Professor Pius Adesanmi – Festival of Life (Video) 

On March 26, 2019, hundreds of members and friends of the Carleton University community gathered at Carleton’s Dominion Chalmers Centre to celebrate our colleague, mentor, teacher and friend, Prof. Pius Adesanmi. This Festival of Life was held by Carleton University, along with the Institute of African Studies, the Department of English, and the Department of French.

Sarah Onyango and Adrian Harewood hosted the festival which featured wonderful music, poetry, readings and tributes from the Carleton and Ottawa community to honour the life of Prof. Pius Adesanmi.

Professor Pius Adesanmi Memorial (Video) – 
A Celebration of Life  

To celebrate the life of our beloved colleague, mentor, teacher, and friend, Prof. Pius Adesanmi, the family hosted a service at The Metropolitan Bible Church in Ottawa on March 16, 2019.

To honour Prof. Adesanmi’s memory, a fund has been established to support students who aspire to follow in his footsteps

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