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The winners from this year's Viola Desmond awards. Left to right: Omnia Abdorbo, Nicole Neverson, Marwa Ahmed, Keitha Prospere, Anisa Hassan and Hoda Abdel-Gaber. (Erica Huculak/The Ryersonian)

Ryerson women honoured at Viola Desmond awards

Five females were honoured Monday night, at Ryerson’s sixth annual Viola Desmond Day Awards ceremony. Viola Desmond was an African-Canadian, who in 1946 was prosecuted for sitting in a whites-only section of a movie theatre. Every year, Ryerson celebrates her legacy by awarding black females of the community for their continuing efforts in shaping black history. Each award is named […]

by Erica Huculak· · News, On Campus, students
6th Annual Viola Desmond Day Awards Ceremony

6th Annual Viola Desmond Day Awards Ceremony

Each year, the Black History Awareness Committee (BHAC) acknowledges women on campus who are making outstanding contributions to the community. This year’s honourees will receive recognition at the Annual Viola Desmond Day Awards Ceremony happening now at POD 250. To learn more about the honourees, click here.

by Erica Huculak· · Live Blog