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Black Faculty & Staff Community Network

Who we are

TMU’s Black Employee Community Network is made up of faculty and staff who self-identify as Black. Our mandate is to foster mutual support for our members.

What we do

Through mentorship and networking, we work to provide an organized support system that will enhance the academic mission and cultural diversity at the university.

The network’s purpose is to:

  • create an open environment where issues of inequity and injustice can be identified, challenged and discussed 
  • support the recruitment, retention, providing academic excellence, and facilitating the graduation of Black students
  • promote the professional development and career advancement of Black faculty and staff
  • expand and strengthen relationships of Black faculty and staff


Nikki Waheed
Senior Consultant, Talent Development

Danielle Taylor
Internship Coordinator, The Creative School

Contact us 

To get in touch with the Black Faculty and Staff Community Network, please email

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