In celebration of our beloved colleague, mentor, teacher and friend, Prof. Pius Adesanmi, Carleton University, along with the Institute of African Studies, the Department of English, and the Department of French, are holding a Festival of Life at the Carleton Dominion Chalmers Centre (355 Cooper St, Ottawa, ON, K2P 0G8) on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. for members and friends of the Carleton community.

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

For those unable to attend, the Festival of Life celebration will be recorded and posted to the Institute of African Studies website shortly after proceedings have wrapped.

You may share your memories of Prof. Adesanmi by submitting a tribute here:

To read the many heartfelt tributes which have already been submitted, please follow this link: 

To honour Prof. Adesanmi’s memory, a fund has been established to support students to continue his life’s work at .