Mapping the Network: BRN Interactive Researcher Map

Our Network

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

Events | Friday, September 13, 2024

2024 BRN Welcome Social

The Black Research Network is pleased to announce the return of our signature BRN Welcome Social.  This year’s event will…

Fikile Nxumalo
News | Tuesday, July 23, 2024

OISE’s Fikile Nxumalo wins federal funding to launch a project on climate-responsive school gardening in South Africa

The inspiration for Fikile Nxumalo’s most recent climate justice project emerged from funded research in her home country of Eswatini, in Southern…

Chelsi Ricketts
News | Monday, July 15, 2024

Incoming U of T post-doc to research how body image affects sport participation 

For Chelsi Ricketts, research on body image is a scholarly interest borne out of personal experiences. She participated in track, her…

Denika McPherson
News | Thursday, July 11, 2024

Nursing alum delivers keynote address at U of T Black Grad 2024

Denika McPherson shares her thoughts on the impact of legacy and her own pursuit of excellence. When Denika McPherson was preparing for…

News | Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Black Research Network introduces its inaugural Black Indigenous Waterways recipients

The Black Research Network (BRN) is pleased to announce the inaugural recipients of its Black Indigenous Waterways Postdoctoral Fellowship and Artist…

Enid Montague
News | Thursday, June 27, 2024

Enid Montague named the Black Research Network’s new director 

The Black Research Network (BRN) is pleased to announce that Enid Montague, an associate professor in the Faculty of Applied Science…