Dr. Charles Quist-Adade was elected president of the Ghana-Canada Association of BC in December, 2007. His responsibilities are, among other things, to preside over all meetings of the Executive Committee of the Association and all general meetings of the Association and to serve as the representative or spokesman if the Association on official occasions and on official business.

Dr. Quist-Adade is a Sociology professor at Kwantlen University College. Prior to joining the Department of Sociology in 2005, Dr. Quist-Adade Quist-Adade taught at the University of Windsor. He also taught at Wayne State University and Central Michigan University, and Michigan State University, all in the USA. Dr. Quist-Adade specializes in racialization and ethnicity. His other areas of teaching and research interest are Media and Society, Globalization, Sociology of the Family, Diaspora Studies, and Social Theory

Dr. Quist-Adade is the author of In the Shadows of the Kremiln and the White House: Africa’s Media Image from Communism to Post-Communism, several chapters in books and scores of scholarly and popular press articles. He has presented several papers at conferences in Canada, the USA and Russia. Dr. Quist-Adade has won several teaching awards, including being cited twice in the Academic Edition of Canada’s premier newsmagazine Maclean’s as the top three most popular and one of 10 best professor at the University of Windsor, Ontario.

Dr. Quist-Adade combines academic with community service. He is the editor and publisher of Sankofa News a publication with a commitment to promoting multiculturalism in Canada and beyond. He is the President-elect of the Ghana-Canada Association of BC and the Managing Editor of the Burnaby, BC-based Afri-Can magazine. He was awarded the 2004 Black Community Leadership Award by the Windsor and District Black Coalition.

Dr. Quist-Adade began his career in his native Ghana as a journalist before moving to Russia where he pursued graduate studies while he worked as a correspondent of the London (U. K.)-based Gemini News Service. While in Russia, he also stringed for BBC Africa Service, the London-based African magazines, New African, African Concord and West Africa.


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