African Studies

Senior Doctoral Fellow Speaker Series

Event Date: May 26th, 2021 Time: 1:30pm

Please join us for The 2020-2021 Senior Doctoral Fellow Speaker Series. Wednesday, May 26, 1:30-3:00pm Huda Hassan (African Studies) Ciyaal Baraf: Fictions Empires Tell and Counter-Narratives of Somali Artists in Diaspora My doctoral project explores the ways in which Canada’s Somali diaspora has been framed in mass media as the new national criminal subject. Ciyaal Baraaf (meaning…read more

African Studies

Senior Doctoral Fellow Speaker Series

Event Date: May 26th, 2021 Time: 1:30pm

Please join us for the 2020-2021 Senior Doctoral Fellow Speaker Series. Register here to attend. Wednesday, May 26, 1:30-3:00pm Jonathon Chio (Human Biology) Drug re-purposing: Intravenous Human Immunoglobulin G to treat Traumatic Cervical Spinal Cord Injury Spinal cord injury (SCI) causes motor and sensory impairments that lead to considerable patient suffering. There are approximately 1.3…read more

African Studies

African Studies Conversation Cafe

Event Date: March 19th, 2021 Time: 5:30pm

Friday, March 19, 2021 5:30Pm-7PM Panelists: *Apefa Adjivon, Canada’s Top 30Under30 in Sustainability, Youth Advisor, World Humanitarian Forum & Canadian Commission for UNESCO *Michel Chikwanine, Author, Human Rights Advocate, Motivational Speaker / United Nations Fellow for People of African Descent *Edil Ga’al, MSc in African Studies, University of Oxford & Rhodes Scholar 2019 *Bamike Kuyoro,…read more

African Studies

Sip n’ Paint Pt. 2

Event Date: March 11th, 2020 Time: 6:00pm

The first U of T African Studies Course Union Sip n’ Paint was a success. You don’t want to miss this one! Join us for a night of painting, food, and refreshments.

African Studies

Cross-Ethnic Voting: Campaign Endorsements as Vicarious Contact

Event Date: March 11th, 2020 Time: 12:00pm

You are invited to the  upcoming seminar by Leonardo R. Arriola, Associate Dean, Social Sciences, Director, Center for African Studies, and Associate Professor, Political Science, at UC Berkeley. This event is co-sponsored by African Studies and Political Science. We hope you will join us: When: Wednesday, March 11, 12pm-2pm Where: 3130 SSH.  Please RSVP to:…read more

African Studies

Documentary Series Screening: The Returnees

Event Date: February 28th, 2020 Time: 6:00pm

The African Alumni Association is hosting a Refugee Awareness Week (RAW) from Sunday, February 23 – Friday 28, 2020. *Friday, February 28, come to the documentary series screening: The Returnees WHERE: OISE G162 Auditorium, 252 Bloor St WHEN: 6pm All welcome!

African Studies

Survival and Liberation: Student Politics, Pan-Africanism, and Black Power in Britain

Event Date: February 3rd, 2020 Time: 5:00pm

Two Black activists reflect on their struggles and journeys through the social, cultural and political landscapes of the United Kingdom. Zainab Abbas and Ansel Wong were leaders of the Black Liberation Front, a Third World revolutionary organization founded in North London in 1971. The Black Liberation Front combatted fascist violence in Britain, constructed “central communal…read more

African Studies

African Development Bank & Africa’s Economic Transformation – Some Experiences

Event Date: January 10th, 2020 Time: 4:00pm

A talk by Dr. Abdul B. Kamara Country Manager, African Development Bank Ethiopia Country Office **** Speaker’s bio: Dr. Abdul B. Kamara is a development economist with over two decades of experience in development policy research and development financing in Africa. He is currently Country Manager forthe African Development Bank (AfDB) in Ethiopia, where he…read more

African Studies

Urbanization and Infrastructure Financing in Uganda

Event Date: November 28th, 2019 Time: 3:00pm

A talk by Arch. Kenneth Ssemwogerere, PhD Architect, SIGL architects, Lecturer, Dept of Architecture, Makerere University, UGANDA  ***** When: Thursday, November 28 @ 3 PM Where: 2053 Wilson Hall New College, University of Toronto  ***** Bio: Dr. Ssemwogerere Kenneth is an Architect who graduated from Makerere University in 1999. He received a scholarship to do a Masters in…read more

African Studies

Biafra at 50

Event Date: October 24th, 2019 Time: 4:00pm

You are invited to: Biafra at 50: “Contradictions, Errors, and Lessons from the Humanitarian Response to Nigeria’s Civil War, 1967-1970.” A talk by Jim Phillips Professor Emeritus, Columbia University In conversation with Taiwo Olanrewaju Bello Doctoral Student, UTSC Department  of Historical & Cultural Studies   When: Thursday, October 24 @ 4 PM Where: 2053 Wilson Hall,…read more

African Studies

Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the Internet Era is Transforming Kenya

Event Date: September 26th, 2019 Time: 4:00pm

You are invited to the African Studies Program’s exciting event: a book talk and book signing by Nanjala Nyabola on her book, “Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the Internet Era is Transforming Kenya”. **** WHEN: THURSDAY, September 26th, 2019 | 4PM-6PM WHERE: WGSI LOUNGE, New College, 40 Willcocks St. *** Author’s Bio: Nanjala Nyabola is a writer, independent researcher and…read more

African Studies

Ubah Cristina Ali Farah: To Leave in The Afternoon

Event Date: April 2nd, 2019 Time: 1:00pm

Join us for a reading with Ubah Cristina Ali Farah. The reading is titled To Leave in The Afternoon: Inheriting the Language of a Civil War WHEN: Tuesday, April 2, 2019  | 1- 2:30pm  WHERE: WGSI Lounge, 40 Willcocks Street, New College   Organized by  the Women and Gender Studies Institute & Co-sponsored by the African Studies Program.

African Studies

International Women’s Day Public Lecture: “The Powerful Politics of Poetry” with El Jones

Event Date: March 6th, 2019 Time: 6:00pm

International Women’s Day Public Lecture   El Jones – Poet, Educator, Journalist and Advocate “The Powerful Politics of Poetry” Wed Mar 6, 6:00pm – 8:00pm Room 1160, Bahen Centre for Information Technology, 40 St. George St, University of Toronto El Jones is a poet, educator, journalist and advocate. She was the fifth Poet Laureate of…read more

African Studies

“Elders’ Cultural Knowledge and The Question of Black/African Indigeneity”

Event Date: February 8th, 2019 Time: 2:00pm

The Africanist Seminar presents: “Elders’ Cultural Knowledge and The Question of Black/African Indigeneity” A talk by Professor George J. Sefa Dei (Nana Adusei Sefa Tweneboah) Social Justice Education ABSTRACT:  What is the potential of African Elders’ cultural knowledge for engaging the question of Black Indigeneity as site and source of epistemic decolonization? How does African Elders’…read more

African Studies

Carceral Modernities: Prison Officer and Professionalism in Postcolonial Uganda

Event Date: January 25th, 2019 Time: 2:00pm

Join is for a talk by Dr. Katherine Bruce-Lockhart, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Historical Studies at UTM and the Jackman Humanities Institute. When: Friday, January 25, 2 – 4 PM Where: Room 2007D, Wilson Hall, New College, 40 Willcocks Street Who: Everyone welcome! Refreshments will be served.   Talk Description  From the forts…read more

Academic Programs

Omar Ba: Conversations

Event Date: January 18th, 2019 Time: 3:00pm

Please join the African Studies program, in collaboration with the Power Plant for an artist’s talk with renowned painter Omar Ba. When: Friday, January 18, 2019, 3:00 – 4:30 PM Where: WGSI Lounge, 2nd floor, Wilson Hall, New College, 40 Willcocks Street Who: Everyone welcome! A small reception will form part of the event. Omar…read more

Academic Programs

Application Deadline: School of Cities Student Fellowship Award

Event Date: December 5th, 2018 Time: 11:59pm

SofC Connects! A Call for Student Fellowship Applications We are thrilled to announce the School of Cities Student Fellowship Award to provide unique opportunities for urban-focused interdisciplinary and collaborative learning, mentorship, research, experiential and service-based learning to students at all three campuses and across divisional boundaries. What is the School of Cities Student Fellowship Award?…read more