SGS Celebrates

SGS Celebrates recognizes achievements across U of T’s graduate community.



New U of T professor Nadège Compaoré on being Black in academia and why representation matters

Next July, Nadège Compaoré will start as an assistant professor of political science at the University of Toronto Mississauga. She describes the position as her “dream job” – the culmination of an obstacle-filled academic journey that began 19 years ago when she arrived in Canada from Burkina Faso on a full scholarship.




About SGS Celebrates

SGS Celebrates is a new virtual space showcasing achievements from across U of T’s graduate community. We update this page regularly with news, announcements, and profiles of U of T’s outstanding graduate students and the faculty and staff who support them. Read about their achievements, share their stories using the #SGSCelebrates hashtag, and submit achievements from your graduate community. This page launched as part of the SGS Virtual Awards Ceremony on April 22, 2021.

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Jérémy Boulanger Bonnelly named a 2020 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar

“For me, Engaged Leadership means above all else listening to the needs of our communities, to work with them to provide support, passion and expertise to help them overcome the challenges they face. Engaged Leadership is needed in order to find innovative solutions for a more equitable society where everyone counts and no one is taken for granted.”