African Descent Student Ambassador
The role of the African Descent Student Ambassador is to provide information and resources to students of African Descent attending Saint Mary’s University, as well as raise cultural awareness and education, campus-wide.
This position is tasked with keeping up-to-date on campus resources and services, in order to promote them to students, as well as maintaining website and social media presence to keep students of African Descent informed about unique scholarship, bursary, volunteer, and employment opportunities, both on-campus and in the community.
The African Descent Ambassador is a student-held position, funded through our SMUWorks program and runs each academic year from October to April.
Please find the current edition of the African Descent Student Ambassador Handbook
Another way to gain some experience and gather relevant information is to make contact with some of the organizations in the community that promote personal development and focus on issues and topics specific to those of African Descent. The following is a list of some of these organizations:
- Black Business Initiative
- Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia
- Halifax North Can-B Cluster
- Black Educators Association
- Nova Scotia Youth Secretariat
- African Canadian Employment Clinic - Email only
- African Canadian Services Division (ACS)
- Council on African Canadian Education (CACE)
- African Nova Scotian Affairs (ANSA)
- Immigrant Settlement & Integration Services (ISIS)
Note: Our African Descent Student Ambassador position is held by a student from October 1st to April 1st each year.