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BFL Speaker: The Honourable Jean Augustine
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Check-in at UofT Law Jackman Law Building | Student Services, 3rd floor | 78 Queen's Park

Examining the Relevance of Black History Month (BHM) 25 Years Later

BHM! We thank Jean Augustine, Canada's first Black woman parliamentarian.

Twenty-five years ago, Canada’s House of Commons officially recognized February as Black History Month, following a motion introduced by the Honourable Jean Augustine, the first Black Canadian woman elected to Parliament.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Augustine for a fireside chat with senior associate Keri Bedeau of BLG LLP. 

Dr. Augustine served four consecutive terms in the House of Commons in various roles including Minister & Secretary of State for Multiculturalism, and Deputy Speaker.

Dr. Augustine is an educator, parliamentarian and advocate for social justice. Please click here for a full bio.


Event Schedule 

  • 11:00 AM
    Check-in at Student Services, 3rd floor, in the UofT Law Jackman Law Building
  • 11:10 AM
    Depart by TTC, as the BFL group from UofT Law to BLG LLP
  • 12:00 - 2:00 PM
    Speaker and tour of BLG LLP
  • 2:00 - 2:30 PM
    Return by TTC to UofT Law 

ATTIRE: Business casual

Event Registration

10 BFL undergraduate students get to join this event organized for current lawyers.  

To become a BFL undergraduate student member, please complete the membership form.

To request to attend the event, please complete the event registration form.

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