Congratulations to Professor Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, recipient of a President's Impact Award

April 5, 2021 by Sherri Klassen

Congratulations to Professor Akwasi Owusu-Bempah who was recently honoured with a University of Toronto President's Impact Award. The President's Impact Awards are given to faculty members "for demonstrable, sustained research impacts" that go beyond academia. The award acknowledges Professor Owusu-Bempah's research and advocacy work regarding inequality in the criminal justice system.

Professor Owusu-Bempah is an Assistant Professor of Sociology with undergraduate teaching responsibilities at the UTM campus. We have included an excerpt of the award announcement. Read the full story here.

Akwasi Owusu-Bempah recognized with President’s Impact Award

March 31, 2021

For his research and work to raise awareness and understanding of issues related to inequality and the criminal justice system, Akwasi Owusu-Bempah has received the President’s Impact Award.

An assistant professor in the department of sociology at the University of Toronto Mississauga, Owusu-Bempah’s findings have informed public policy around such important issues as race, policing and drug laws.

“My work aims to identify and ameliorate various forms of inequality in our criminal justice system and beyond,” says Owusu-Bempah. “I’m both humbled and heartened to have received the President’s Impact Award for my efforts in this area.”

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