Bukola Salami

Vice President

Bukola Salami

RN, PhD, FCAN, FAAN
CNA Board Member 2024-2026
Vice President

Dr. Bukola Salami is a Registered Nurse and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Black and Racialized People’s Health at the University of Calgary. Prior to her academic career, she was a Registered Nurse at the Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto, ON) and an interprofessional educator on immigrant health. From 2014 to 2023, she was a Professor of Nursing at the University of Alberta. Her last role at that institution was as Director of the Intersections of Gender Signature Area, where she led the creation of an Institute for Intersectional Studies. Dr. Salami founded and continues to lead the African Child and Youth Migration Network, a network of 42 scholars from four continents. In 2020, she founded the Black Youth Mentorship and Leadership Program. Her work on the mental health of Black youth informed the creation of the first mental health clinic for Black Canadians in Western Canada. She has presented her work to several policymakers (including the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health). Dr. Salami serves as an Editor for the Canadian Journal of Nursing Research and is on the editorial board of two additional journals: Nursing Inquiry and Nursing Philosophy. She is an advisory board member of the CIHR Institute for Human Development, Child and Youth Health and on the Government of Canada’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Global Health.