Post-Secondary Publishing & Black Studies Programs in Canada

PUBLISHING PROGRAMS // Publishing is defined as the business of preparing and presenting books and other materials for sale. The process of publishing involves making information available to the public through printed or digital methods.

Publishers work to promote authors, books, and creative materials, and they oversee the editing and production of products in alignment with the company's vision.

We appreciate the publishing industry and the ability to conceptualize, create, and communicate valuable stories and experiences--particularly cultural narratives. We look forward to seeing this Canadian industry grow, diversify, and expand to include voices representing all experiences!

For those interested in pursuing a career in publishing, or enhancing your current skillset to strengthen Canada's publishing landscape, here is a list of Canadian post-secondary publishing programs:

Centennial College, Ontario | Publishing - Book, Magazine, and Electronic

Humber College, Ontario | Creative Book Publishing

Langara College, British Columbia | Digital and Print Publishing

Okanagan College, British Columbia | Writing and Publishing

Ryerson University, Ontario | Publishing

Sheridan College, Ontario | Creative Writing and Publishing

Simon Fraser University, British Columbia | Master of Publishing 

BLACK STUDIES PROGRAMS // Over the past five years, there has been an emergence of Black Studies programs across Canada. Students and scholars are looking to fill in a "longtime curriculum gap" according to a CBC report from fall of 2021. Universities in Windsor and Waterloo are also building towards this addition in their curriculum in the near future.

Dalhousie University, Halifax - Black African Diaspora

Queen's University, Kingston - Black Studies

Ryerson University, Toronto - Black Studies (Fall 2022)

York University, Toronto - Black Canadian Studies

BLACK STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS ON CAMPUS // Participating in a campus organizations is a great way to enhance your post-secondary experience, to network with your peers, and to establish connections with individuals from across the country that can become lifetime relationships and professional resources.

Most campuses will have a list of organizations available through the Student Council/Government, or a dedicated day/week during the school year where you can learn more about the available groups and their mandates.

It's always great to build with your classmates outside of the classroom, and build upon your commonalities like hobbies, interests, programs of study, and culture. By joining culturally-specific student groups, you can also benefit from common experiences and histories that will bring you comfort and often empowerment as well when you discover you are not alone on this important academic (and social) journey.

Here is a growing list of Black student organizations at Canadian colleges and universities. Connect, support, and empower these voices throughout their studies and beyond.

Please be patient, as the list will be continuously evolving and expanding. We welcome your additions or adjustments, and can be reached at


African Students Association | Black Medical Students' Association | Dalhousie Black Law Students' Association | Dalhousie Caribbean Connection


African Students Association | Black Future Lawyers UTSG | Black Graduate Students Association | Black Social Work Student Association | Black STEM Network | Black Students In Business | Black Students in Law and Policy | Black Students' Association | National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), U of T Chapter | University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) Black Literature Club | University of Toronto | Mississauga Black Students Association


United Caribbean Islands | Black Students in Psychology | Black Arts Heals | York United Black Students' Alliance (YUBSA) | Black Future Lawyers | Indigenous Black People of Colour Organization | Glendon African Network | York University, Ontario


Caribbean African Organization of Students | 


If you're interested in researching the history of Black student movements, from an African-American perspective, Ibram X. Kendi wrote The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstruction of Higher Education, 1965 - 1972.

Here's the book's overview: "Between 1965 and 1972, African American students at upwards of a thousand historically Black and white American colleges and universities organized, demanded, and protested for Black Studies, progressive Black universities, new faces, new ideas--in short, a truly diverse system of higher education relevant to the Black community."

It continues to outline: "Taking inspiration from the Black Power Movement, Black students drew support from many quarters--including White, Latino, Chicano, Asian American, and Native American students--and disrupted and challenged institutions in nearly every state. By the end, black students had thoroughly reshaped the face of the academy."

In addition: "The Black Campus Movement provides the first national study of this remarkable and inspiring struggle, illuminating the complex context for one of the most transformative educational movements in American history, and providing a groundbreaking prehistory of black student activism from abolition through the 1960s. The book synthesizes records from more than three hundred colleges and universities, including documents from 163 college archives, into one national story. This authoritative study is essential to understanding modern American higher education."


Black Students via Kya Publishing |


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