Dr Bukola Salami Becomes Professor At The University Of Alberta, Canada


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The Institute of Nursing Research, Nigeria celebrates Professor Bukola Salami as she takes another great and admirable stride in the global academic world.

Dr. Bukola Salami has become a full Professor at The University Of Alberta, Canada eight years after earning her Ph.D.

Professor Bukola Salami joined the Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta in January 2014 as an associate professor. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Windsor, a Master of Nursing from the University of Toronto, and her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto where her doctoral research was on the migration of Philippine-educated nurses to Ontario through the Live-in Caregiver Program. 

“We have to change our orientation to nursing leadership and administration in Nigeria, to be able to position ourselves as influencers in the field and as leaders in the healthcare service.”

Dr. Bukola Salami

Before venturing into the academic world, Professor Bukola Salami was a Pediatric Oncology Nurse and subsequently an interprofessional educator at the New Immigrant Support Network of The Hospital for Sick Children In Toronto.

Dr. Bukola Salami’s research efforts have led to the development of several positive policies and program initiatives, including the establishment of a Black mental health clinic by Africa Center. 

Her deep interest in policies and practices shaping migrants’ health moved her to establish The African Child and Youth Migration Network which she currently leads and is made up of 30 scholars from 4 continents is focused on improving the wellbeing of African children and youths globally. She also founded in 2020, the Black Youth Mentorship and Leadership Program at the University of Alberta which boasts of being the first University-based interdisciplinary mentorship program for Black youths in Western Canada and seeks to empower black youths to be socially and economically responsible, contributing meaningfully to the Canadian society. 

 “I want to continue to impact the lives of Black youths through the Black youth mentorship and leadership program,” Professor Salami says in an interview with “Canadian Immigrant.”

Dr. Bukola Salami has received several awards and distinctions for research excellence and community engagement:

  • 100 Accomplished Black Women in Canada.
  • Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Nursing 2021.
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Emerging Nurse Researcher of the Year Award.
  • College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) Award for Nursing Excellence. 
  • Alberta Avenue Edmonton Top 40 under 40 and the famed Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame which is one of the highest international research awards in nursing amongst other numerous awards and distinctions. 

“I am particularly interested in how the intersection of gender, race, class, nationality, and immigration status influence the health of vulnerable migrant groups in Canada as well as the policy and practice implications.”

Dr. Bukola Salami

Dr. Bukola Salami was a guest speaker at The Institute of Nursing Research’s International Scientific Conference held in 2021, where she spoke about Policy, Politics and The Nursing Profession: Positioning Nursing Research To Shape and Influence Policy. 

A nursing scholar per excellence, her passion for impact can be seen and felt in all that she does, both at home and abroad.

The academic family of the Institute of Nursing Research, Nigeria sends forth their goodwill to Professor Bukola Salami and continues to wish her well as she continues to make an impact in the academic world and also in her other endeavors as a leader, innovator, scholar, and mentor.


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