A University of Alberta-based interdisciplinary, international initiative between scholars, policymakers, service providers and communities that seeks to build capacity for research and scholarly output, graduate training and community engagement related to Africans globally.
Clothing, Culture and Identity. An annotated photo exhibition of selected attires worn by Yoruba women in Western Nigeria.
The Pan African Collaboration for Excellence Celebrates Black History Month, February 2021. In collaboration with Harriet Tubman Centre and Centre for Feminist Research, York University.
African immigrants to Alberta are faced with array of challenges during transition and integration into their new home. These challenges are grouped into five main elements below.
On July 15, 2020 Dr. Philomina Okeke-Ihejirika was invited to join in the Centre for Race and Culture online round-table discussion on systemic and institutional racism.
Dr. Philomina Okeke-Ihejirika was recognized by being awarded the title of Killam Annual Professor
A Black History Month exhibition
Research findings that enhance immigrants’ and refugees’ (henceforth “immigrants”) adaptation to Canadian life are crucial, as Canada relies on newcomers for population growth, labour supply, and cultural diversity. Successful adaptation is important to newcomers who, in turn, see this country as a haven where they can find economic opportunities.
Resilience is the ability to keep going in the face of serious challenges. Come and celebrate the talents of our youth as they showcase expressions of resilience, using ‘traditional’ head gears and hairstyles.