Black History Month 2024

A raised fist to symbolize black history month.

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) at MRU recognizes that Feb. 1 marks the start of Black History Month. Black faculty, staff, students and alumni have played an instrumental role in shaping Mount Royal’s history and community. We will continue celebrating them both on campus and off, and we are confident in the future we are building together.

The theme for this year’s Black History Month, "Black Excellence: A Heritage to Celebrate; a Future to Build," aligns with MRU's EDI work by promoting inclusivity, celebrating diversity, and working towards a future where all individuals, including those from the Black community, can flourish and excel. It aligns strongly with the Scarborough Charter on anti-Black racism and Black inclusion in higher education. Through the Scarborough Charter, we hope to promote inclusive excellence, engage the community in addressing anti-Black racism, and build a future that has built-in accountability structures for promoting an environment where everybody is valued and feels a sense of active participation in MRU’s vision of Opening Minds and Changing Lives.

While the month is a time to educate and celebrate, we acknowledge that it was created in response to anti-Black discrimination, racism and hate. We affirm our commitment to the collective effort to end all forms of anti-Black racism, and encourage our MRU community to take part in the events happening on campus. Visit for Black History Month events.

Faith-Michael Uzoka, PhD
Special Advisor, Equity, Diversity and Inclusive Excellence
Professor, Mathematics and Computing