On February 1, 2013, QBAS and ACSA (African Caribbean Students’ Association) co-hosted the 2013 Black History Month Ceremony. The ceremony featured dignitary speakers including Principal Woolf; Student Rector, Nick Francis; Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) Director, Dr. Myles; KACC President Felix Akol; and Afro-Caribe Foundation President, Judith Brown.
Every year, the Afro-Caribe Foundation raises money to provide scholarships to graduating students of African and Caribbean descent who are entering post-secondary studies. This year, QBAS attended the annual dinner and dance to celebrate the achievements of the Afro-Caribe Foundation. We invited the executive team of the African Caribbean Students’ Association (ACSA) to join us.
On Friday, September 28, 2012, QBAS partnered with Queen’s Native Student Association (QNSA) and Queen’s Coalition against Racial & Ethnic Discrimination (QCRED) to host Firoze Manji and Shawn Brant for the first panel of the year, titled: Canada’s role in the dispossession of Indigenous peoples and Canada’s relationship with the African Continent.
On October 8, 2012, QBAS members came together for a potluck and to also to share what they are thankful for.