U of T’s African scholars, community leaders celebrated at awards ceremony


“A community is everything.”

So says Professor Njoki Wane, chair of the department of social justice education at the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).

Wane is one of the recipients of this year’s African Scholars Awards – a recognition given to faculty, students, alumni and community leaders by the African Alumni Association at U of T.

What connects this year’s winners is their commitment to building and strengthening communities inside and outside the university in ways that promote diversity, inclusivity and innovation.

Wane grew up in a rural village in Kenya, moving to Nairobi for school, and continuing her studies at the University of New Brunswick before moving to Toronto in 1996 to begin her PhD at U of T.

Whether in a tiny…

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