Queen’s is made up of people who want to learn, discover, think and do. That includes our students who self-identify as Black Canadian entering their first year of any first-entry undergraduate degree program. Donations made to this bursary will support these very people.
This award is named after Stephanie Simpson, Queen’s Associate Vice-Principal (Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion). Her research and praxis demonstrate a mode of caring that imagines social change as simultaneously rewarding and challenging. She insists that human rights work and activism on campus are points of ongoing struggle.
This bursary recognizes Stephanie’s brilliant and tireless work on campus and acknowledges her willingness to imagine social change as a dynamic process. In addition to supporting efforts around diversity, equity, and inclusion and the Minor in Black Studies, Stephanie has initiated conversations that have helped Queen’s community members celebrate the black diaspora (alumni, current students and faculty, administration) at the university.