I am ally, hear me roar

Posted on July 05, 2022 | Atlantic Business Magazine | 0 Comments


“For people whose homes and families are under attack, there’s nothing more important than a safe refuge. … I don’t often cry over our stories, but I did with this one.”


This is only our second year producing a diversity and inclusion issue, and already it’s one of my most favorite themes of the year. Why? Because embracing diversity is inherently an evolution. You try something new. Experimentation leads to change. Change leads to growth.

Looking back, July/August 2021 was one of the most historic issues we’ve ever produced. We published articles about the Black community of Whitney Pier, N.S. (written by a Black journalist), the resilience of New Brunswick’s Acadian community (presented in English and French), the Indigenous joint venture that is Air Borealis (published in English and Innu Aimun), and the inclusive NL Folk Festival (printed in oversized font for the visually impaired).

Not to brag—actually, yes… yes, I will brag: we hit it out of the park again this year.

In this, our second annual Diversity and Inclusion issue, we feature an initiative that unites Atlantic Canada universities together with the regional business community to boost Black and Indigenous representation in post-secondary classrooms and corporate boardrooms. It was a program that started when Dalhousie business school students took note of who was missing—and asked their faculty to do something about it.

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