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Chizoba Imoka
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Lover of life and all things African
Lover of life and all things African

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"Happy Canada Day", Spiritual Life & Collective Responsibility to Seek Justice:
The greatest personal conflict I face as a Catholic and civically engaged-justice searching global citizen is reconciling the violent/bloody history through which my faith has emerged, its complicity in producing the oppressive reality/social structures I a...
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Engaging & Uniting Nigerian Teenagers for Youth Issues
Today was a very special day for me and Unveiling Africa. I spent some time with students/Unveiling Africa ambassadors at St Joseph's Secondary School Agege discussing a story I wrote a few years ago about social inequities amongst Nigerian youth and the th...
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New Blogpost about my doctoral research in Nigeria

What is clear is that our schools are clearly a microcosm of the Nigerian society. All the divisions that play out in broader society is alive and well in our schools and amongst our teenagers. When I asked my last two participants how secondary school prepared them for life after school - they said their secondary school showed them which ethnic groups to relate and not relate with""
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Threads of ethnic exclusion in Nigerian in Nigerian Secondary Schools
I am only in the early stages of data collection in Nigeria and the student experiences I have heard so far are mind boggling and terrifying. Student experiences and learning are heavily influenced by their ethnicity and the stereotypes associated with thei...
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My tribute to an exemplary public servant and priceless mentor - Chief Ojo Maduekwe (Former Foreign & Transport Minister and Former Nigerian Ambassador to Canada); he passionately infected people around him with his excitement for public service.

Papa Ojo, your spirit lives on.. continue to rest in peace.
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Ojo Maduekwe: Recruiter and Mentor of Future Public Servants Pt 1
My cherished
relationship with the late Ambassador Ojo Maduekwe (Former Foreign and
Transport Minister) who later fondly became my “Papa Ojo” began on March 17,
2015.  As a Junior Fellow at Massey College - University of Toronto, I convened
the Massey Inter...
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Ojo Maduekwe: Recruiter and Mentor of Future Public Servants - Pt 2
Despite my attacks on PDP, critique of the ruling class that I clearly established that he was a part of and the obvious age difference between both of us, the High Commissioner wasn’t defensive, patronizing or condescending. While holding his ground for PD...
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Ojo Maduekwe: Recruiter and mentor of future public servants and politicians - Pt 1
My cherished
relationship with the late Ambassador Ojo Maduekwe (Former Foreign and
Transport Minister) who later fondly became my “Papa Ojo” began on March 17,
2015.  As a Junior Fellow at Massey College - University of Toronto, I convened
the Massey Inter...
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Reflections from my recent award ceremony:

"I am aware that over a century ago, people that had dreams and pride like me were sold off as slaves and were not allowed to eat at the dining table. I am also reminded that even till today, many Black people like myself in Canada, USA, India, Sri Lanka, Ecuador and even in African countries are still treated like objects and animals simply because of their skin colour, perceived disability, identity or/and poverty. So, I do the work that I do to build on their foundation and to pass on a better world to the next generation"
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Chizoba Imoka: 2016 Adel S. Sedra Distinguished Graduate Award Winner - Award Ceremony Acceptance Speech & Photos
This year has been a marvellous one for me. A few months ago, it was announced that I am the 2016 winner of the Adel S. Sedra Distinguished Graduate Award The beautiful award ceremony was held yesterday and I was so happy to share this special occasion with...
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