Join us for the second annual Black Graduate Students Association's (BGSA) virtual research conference at the University of Toronto on May 25th.
Supported by Hart House, this year's conference will serve as an open forum for Black graduate students to share their research with Black graduate students and professors from universities and colleges from across the globe.
The year's event program line-up will offer conference presentations, a keynote address delivered by Dr. Nicole Kaniki, U of T's first Director of equity, diversity and inclusion in research and innovation followed by a rich panel discussion featuring accomplished Black researchers and clinicians.
The theme this year is "EDI (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) in Action". Conference registration is open to all Black students, staff and faculty, community members and also non-Black allies.
Register by April 30th for a chance to win 1 of 5 $50 gift cards.
Dr Nicole Kaniki
Inaugural Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Research and Innovation, University of Toronto
Dr. Nicole Kaniki is the inaugural Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Research and Innovation at the University of Toronto. In her role, she examines, advocates and advances EDI in all aspects of U of T research, innovation and entrepreneurship. She holds a MSc Kinesiology, and a PhD Health and Rehabilitation Sciences from Western University. More recently, she completed a MA Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Western doing research in Black Feminist Narratives in the Academy. Dr. Kaniki has a passion for social justice and uses an anti-racism and decolonization framework in her EDI work.