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Support Black Students

Help your students thrive by informing them of relevant community resources and award opportunities.

Student Organizations


Black Student Network

The Black Student Network website provides a wide range of resources to help Black-identified students connect and build community, access health and wellness supports, and find resources to help support their transition into meaningful careers. The site also contains information about the new Black Studies minor!

Black Student Experience

Programming & Resources for Black-identified Students at Toronto Metropolitan University. Student Life & Learning Support (SLLS) is committed to offering support and programming specifically for Black-identified students in order to help foster community, identity, a sense of belonging to campus and as resources to assist in navigating the various systems at Toronto Met.

The Black Student Lounge

The Black Student Lounge (BSL) is an identity-affirming space on campus where Black students at Toronto Metropolitan University can study, heal, relax, gain tools and resources, make new friends and build community.

Location: Kerr Hall West 77A (KHW 77A)

Scholarships & Bursaries


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Black Graduate Student Scholarship

The Black Graduate Student Awards are a suite of awards and bursaries established by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies to support Black students pursuing graduate studies at Toronto Met.

These awards recognize excellence and/or alleviate some of the financial burden associated with graduate education.

People in attendance at the Viola Desmond Awards & Bursary Reception

Viola Desmond Awards & Bursary Program

The annual Viola Desmond Awards and Bursary Program celebrates the outstanding achievements of Black women who in their roles as students, staff, faculty and alumna, demonstrate that they are positive role models and advocates of the Black/African-Canadian community.

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Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology Momentum Fellowship

TMU’s Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science (FEAS) is proud to be a partner in offering the Canada-wide IBET Momentum Fellowship, which aims to change the landscape of engineering in Canada by reducing barriers for Indigenous and Black students and creating a pipeline of future changemakers in both industry and education.

Nigel Enniss

Nigel Enniss “New Heights” Award in Humanitarianism

The life and legacy of Nigel Yohance Enniss, a graduate of TMU’s School of Social Work and a champion for Black youth, inspired the recent creation of the Nigel Enniss “New Heights” Award in Humanitarianism — a new award for Black students in the School of Social Work who are committed to uplifting people of the African Diaspora.

A graduate student standing in a line of other grads.

Postdoctoral Fellowships for Black Scholars

TMU is implementing this program with the goals of building a more diverse and inclusive academe, and supporting the flourishing of Black scholarship. In particular, this program seeks to expand and advance Black scholarship and intellectual traditions, and support the academic endeavours of the Black community.