Student Success



The Department of Humanities offers advising in-house for students enrolled in, or wishing to enroll in, the Black Canadian Studies Certificate. To make an advising appointment, please contact Divya Verma, Black Canadian Studies Undergraduate Program Assistant, to schedule an appointment with the coordinator. Divya is located in 260 Vanier College at 416-736-2100 ext. 33499, or

Certificate Coordinator
Professor Andrea Davis
206 Vanier College
416-736-2100 ext. 77015

Undergraduate Program Assistant
Divya Verma
260 Vanier College
416-736-2100 ext. 33499


You can download forms on the certificates program page.

Writing Support Drop-In

Students enrolled in the Certificate will have access to dedicated graduate and upper-level undergraduate tutors for support in their courses across the program. Drop-in dates and times to follow shortly.

Experiential Education

The Black Canadian Studies Certificate will incorporate a professional application component through a new Black Canadian Studies practicum, HUMA 4305 3.0, for students interested in leveraging their understanding of black cultures in Canada into careers in the public or not-for-profit sectors. The terms of the placement are currently being developed with an expectation that the course can be offered as early as F/W 2019-2020.

Students wishing to enroll in the placement course must have completed 21 credits in the Black Canadian Studies Certificate with an average of a B+ or higher.