As part of the Black History Awareness series at Ryerson, the Viola Desmond Awards showcase talent from students, staff and faculty while raising awareness of the diverse and little-known stories and contributions of past and present Women of African descent in the building of Canada.
The annual event recognizes the contributions of outstanding Black Canadian Women to the Ryerson campus and in the community. Named after Ms. Viola Desmond, this event celebrates the catalyzing efforts she made towards achieving human rights for Black people in Canada.
For more information about Viola Desmond, the application process, deadlines and recipients, visit the Viola Desmond Day Awards and Bursary page.
Registration for The 10th annual Viola Desmond Awards & Banquet Dinner is now closed.