For the year 2013, the Employment Equity Award went to The Queen’s Black Academic Society
(QBAS) for its efforts to improve the experience of black students at Queen’s through open discussion, collaboration with one another, and relationship building and mentorship between current students, staff and faculty.
The QBAS provides an atmosphere where students meet and discuss salient international, national and local issues through musical performances, poems, stories, literature, panel discussions, presentations and other forums. QBAS also organizes a variety of academic and social events focused on bringing to light contemporary and historical issues and challenges related to the black community.
Victoria Nkunu accepted the Employment Equity Award from Deputy Provost Laeeque Daneshmend on behalf of the Queen's Black Academic Society.