ISAAC SANEY - PhD

Isaac Saney is Director of the Transition Year Program at Dalhousie University, the groundbreaking program established in 1970 to redress the barriers and injustices that Mi’kmaq, other First Nations/Aboriginal and African Nova Scotian learners face when undertaking post-secondary education. Isaac is also an adjunct professor of history at Saint Mary's University. His teaching and scholarship encompasses Africa, the Caribbean, the U.S. Civil Rights Movement Cuba, and Black Nova Scotian history. He is a longtime community activist and participant in the anti-war movement and the anti-racist struggle, and is the co-chair and National Spokesperson for the Canadian Network on Cuba. He holds a PhD in History from the School of Oriental & African Studies - University London, a premiere world centre for the study of Africa, Asia and the Middle East. He is the author of the widely acclaimed book Cuba: A Revolution in Motion, and is currently finishing the another book manuscript, Africa's Children Return: Cuba, the War in Angola and the End of Apartheid. Saney's roots lie in the Black Nova Scotian community and the Caribbean.