Social Worker and PhD Student
Hi, I'm Vincent! I use they/them pronouns, and I am a Black, queer and trans activist and registered social worker based in Kjipuktuk, Mi'kma'ki (Halifax, NS).
I'm also a Vanier Scholar and PhD in Health student at Dalhousie University, where I study the barriers to health and social service access faced by Black gay, bi, trans, and queer men, other Black men who have sex with men. as well as masculine-of-center non-binary people in Canada.
This page is my home on the web. It mainly highlights my academic career and social work practice for the time being, but I am looking forward to making this space mine over the coming months.
I am currently a PhD student at the Faculty of Health at Dalhousie University in Kjipuktuk, Mi'kma'ki (Halifax, NS). I also hold a Bachelor of Social Work from McGill University ('20) and a Master of Science in Social Work from Université de Montréal ('22), both located in Tiohtià:ke (Montréal, QC).
My academic interests mainly surround the lived realities of Black LGBTQ+ people in Canada. I have dedicated my academic career to understanding the issues that affect my communities through intersectional feminist and afrocentric lenses.
I am a registered social worker authorized to practice with clients located in the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Québec, and Ontario. I operate mainly through an Africentric, trauma-informed, anti-racist and anti-oppressive lens that is rooted in sex positivity and harm reduction.
While I specialize in working with BIPOC and 2SLGBTQ+ folks, my services are open to anyone who could benefit from my expertise. At the core of my work is a deep love for and solidarity with my communities.