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U of T’s African Scholars Awards recognize A&S alumni as exceptional role models

Left to right, from top: Michel Chikwanine, Antoinette Handley, Eddie Jjumba, Karima Hashmani; Tshweu Moleme, Sulaiman Jalloh, Mercy Lillian Gichuki, Jeffrey Fasegha; Seggane Musisi, Ismail Kibirige, Entisar Yusuf and Rachel Samuel.

2021 Rhodes Scholar

The University of Toronto’s Ikran Jama was among 11 Canadians to receive a Rhodes Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford next year. Jama is currently doing a minor in African Studies.

Jama is also president of the Arts & Science Students’ Union (ASSU) and is working to support underrepresented and marginalized communities. We would like to offer our congratulations on this prestigious achievement!


Meet the 2020-2021 ASCU Executives!


Congratulations to Binta Bajaha: WGSI Margrit Eichler Student Leadership Award & African Studies Mentorship Recognition


Congratulations to our students for their outstanding achievements:

African Studies’ student Dereck Sakyi-Oduro, one of the recipients  of  the 2020 Faculty of Arts and Science Undergraduate Research Fund for his project: “Public Discourse and Queerness in Ghana”

Mohamed Ali, Recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship, Kenya, 2019

Rafique van Uum, Recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship, Rwanda, 2019

Judy Androsoff, Recipient of the University of Toronto Nelson Mandela Scholarship Award, 2019-2020


Congratulations 2020 Grads!


Dr. Khalid Ahmed Receives Superior Sessional Instructor Teaching Award


African Scholars Award Ceremony

Dickson Eyoh, associate professor of political science and African Studies in the Faculty of Arts & Science, 2018

Marieme Lo, Associate Professor and Director of African Studies Program, Influencers Award African Scholars Awards, 2019


Congratulations to our Outstanding Students and Dr. Khalid Ahmed


Edil Ga’al – African Studies Student and 2018 Rhodes Scholar Recipient 


Edil Ga’al, photographed by Nick Iwanyshyn.


Prof. Aggrey Wasike  and African Studies students travel to Rwanda to learn horrors of genocide and path to justice


African Studies’ international conference organized by Prof Marieme Lo: Gender, Material Culture, and  Cultural Diplomacy