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Malinda Smith, vice-provost (equity, diversity and inclusion), on continuing the conversation around Black history
Malinda Smith
Malinda Smith

Black History Month was an opportunity to celebrate Canada’s rich history — a chance to learn about important Black Canadians and celebrate their contributions. Throughout February, the University of Calgary celebrated Black History Month with a series of stories and virtual events. 

As Black History Month comes to an end, it's important to remember that it is our responsibility as members of the UCalgary community to continue the conversation around Black history.

Dr. Malinda Smith, PhD, is UCalgary's vice-provost (equity, diversity and inclusion), She provides us with some insights on how we can keep the conversation going and continue to support Black communities. We can all do our part to support UCalgary students, faculty, and community members.

Find more Black History Month events and stories from UCalgary.   

Black History Month is a time to learn more about the Canadian stories and the many other important contributions of Black Canadians to the settlement, growth and development of Canada, and about the diversity of Black communities in Canada and their importance to the history of this country.