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Analysis: The diversity within Black Canada should be recognized and amplified

The diversity within Black Canada should be recognized and amplified.
Apr 15, 2024

Biologist Juliet Daniel named one of Canada’s top Black innovators in research and medicine

Cancer biologist Juliet Daniel is being recognized by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) for her pioneering research on Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC).
Apr 15, 2024

Black Futurities: (Re)Imagining Black Studies in Canada

Black Futurities: (Re)Imagining African and Black Diasporic Studies in Canada is a one-day hybrid national conference hosted by McMaster University on May 31, 2024.
Apr 08, 2024

African-Caribbean Faculty Association wins global award for tirelessly supporting Black excellence

An organization that has been the driving force behind many initiatives to foster potential and support Black scholars, students and staff at McMaster has been recognized with a prestigious international award.
Jun 01, 2023

Dr. Syrus Marcus Ware: Towards a Future that is Bigger Than We Dreamed

From The Walrus Talks Reconnecting Arts and Culture, where Dr. Syrus Marcus Ware shares what it means to work toward a future that is bigger than what we’ve dreamed of.
Apr 18, 2023

Job Posting: Postdoctoral Fellow in Africa and Black Diaspora Studies

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow to work with the African Caribbean Faculty Association of McMaster (ACFAM) Network on expanding the ecosystem for research and teaching on Africa and Black Diaspora Studies (ABLDs) at McMaster University.
Feb 16, 2023

Dr. Ingrid Waldron named the top contributor to the Education and Thought Leadership category and received the 2023 Education and Thought Leadership Award in the Clean50 awards

The Clean50 Individual awards are selected from 16 diverse categories that transcend industries, academia, different levels of government, thought leaders and advocates, and are based on accomplishments delivered over the prior two years.
Oct 14, 2022

New awards, new research for HOPE Chair in Peace and Health Ingrid Waldron

Waldron, whose research and advocacy work focuses on environmental racism and the structural determinants of health, has been named one of the inaugural Global 50 Women in Sustainability by SustainabilityX Magazine, a non-profit digital magazine based in Canada.
Oct 12, 2022

Initiatives supporting equity-deserving groups at McMaster awarded more than $2 million

The deadline to submit proposals for the next round of Strategic Excellence and Equity in Recruitment and Retention (STEER/R) funding is Nov. 15.
Oct 12, 2022

International Black Health Conference will address health disparities in Black communities

McMaster's HOPE Chair in Peace and Health Ingrid Waldron is co-organizing the International Black Health Conference. The first of its kind in Canada, the conference will bring together researchers, policymakers, community organizers, government officials and members of diverse Black communities to focus on improving Black health outcomes.
Sep 22, 2022

The International Black Health Conference

The International Black Health Conference will be taking place between October 6-8, 2022 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront.
Aug 10, 2022

Call for Chapter Proposals: Decolonizing Media and Communication Studies Education in Africa

We are seeking abstracts (250 words maximum) together with a short biography and subsequently 6,000-word chapters for an edited book that explores the topic of decolonizing media and communication education in Africa.
Apr 21, 2022

Black excellence fatigue: seeing it and doing something about it

While celebrating the achievements of Black colleagues is important, we need to acknowledge that it can also be exhausting and even harmful.
Apr 21, 2022

Failure to include Black communities in health policy public engagement perpetuates health disparities

Not engaging Black communities meaningfully in health and other policy-making processes has been a critical failure, reflecting a history of systemic racism, marginalization and political indifference.
Apr 04, 2022

Black scientists, community leaders want Black youth 'to see possibility' in STEM

More data, recognition of disparity, early and ongoing support needed, experts say
Feb 20, 2022

Pioneering cancer researcher encourages Black students to study sciences

'We really need more Black scientists,' says cancer researcher Juliet Daniel.
Feb 18, 2022

Experts fear Canadian brain drain of Black Scientists if they don’t get proper research funding

'Canada has to wake up and understand that we need to keep our scientists here,' says McGill prof.
Feb 13, 2022

ACFAM Statement on HESN Arrests Dec 2021

The African and Caribbean Faculty Association of McMaster (ACFAM) expresses grave concern over the brutal arrests of members of the Hamilton Encampment Support Network between November 24 and November 29, 2021.
Dec 01, 2021

Environmental racism: New study investigates whether Nova Scotia dump boosted cancer rates in nearby Black community

In the 1940s, the town of Shelburne, N.S., became home to a new garbage dump. Residential, industrial and medical waste from throughout eastern Shelburne County was burned at the dump over the decades, leaving nearby residents concerned about health issues.
Jul 08, 2021

Health sociologist Ingrid Waldron named McMaster’s new HOPE Chair in Peace and Health

On July 1, 2021, Ingrid Waldron joins the Faculty of Humanities and the Global Peace and Social Justice program as the new HOPE Chair in Peace and Health. She will also teach in the Faculty’s Gender and Social Justice program.
Jun 04, 2021

President’s Award recognizes dream team tackling breast cancer in racialized women

Together, McMaster researcher Juliet Daniel and community advocate Leila Springer are making a difference in the lives of thousands of racialized women.
Oct 23, 2020

Jamal Deen receives China’s highest academic honour in science and technology

Deen is only the second Canadian to be elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Academician group.
Jun 08, 2020

Statement on the killing of George Floyd and racial justice

The African-Caribbean Faculty Association of McMaster University (ACFAM) has released the following statement on the killing of George Floyd and Racial Justice.
Jun 03, 2020

“A collective effort of dedication and support”

When COVID-19 hit, Alpha Abebe immediately thought of the economic impact on all the people she has worked so closely with in Toronto’s East African community – and how best to support them.
May 14, 2020

Humanities professor appointed by UN to help monitor human rights around the world

The UN Human Rights Council has named McMaster Humanities professor Bonny Ibhawoh Chair of the UN Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development.
May 04, 2020

McMaster professors recognized as Members of the Order of Canada

Mohit Bhandari and Jamal Deen were presented with the insignia of a Member of the Order of Canada on March 14.
Mar 15, 2019

Five faculty members earn University’s highest honour

Five of McMaster’s most extraordinary faculty members have been given the University’s highest honour.
Apr 21, 2015

Engineering professor elected to European Academy of Sciences and Arts

Jamal Deen, a professor and the Canada Research Chair in Information Technology in the Faculty of Engineering, has been elected as a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA).
Mar 04, 2015

McMaster engineer elected RSC’s Academy of Science President

McMaster’s Jamal Deen has been elected President of the Royal Society of Canada’s Science Academy.
Oct 06, 2014