Originally from Senegal, Ibrahima Diallo was one of the first Francophone immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa to settle in Winnipeg. He arrived in Manitoba in 1984. Ibrahima is now a Full Professor in the Faculty of Science at the Université de Saint-Boniface, where he has taught since 1985. He served as Dean of the university from 2000 to 2010. Ibrahima is perhaps best known for his contributions and commitment to the Francophonie. His research focuses on issues of diversity, linguistic duality and integration, as well as on the fight against racism. Because of his expertise and commitment, Ibrahima has been asked to serve on and to chair various boards responsible for organizational governance, including those of the Société de la Francophonie manitobaine (SFM), the Manitoba Immigration Council, the National Community Table on Francophone Immigration, the Amicale de la francophonie multiculturelle du Manitoba and the Abri Marguerite. He has received numerous honours, including the Ordre des Francophones d’Amérique (2007) and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). Ibrahima was also named Honorary Consul of Senegal (2012) and ACFAS Professor Emeritus (2019).
Full Professor, Université de Saint-Boniface