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Celebrating Black Excellence in Academia

February 17, 2023 at 9:30 am - 11:00 am

In honour of Black History Month, join us to celebrate Black excellence in academia. Hosted by the College of Graduate Studies, this event will feature a panel of accomplished Black scholars, including graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty.

While we should always recognize Black excellence, the reality is that Black communities and cultures are under-represented and under-appreciated. Black scholars at UBC Okanagan and beyond conduct innovative and impactful research that contributes to the vibrancy of academia and local and global communities.

Panelists will share their experiences and achievements, discussing their personal journeys through academia.
With this event, we aim to center, celebrate, and amplify Black voices and their successes in academia.



Emmanuel Adoasi-Ahyiah

PhD student in Earth and Environmental Sciences, UBC Okanagan

Dr. Ifeoma Adaji

Assistant Professor, Computer Science, UBC Okanagan

Dr. Emmanuel Osei

Assistant Professor, Biology, UBC Okanagan

Segun Fatudimu

PhD student in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies, UBC Okanagan

Felix Amoh-Siaw

PhD student in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies, UBC Okanagan

Tolulope Adesina

Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow, UBC Okanagan


February 17, 2023
9:30 am - 11:00 am

Additional Info

Registration/RSVP Required
Yes (see event description)
Event Type
Networking, Social, Talk/Lecture
Culture and Diversity, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Personal and Professional Development
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Families, Partners and Industry, Students, Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates