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HILDA FANKAH-ARTHUR, PhD

Hilda Fankah-Arthur is the president and founder of Centre For Intellectual Excellence (CFIE), a non-profit organization that serves as a resource hub for educational and professional advancement of diverse populations, particularly marginalized groups. She has years of experience working with diverse groups internationally and brings broad knowledge and experience in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as well as Indigenous relations in Canada.

Hilda is a Policy Advisor with the Government of Canada where she provides expert advice on policies, programs and services that impacts diverse populations in Canada. She also worked in a similar role with the Government of Alberta and was a Principal Instructor/Lecturer at the University of Alberta prior to joining the federal and provincial government.

Hilda demonstrates strong resilience for academic and professional excellence and is a recipient of high educational achievement awards. She is committed and passionate about serving and supporting others in different capacities and ensuring their full participation in Canadian society and beyond, which is what led her to establish Centre For Intellectual Excellence.

Hilda presents her research at local and international conferences mostly focusing on diversity, leadership, African Indigenous knowledge and multiculturalism.

Hilda previously served as the Board Chair for the Council for the Advancement of African Canadians in Alberta (popularly known as Africa Centre). Her leadership at the Africa Centre resulted in transformational organizational restructuring to efficiently serve the African population in Edmonton and greater Alberta.

She holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Alberta, a master’s from Santa Clara University in California, USA, and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Cape Coast in Ghana. She is also a certified Child Development Supervisor in Alberta.

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