Bofa Udisi

IBET Momentum Fellow at Toronto Metropolitan University

Bofa Udisi is a sustainability professional with over six years of experience in the energy and environmental industry. He is passionate about reducing carbon emissions in the built environment. This passion has guided his academic journey from his undergrad in Nigeria to his graduate programs at Seneca, University of Waterloo, and Ryerson University.

His PhD research at Ryerson’s Building Science program is around reducing embodied carbon in the built environment. He also has broader interests in energy management and green building design through biomimicry.

As a PhD student and recipient of the IBET Momentum Fellowship, Bofa intends to combine his professional and academic experience to research and develop solutions that reduce the carbon emissions in the built environment, creating a healthier environment for people to live, work, and play.

In recognition of the urgent need to increase opportunities for equity-deserving groups in STEM education, the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science (FEAS) at Ryerson University is proud to offer the Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) Momentum Fellowship. Valued at $30,000 per year over four academic years, up to two full-time FEAS PhD students each year will be awarded the IBET Momentum Fellowship who self-identify as Indigenous or Black.

The IBET Momentum Fellowship will help create educational pathways and better reflect the nation’s demographic within engineering. While offering the opportunity to Black and Indigenous students to pursue graduate studies, the new fellowship will also improve the ability of engineering schools to recruit Indigenous and Black faculty members.