BRN Researcher Profile Series: Mapping the Network

Our Network

The BRN puts a spotlight on Black research excellence that plays an integral part of what makes the University of Toronto the top university in Canada. We are a vibrant network of award-winning, multidisciplinary and leading researchers shaping a better future, with local and global impact.

Network Features

Maeva Che
News | Wednesday, April 17, 2024

U of T Engineering PhD candidate wants to improve sustainable, cost-effective treatment of Ontario’s drinking water

Growing up in a small neighbourhood in Cameroon, Maeva Che was aware of challenges of accessing clean drinking water. “Experiencing that exposure…

News | Monday, April 15, 2024

A new book by U of T alumni champions the impact of nurses

Can you name a famous nurse? That is the penultimate question posed to readers at the beginning of The Wisdom of…

News | Thursday, April 4, 2024

How will AI change our world? U of T podcast explores technology’s impact on society

Rapid advances in artificial intelligence are posing profound questions about the future – and about us.  Can we ensure safety…

Robert Arku
News | Tuesday, April 2, 2024

After making Toronto home, PhD candidate explores potential uneven impacts in transit investment along Eglinton LRT

When Robert Arku moved to Toronto’s Davenport neighbourhood three years ago, he couldn’t help but feel curious about the future of his…

Margaret Ikape
News | Wednesday, March 27, 2024

‘A black box in astronomy knowledge’: PhD researcher probes the earliest stars in the universe

As a child, Margaret Ikape had a prime view of the stars from her hometown of Lagos, Nigeria. “When I was really…

News | Thursday, March 14, 2024

KPE student athlete centers movement and leadership in event program for racialized students

For the past six years, Jasmine Lew has balanced a successful athletic career, studies and volunteering roles. In 2020, Lew added yet…