Black/African students | Mount Allison

At Mount Allison, the Office of the Black Student Advisor/Diversity Educator seeks to:

  • promote successful transition of Black/African students to university
  • celebrate the rich and diverse cultures that students come from and bring to Mount Allison
  • engage all members of the Mount Allison community in understanding the rich histories and cultures of the Black/African peoples


Ivan Okello, Black Student Advisor/Diversity Educator

Room 294, Wallace McCain Student Centre

The Black Student Advisor/Diversity Educator works with students, staff, and faculty to develop programming that enables the successful academic transition and personal development of all students who identify as Black or of African descent at Mount Allison.

This includes:

  • advocating, mediation for students in appeals
  • guiding students through available campus resources
  • connecting students with career opportunities
  • collaboration with broader diverse groups on campus
  • celebration of diverse histories of all peoples of African descent

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Student clubs and societies on campus:

Emera BIPOC Returning Student Awards

Apply for the new Emera BIPOC Returning Student Award, valued at $1,500. Application now closed.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Offered to students who have completed a min. of one year at Mount Allison
  • Preference given to Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland
  • Preference given to students facing financial barriers

Days of significance

January (third Monday of the month) Martin Luther King Day
February Black History Month
March 21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UN)
March 21-27 Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling Against Racism and Racial Discrimination (UN)
July 18 Nelson Mandela Day (UN)
Aug. 1 Emancipation Day
Dec. 2 International Day for the Abolition of Slavery (UN)