Afua CooperAfua Cooper (New ’86)  is the recipient of Novia Scotia Human Rights Commission’s Dr. Burnley Allan “Rocky” Jones Award.

Afua graduated with an honours Bachelor of Arts in History, African Studies and Women’s Studies, took her MA in the History of Education at OISE, and in 2000 was awarded a PhD in History from U of T.

In 2011 she She was appointed James Robinson Johnston Chair of Black Canadian Studies at Dalhousie University, where she is also Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, cross-appointed to the Gender and Women’s Studies Program, and the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

The award from the Novia Scotia Human Rights Commission recognizes her work on cultural diversity and inclusion as a community leader, advocate, academic and author.