Prince Chiagozie Ekoh
Prince Chiagozie Ekoh is a doctoral candidate at the University of Calgary's Faculty of Social Work.
He holds Master's Degrees in Gerontology and Social Work from the University of Southampton and the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, respectively. He is a recipient of multiple awards, including the Vanier Canada Graduate Award, Alberta Association on Gerontology Award, Eyes High International Doctoral Award and Faculty of Social Work Publication Award.
Supported by Professor Christine Walsh, Ekoh’s research will explore the social network and support experiences of older African refugees. He is also passionate about promoting social change. He has been a driving force in improving education in rural communities in Nigeria and advocating for the protection of older displaced persons.
He has also taken a stand against discrimination and abuse, leading social movements to promote LGBTQ rights and end police brutality. In Canada, Ekoh continues to make a difference in the lives of those in need by volunteering with Good Neighbour Community Market.
Additionally, his leadership skills were on full display when he served as the coordinator of the Faculty of Social Work Anti-Black Racism Taskforce to create a safe and inclusive environment for Black students and faculty. Ekoh enjoys indigenous cultural events and finds the lessons enriching for his work as a social worker, researcher, and educator.
Ekoh is excited to continue his work in advancing social change through the Pierre-Elliot Trudeau Foundation.