Black People Making History in Calgary 2024


In celebration of Black History Month, CRIEC is recognizing the top – Black People Making History in Calgary and its surrounding area. As newcomers in Calgary, our heritage may not be ingrained into Calgary’s history; however, we are part of history in the making, with significant contributions to the economy, environment, and the moral social fabric at the micro and macro level.   

History matters because it helps us as individuals and societies to understand how our communities evolved – and what they value. As such, it is important that Black immigrants embrace Black History Month. It is also important that we (CRIEC) recognize Black immigrants for their significant contributions and impact in Calgary (and its surrounding areas) today.

Black People Making History in Arts

Wakefield Brewster

Poet & Spoken Word Artist, Educator, Producer and Literacy Advocate

Black People Making History in Business 

Adedoyin Omotara ​

Creative Entrepreneur, Speaker and Author

Ronnie Mupambwa

Founder and Owner of Makore Hospitality

Black People Making History in Human Resources

Angelah Kusero

Director - Workforce Development (Alberta) & Chief Strategist DEI

Black People Making History in Oil and Gas

Dr. Chika B. Onwuekwe, KC, ICD.D

Vice President, Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Trican Well Service Ltd.

Sandra Ryan-Robinson, CPA, CA

Senior Manager, Business Unit Controller for Pembina Pipeline Corporation

Black People Making History in Law

Edos Omorotionmwan

Barrister, Solicitor & Notary Public

Black People Making History in Science and Innovation

Dr. Charles Odame-Ankrah (Ph.D)

Principal Scientist, Global Analyzer Systems Ltd.

Black People Making History in Technology

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