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Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a time to honour and celebrate the experiences, accomplishments, culture and rich history of Black Canadians. Black History Month also shines a spotlight on efforts to eliminate societal systemic anti-Black racism and provides opportunities to discuss how to advocate for and work toward change.  Ontario Tech will celebrates Black History Month by highlighting Black Canadian culture, promoting an awareness of history, demonstrating allyship and providing an open space for conversations.

Ruth Nyaamine, Assistant Vice-President, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

"Learning about the histories, experiences and perspectives of the Black community, while seeking our own personal and unique ways to demonstrate active allyship, will enable and support Ontario Tech in our pursuit to advance knowledge, propel innovation and most importantly nurture a community of inclusion where we can learn and grow together. Black History Month affords us the opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of those that came before, celebrate the progress made and more critically, empowers us to seek continued progress and advancement of all voices in all spaces.”

- Ruth Nyaamine, Assistant Vice-President, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
Anti-Racism Toolkit

Anti-Racism Toolkit

View Ridgeback Student Voices articles on allyship and anti-racism.
Black History Month Digital Exhibit

Black History Month Digital Exhibit

Featuring library collections and resources pertaining to Black History Month.

The theme for Black History Month 2024 was Black Excellence: A Heritage to Celebrate; a Future to Build.

Take a look at resources Ontario Tech librarians have curated which highlight those who used their talents to uplift the race, speak the truth and provide inspiration.

Visit the online exhibit

What is active allyship, and how can we pursue it?



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