Meet Our Faculty

The Africa Institute was established to promote and facilitate the research being done by researchers at Western in Africa. We strive to be recognized as a world-class institute of excellence in scholarship and policy development dealing with various aspects of African societies, politics, economy, culture, and health, through collaborative, interdisciplinary and international research undertaken by faculty, undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and postdoctoral fellows.

Western University is home to nearly 100 faculty, graduate and postdoctoral researchers whose primary focus is Africa, in diverse fields including waste management, ecosystem health, health policy, gender studies, linguistics, refugee studies, and transitional justice. Western’s staff, faculty, and students have a strong history of involvement with the African continent, through volunteer programs including Western Heads East, experiential learning, and exchange programs for faculty, students and staff.

Out of this on-going association has developed a deep commitment at Western University to building sustainable relationships with African institutions and partners, illustrating a growing engagement with the most important issues affecting the continent. We continue to collaborate constructively with the academic community, independent institutions, and with governments and agencies working in diverse sectors throughout the African continent to create a pre-eminent institute of its kind in the world.