Who are we?

The Canadian Black Scientists Network (CBSN) exists to Elevate, make Visible, Celebrate and Connect Black Canadians in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Medicine (STEMM) across sectors.

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Member Spotlight

We have created this community to drive action to change these realities. Our Collective actions are led by a Steering Committee.

Prof. Kevin Hewitt

Dalhousie University

CBSN Steering committee Partnership Lead, Academic governance innovator, and NSERC Science Promotion Award winner for his work fostering interest in STEM among young people of African descent in Nova Scotia.

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Dr. Emily Choy

McGill University

Named a Fellow and Explorer in Residence for the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. As an NSERC and L’Oreal-UNESCO for Women in Science Research Excellence Post-doctoral Fellow at McGill University and Environment and Climate Change Canada, she is studying the direct and indirect effects of climate change on Arctic seabirds as sentinels of marine ecosystem health in northern Hudson Bay.

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Professor Jennifer D. Adams

University of Calgary

Canada Research Chair in Creativity and STEM and Black in STEM inclusion expert. Awarded a grant from the US-Mission to Canada to support a year of virtual engagements of leaders in K-12 pathway programs on both sides of the border. In partnership with the CBSN, this effort will focus on the sharing of promising practices and innovative programs.

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Want to get involved with the CBSN?

There are many ways to get involved and support the inclusion of Black Canadians in STEMM through CBSN activities.

Events & Activities

Network members and Allies are involved in a wide range of events, podcasts, seminars, interviews, and panels on topics that include their work in STEMM, outreach and pathway programs, or equity and inclusion for Black Canadians. Explore below to find events that are open for registration, links to livestreams or recorded events, or to find other media related to the CBSN.


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The CBSN Mentorship Program aims to connect you to a mentor/mentee who can relate to your experiences as a Black-identifying individual possessing or pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM), living in Canada or abroad.

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“Science as a career path”Is science a career path for you? The check this out.The Canadian Black Scientists Network (CBSN) invites high school students (or younger) to a free virtual panel science discussion on December 16, 2021 at 12:00 PM EST.Given the interest that most of our young leaders have displayed in sciences, I urge them to connect. For more details, register here and get to submit your questions in ... See MoreSee Less
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Call for abstracts:The Black Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Medicine/Health (BE-STEMM 2022) conference welcomes presentations from Black-identifying people from across disciplines. Please consider presenting your work there to a national audience! We have broad support for the conference and really hope to showcase what #BlackinSTEMM has to offer Canada across sectors and scholarly fields. Attendance is free for all CBSN members (and for all students). There will be an array of awards for presentations. The call for abstracts is attached again here, with links corrected in case you wish to share with others.Submit your abstracts our website for more information; CBSN does not own rights to the music) ... See MoreSee Less
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It's your choice to decide which path to explore.

Curious about how to start your career in Science? Join us for a FREE virtual panel discussion on Dec. 16th. Excited to have @anna_thechemist @Nicola_S_Smith @IamOlanOlan as panelists! Pr. Tim Bardouille will be our moderator. Register here:

Are you a black identifying trainee, post-doc, graduate or undergraduate student in #STEMM?
We want to hear about your experience in #sciences in Canada! Survey link:

Life is very interesting. In 2010, I got a rejection letter for my PhD application to the @McMasterU Poli Sci Dept. 11 yrs on, I get offered a job as Assoc. Prof. in the same Dept. I hope this serves as inspiration to any #ECR that EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE!! Go get them! #phdchat

Congratulations to Nicole Mfoafo-M'Carthy, 2nd year MD Student & Co-Director of Community Outreach for the U of T BMSA, on being awarded a Rhodes Scholarship — one of the most prestigious awards in the world! We’re so proud of you @nicole_mcarthy 🎉

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