Toronto, ON: Taijon Eccleston-Graham is a third year Business Administration student at Nipissing University where he is a member of the Men’s Basketball team. Originally from Toronto, Ontario, Taijon was recruited to play basketball in the OUA and is an emerging young leader, passionate to create change. Taijon is also the newly appointed BCCA BIPOC-Student Liaison.
Taijon is familiar with leading through sport. He is the co-founder and President of NUBASE (Nipissing University Black Association for Student Expression) and is co-host of the Nipissing Athletics podcast, The Lakers LockerRoom. Taijon is a also a member of the OUA’s Black Biracial and Indigenous (BBI) Committee who has partnered with the IDEAS Sports Lab at the University of Toronto to collect and disseminate race-based data amongst Canadian university athletic teams. Taijon’s advocacy and passion connected him to Mark Harrison of T1 Agency and the Black Talent Initiative, where Taijon will be working as a summer student.
Athletes for Change Association (ACA): A BIPOC Student-Athlete Alliance
Taijon is Founder and Director of Athletes for Change. The ACA’s slogan, “using the game to create the change,” connects and empowers BIPOC-student-athlete-led groups at universities across the country.
As the BCCA BIPOC Student Liaison, Taijon will be a primary contact for BIPOC athletes inquiring about social, educational, and sport-based supports offered by the BCCA and partner organizations.
Leadership Through Sport – We Are StrongerTogether!