black students

Racism alive but subtle at Queen’s

In her first week at Queen’s, Toni Akinwumi was approached by an intoxicated female student who said, “Oh my God, there’s a black chick. Oh my God, that’s crazy. I have no black friends — be
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Hundreds gather for Black Lives Matter vigil in Skeleton Park

Hundreds gathered in Skeleton Park on Tuesday evening to mourn lives lost to police brutality.

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Medicine Admission Award for Black Canadians goes unawarded

Last spring, Queen’s pledged to award incoming Black medical students $50,000 in entrance scholarships. The scholarship, which was slated to start this year, has gone unawarded so far.

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Queen’s asks: Who gets to be a doctor?

This October, 107 first-year medical students will spend three hours learning about the racist history of Queen’s School of Medicine.Continue...

Operation Black Vote comes to Queen’s ahead of federal election

The African Caribbean Students’ Association (ACSA) at Queen’s was the first university-organization in Canada to co-host Operation Black Vote.Continue...

‘It’s still a very sad and painful story for the family’

Dr. Maria Bartholomew, a practicing gastroenterologist, was in the middle of a client consultation when Queen’s issued a formal apology for expelling her great-uncle from the School of Medicine.Continue...

Following formal apology, Commission strikes fund for Black medical students

Less than a year after a PhD candidate alerted the University to a 1918 policy that banned Black medical students from enrolling, a commission to address the historic wrong is taking steps to reconcile the damage.Continue...

Arts Against Post Racialism transforms the Agnes

On Wednesday, the Agnes Etherington Arts Centre was transformed into a visual protest against racism.Continue...