O-Week 2021 — BIPOC University Experience Networking Event


Calling all first & second year BIPOC students! Come join us in our BIPOC University Experience networking event, where racialized professors and students will come together to connect, ask questions, network, and learn more about your BIPOC community at UofG — we hope to see you there!

BIPOC Students may also join the CDO's in-person BIPOC Student Welcome Picnic event on September 7th at 2pm at Johnston Green! Click here for more details via GryphLife.


Evren Altinkas, Ph.D. (he / him) has a Master's degree in Mediterranean Studies and a  Ph.D. in Comparative History, so he loves teaching and reading on Politics and History. His research interests are Politics of the Middle East, History of Middle East, Sociology, World History, Cold War and Intellectual History. He is a Star Wars fan and collects vintage Star Wars figures (1977-1985)!

Tamara A. Small (she / her) is an expert of Canadian politics with a particular research focus on digital politics. Fun Fact: She’s been to every home opener of the Toronto Blue Jays since 2016!

Lawrence Hill (he / him) is a professor who teaches creative writing in the School of English and Theatre Studies, is a novelist, essayist, screenwriter and former journalist. He's the author of 10 books, including the award-winning novels The Book of Negroes and The Illegal. His volunteer work over several decades has included the Ontario Black History Society, The Black Loyalist Heritage Society, Book Clubs for Inmates and Crossroads International. He helped to create and chairs the annual Gryphons Read common reading program on campus, and recently taught a third-year memoir writing workshop to 11 U of G students and 10 incarcerated women in a federal penitentiary for women in Kitchener. Beatrice and Croc Harry, his first novel for children, will be published in January 2022.


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