Brock is taking part in the first Inter-Institutional Forum of the Scarborough National Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion in Canadian Higher Education this weekend.
Lynn Wells, Interim President and Vice-Chancellor, Dolana Mogadime, Professor in the Department of Educational Studies and co-chair of the President’s Advisory Committee on Human Rights, Equity and Decolonization, and Trecia McLennon, Director of EDI Culture and Education will represent Brock at the forum, co-hosted by the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University May 13 and 14 in Vancouver, B.C.
The forum includes a free public symposium, Community Making and Black Flourishing Through the Scarborough Charter, which will bring together four panels of administrators, faculty, advisors, students and community activists for discussion.
The event is an opportunity to engage with experts, thought leaders and activists on pathways for action on addressing anti-Black racism and promoting Black representation and flourishing in academia.
RSVP to attend virtually through the event website.
In November, Brock joined nearly 50 other universities and colleges across Canada in signing the Scarborough Charter, which identifies key barriers to Black inclusion and approaches to identifying and responding to them.
Promoting effective and equitable practices and approaches that improve inclusivity, accessibility, reconciliation and decolonization is a key part of Brock’s Institutional Strategic Plan.
In April, Brock announced a plan to hire a group of 12 Black faculty members and/or professional librarians in partnership with the Brock University Faculty Association.
The cluster hiring of 12 scholars will begin in 2023.
Last year, Brock also began recruitment for four new Indigenous faculty members.