Tag: colonialism

Ushering in a new future for McGill’s museums

Museums: A quintessential aspect of family vacations, school trips, and artsy dates. For centuries, they have offered visitors the chance to explore conceptual, social, scientific and artistic heritages. But museums hold more weight than most realize; they are inherently political and consistently perpetuate racism. Non-Western cultures are frequently misrepresented in[Read More…]

Redressing the history of medical injustice at McGill

Content warning: Enslavement, medical abuse, racial and colonial violence  McGill’s troubled history of abuse and complicity in violence toward Black, Indigenous, and disabled people is nothing new. James McGill enslaved at least three Black people and two Indigenous children, an increasingly recognized and discussed reality within the community, especially following[Read More…]

Tribune Explains: Dr. Charmaine Nelson’s Bicentenary Recommendations

Former McGill Art History Professor Charmaine Nelson, along with some of her students, released a 98-page research document on June 22, titled “Slavery and McGill University: Bicentennial Recommendations.” The document included an investigation of the connection between James McGill and transatlantic slavery, the biographies of people enslaved by McGill, and[Read More…]

McGill needs to address its colonial legacy

McGill’s Vice-Principal Academic Christopher Manfredi is very proud of his efforts to advance McGill’s academic commitment to equity and inclusion. Manfredi says so in the McGill Reporter’s recent feature interview “Confronting Colonialism”, where he  introduced McGill’s new Provostial Research Scholars in Institutional Histories, Slavery, and Colonialism program. The program will[Read More…]

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