Dr Bukola Salami has won so many awards. She is a distinguished academician and an enduring testament to black excellence. According to her profile on the University of Alberta website, her awards include Rosalind Smith Professional Award: National Black Coalition of Canada (Edmonton Chapter), Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Emerging Nurse Researcher Award 2018, 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women 2018, Edmonton’s Top 40 under 40 2016, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Award, Sigma Theta Tau International Lambda-Pi-At-Large Award of Merit for an Outstanding PhD Thesis, Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Ontario Training Center in Health Service and Policy Research Fellowship – a CIHR Strategic Training Program.
Her primary area of research is migration and health. Over the last five years, she has been engaged in around 40 funded research projects in the area of migration and health. She joined the University of Alberta in January 2014 after completing her PhD at the University of Toronto on nurse migration. She also completed the Ontario Training Centre in Health Service and Policy Research Collaborative Program, the International Nursing PhD Program, and the Critical Qualitative Health Research Certificate Program. She is a member of the Public Health Agency of Canada National Working Group on the Mental Health of Black Canadians and a representative of the University of Alberta on the Worldwide Universities Network Global Africa Group. She is currently leading a network of researchers across four continents (9 countries) focused on the well being of African migrant children in the context of migration and displacement.
LCC Media was pleased to have the opportunity to talk with Dr Salami.