Toronto FC Acquires Defender Aimé Mabika from Inter Miami CF

Toronto FC has announced its latest acquisition, defender Aimé Mabika, from Inter Miami CF. The club has signed a deal through 2023 with options for 2024 and 2025. In exchange, Toronto FC has sent $100,000 in 2024 General Allocation Money (GAM) to Inter Miami. The deal was agreed upon before the close of the Primary Transfer Window on April 24. …

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Black Business Initiative Announces Succession Plan: Matthew Martel to Succeed Rustum Southwell as CEO

Halifax, NS – On April 27, 2023, Rustum Southwell, the CEO of the Black Business Initiative (BBI), announced his retirement after 25 years of successfully leading the organization. Matthew Martel, the current Chief Operating Officer of BBI, will succeed Southwell, effective May 1, 2023. The transition plan for the new CEO is already in place to ensure a seamless transfer …

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Cutting-Edge Gene Therapy Research: Professor Ubaka Ogbogu Secures $24 Million NFRF Transformation Grant

Professor Ubaka Ogbogu, a leading bioethics and law expert at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law, has been awarded a $538,687.50 grant as the lead for a gene therapy research project that has received a $24 million New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) Transformation Grant. The project, titled “A pipeline approach to the rational design of gene therapy approaches …

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We are grateful to everyone who shared her missing person information and helped in the search efforts. The Sidney/North Saanich RCMP have confirmed that Patricia was located and is now safe. We appreciate the support and concern shown by the community during this difficult time. Patricia’s family thanks everyone for their help and requests privacy at this time.

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Brad Barton to Receive Honorary Degree from Dalhousie University for Contributions to Education and Sports in Nova Scotia

On June 6, 2023, Dalhousie University will award an honorary degree to Brad Barton, an African Nova Scotian educator and coach who has dedicated his life to improving the education system and sports world in Nova Scotia. Mr. Barton, who was born and raised in Jordantown, Digby County, began his teaching career at Allan W Evans/Nelson Whynder Elementary School in …

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Spotlighting Dr. Nnamdi Ndubuka: A Dedicated Community Leader and Recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal

On a Friday evening at the E.A. Rawlinson Centre, over 30 citizens from Prince Albert and surrounding districts were awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal, including Dr. Nnamdi Ndubuka, a prominent community figure who has devoted his life to helping others. As a public health physician in Prince Albert, Dr. Ndubuka currently leads the implementation of public health …

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They Made the Shortlist for the 2023 Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Finalists! Now, It Is Time to Vote

The Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards program by the Canadian Immigrant Magazine is a prestigious people’s choice award that recognizes immigrants making positive impacts on their communities since coming to Canada. The shortlist of candidates is determined by a panel of judges and nominees are recognized in various categories including community advocates, volunteers, successful entrepreneurs, and cultural icons. Currently, the …

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Help Find Missing 55-Year-Old Woman, Patricia Nzuza in BC [FOUND]

The Sidney/North Saanich RCMP is asking for the public’s help in locating a 55-year-old woman, Patricia Nzuza, who has been missing since April 16, 2023. According to the police report, she was last seen departing Victoria International Airport on a BC Transit Bus. Her family and friends are concerned about her health and wellbeing, as it is unusual for her …

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7 Individuals of African Descent Among Prestigious McCall MacBain Scholarship Recipients

The McCall MacBain Scholarship, valued at $200 million, was established in 2019 by John and Marcy McCall MacBain to support emerging leaders worldwide. The scholarship provides fully-funded master’s degrees worth $100,000 each at McGill University, along with mentorship, coaching, and leadership development programs. In the first year of the scholarship’s global admissions, over 1,200 students and graduates from universities around …

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Professor Ato Quayson to Chair New Department of African and African American Studies at Stanford

Stanford University is set to establish a new department of African and African American studies, with Professor Ato Quayson serving as its inaugural chair. The department, which will officially open in January 2024, will build on the university’s longstanding Program in African and African American Studies and focus on research and teaching in the humanities and arts. Its scope may …

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