‘Excited, nervous and happy’: African Scholars Awards recipients celebrated at in-person ceremony

Professor Wisdom Tettey and Maydiane Andrade
UTSC Principal Wisdom Tettey and Professor Maydianne Andrade were recently recognized at the African Scholars Award ceremony.
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U of T Scarborough principal Wisdom Tettey and biology professor Maydianne Andrade were among 17 U of T community members to be recognized at a recent African Scholars Awards ceremony. 

Andrade, a professor in the department of biological sciences at U of T Scarborough, was recognized with a Distinguished African-Caribbean Award, while Tettey received the Distinguished Influencers Award.

Tettey said it was an honour to be recognized.

“I think it’s important to have the humility to say that this doesn’t just represent me,” he said. 

“It represents all the people who motivate me every day to do what I do and hopefully carve a pathway for people to reach their aspirations and their potentials.” 

Presented by the U of T African Alumni Association, this year saw the return of an in-person award ceremony at Massey College. Recipients, staff, and faculty were greeted by a red carpet in the college’s common room while the presentation of the awards took place in the upper library. 

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