Saturday, March 10, 2012

UWI Toronto Benefit Gala 2012

2012 Luminary Awards Recipients
Shedding Light on Issues that affect the Caribbean.

Zanana Akande has worked towards equity in our society by addressing education, communications and the media, feminism, race relations and social change.

Malcolm Gladwell, a graduate from the University of Toronto, is the a staff writer for The New Yorker, in 2005 he was named Time Magazine‘s “100 Most Influential People.”

Artis Lane, studied at Ontario College of Art in Toronto and has commissioned works of Rosa Parks, Oprah Winfrey, Cary Grant, Presidents Mandela and Reagan.

Vice- Chancellor’s Award Recipients
Caribbean Shining Stars within Canadians Organizations

Dr. Pamela Da Camara, a graduate of the University of West Indies and of Toronto served on the Board of Directors as Vice President of the medical Staff Society of York Finch Hospital.

Anthony MacFarlane, is an MD, Philanthropist and community leader, he has attended the University of the West Indies for 2 years, has a BA from McMaster University and a medical degree from the University of Toronto

Lloyd Seivright has received the Order of Ontario in 1998, the African-Canadian Achievement Community Service Award in 2002 and the Queen’s Jubilee Medal Award in 2002.

Howard Lincoln Shearer is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hitachi Canada Ltd. A board member of Independent  Electricity System Operator in Ontario, Canada and also membership  in the Energy Council of Canada, Canada Nuclear association, Canadian Chamber of commerce.

Suresh Sooko is a distinguished Banker with over 35 years in banking and finance. His private Memorial trust contributes to the cause of education for the underprivileged in Trinidad and Tobago.

Mr. Frank Walwyn is a partner at WeirFoulds LLp, one of the oldest law firms in Canada. He was named in 2012 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada as one of Canada’s top lawyers in the area of corporate and commercial litigation.

Chancellor’s Award Recipients.
University Health Network.has the largest source of hospital based research program in Canada whose vision is Achieving Global impact. It’’ purpose statement” We are a caring, creative, and accountable academic hospital, transforming healthcare for our patients, our community and the world”
Source: University of the West Indies.

Photo C. Ferguson

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