University of Alberta’s Black Students Association (UABSA)


At the UABSA, we understand that our efforts have little impact if they do not directly answer the needs of our members. That’s why this year, we sought to survey all our members and identify their specific needs and struggles. The UABSA Inquiry gave us tangible data and put in numbers what were once assumptions; this allowed us to be more tactical in our allocation of resources and efforts. We will share with you what we learned, from the reasons behind lack of access to mental health, to the state of Black students’ involvement in their communities and in student governance. Furthermore, we will elaborate on what our group has done, and plans to do to address these issues, as well as provide some recommendations for other student groups and organizations who have a similar mission as the UABSA.