Daniel Ohaegbu is a leader in EDI transformations with experience developing EDI within academia, industry and community organizations. Daniel's perspective on EDI is shaped by an established academic background, with published work on inclusivity in higher education, and his experience as a business leader working in the program development, entertainment, and finance sectors. His EDI work has come out of his advocacy and establishing an NFP to serve international students in Atlantic Canada and the community that has become their new home.
In 2020, Atlantic Business Magazine named Daniel Ohaegbu “Bridge Builder,” as one of the 30 Under 30 innovators in Atlantic Canada. Daniel also received the “Outstanding Individual” award from the PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada for his continuous work and involvement in supporting the growing newcomer communities in P.E.I. He received the “Community Organizer” award from Faces of Fusion Charlottetown for his significant contributions to the Charlottetown community through activism, volunteerism and community engagement. He is a dynamic emcee and has volunteered to host various community events, collaborate and help community partners. Daniel is active in the Black Cultural Society of Prince Edward Island, FilmPEI, and the newly formed BIPOC USHR. He is consistently enthusiastic, a joy to work with, and committed to anti-racism efforts, including his work on Black Lives Matter and Indigenous Lives Matter.