Featured Initiative

Fuel the future of Black-led research and scholarship

The Black Research Network is forging connections, amplifying world-changing research and sparking interdisciplinary collaborations between Black scholars.

Students conducting a simulated research project.

Black scholars at the University of Toronto are undertaking some of the most vital research and scholarship in Canada—exciting work that belongs on a global stage. In 2020, U of T’s Anti-Black Racism Task Force recommended a central hub for these scholars to connect and collaborate with one another. The Black Research Network (BRN)—the first of its kind in Canada—is doing just that.

The Black Research Network will ensure that Black scholars have the support they need to flourish. The network is poised to reduce barriers, spark unprecedented collaborations, and advance Black research globally.

Beth Coleman, Associate Professor of Data & Cities, Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology

The BRN’s mission is to promote Black research excellence. Led by a dedicated group of Black scholars who are internationally renowned in their fields, the network is fostering a sense of community and inclusion among Black scholars at U of T, sparking interdisciplinary research, and forging dynamic partnerships.

Your gift will help fuel what we’ve started—and support a vision of inclusive excellence. It will energize opportunities to build research skills; grow and strengthen collaborations; create pathways for mentorship; and increase the visibility of Black research at U of T—and beyond. Help us fuel a vibrant network that promotes Black research excellence and enhances the work of Black scholars.

To learn more about how you can support the Black Research Network’s efforts to advance world-changing Black scholars, please contact Institutional Strategic Initiatives Advancement.