UBC Webinar— Black Underrepresentation in Business

UBC Events presents:

Black Underrepresentation in Business


This webinar is part of the UBC Events series “Where are all the Black People?: Underrepresentation in the Academy“.

The presence of Blackness in Canadian academia exists on a continuum of underrepresented, significantly underrepresented, to negligible. In light of ‘race and ethnicity’ studies existing in Humanities and Social Sciences, Black academics from this field have been at the forefront of examining the reproduction of racism in academe and making anti-racism calls to action. Rarely present in these conversations are Black academics in other fields, especially the hard sciences and STEM, whose struggles are both unique and overlapping, and who have limited space for contributing to academic activism generally, and the literature on race and racism specifically.

The purpose of this speaker series is to foreground Black voices in fields where Blackness is particularly underrepresented, and provide actionable and measurable strategies to UBC to increase Black representation and Black excellence in these fields. Speakers from Canada and abroad will be highlighted.

Dr. June Francis and Dahabo Ahmed Omer bring extensive experiences that span from the private sector, civil movement, to academic to speak about the underrepresentation of Black people in Business.





Dr. June Francis

Associate Professor of Marketing,
Simon Fraser University








Dahabo Ahmed Omer

Executive Director,
BlackNorth Initiative





To register for this webinar, visit UBC Events’ info page.