Black History Month

Every February, Canadians are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present.

Learn more about Black History Month in Canada.

Please join us as we celebrate Black History Month at Brandon University!

Speaker’s Event

Brandon University’s Diversity and Human Rights Office in Partnership with the Office of the President present a virtual speaking event with Celina Caesar-Chavannes.

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Celina Caesar-Chavannes

Celina Caesar-Chavannes is a business consultant, coach, an international speaker.  She currently serves as the Sr. Advisor, EDI Initiatives and Adjunct Lecturer at Queens University and her forthcoming book, “Can You Hear Me Now?”  published by Penguin Random House Canada, will be available February 2, 2021.

Caesar-Chavannes was the former Member of Parliament for Whitby, Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Parliamentary Secretary for International Development.  During her term as a Member of Parliament, Caesar-Chavannes was awarded several distinctions including a feature in the April 2018 edition of O (Oprah Winfrey) Magazine entitled, “What would you stand up for” and named Chatelaine Magazine’s Woman of the Year (2019).  She has a Bachelor of Science, an MBA in Health care Management and an Executive MBA from the Rotman School of Management.  She can be followed on all social media platforms @iamcelinacc

**Pre-order your copy of “Can You Hear Me Now?” today. Available in stores February 02, 2021:

Celina will be joining us on Friday, February 12 at 2:00 pm-3:30 pm. There will be time allotted for Q&A, and you can join us on Zoom at

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Show your support on Zoom

Would you like to show your support for Black History Month? Use one of our Zoom backgrounds! Simply click on your preferred image to open it in your browser, then right-click and save it to your computer. Then you will be able to follow these instructions for changing your Zoom background.

NOTE: Most people have Zoom set to show a mirror-image of their video to themselves, which is the default setting because it appears more natural. The text will look reversed to you. However, the video is sent correctly to everyone else in the Zoom, and everyone else will see the text correctly.

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Showcasing impact

Through the John E. Robbins Library and through Research Connection, Brandon University will showcase researchers and authors that have made an impact in Black History and Culture.

The Library will be providing a list of authors and titles that align with the theme of Black authorship in literature, politics, and business.  See this document for more.

Bobcats Assist social responsibility program

The Brandon University Bobcats are proudly unveiling a new social responsibility program aimed at creating opportunities and awareness for social causes.

The Bobcats Assist program’s mission is to improve the quality of life for marginalized populations by generating awareness on social issues, removing barriers and by providing opportunities for people in the community.

The social responsibility program will be based on three main pillars:

  • Anti-Racism
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Youth Active Living and Education

Learn more about Bobcats Assist

Learn more

Contact Cheryl Fleming for further information at