The MSVU Research Office is pleased to be hosting the next installment of its Black and Indigenous Speaker Series featuring Randy Headley. Randy is the Black Student Support Advisor at MSVSU and a two-time alum of the university (BBA and MAEd).

His presentation is titled “Unpacking the Underrepresentation of Black Students in Research at MSVU.”

Edit: This event has been postponed. Stay tuned for a rescheduled date.


In Randy’s presentation, he will underscore the underrepresentation of Black students in research within post-secondary settings such as MSVU and explain its repercussions. Drawing from personal interactions with Black students, he will share a comprehensive strategy to bridge this gap. By amalgamating scholarly literature, institutional data, and proven methodologies, he will describe a roadmap to cultivate an inclusive research atmosphere at MSVU.

About Randy
Randy Headley, Black Student Support Advisor, is the founder of the MSVU Afrocentric Support Group, a space that champions and aids the Afrocentric viewpoint. The Black Student Support Office at MSVU acknowledges the crucial need to address the underrepresentation of Black students in research. Programs such as the Black Students in Research Support Group, The Elder’s Circle, and the Baobab Project were developed to ignite interest in research among this demographic. Randy sits on the Board of the Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute.

About the Black and Indigenous Speaker Series
Hosted by the MSVU Research Office, the Black and Indigenous Speaker Series highlights the scholarly work of Black and Indigenous scholars from across Turtle Island. The purpose of this series is to initiate important conversation by inviting Black and Indigenous scholars to share their knowledge, worldviews, and their contributions to their respective academic field.