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Patrick Iroegbu, Ph.D is a governed anthropologist with deep interest in teaching and learning. He cherishes informed research with details of everyday life of a group across the world.

Background Information

Patrick Iroegbu (Ph.D) was born in Nigeria and lives in Alberta of Canada. He is a devout social and cultural medical anthropologist and lectures anthropology at Grant MacEwan University. A published author of books and reviewed articles in journals, book chapters and websites. Examples of his books which are obtainable online ( include Healing Insanity: A Study of Igbo Medicine in Contemporary Nigeria (2010),  Introduction to Igbo Medicine and Culture in Nigeria (2010), Marrying Wealth, Marrying Poverty: Gender and Bridewealth Power in an African Society - The Igbo of Nigeria (2007).  Founder and co-ordinates the Kpim Book Project Series of Fr. Prof. Pantaleon Foundation for the needy in Nigeria with most recent publication as The Kpim of Feminism: Issues and Women in a Changing World (2010). Dr. Iroegbu will be happy to collaborate in research and policy issues in the field of indigenous knowledge and contemporary global cultural centers. Dr. Patrick Iroegbu is also an engaged community leader, public speaker, facilitator and animator of events as well as a community worker. His public speaking led him to deliver the two nominated Keynote  Speeches for the annual Black History Month 2011, The Nile Valley Foundation Commission Learning Centre for African History Library Project, The Inaugural Francophone Cultural Centre of Alberta, The  2011 Africa Connect to celebrate the United Nation's Year for the People of Africa Descent,  The Nigeria @50 Colloquium, in addition to participation in local and international conferences and workshops.

Dr. Iroegbu's research interests include cultures and development, indigenous healing systems, Igbo medicine and culture, migration, race and diaspora issues, interethnic and community relations in global centers, as well as gender and feminism in a complex society.

Dr. Patrick Iroegbu was the  former Public Relations Officer of the Coalition of Immigrant Ethno-Cultural Communities in Edmonton 2003 - 2005, past President of Igbo Cultural Association of Edmonton, premier President of The Tamaraneh Society for Community Development and Support for School Children in Romano Village of Sierra Leone. Former Awards Director and Board member from Nigerian community. A recipient of the The Nile Valley Foundation Learning Centre Commission Award 2011.




Birth Place
Nsu/Umunumo,  Nigeria

The Nile Valley Foundation Learning Center Commission Award, 2011

IRO Research Grant - University of Leuven, 1998 - 2001.

Earned Ph.D - June 2001 from University of Leuven, Belgium, Europe.

Research Grant 2006-207 for book publication Grant MacEwan University.

Certified CSO (Canada Security Guard).

Member of the Order of Council 7070 - Knights of Columbus, Edmonton. AB.

Chieftaincy Award - 1997, Igboland of Nigeria.

Published First Book - 2007.

Certified Community Support Worker, Edmonton Alberta, 2003.

Awards Director, Nigeria Association of Alberta

Additional Information

Awards Director - Nigeria Association of Alberta - 2004 - 2006 Keynote Speaker - January 2009: Annual Fund-raising for Tamaraneh Society for Community Development and Support. Nigeria @50 Celebration 2010 Member - Stanford WHO is WHO 2010-2011, USA The Black History - 2011 The Africa Connect - 2011 Member - Global Education Fund - Grant MacEwan University - 2004-2007. Member of Igbo Studies Association - USA Columnist:;;

Contact Information
Grant MacEwan University
10700 - 104 Avenue 
Edmonton  T5J 2P7   Canada
Contact Author: Patrick E IROEGBU
Favorite Links

Introduction to Igbo Medicine
The Initiator to Igbo Medicine, Life and Culture Research for Awareness and Development

Nigerian Issues
Development and political Culture, cultural issues in Nigerian political scene.

Anthropology, Economics and Political Science Department
Anthropology Instructor and College/University Activities

Book Project Co-ordination
Founder, Board member, Co-ordinator Book and Journal Projects, Fund Raising.

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