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Imhotep’s Legacy Academy (ILA) is an innovative university-community partnership that uniquely mobilizes university/college students, faculty and community leaders to help improve student success and bridge the achievement gap for Grades 7-12 students of African heritage in Nova Scotia.   ILA provides its participants with an enriching blend of real-world learning projects, skill-building and leadership development activities as well as tutoring support.

Operating in half of Nova Scotia's regional school boards, ILA trains and supports university/college students to play powerful roles in the lives of its participants through the building of self-confidence, self-discipline and the mastery of concepts related to scientific, technical, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) fields.

History of ILA


In the spring of 1999, a science outreach workshop was organized by Dr. Kevin Hewitt in Vancouver for kindergarten to grade 8 African Canadian students. Learn more about our history


Program objectives


To engage members of the Dalhousie community, African Nova Scotian science teachers, parents, and students in activities designed to increase Learn More about our program objectives