Jennifer Clarke, Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work, was awarded the Dr. Juanita Westmoreland-Traore Ryerson Faculty Member Award at the Viola Desmond Day Award Ceremony at Ryerson University (March 2016).
Each year, awards are given to one female faculty member, female staff member, current female Ryerson student and one local area female high school student who is planning to study at Ryerson. The current student award includes a bursary.
The awards are named after four different notable women in Canadian Black history with the high school student award always named after Viola Desmond.
Read more about the Viola Desmond Day celebration at http://ryerson.ca/violadesmondawards.