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Discover this video campaign on COVID-19 vaccination featuring heartfelt discussions between members of the Black communities.

Black communities have been among the most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts. Pearl, a young mother who immigrated right before the pandemic, and Erika, a stand-up comedian, share what they went through and how they held onto their passions in order to thrive.
In collaboration with: Black Opportunity Fund (BOF), Black Health Alliance, Sommet socio-économique pour le développement des jeunes des communautés noires, Quebec Black Medical association, The Black Community Resource Centre, Jamaican Association of Montreal inc., The McGill Motivational Lab, DRSP de Montréal et de Laval, Ville de Laval.
A communication grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) contributed to the development of the QBMA website.
Produced by Jorge Camarotti.

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QBMA 30th Anniversary Gala: One for the books

On the 21st of October 2022 the QBMA held its annual Gala and Banquet. This year’s gala marked 30 years of the association, a spectacular legacy indeed.

Scholarship applicant presenting a poster on health practices among women in Canada

The event was held at the University of Montreal’s Jean Coutu Pavilion. Guests arrived as scholarship applicants presented their research on a healthcare topic relevant to the black community. Topics included but were not limited to:

  • Skin bleaching practices among women in Canada

  • Breast cancer

  • Why representation in healthcare workers matters

  • Strengths based nursing and its benefits to black communities in Canada

Guests settled into their seats to listen to three wonderful panelists, Dr. Nicolas Cadet, Kate Hooton and Dr. Jean-Michel Leduc, lead a conversation about the recent efforts made by major Montreal universities, McGill and University of Montreal, to combat underrepresentation of black students in their cohorts.

Panelists left to right: Dr. Nicolas Cadet, Kate Hooton and Dr. Jean-Michel Leduc
Dr. Cadet, McGill and UdeM alumni, with two of the pioneers of crucial changes in university admissions of students of color.

The award ceremony followed after a series of talks and presentations. QBMA scholarship recipients, pictured below, were honored for their outstanding achievements academically as well as in the black community in Quebec.

Elhaj, Hiba 
McGill Student 
QBMA Award Funded by McGill University 
Presented by Anita Hiba Elhaj
Amougou Bandé, Steve 
McGill Student 
QBMA McGill Award Funded by McGill University 
Presented by Kate
Batubenge, Gislaine 
McGill Student
QBMA Award Funded by McGill University 
Presented by Dr. Nana Graves

Lefranc, Tamara 
UdeM Student 
QBMA Award Funded by UdeM 
Presented by a Representative from UdeM
QBMA Special Recognition Award Funded by Black Studies Center (BSC) 
Presented by Aline 
Peebles, Alexandra
McGill Student
QBMA Elrie Tucker Award Funded by McGill University
Presented by: Drs. Horace Laryea with Dr. Esie Laryea
Kiniffo-Dongmo, Enila 
QBMA Award Funded by Dr. Hakeem Sam 
Presented by Dr. Nina Mombo 

Pictured below are our wonderful keynote speakers

Dr. Richard Koestner, PhD
Dr. François Madore, MD, MSc

The atmosphere was joyful as as the president of the QBMA, Dr. Edouard Kouassi, cut the special made cake to kick-off the cocktail portion of the evening. It was truly a night to remember.

Rendez-vous inspirants | Diversity and Inclusion: Exceptional Careers in Health

As part of Black History Month, the Alumni and Donor Network, in collaboration with the faculties of Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing Sciences of the Université de Montréal, presents “Rendez-vous inspirants”.

8th February 2023 at 12:00pm

Discover, during this virtual event, the inspiring journeys of three graduates working in the field of health.
🔹 Nadine Belony (Nursing Science 2016)
🔹 Edouard Kouassi (Pharmacy 1979, Pharmacology 1981 and 1985)
🔹 Agathe Tupula Kabola (Speech Therapy 2010)

Registration free, but compulsory:…/WN_vIjfU_XJSNqRtUa_-wIrtw 

UdeM launches their Action Plan to promote access into health professions for black communities

Read the article here!

Gala & Banquet 2022 QBMA 30th Anniversary

QBMA Gala and Banquet – Friday, 21st October 2022

The Gala and Award ceremony will be held at the University of Montreal from 5PM-10PM.

Address: Université de Montréal, Pavillon Jean Coutu, 2940 Chemin de Polytechnique,
Montréal, QC H3T 1J4

QBMA will present scholarship recipients with awards based on their academic achievements and their community outreach.

This year’s Gala will be one for the books as it coincides with the 30th anniversary of the QBMA.

April 10th 1992 marks the day of the Quebec Black Medical Association Inaugural Dinner, making this year the 30th anniversary of the organization.

Looking back on our fondest memories

QBMA Scholarship Application 2022

Awarded yearly to outstanding students for their academic and community efforts.

Winners to be announced at the annual QBMA Gala on the 21st October 2022.

 Deadline of submission extended to Monday, September 26, 2022.