Black/African students | Mount Allison

    At Mount Allison, equity, diversity, and inclusion:

    • promotes successful transition of Black/African students to university
    • celebrates the rich and diverse cultures that students come from and bring to Mount Allison
    • engages all members of the Mount Allison community in understanding the rich histories and cultures of the Black/African peoples

    Contact information:

    • Jade Lister, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant
    • E-mail:
    • Room 294, Wallace McCain Student Centre

    Follow the BSA/DE on social media:

    Student clubs and societies:

    Jade Lister, Sexual Violence Response, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant (SVREDIC)

    February is Black History Month

    Black History Month is about honouring the enormous contributions that Black people have made, and continue to make, in all sectors of Canadian society. It is about celebrating resilience, innovation, and determination to work towards a more inclusive and equitable country called Canada.

    Find out what is happening at Mount Allison for Black History Month.

        Emera BIPOC Returning Student Awards

        Apply for the new Emera BIPOC Returning Student Award, valued at $1,500.

        Eligibility criteria:

        • Offered to students who have completed a min. of one year at Mount Allison
        • Preference given to Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland
        • Preference given to students facing financial barriers

        Days of significance

        January (third Monday of the month) Martin Luther King Day
        February Black History Month
        March 21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UN)
        March 21-27 Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling Against Racism and Racial Discrimination (UN)
        July 18 Nelson Mandela Day (UN)
        Aug. 1 Emancipation Day
        Dec. 2 International Day for the Abolition of Slavery (UN)