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Alumni Spotlight

Exploring the future of Blackness

Exploring the future of Blackness

When Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu (BA ’10) was hired in January 2020 to take the helm of Toronto’s Obsidian Theatre as its new artistic director, she had no idea how much the world would change by the time she started the job in July.

Alumni Spotlight: Stachen Frederick (BSW '13)

Alumni Spotlight: Stachen Frederick (BSW '13)

Named by the Women Executive Network (WXN) as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, Stachen Frederick (BSW ’13) has over 20 years of experience in the field of community and program development both nationally and internationally. She is the founder of BrAIDS for AIDS, and the executive director of Weston Frontlines Centre, a youth charity in Toronto.

Alumni Spotlight: Brandon Hay (MES '16)

Alumni Spotlight: Brandon Hay (MES '16)

In 2001, Brandon Hay (MES ’16) discovered he was going to be a dad for the first time. After visiting community centres seeking out help for Black fathers, he realized there were no resources available for him. While working at his factory job overnight, Hay came up with an idea in response to the isolation he felt as a new Black father as well as to the lack of spaces for Black men to discuss parenting issues and concerns facing the Black community as a whole.