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Although visiting scholar Lanre Ikuteyijo's time at McMaster was short, it had a profound effect both on himself and his research.

Ikuteyijo, a PhD student in sociology at Nigeria's Obafemi Awolowo University, will soon head back to his native country after spending three months at McMaster studying irregular migration and human rights in Africa.

Thanks to the Centre for International Governance Innovation, a Canadian think tank, and its African Initiative Graduate Research Grant Program, Ikuteyijo was able to land the short-term placement at McMaster and work with Bonny Ibhawoh, associate professor of history.

The program aims to build capacity by giving bright, highly-motivated...

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