Royal Society of Canada inducts Afolabi | The Guardian Nigeria News

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Royal Society of Canada inducts Afolabi | The Guardian Nigeria News

The founding artistic director of Theater Emissary International, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, was admitted to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) as a member of RSC College.

According to University of Regina President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Jeff Keshen, Afolabi’s successful nomination as a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists is evidence of the significant influence of his work in socially engaged theater in Canada and around the world.

“Through his practice as an artist and scholar, Taiwo provides a safe and courageous space to share participants’ cultures and stories and to collectively imagine a positive shared future,” says Keshen.

Afolabi’s successful nomination as a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists is a testament to the significant impact of his work in socially engaged theater in Canada and around the world.

“Through his practice as an artist and scholar, Taiwo provides a safe and courageous space to share participants’ cultures and stories and to collectively imagine a positive shared future,” says Keshen.

Afolabi is a Nigerian-born Canadian interdisciplinary artist and researcher internationally known for his research-based theater focused on social justice, human rights and anti-racism education among indigenous, immigrant and marginalized communities.

The mission of the Royal Society of Canada is to serve Canada and Canadians by recognizing Canada’s leading intellectuals, scholars, researchers and artists and mobilizing them in open discussions and debates to advance knowledge, promote integrated interdisciplinary understandings and critical Addressing issues to Canada and Canadians.