Ryerson launches Black Studies minor

October 26, 2021
Ryerson University has announced that it has launched an interdisciplinary Black Studies minor. The minor feature courses that explore the histories and cultures of Black diasporas from 13 departments and schools within the Faculty of Arts. Priorities include engaging with Black history and thought as well as building a community by facilitating connections between Black students and Black scholars. “This Black Studies minor is long overdue and came to fruition with student initiatives that have been ongoing for years,” said advisor to the dean in the Faculty of Arts, Blackness and Black diasporic education Melanie Knight. “We have heard their voices and this minor is very much a response to their calls to centre and amplify Black-focused content.” Ryerson (ON)