Algoma U prof remembered as engaging educator who cared about students
Dr. Olabanji Akinola is being remembered by those who knew him in Sault Ste. Marie as a thoughtful and gifted educator who would routinely go above and beyond the scope of his duties for students in the Department of Law and Politics at Algoma University.
Akinola, widely known as ‘Dr. Banji’ to those who knew him, died Jan. 10 at the Algoma Residential Community Hospice, leaving behind his wife of eight years, Abiola Bankole, and their two children, Anjolaoluwa (AJ) and Arinola.
He was 37 years old.
“He’s irreplaceable, that guy,” said Dr. Trevor Tchir, department chair and associate professor with the Department of Law and Politics at Algoma University. “He was a joy and an honour to work with, and he leaves a big hole behind.”
Tchir and Akinola …
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