Professor Signé has won over 70 awards internationally. 

Selected listing


Andrew Carnegie Fellow (to the “country’s most creative thinkers”)

Andrew Carnegie Corporation
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Young Global Leader (one of the world’s most prestigious and exclusive rising leader programs)

Sustainable Development Impact Summit Inaugural Expert

World Economic Forum

Youth Advisory Board Executive

African Union

Campus Teaching Award (largest and best political science association in the world with 13,000 members in 80 countries)

American Political Science Association

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellow Program (an “elite group of Africa’s highest potential,” the “generation that drives the transformation of Africa”)

Leadership for Change in Africa Fellowship Award

African Leadership Institute

Emerging Leader Award (bestowed on “rising leaders […] in the world of politics and business” who engage with the most influential public- and private-sector senior world leaders around the Atlantic basin"

Atlantic Dialogues - German Marshall Fund of the United States
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New Leader for Tomorrow Award

Crans Montana Forum

Recognition Award (“exceptional contributions to the postdoc experience and major university policy changes”)

African Studies Distinguished Leadership Award, Center for African Studies (“In recognition and honor of distinguished contributions to African studies, innovative teaching, outstanding mentorship, and exceptional service to the community")

Stanford University
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Faculty Appreciation Award

Department of Political Science Best Professor Award

Order of Excellence by the Union of Students

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Academic Research and Creative Activity

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

University of Alaska, Anchorage

“Continental achievers who contribute immensely to the advancement of Africa” (Archbishop Tutu is a former awardee)

African Achievers Award

Young Outstanding Persons in the World Honoree

JCI Top 10
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Caring Canadian Award, Commander-in-Chief and Head of State

Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers

Quebec Government’s Claude Mason Award for the exceptional quality of national and international engagements and contributions

Canadian Government

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Doctoral Award - Faculty of Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Award for the Best International PhD Dissertation

Doctoral Award


Public Policy Fellow

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Banting Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada


Rubenstein Fellow

Brookings Institute