Excerpt from PrideNews.Ca
TORONTO, Ontario – Ryerson University this week honoured the extraordinary achievements of women from Ryerson’s Black community at the Viola Desmond Day Awards Ceremony.
On March 2, many gathered at the university to recognize the recipients who were selected by a committee of Ryerson students, staff and faculty. Each received an award named after prominent Black Canadian leaders such as Viola Desmond, Rosemary Brown, Pearleen Oliver and Lillie Johnson.
Kia Cummings, a Grade 12 student from The Linden School, an all-girls independent school in Toronto that focuses on feminist and social justice education, received the Viola Desmond Award, which is the only standing award at the ceremony each year.