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October
Friday, October 08, 2021
BRN Launch Recordings
Events | Friday, October 08, 2021
BRN Introduction and Opening Remarks Introduction to the BRN launch from Dr. Nicole Kaniki, land acknowledgement, and opening remarks from…
January
Thursday, January 20, 2022
EDI in Research Methods and Methodologies
Events | Thursday, January 20, 2022
(CRIS) hosts In Conversation with…Visiting Topics in EDI in Research & Innovation speaker series. The event features discussions with University…
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
All About Love: A Readathon Honoring bell hooks
Events | Wednesday, January 26, 2022
The Black Research Network and Women & Gender Studies Institute hosted a bell hooks readathon to honor the late, great…
January 30-February 02, 2022
BE-STEMM 2022 Conference
Events | January 30-February 02, 2022
The Canadian Black Scientists Network will soon launch their inaugural national conference, Black Excellence in STEM & Medicine (BE-STEMM 2022)….
February
Saturday, February 05, 2022
Rotman’s Future Black Business Leaders Conference
Olugbenga Olubanjo
Events | Saturday, February 05, 2022
Join the Rotman School of Management faculty and alumni and leading Canadian employers as they host a virtual day-long online…
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
CDHI Visiting Speaker Series: Catherine Knight Steele on Digital Black Feminism
Dr. Catherine Knight Steele
Events | Wednesday, February 16, 2022
The BRN and Critical Digital Humanities Network will host the University of Maryland’s Dr. Catherine Knight Steele for the CDHI’s…
Friday, February 18, 2022
BRN Networking Event: Wellness
Andrea Meade
Events | Friday, February 18, 2022
Join the Black Research Network (BRN) for a guided discussion on mental & physical well-being with physiotherapist and U of…
Monday, February 28, 2022
Schooling the System
Schooling the system
Events | Monday, February 28, 2022
Please join us in a discussion and launch of Professor Funké Aladejebi’s book, “Schooling the System: A History of Black…
March
Friday, March 04, 2022
WGS Research Seminar – Book Launch: “Suspicion” by Nicole Charles
Suspicion
Events | Friday, March 04, 2022
Join the Women & Gender Studies Institute (WGSI) and guest panelists to celebrate the launch of the book, Suspicion, by…
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Feminist Futures on Economic Co-operatives
Caroline Hossein
Events | Wednesday, March 16, 2022
In collaboration with Women’s Multicultural Resource & Counselling Centre of Durham and U of T Scarborough’s Caroline Hossein, this event…
Thursday, March 17, 2022
The Long Emancipation: Readings, Reflections & Provocations
Events | Thursday, March 17, 2022
Scholars from the University of Toronto and beyond will offer their reflections on a new book from the Women &…
April
April 07-08, 2022
Black/African Feminisms Conference 2022
Events | April 07-08, 2022
Hosted by the Department of Social Justice Education at OISE, the inaugural Black/ African Feminisms Conference will bring presenters, panelists…
Monday, April 11, 2022
Tropical Aesthetics of Black Modernism
Events | Monday, April 11, 2022
Presented by the Centre of Ethics, author and Wayne State University professor Samantha Noël will discuss her recent book, Tropical…
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Building Community of U of T Africanists & Scholars: Excellence and Impact Events
Events | Wednesday, April 13, 2022
U of T researchers are invited to attend “Building Community of U of T Africanists & Scholars: Excellence and Impact.”…
Saturday, April 23, 2022
CBSN-Youth Regional Science Fair
Events | Saturday, April 23, 2022
All are welcome to join the Canadian Black Scientists Network Youth Regional Science Fair. The second phase of the first…
Thursday, April 28, 2022
Taming and Reframing Imposter Syndrome Moments by Leading with Ancestral Values and Cultural Confidence
Events | Thursday, April 28, 2022
UTSC Connections & Conversations invites Black, Indigenous and racialized staff, faculty and librarians at the University of Toronto for a…
Friday, April 29, 2022
Reimagining our Future: Social Sciences Community-wide Consultation
Events | Friday, April 29, 2022
The Centre for Research & Innovation Support invites social sciences scholars at the University of Toronto to join a community-wide…
May
Friday, May 13, 2022
Afrofuturism and the Law
Events | Friday, May 13, 2022
The Centre for Ethics at the University of Toronto presents “Afrofuturism and the Law,” an online workshop that will explore…
June
June 06-10, 2022
Black Studies Summer Seminar
Events | June 06-10, 2022
The Black Studies Summer Seminar <BLK-S3tudies> is a week-long research-centered initiative designed to encourage thoughtful academic-centered conversations and professional development…
Friday, June 10, 2022
Black Studies Summer Seminar: Black Methods Panel
Events | Friday, June 10, 2022
This panel will feature four scholars from various disciplines, including Beth Coleman, director of the BRN, to offer perspectives about…
August
Thursday, August 18, 2022
The Jamaa Moja Networking Session
Events | Thursday, August 18, 2022
The department of management at U of T Scarborough invites Black-identifying business leaders and professionals to The Jamaa Moja Networking…
September
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Invisible Wounds: Stories of Survivorship 
Events | Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Join The Centre for Research & Innovation for Black Survivors of Homicide Victims (The CRIB) for a film screening and…
Thursday, September 15, 2022
BRN Welcome Social
Events | Thursday, September 15, 2022
The Black Research Network is marking the beginning of a new academic year with its first BRN Welcome Social. The…
October
Thursday, October 27, 2022
BRN Speaker Series: William Paris
Events | Thursday, October 27, 2022
The Black Research Network’s Speaker Series invites the greatest minds from the University of Toronto and beyond to engage in…
Friday, October 28, 2022
Research Program Planning Workshop I
Events | Friday, October 28, 2022
The BRN Research Workshop Series provides various opportunities for participants to improve their knowledge of existing research grants and equip…
November
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
BRN Speaker Series: A conversation with Caroline Hossein & Ebun Joseph
Events | Wednesday, November 16, 2022
The Black Research Network’s Speaker Series invites the greatest minds from the University of Toronto and beyond to engage in…
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Afrosonic Innovation Lab: An evening with Welmo Romero-Joseph
Events | Wednesday, November 23, 2022
The Afrosonic Innovation Lab’s Music and Culture Speaker Series brings together a diverse array of artists, musicians and creatives to…
Friday, November 25, 2022
Research Program Planning Workshop II
Events | Friday, November 25, 2022
The Black Research Network’s Research Program Planning Workshop is a knowledge sharing initiative to help doctoral, postdoctoral and early-career researchers…
December
Thursday, December 01, 2022
Canadian Black Scientists Network: BE-STEMM Seminar Series
Events | Thursday, December 01, 2022
The Canadian Black Scientists Network (CBSN) exists to elevate, make visible, celebrate and connect Black Canadians in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics &…
Friday, December 09, 2022
DSI Inequity Speaker Series: Neighborhoods, Financial Institutions, and Racial Inequality
Events | Friday, December 09, 2022
Join the Data Science Institute on Dec. 9 for its Inequity Speaker Series. Mario Small, a professor in the department…
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Info session: Connaught PhDs for Public Impact Fellowship Program
Events | Tuesday, December 13, 2022
The School of Graduate Studies has launched the next cycle of the Connaught PhDs for Public Impact Fellowship Program. This program aims…

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Events | Friday, December 09, 2022
Join the Data Science Institute on Dec. 9 for its Inequity Speaker Series. Mario Small, a professor in the department…
Events | Tuesday, December 13, 2022
The School of Graduate Studies has launched the next cycle of the Connaught PhDs for Public Impact Fellowship Program. This program aims…
Events | Wednesday, November 23, 2022
The Afrosonic Innovation Lab’s Music and Culture Speaker Series brings together a diverse array of artists, musicians and creatives to…
Events | Thursday, December 01, 2022
The Canadian Black Scientists Network (CBSN) exists to elevate, make visible, celebrate and connect Black Canadians in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics &…
Events | Wednesday, November 16, 2022
The Black Research Network’s Speaker Series invites the greatest minds from the University of Toronto and beyond to engage in…
Events | Thursday, September 15, 2022
The Black Research Network is marking the beginning of a new academic year with its first BRN Welcome Social. The…