says a significant hurdle to entering the health-care profession for students from underrepresented communities is often the absence of…

Janelle Joseph
News | Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Janelle Joseph recognized with Connaught Major Research Challenge for Black Researchers award

A new project supported by the University of Toronto’s Connaught Fund in partnership with the Black Research Network (BRN) will improve the health and…

Guion S. Bluford
News | Thursday, February 15, 2024

Canadian Black Scientists Network to foster discussions about equity in STEMM through the untold stories of Black astronauts 

It’s only been a few months since Maydianne Andrade first watched The Space Race, National Geographic’s documentary which spotlights the little-known stories of…

News | Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Featured Media: BRN Faculty Fellows discuss the power of mentorship

Mentorship can play an integral role in making a positive difference in someone’s life. But what does it take to…

Nadège Compaoré
News | Tuesday, February 13, 2024

UTM political scientist inspired by lifelong interest in African agency and power dynamics

Nadège Compaoré never expected she would end up being a researcher in political science.   As an avid lover of literature, Compaoré…

Lauren Schroeder
News | Thursday, February 1, 2024

UTM researcher provides a richer understanding of human evolution 

What we know about human evolution has largely been attributed to natural selection – how species have evolved by adapting…

News | Wednesday, January 31, 2024

U of T events to know about this Black History Month

From improving the quality of Black history pages online to discussions about the future of leadership, and celebrating Black excellence through…