Taylor Cenac

In this newly created role, she is responsible for the daily administration and operation of the Black Studies undergraduate program, and she coordinates recruitment events, experiential learning opportunities, and student engagement activities. As the Black Studies Program and Administrative Assistant, Cenac will provide administrative, finance, and research support to Black Studies faculty members.

“I really like doing administrative work, I like working in this department, I like the faculty in this department, so it made sense to apply for the position,” says Cenac, who holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Toronto, an Master of Arts in Gender Studies from Queen’s, as well as a Social Service Worker Diploma from St. Lawrence College. “I’m excited about the launch of the Black Studies program and having a chance to shape the course of the program is wonderful.”

Cenac says things are going well and there is a heavy emphasis on taking time and being deliberate about how things are unfolding. She has already been involved in creating new partnerships with faculty, staff, students and also the extended Kingston community.

The program has been bolstered by the hiring of seven new faculty members including four Queen’s National Scholars (QNS) in Black Studies, a first for Queen’s University, and an additional three faculty members in Black Studies.

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