Tammy Chen (right) and her husband Mehsen Fenaich (left) were killed in a terrorist attack on Sunday.
Meanwhile, colleagues of Diffalah called him a "dedicated volunteer" who was respected by his peers and by the partner organization with whom he was working.
The death toll is still rising and authorities said Monday numerous victims were children dining with their families Sunday night.
On its Twitter account, the college announced a PhD scholarship in Chen's name. It shares a northern border with Mali, which has long battled Islamic extremists.
Sunday's attack on the Aziz Istanbul Restaurant comes barely a year after a similar attack on January 15, 2016.
Chen returned to Burkina Faso after receiving her degree, the profile says, and there founded Bright Futures for Burkina Faso, a charity that provides small loans to mothers.
Wane made the remarks while briefing the Security Council on the activities of the G5 Sahel Joint Force, which comprises troop participation from all G5 countries - Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Burkina Faso and Chad.
Burkina Faso restaurant attack 'kills 17'
"The creation of the G5 Sahel Joint Force has the potential to make a significant contribution to efforts already under way to stabilise the region", the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, El-Ghassim Wane, told the 15-member United Nations Security Council in NY on Tuesday.
A woman said she was in the restaurant celebrating her brother's birthday when the shooting started.
The two Canadians murdered in a quiet cafe Burkina Faso cafe wanted to make a difference in the world.
"People should not have to live in fear over their safety and security - no matter where they call home or where they travel", he said.
He also added that the Canadian government will continue to work with the worldwide community to fight terrorism and bring those responsible to justice.
Eight of the victims have been identified as foreigners.
According to a source at the immigration post at the border, the cause of the stranded vehicles was due to limited spaces at the Burkina Faso side of the border for vehicles to park.