O.N.E. Community - Black Business Leaders & Professionals


Bringing the value of Black knowledges, business, and community to academia. 


Hello O.N.E. Community Family,

The Department of Management at the University of Toronto Scarborough is pleased to host its second annual summer networking event, organized by the O.N.E. Community Team, for business leaders and professionals who identify as Black: The Jamii Moja Networking Session on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.

O.N.E. Community’s mission is to facilitate continued engagement, unity, and connection among our department members and the broader GTA community, and its Black professional network. The event has adjusted its inaugural theme title from Jamaa Moja to Jamii Moja, the reason being is that Jamii Moja is a more accurate African Swahili translation of our mandate to foster 'one community'. In fostering these values, the O.N.E Community Initiative is committed to exemplifying priority 4.2, subsection (iii) of the UTSC 5-Year Strategic Plan of Inspiring Inclusive Excellence, that champions intercultural competence and collaboration with partners who bring diverse lived experiences.

Along with special guest performances and a robust networking opportunity for all attendees with Department and University stakeholders, the evening will include concurrent panel discussions focused on two types of engagement for which opportunities exist: Classroom and Co-curricular. Join us for an evening of fruitful dialogue on the possibilities for creating collaborations and partnerships through an afro-centric lens, and exploring the array of opportunities for impacting the student spaces with the perspectives of professionals from Black communities.

Join the discussions with stakeholders about:
This event is open to all professionals, alumni, entrepreneurs, founders, and community leaders in the GTA who identify as Black. A networking session with delicious refreshments will be provided by U of T.

Event Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Time: 4:30–7:30pm (EDT). You are welcome to join us for all or a portion of the session!

Location: Instructional Centre Atrium, 1095 Military Trail, U of T Scarborough (View Map)




We value inclusive excellence in our approach to learning, employment, and collaboration. Please join us in conversation about advancing opportunities to create value and connection throughout our diverse learning community.
Event hosted by the Department of Management at U of T Scarborough in consultation with Black U of T administrators (The Private Space Group). For more information, please contact one.community.utsc@utoronto.ca.


Date and Time: -
Location: Instructional Centre Atrium, 1095 Military Trail, U of T Scarborough






4:30 PM 

Doors Open and Registration 

30 Minutes 

IC Atrium

5:00 PM 

Welcome and Land Acknowledgement 

  • Introduction 
  • Briefing on Event Agenda/Itinerary 
  • Transition to Panel Discussions  

15 minutes 

IC Atrium

5:15 PM 

Concurrent Panel Discussion 

  • Two panels: Classroom and Co-curricular

50 minutes 

Rooms TBD

6:05 PM 

Conclude Discussion, Transition to Atrium, Introduce Performer/s 

10 minutes 

IC Atrium

6:15 PM 


15 minutes 

IC Atrium

6:30 PM 

Refreshments and Networking 

60 minutes 

IC Atrium

7:25 PM 

 Closing Remarks

  • Networking will continue until 7:30pm in the Atrium.

5 minutes 

IC Atrium


Partners and Sponsors:

The Imani Mentorship Program at UTSC


The Community Partnerships and Engagement Office at UTSC