Throughout February 2024, the RI-MUHC will join the celebration of the Black History Month. This festivity honours the legacy of Black Canadian communities. With this purpose, the RI-MUHC EDI Advisory Committee invites you to one academic panel and one cultural celebration to recognize and honour their achievements and contributions to our work.  

Panel discussion: Let’s Learn, Celebrate and Connect!
February 20 at 10:00 a.m. at the Osler Auditorium – Montreal General Hospital 6th floor

Black scientists from different backgrounds and at different stages of their careers will share positive experiences and challenges in navigating the research world. The panel will focus on these topics:  

  • Black researchers’ positionality in healthcare research and how their perspectives contribute to the scientific work; 
  • Concrete examples of how Black researchers can empower the Black community and members of other equity-seeking groups within and outside academia; 
  • The role of research and science in rethinking engagement, leadership, social justice and accountability; 
  • How to connect researchers within the Black community and between equity-seeking communities to influence a more inclusive climate of work.  

Moderator: Nitika Pai, M.D., M.P.H., Ph. D.  

Guest panellists:  

Click here to register for the panel 


Celebrate Black culture at the RI-MUHC! 

Enjoy Black community theatre, taste African and Caribbean food and go on a musical journey through African rhythms with instruments such as kora, djembé and flute.  

February 28 at 1:30 p.m. at the Cruess Auditorium of the RI-MUHC (Glen site)

1:30 p.m. Dramatic reading of the theatre play M’appelle Mohamed Ali (FTA) – Théâtre de La Sentinelle

2:30 p.m. Exchange with the actors and taste African and Caribbean snacks and mocktails  

3:00 p.m. Music Concert.  Kabey Konate and the Farafina Roots (Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Quebec). 

Register here for the cultural gathering 

These activities align with the RI-MUHC Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan  

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