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Ceremony for the 14th chancellor of the Université de Montréal

Tuesday, October 19th at 4:00 pm

University of Montreal is pleased to present the installation ceremony of the 14th chancellor of the University of Montreal, Mr. Frantz Saintellemy. The event will take place in the presence of Louis Roquet, 13th Chancellor, to whom a tribute will be paid, Louise Roy, Chancellor Emeritus, and Daniel Jutras, Rector.

For more information, click here.

ZOOM conversations on COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in the Black communities

The video recording started with our second speaker Dr. Richard Koestner, PhD, who is a psychologist. He spoke the on potential different ways to discuss about the COVID-19 vaccine with those who are hesitant.
The video continues with our 4 panelists which include Dr. Diane Sare, MD, Michael Farkas, Director at Youth in Motion, Dr. Patrick Dolce, MD and President Nosotech, Medical Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases and Dr. Makeda Semret, MD, Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology.
Unfortunately, we were not able to capture our first presenter, Mr. Alix Adrien, who spoke about the situation in the schools as it relates to COVID. Mr. Adrien is the President of the Quebec Board of Black Educators.

Health professionals from Black communities discuss the impact of the pandemic and the barriers that remain

Black communities have been among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. How do we get out of this? Vaccinating as many people as possible is certainly part of the solution. Health professionals from Black communities discuss the impact of the pandemic and the barriers that remain.
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.

Save the date!

This coming thursday, June 3rd at 4:30 pm, McGill University will honour Dr Charles R. Drew with the launch of the Dr. Charles R. Drew Graduate Fellowships.

The event will be recorded for a You Tube airing at 4:30 pm.

Find out more about Dr Charles R. Drew here.

Black-Canadian health and medical organizations’ position statement on COVID-19 vaccination

This joint position statement from Black- Canadian health and Black-Canadian medical organizations highlights the issue of COVID-19 vaccine distrust within Black communities.

This statement, that is supported by QBMA and several other Black health or medical organizations, examines the impact of COVID-19 on Black communities, the roots of vaccine distrust and how to build vaccine confidence. It recommends concrete solutions for improving health outcomes for Black populations and encourages Black Canadians to get the vaccine to protect themselves and their loved ones.

To read the full document, click here.

A statement against racism

QBMA supports the position statement of the Black Physicians’ Association of Ontario (BPAO) that denounces the systemic racism and discrimination against Black Canadians from Coast to Coast on a daily basis.

This statement is in respone to the tragic death of Ms.Regis Korchinski-Paquet  that occured in Toronto, during a police intervention, on May 27.

Click here to read the statement.