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Celebrating Black Excellence

Meet Tizazu Mekonnen, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering. He is the inaugural director of the IBET PhD Project. Find out more about Dr. Mekonnen and his amazing work.


The Black Faculty Collective is a diverse group of individuals whose mission is to reconstruct our institution by centering Blackness, and using it to confront, challenge, and dismantle white supremacy within our policies, structures, and communities. 

We envision an equitable learning, working, research, and teaching environment at the University of Waterloo.