Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Department of Health & Society, University of Toronto Scarborough
Professor Obidimma Ezezika is a faculty member in the Department of Health & Society (Scarborough Campus) and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (St. George Campus). His research lies at the nexus of Global Health and Implementation Science. His teaching achievements include creating and launching a variety of high-calibre undergraduate and graduate courses, numerous publications on pedagogy and the provision of educational leadership in both formal and informal roles at the University.
In the past four years, Professor Ezezika has developed courses that range from experiential learning to theoretical-based learning, from Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) courses to online and global classroom-oriented courses. In turn, students have gone on to receive awards, prizes and prestigious conference presentation invitations through these courses. Professor Ezezika is active in educational research and has authored peer-reviewed articles in several leading education journals. He is the founding Director and Principal Investigator of the Global Health & Innovation Lab, an Implementation Science research and education initiative on the systematic uptake of evidence-based interventions into routine practice in Global Health. The lab has trained scores of graduate and undergraduate students and produced award-winning pedagogical innovations, including the Bio Racer board game.
An innovative leader in education, Professor Ezezika has provided academic leadership, mentorship and training to faculty members across the University, particularly around experiential learning and global classrooms, and previously served as a Vice President International Advisor on Global Classrooms. He is also the inaugural recipient of the University of Toronto Global Educator Award as well as the recipient of the Next Einstein Award and the D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning.