Bukola SalamiUWindsor nursing alumna Bukola Salami will discuss race and racism in the educational experience, the role of mentorship, and strategies she has implemented to enhance her career mobility in a campus presentation June 12.

Guest speaker to discuss leadership and mentorship for Black and racialized students

Join the Faculty of Nursing and guest speaker Bukola Salami on Wednesday, June 12, for an informative discussion on leadership and mentorship for Black and racialized students.

Dr. Salami, a UWindsor nursing alumna (BScN 2004), is a full professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Black and Racialized Peoples’ Health in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. She has presented her work to policymakers, including the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health, contributing to policy changes.

Her research program focuses on the policies and practices shaping the health of migrant, Black, and racialized people. She has been involved in more than 90 funded studies and has published over 140 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

According to Salami, evidence indicates racial disparities in economic outcomes in Canada. Limited mentorship and support for Black and racialized youth and students contribute to these disparities.

The speaker session will provide a space for mentorship and honest conversations with Black and racialized students, addressing the role of race and racism in the educational experience. Salami will discuss her journey through the University of Windsor and the University of Toronto, covering career planning for Black and racialized students and youth. She will outline strategies she implemented to gain leadership experience, which acted as a catalyst for her career mobility.

The session will run from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in room 123, Odette Building. Seating is limited; register to secure a place.

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