British Columbia is the Canadian province with the lowest representation of the Black population. As a result, it is often difficult for Black male students in particular to access the support they need.
The Black Male Initiative is designed to support UBC male students who self-identify as Black. It provides a confidential space on campus for members to connect to other Black male students, where they can share their lived experiences with one another and receive both peer and mentor support.
What the initiative offers
The initiative strives to support all Black male students during their time at UBC through the following:
- Regular gatherings for authentic group conversations
- Peer mentoring
- Social events
- Networking opportunities and community building
- Safe space for Black male students only
UBC students gather in the Global Lounge to learn about the Black Male Initiative.