Francis Jeffers, Curator
Graduate of the University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus with a major in Chemistry and minor in Political Science. Formerly employed for 32 years at Sanofi Pasteur and worked in the Quality Control and Material Management departments.
Founder and Executive Director of the Visions of Science Network for Learning. Visions of Science is an initiative focussed on the promotion of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to the African-Canadian youth and youth from under-represented communities in the fields of Science and Technology. Achievements: Winner of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Promoscience National Award for Science Promotion 2011 Website: vosnl.org
Curator, International African Inventors Museum (IAIM)
Curator, International Hispanic Inventors Museum
Curator, Canadian Multicultural Inventors Museum
Curator, International Aboriginal Inventors and Innovators Museum
Curator, South African Inventors and Innovators Museum
Founder and Past Co-ordinator of the Association of Black Professionals in Science and Technology (ABPST). ABPST was an organization geared to the networking of African-Canadian professionals in the fields of Science and Technology.
Co-founder of the African Relief Committee in Canada (AFRIC), which is a non-governmental agency providing educational assistance to children in the South Sudan.
Partner, Jeffers Associates Diversity and Organizational Development Consultants. Researchers in African Canadian history with a focus on Science and Technology.
Partner, Jeffers Khumalo Associates Import & Export Company – Hair, Beauty, Clothes & Food Products
Co-Owner, Glory's Hairlicous Salon Hair and Beauty Salon, Daveyton, Benoni, South Africa Awards:
2001 | African Canadian Achievement Award for Science
2003 | Harry Jerome Community Service Award
2004 | The June Veecock Award for Leadership (Coalition of Black Trade Unionist)
2004 | The University of Toronto at Scarborough's (UTSC) 40th Anniversary
2004 | Black Alumni Award for Community Service
2006 | Michael Clemons "Pinball" Award for Community Leadership
2007 | City of Markham, Ontario Black History Month Award – Community service
2011 | Jamaican Canadian Association Community Service Award
While the multicultural travelling museum exhibits and the continued international growth of Visions of Science Network for Learning has been Jeffers' professional babies and passion, he is most proud of the achievements of his children: Dr. Chike Jeffers, his first born son, is an Associate Professor at Halifax's Dalhousie University in the department of Philosophy; his second son Adom Jeffers, is a graduate from Brock University's Department of Education and an Air Canada flight attendant, and his daughter Asha Jeffers is a PhD candidate at York University in the English Department.
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