Juneteenth at a Glance

Why We Do What We Do


Juneteenth Intercontinental University (JIU) is a bi-lingual (English-French) university. It is established primarily as an online university and as the first and the only racialized higher education institution in Canada. We will start our full courses in Autumn 2024. As a startup, we need the support of all those who value equality, social justice, and inclusivity. Please, click HERE to pitch in. We appreciate your contribution!


To empower our students to create a more equitable future and provide them with the competencies to navigate a complex and ever-changing world.


Transforming lives through relevant skills-based education and fostering innovation and leadership in racialized, and historically underrepresented students.


Our objective is to establish seventeen (17) principal academic units – and faculties to serve our students, organizations, and our community. Currently, we offer courses through our faculties of Arts & Sciences, Business & Technology, Divinity & Religious Science, and Education & Pedagogy.


The number of faculty members and academic appointments in affiliated teaching and hospitals will be determined according to the JIU's needs. 


Our student body is formed with students from all over the world. We will soon tally the number of students for each of our schools.


Rosenberry and Gold

The University's colors Rosenberry and Gold evoke passion and prosperity respectively.


JIU has 7.5 acres for its affiliate Faculty of Medicine: Ervilus Donnet Hospital Center (CHED) in Haiti. JIU is in the process of acquiring much more space for its campuses. Stay tuned for more upcoming information.


You no longer have to visit JIU physically to access our collections. Many titles, including books, magazines, and other publications will be available for download to your computer, eBook reader, or mobile device.


At JIU, we believe education transforms lives. That’s why we work hard to help well-deserved underfunded students and families with students get scholarships to significantly reduce tuition costs. We go even further by liberating education, as to offer free tuition courses to all of JIU community members for life. We are working with our partners so that most of our College students receive scholarship aid, grants, and sponsorship.  


To date, a total of about $2,100,000  has been invested in cash and kind. A fundraising campaign has been launch to start with the university construction.


Check back later, please!


Juneteenth Intercontinental University is named after the holiday Juneteenth, which celebrates the end of legal slavery in the United States. The founder of our university wanted to recognize this important day and use it as a symbol of our commitment to education and social justice. Our university's name honors the hard-fought freedom of African Americans and serves as a reminder of the importance of education and opportunity for all. It is our hope that our name will inspire students to strive for excellence and to recognize the power of education to create positive change in our world.


Our team is comprised of outstanding individuals, led by our Founder, President, and Vice-Chancellor Dr. R. Joshua Cesaire, all dedicated to creating a unique academic experience for our students. We look forward to providing the highest quality education and support to both our students and the community.


The students, faculty, and staff of JIU hold a set of complementary values that we believe are fundamental to our identity and functioning. It is from our varying perspectives that we come together as members of the university community to collectively affirm and enact the following set of values. 

  1. We value excellence : The search for excellence is the hallmark of all our endeavours.

  2. We value learning : Student learning and satisfaction are the measures of our success.

  3. We value scholarly research : We engage in reflective practice through the scholarship of discovery and the scholarship of teaching.

  4. We value the free exchange of ideas : A respectful climate for open discourse promotes innovation, discovery, and social responsibility.

  5. We value openness and flexibility : Reducing barriers to education enhances access and social equity.

  6. We value diversity and inclusiveness : Diversity and inclusiveness enhance the quality both of learning and of the workplace.

  7. We value our employees : The commitment, innovation, creativity, and continuous learning of every employee contribute to our success.

  8. We value accountability : We are accountable to our students, to each other, and to the public.

  9. We value the truth : We are committed to transparency, authenticity, and integrity in all communications and interactions. « The truth is sincere, it is honest, it is hard, it is sharp, it is uncomfortable but it always leaves the conscience calm and the heart happy. » Ortego (2017). 


JIU will constantly post its income and be transparent with its fiscal dealings. There is no income to show yet.


The Intercontinental Campaign is designed to embrace the future and ensure JIU’s leadership from the start. It educates its students to cultivate inquisitive minds in the pursuit of truth and humanism.


Veritas I Spasenje = Truth and Salvation

Our motto "Veritas I Spasenje" means truth and salvation, reflecting JIU's commitment to providing an education that inspires truth-seeking, personal growth, and global transformation.


Our team is comprised of outstanding individuals, led by our Founder, President, and Vice-Chancellor Dr. R. Joshua Cesaire, all dedicated to creating a unique academic experience for our students. We look forward to providing the highest quality education and support to both our students and the community.


JIU-X is a University-wide strategic initiative, overseen by the Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL), to enable faculty to build and create open online learning experiences (free, low-touch, high-touch) for residential and online use and to enable groundbreaking research in online pedagogies.


Learn all about JIU and why we’re the right University for you. In this section, we have compiled some of the most frequently asked questions we’ve received over the years. If there is something that we missed, please reach out, and a member of our staff will get in touch with you.