Dr. Hewitt is the Associate Dean, Equity and Inclusion, in the Faculty of Science at Dalhousie University. In his Molecular imaging lab, he has developed novel nanoparticle probes for cancer imaging and treatment, new optical imaging approaches and a prototype medical diagnostic tool.
He completed his B. Sc., Physics & Biology, at the University of Toronto (1992), where he received the UofT Physics prize. At Dalhousie he unified his deep and abiding interests in science and community engagement by co-founding (in 2003) the award-winning Imhotep’s Legacy Academy, a STEM outreach program for Black students from junior high to university.