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Black tech founders to watch in 2021

27 May 2021

It can be hard to be Black in Canadian tech. According to a 2019 report from the Brookfield Institute, only 2.6 per cent of tech workers in Canada were Black. There are even fewer Black founders—and those who do exist struggle to access funding, as the government of Ontario acknowledged earlier this year when it announced a partnership with Ryerson University DMZ’s Black Innovation Programs, which supports Black entrepreneurs across the country.

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Source: The Globe & Mail

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Dr. Gervan Fearon has been named as the new President of George Brown College

18 May 2021

“Dr. Fearon’s strong leadership skills, his commitment to diversity and inclusion and his outstanding reputation as a community builder made him the top choice for our new President, and we feel confident he will do an exceptional job in fulfilling the vision for the future of George Brown College.” says Kevin Costante, Chair, Board of Governors.

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Source: George Brown College

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Brandon Gonez sits down 1-on-1 for an exclusive interview with Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau

07 May 2021

(TORONTO, ON – May 6th, 2021) Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, will make a special guest appearance on The Brandon Gonez Show on Sunday, May 9th at 6:00pm EST. The exclusive 30-minute interview will be a 1-on-1 sit down with Prime Minister Trudeau to discuss Canada’s Covid-19 response, life post-covid, vaccine rollout, vaccination passports, anti-black & systemic racism, childcare, real estate, and the recovery for small businesses.

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Eunice Bélidor Becomes First Black Curator in Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’s 161-Year History

17 Apr 2021

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has named Eunice Bélidor its new curator of contemporary art, making her the first, full-time Black curator in the institution’s 161-year history.

“This is something that happens in all the institutions I go through,” Bélidor told the Montreal Gazette. “Wherever I have been hired before, it always sends that message (of change), because I’m usually the first Black person holding that position.”

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Source: ARTnews.com

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