The Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS) has awarded a ‘Life Time Achievement Award’ to Prof Toyin Falola of the University of Texas at Austin, USA.
The award was bestowed on the respected professor of humanities as a recognition of his “exceptional contributions, unwavering dedication, and profound impact on the field of African Studies in Canada and beyond,” according to a letter to him by Dr. Nduka Otiono, President, Canadian Association of African Studies.
Falola at the ceremony
Otiono who is a professor and director of African Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, in his letter to Falola says: “Dear Professor Falola, Congratulations!,
“It is my pleasure to inform you that after reviewing the file nominating you for this award, you have been awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to African Studies by the Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS). This esteemed accolade recognizes your exceptional contributions, unwavering dedication, and profound impact on the field of African Studies in Canada and beyond.
“The award will be formally announced at the CAAS Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at 5:00 pm. The venue for the meeting is Founders College, FC 152, York University, and the event will be in a Hybrid format. More information will be provided to enable you to invite family and friends to virtually witness the award ceremony segment during the AGM.
“Sincerely, Nduka Otiono, PhD. FANA.”
Falola, author of over 200 books and articles, has received numerous awards for his sterling contributions to the body of knowledge about Africa and the world.