Black at Western Alumni

Black at Western Alumni

The Black at Western Alumni (BAWA) chapter aims to create a network whereby Black alumni and current students achieve greater success through stronger connections with one another and with the broader Western community.

BAWA also aims to help nurture an environment that is inclusive and free from anti-Black racism by making related recommendations to the university and advising the Alumni Association’s board of directors on Black alumni engagement issues and opportunities.

BAWA has presented Western University with 13 action items to show the University's commitment to create an environment free from anti-black racism.

Fundraising Initiatives

BAWA has established two inaugural fundraising initiatives in keeping with the mandate of supporting Black students at Western. The BAWA Bursary and BAWA Black Student Relief Fund will provide critical supports to Black students and will be awarded beginning in the Fall of 2021. For more information and to give, please visit:

BAWA Bursary

Students can apply by completing the online financial assistance applications that are available through Student Center and must be submitted by October 31st.

BAWA Black Student Relief Fund

Interested students should connect with Student Financial Aid Counselling.

To receive BAWA updates and event invitations, please fill out our chapter interest form and you will be added to the mailing list.

Inaugural Volunteer Executive (’21-’23)

Geraldine Moriba, BA'90 (New York, NY)

Vice Chair
Monica Ansah-Sam, MESc'05 (Calgary, AB)

Samantha Morrison, BA'93 (Cambridge, MA)

Director of Equity, Representation and Advocacy
Nicole Kaniki, MSc'11, PhD '16, MA'21 (London, ON)

Director of London Community Relations
Kizito Serumaga, BSc'92 (London, ON)

Director of Membership and Leadership Development
Chloe McKenzie, BA' 11 (Brampton, ON) 

Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
Camille Armour, BSc'90 (Lakeshore, ON)

Director of Education, Networking, and Cultural Events
Colin Samuels, BA'90 (Manotick, ON)

Director of Nominations and Governance
Mark McAuley, BA'02, JD'18 (London, ON)

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