Black Student Support and Healing Space

Identity, Currently Offered

Join other Black students to connect, discuss, and share. Session topics are broad and can range from identifying personal goals and achievements to reflecting on collective experiences. 

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The goal of the group is to offer support and create community with other Black students at SFU. Sessions are hybrid and take place both on Zoom and in person at the SOCA Black Student Support Centre.

Upcoming Sessions

  • January 12 -  2:30pm - 4:00pm - Drop In/Open Discussion 
  • January 26 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm - A Cross-Cultural Understanding of Consent 
    Many students share their experience of understanding consent as meaning something different based on the countries and cultures they are connected with and belong to. Also, a high percentage of women share that they often feel unsafe and experience objectification. In this session, we discuss differences and what consent means in the North American context to prevent sexual violence, and we will foster a larger discussion around consent and objectification. This group is part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
  • February 9 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm - Drop In/Open Discussion
  • March 8 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm - Drop In/Open Discussion
  • March 22 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm - Building Healthy Relationships
    This session aims to define healthy relationships, and will equip participants with the tools to evaluate their current relationships with friends, family and partners. 
  • April 5 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm - Drop In/Open Discussion
  • April  19 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm - Navigating Transitions
    This session aims to help students create a plan for their life after graduating, whether its the start of a new career or its heading to a new school or program. 

How do I join?

Email to register for as many sessions as you are interested in. 


Sessions will be held bi-weekly on Fridays.

  • January 12 to April 19
Location Options
  • Hybrid: SOCA Black Student Support Centre | SUB Room 1430 (Student Union Building)
  • Zoom (Link provided after registration)

Tricia-Kay Williams is also available to Black SFU students and recent alumni for ongoing, one-to-one counselling (for a maximum of 10 sessions / per issue).

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About the Facilitator

Tricia-Kay Williams

Tricia-Kay Williams has a BA degree in Psychology from the York University in Toronto O.N. and an MA degree in Counselling Psychology at the Adler University in Vancouver B.C. Tricia has extensive experience counselling individuals and families and is skilled in treating: Trauma, Anxiety, Transitional/Career and Relational issues. She is also an active community and social services professional who worked for some years as a Residential Youth Worker. Tricia is an advocate for anti-racism that affects BIPOC individuals and consults with organizations to foster a more anti-racist approach. Tricia is the owner of a counselling practice called Metamorphose Counselling and is the host of a YouTube channel called Meta Transitions.