Photo courtesy of SFU SOCA.

Members of the SFU Black Caucus, provide a microcosm of the wider Black & African Diaspora in BC and Canada at large.

You can contact the Black Caucus by emailing

Faculty and staff

June Francis

Associate Professor, Marketing / Business and Society / Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Beedie School of Business

B.Sc. (U.W.I.)
LLB (BPP Law School)
M.B.A. (York)
Ph.D. (Washington)

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Henry Daniel

School for the Contemporary Arts

Dr. Daniel is a 2020 FCAT Research Excellence Award recipient and a 2021 Distinguished SFU Professor awardee.

Ph.D. Dance, Performance Studies and New Technology, Bristol University, UK
M.A. Dance Studies, City University London, The Laban Centre, UK.

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Angela Kaida

Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair Tier II in Global Perspectives in HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health
Health Sciences

BSc (Honours), Biology, specializing in reproductive physiology, University of Waterloo
MSc, Public Health Sciences (Epidemiology), University of Alberta
PhD, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia

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Ebony Magnus

Library Head
Belzberg Library (SFU Vancouver)

BA, English Language and Literature, University of Victoria
MA, English Language and Literature, Carleton University
MA, Library and Information Studies, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, UBC

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David Chariandy

Department of English

BA, MA (Carleton)
PhD (York)

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James Busumtwi-Sam

Associate Professor
Political Science

B.A. (Hons.), University of Ghana
M.A., Brock University
Ph.D., University of Toronto

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Maureen Kihika

Assistant Professor
Sociology and Labour Studies

BA Hons. (Law), Carleton University
MA (Social Justice and Equity Studies), Brock University
PhD (Sociology), Simon Fraser University

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Paul M. Taylor

Continuing Studies

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Sessional instructors

Joy Walcott-Francis

Sessional Instructor

Diploma in Teacher Education, The University of the West Indies, Mona
MA, Gender and Development Studies, The University of Hull
Ph.D., Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies, Simon Fraser University

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Brian Thomas

Limited Term Lecturer
Department of Philosophy

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Black student groups

SFU Students of Caribbean and African Ancestry (SOCA)

Executive team: Balqees Jama, Sophonie Priebe, Mohamed Lofty Conde, Samia Ishimwe, Oghenekaro Lauretta Umukoro, Linda Kanyamuna, Yasmin Mohamed, Mugasha Rutega, Farah Marianne Messan, Tiara Cash, Janaye Majer, Khalid Ali, Aicha Araba Etrew

SFU African Students Association (ASA) 

Executive team: Salwa Abdi, Evans Munene, Favour George, Dennis Lando, Takunda Mwinjilo