Black Lives Matter

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"The longstanding history of racial harassment and discrimination in the Maritime Provinces is well documented, and the COVID-19 pandemic further exposes how systemic racism has caused health inequities that are harming Black and Indigenous people and communities.

We grieve over the deaths of George Floyd and Regis Korchinski-Paquet. We stand against anti-Black, anti-Indigenous and all other forms of racism. We stand with you against intolerance, prejudice and racism.”


Dr. David Anderson, Dean, Faculty of Medicine  

Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, James R. Johnston (JRJ) Chair in Black Canadian Studies    

James R. Johnston Chair, Black Canadian Studies

Here at Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine, we are honoured and fortunate to have Dr. OmiSoore Dryden as our James R. Johnston Chair, Black Canadian Studies. This is the first time this position has been in the Faculty of Medicine.

More information on her appointment [pdf 488 kB]; More information on the James R. Johnston Chair, Black Canadian Studies


Social Media Voices 

  • Dr. Onye Nnorom; @OnyeActiveMD 
  • Black Physicians of Canada; @blackdocscanada 
  • Black Medical Students' Association of Canada; @bmsacanada 
  • Black Physicians' Association of Ontario; @thebpao 
  • Black Canadian Studies Association; @blkcdnSA 
  • James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies, FOM Dal; @JRJCHAIR (Twitter) and the public group on Facebook
  • Dr. OmiSoore Dryden; @OmiSooreDryden 
  • Black Lives Matter - Toronto; @BLM_TO (Twitter) and @blacklivesmatterTO (Facebook)
  • El Jones, activist (Facebook)
  • Roxane Gay, writer (Twitter)
  • Rachel Elizabeth Cargle, writer and activist (Instagram)
  • Deray Mckesson, activist (Twitter)
  • Brittany Packnett, activist (Twitter)


Organizations for Donations

If you have the means and ability to assist, these organizations would appreciate your support: