Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellows

About the Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship

The University of Toronto Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship program provides funding to increase opportunities for hiring postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented groups, specifically Indigenous and/or Black researchers. These fellowships will enable postdoctoral researchers to grow their scholarly profiles, undertake academic work at the University of Toronto, and strengthen the research environment at the University with diverse perspectives.


Kalonde Malama at the Kalonde Malama

“Prior to beginning this postdoc, my research mainly focussed on female sex workers, who are a highly stigmatised and marginalised population with diverse sexual and reproductive health needs. What I have learned in the first few weeks of my postdoctoral fellowship researching displaced youth and refugees living in informal settlements is that they too face similar structural barriers to the vital healthcare services that many of us routinely take for granted. “

Kalonde Malama
2020 Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship recipient

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Fellows in the News

Camille Turner photograph by Ebti Nabag

Camille Turner announced as first Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the Daniels Faculty

Camille Turner, a celebrated Toronto-based artist and academic, has recently been announced as the first Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow from the Daniels Faculty at the University of Toronto. Turner works “to make visible and audible the histories, memories and geopolitics of Blackness in Canada.” Her transdisciplinary artworks, exhibitions, performances, and projects have incorporated extensive research on the hidden history of slavery in Canada, as well as its omission from popular conceptions of national identity.

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New U of T professor Nadège Compaoré on being Black in academia and why representation matters

In July 2022, Nadège Compaoré started as an assistant professor of political science at the University of Toronto Mississauga. She describes the position as her “dream job” – the culmination of an obstacle-filled academic journey that began 19 years ago when she arrived in Canada from Burkina Faso on a full scholarship.

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‘Where are all the Black men in higher education?’

Ahmed Ali Ilmi, anti-racist educator and scholar asked this throughout his post-secondary experience.

Over the next two years, Ilmi will tackle this question as the first Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow at OISE.

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Announcing the Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellows

Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellows (2022)

  • Ketty Anyeko, Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies
  • Lisa Boivin, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute
  • John (Waaseyaabin) Hupfield, Wasauksing First Nation, Women & Gender Studies Institute
  • Oluwole Kunuji, Faculty of Law
  • Ayodele Odutayo, Department of Medicine
  • Jessica Penney, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • Aleczandria Tiffany, Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry

  • Anna Ampaw, Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences (UTM) (Anna in the News)
  • Cyndirela Chadambuka, Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation
  • Flavio Crizostomo Kock, Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences (UTSC)
  • Amy Shawanda, Department of Public Health Sciences, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • Bruno Soares, Department of Biological Sciences (UTSC)
  • Derrick Ssewanyana, Department of Physiology
  • Camille Turner, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
  • Paul Wankah, Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • Abdallatif Abdalrhman, Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering
  • Gerald Bareebe, Department of Political Science (UTSC)
  • Kristen Bos, Women & Gender Studies Institute (A&S) (current Kristen Bos, WGSI (UofT))
  • Lori Chambers, Factor Inwentash School of Social Work
  • Nicole Marie Muir, Department of Public Health Sciences (current Nicole Muir | LaMarsh Centre for Child & Youth Research
  • Mary Rambaran-Olm, Department of English and Drama (UTM)
  • Ian Tobias, Department of Cell and Systems Biology

Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship recipients at the Faculty Club luncheon, October 2019. (L to R: Nadège CompaoréDebby DanardAhmed Ilmi, and Nikoli Attai). Other recipients include Nemoy Lewis (FAS, Geography, supervisor Prof. Deborah Cowen), Jorge Luis Fabra-Zamora (Faculty of Law, supervisor Prof. Jutta Brunnée), and Kilian Nasung Atuoye (UTM, Geography, supervisor Prof. Vincent Z. Kuuire).

“This program is invaluable because it gives me an opportunity to work with leading experts in my field and provide me with the necessary support to commence my new research study.”
— Nemoy Lewis

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