Resources for Black Students

The University of Alberta offers a range of services and programs which are open to all U of A students.

Developed by the Black Students’ Collective, this content aims to provide a list of resources, services, and activities that directly support Black students' academic development, student participation, and other student services for Black students.

If you have suggestions for additional resources that may support Black students at the University of Alberta, please contact doshelp@ualberta.ca


University of Alberta Programs and Student Groups

Experiential Learning in Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (ELITE) Program for Black Youth

The Experiential Learning in Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (ELITE) Program for Black Youth is a great opportunity for Black Youth (15 to 22 years old) to participate in hands-on learning and work-integrated training in science, engineering, and technology fields and in entrepreneurship.

Students are matched with a research professor, company in the industry, or government agency and work on a project during an 8 or 16 week PAID internship period! Interns receive entrepreneurship training and wellness coaching.

Contact information
Website: eliteprogram.ca  or www.eliteprogram.ca/fr (en français)
Email: elite@ualberta.ca 

Black Youth Mentorship and Leadership Program

The Black Youth Mentorship and Leadership Program is an interdisciplinary mentorship program for Black high school youths.  The program seeks to socially and economically empower Black youths to contribute meaningfully to society. Students enrolled in the program will attend workshops, improve their academic skills, gain practical and/or research experience and be exposed to student and/or faculty mentors in either individual or group format.

Contact Information
Website: ualberta.ca/nursing/research/research-units/health-and-immigration-policies-and-practices/research-projects/active-research-projects/black-youth-program.html   
Email: bymp@ualberta.ca

Black Students Association

The University of Alberta Black Students’ Association will serve as an organization that strives to empower and promote community interaction among all Black students at the University of Alberta. With the goal of fostering student development, the UABSA’s objective is to create a network of supportive members who connect culturally, socially, and contribute to one another’s success academically.

Our aim is not only to provide a safe environment for Black students but one that invites all University of Alberta students to discuss issues affecting the Black community, as well as aiming to encourage them to become more aware and involved with the movement of overcoming social, economic and racial inequalities in our world. 

Contact Information

Email: bsauofa@ualberta.ca
Website:uabsa.ca
IG: uabsa
Twitter: uabsa

Black Graduate Students' Association

The Black Graduate Students’ Association exists at the University of Alberta for the purpose of supporting the personal, scholarly and professional development of Black graduate students regardless of their country of birth or citizenship. We aim to create a strong and healthy community that enhances the successful integration of our members into academic and professional life. 

Contact Information
Email: bgspn@ualberta.ca
Twitter: bgsauofa
Instagram: bgsauofa
Facebook: uAlbertaBGSA

Black Pharmacy Students Association

Our mission is to provide a safe for black pharmacy students, to empower them, and to create a strong and extensive network for them. Specifically, to advocate for and support current and prospective black pharmacy students. 

Contact Information
Email: bpsa@ualberta.ca 
Facebook: BPSA.UofA 
Twitter: BPSA_UofA 
IG: bpsa_uofa

Community or Online Resources

Grad Schooling While Black

Grad Schooling While Black is a platform rooted in resource-sharing, story-telling, and community building to support members of the Black community navigate their journeys to and through academia. We offer webinars and mentorship opportunities wherein we connect prospective Black grad students to letter of intent reviewers. 

Contact information
Email: gradschoolingwhileblack@gmail.com 
Twitter: blackgradschool

Alberta Black Therapist Network

The Alberta Black Therapists Network is a federally and provincially* registered not-for-profit organization that promotes an integrated, holistic and collaborative approach to Mental health and addictions services for the Black communities in Alberta.

Contact Information
Website: www.albertablacktherapistnetwork.com/ 

The Come Up (Y.E.G.)

The Come Up (Y.E.G.) is a collective under the Africa Centre for ABC youth working towards encouraging individual and community empowerment.

Contact Information
Website: www.yegthecomeup.com/