BoG Student Rep. Nathaniel Black

Committed to Affordability, Accountability & Accessibility

Undergraduate Governor Nathaniel Black

Student Representative to the Board of Governors


tough questions

Nathaniel is committed to asking the tough questions to the Administration that are on the minds of all students. Including where our money is being spent, how services are evolving, and what is going forward to advance fairness. 

Tuition Advocacy

Since becoming Undergraduate Governor, Nathaniel has worked with Jasmine Dooby in advancing her petition of over 7,000 students calling for a temporary fee & tuition decrease.  Nathaniel has been clear and unequivocal in calling for lower tuition rates.

Committee Work

As a member of the committee on Advancement & University Relations, Nathaniel has advocated for increasing the visibility of students' diverse accomplishments and perspectives. His work continues to include student concerns in the 2020 rebranding project overseen by this committee.

Nathaniel S. Black

Nathaniel is a second-year student of Global & International Studies specializing in Global Migration & Transnationalism interested in Art History. As a young person from the projects of Ottawa South, Nathaniel is a local community advocate for diversity, inclusion and human rights for all in Ottawa. He has been elected to the board of directors for the Glouchester Food Bank and served as a member of the Chief of Police's Special Committee on LGBT affairs from 2018 to 2020. Nathaniel also works in local policy development in the Black community with local councillors and business people to advance scholarship opportunities and fundraise for new black entrepreneurship and community development pathways. 

Priorities for Nathaniel's first term

decrease clinic wait times for mental health services

The average wait times for a mental health counsellor is 3-4 months as of the pre-covid landscape. Nathaniel is committed to introducing a motion to mandate a 10-year departmental build-up of available counsellors to lower wait times and increase mental health services.   

Diverse reputation building

Nathaniel's number one priority is ensuring a better future for Carleton's diverse communities that the past of systemic barriers to education. He will continue to work with his counterparts across Ontario to breakdown barriers and pave the way for more diverse student leadership.  

punishments for campus hate crimes

Nathaniel has committed to introducing a motion to reform the Student Rights & Responsibilities Policy to enforce identity-based discrimination under category two offences. Nathaniel believes in a deterrence model for discriminatory peer to peer violence on campus. 

Divest Carleton & Green Infrastructure

Nathaniel believes in Carleton's greener future and will continue to advocate for the university's investment portfolio's divestment away from fossil fuels. As we move toward the 2030 objectives, Nathaniel will continue to press for green parking and solar panel infrastructure.

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