Heartfelt congratulations to Edil Ga’al, a former Political Science student at U of T and a graduate of the African Studies program at New College, who has been awarded a distinguished 2019 Rhodes Scholarship. Edil credits her mentor, Dr. Marieme Lo, as well as Dr. Aggrey Wasike, Dr. Dickson Eyoh, Dr. Tara Goldstein, Dr. Melissa Levin, and Dr. Aziza Virani, for encouraging and supporting her success, a well-deserved achievement rooted in her hard work, dedication and enthusiasm for a more just, more inclusive world. Edil expects to begin working toward her master’s degree in African Studies at Oxford University in the fall of next year. Read her full story in U of T News.

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Edil Ga’al, photographed by Nick Iwanyshyn.