Picture/Video of the Week
JUNE 2021: On June 22nd, La Fondation Michaëlle Jean Foundation held the second virtual event in the The National Black Canadians Summit Series, titled Breaking Barriers in Education. Panelists included educators from across Canada, including those doing work benefitting African Nova Scotian learners.
MAY 2021: Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19 restrictions during the 2020-21 program year, ILA was able to adapt and transition its hands-on programs for secondary school learners to a virtual-delivery environment. This video highlights some of ILA's program activity.
SEPTEMBER 2020: As Engineers Nova Scotia celebrates its 100th year as the regulator of engineering in Nova Scotia, Imhotep's Legacy Academy sits with Black Nova Scotian engineers to find out why diversity and representation in engineering matters.
OCTOBER 2019: On November 13, 2019, the Honorable Barack Hussein Obama will deliver a public lecture in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Imhotep's Legacy Acadmy would be honored to host a brief visit of Mr. Obama to our Learning Centre and Makerspace to meet our STEM future leaders, and one of them, Ms. Evelyn Wedderburn--an After-School Program attendee and ILA-TD Opportunity Scholar--has extended him a personal invitation!
Hey! @BarackObama I have a very special invitation for you all the way from Halifax, Nova Scotia! Check it out! @ObamaFoundation @MichelleObama @imhoteplegacy @DalDentistry @DalScience @BarackObama pic.twitter.com/N5fxmqsIM5— eve.wedderburn (@WedderburnEve) October 22, 2019
MAY 2019: Last year, Imhotep's Legacy Academy was the recipient of the first-ever President's Award for the Advancement of Equity, Diversity and Inclusiveness at Dalhousie University's inaugural Legacy Awards. This year, ILA Executive Director Sidney Idemudia was asked to remark on what winning this award has meant to ILA.
MAY 2018: Dr. J. Pemberton Cyrus, ILA President and Associate Dean of Engineering, Undergraduate Studies of Dalhousie University, shares his insights with engineering graduates at the May 30, 2018 9am convocation ceremony. Dr. Cyrus answers the question: "What do I wish I knew when I was 22 and starting my career?"
AUGUST 2017: ILA-TD Scholar, Kareem provides FIRST LEGO League (Robotics) demo to reception attendees
FEBRUARY 2016: Dr. Sophia Stone, Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at Dalhousie University (and an assisting professor for Imhotep's Legacy Academy) is one of the featured Role Models on the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)-Atlantic website.
FEBRUARY 2013: The Truro "Top Robots" FIRST Lego League (FLL) team competing at the provincial FLL competition hosted by Acadia University.