Destiny Kirumira

IBET Momentum Fellow at McGill University

Destiny Kirumira is a Black visual artist and architect.

After receiving a BA in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Alberta in 2018, she completed her Master of Architecture at the University of Calgary.

This year she will be beginning her PhD at McGill University which centres on the history of Black settlements in Canada. As both an architect and artist, Destiny’s work attempts to uproot and reconcile the roots of racism in both fields with a current emphasis on Black spaces and narratives.

The McGill Faculty of Engineering is committed to increasing the diversity of the Canadian workforce by increasing the number of underrepresented populations in the engineering profession. As part of our efforts to encourage, mentor, support and enhance the preparation of tomorrow’s diverse leaders, the Faculty has created the Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology Momentum (IBET) Fellowship to attract and financially support domestic applicants who identify as Indigenous or Black.

This IBET Momentum Fellowship is intended to help build and support an equitable environment that is reflective of Canada’s population and reconcile the under-representation of Indigenous and Black scholars at McGill University. An integral component of the IBET Momentum Fellowship will be access to mentorship and community-wide support.