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Spotlight of academia on three of our luminaries

Judge Juanita Westmoreland-Traoré, Dany Laferrière, and Dr. Anna Lartey  receive Honorary Doctorates from McGill University Egbert Gaye Three high-achieving individuals in our community, retired jurist, Judge Juanita Westmoreland-Traoré, renowned author Dany Laferrière, and Dr. Anna Lartey, an internationally recognized expert on global nutrition, were among a group of 14 luminaries chosen to receive honorary doctorates from McGill University for 2018. The three have excelled in their respective fields and through their contributions and achievements they have impacted the lives of many in Canada and around the world. In describing the 14 exceptional individuals who are the recipients of the university’s …

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Caylah Cruickshank – On the road to Oklahoma University

Egbert Gaye Ed Note: In 2014, Caylah Cruickshank entered Tulane University as a top-rated student athlete on a full scholarship amid wild expectations of success on the basketball court and in the classroom. After three years of hard work and exciting highs at the highly rated university, she leaves having met those expectations and some. Here’s how she sees her journey forward… My name is Caylah Cruickshank and I recently graduated from Tulane University. On May 19, 2018, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Minor in Marketing. As a Division 1 scholarship student-athlete, I …

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THE Z Connection: Zafirah and Zarina Excel

We have come to know Zafirah and Zarina Archer as the youngest steelpan playing duo with Martin Albino Savoys and performing under the name “Z Connection.” As students at Riverdale High School, the sisters are equally outstanding in their achievements and their aspirations. This past semester, Zafirah graduated with honors and received a   special scholarship from the Pearson Teachers’ Union for her “exceptional achievement.” The scholarship is awarded to a student wishing to pursue a career in the educational field. Zafirah plans on becoming a psychologist and Special Aid Counselor. Zarina, who will graduate next year, also made her parents …

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Generation Gap will help students into university program

Contact Staff After a successful first year, the Generation Gap project will be resuming in the fall of next year, says Carole Sandy, facilitator of the program, which is geared towards increasing the number of visible minority students in the field of social work. “Last year we had a lot of interested applicants and I’m proud to report that we now have two successful candidates pursuing studies in the care giving profession,“ she said. Sandy, who is a clinical counselor and graduate of the school of social work at McGill University, is looking for visible minority students for the Fall …

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Douglas Bartley devotes much of his spare time helping others An educator at heart with community in mind Egbert Gaye Douglas Bartley cherishes his role as an educator together with his strong ties with the community and the opportunity they provide him to impact on the lives of others. “I see myself as a mentor, who is always ready to help anyone who is on the path to improving themselves,” he told the CONTACT in a very late night interview at our offices. “The way I see it, when I’m able to help, especially the young ones, I’m automatically improving …

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LEAP reaches out to students Contact Staff Young-Alexander and Imani Bernard-Guerra were the recipients of the scholarship awards handed out by LEAP at their Mother’s Day Brunch on May 13. LEAP is a recently founded women’s organization involved in community outreach and charitable endeavours. Guerra is at Concordia University in the Urban Planning program, while Alexander is at Mariannapolis College in the Law program. Each received $250.   This year’s recipients are Rachelle Rose and Imani Bernard-Guerra   Pioneer Women continue to celebrate students Egbert Gaye As they have been doing for more than two and a half decades, the …

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Students rewarded at BASF Awards 2016

On Sunday, September 10, the Black Academic Scholarship Fund (BASF) held its annual award luncheon and awarded several outstanding students scholarship certificates. The BASF is a non-profit organization active in Montreal since 1991, working to enhance the economic status of our community and providing more educational opportunities for visible minority youth. In so doing it strives to promote entrepreneurship and excellence among professionals, and providing financial support to youth. Among the scholarship winners are Kelly Hennegan – McGill University – Pharmacology, who earned the Jackie Robinson Graduate Scholarship. Kelly is a former Jackie Robinson Scholarship recipient, who earned the Health …

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The Rev. Dr. Charles H. Este Scholarship handed out at Union United

On Sunday, July 17, there was an overflow of pride at Union United Church as 19 students received The Rev. Dr. Charles H. Este Scholarship Awards. The  CEGEP and University students have all distinguished themselves by their academic achievements and contributions to  the community CEGEP Scholarships Oluseyi Adeyemi – Arthur Westmoreland Memorial Scholarship Tafari Codrington-Thompson – Arthur Westmoreland Memorial Scholarship Kaela Alexander-Young – Eve Chapter #11 DES. PHA Scholarship Ashley Cambridge-Sutton – The Risa Dear Scholarship Aleesya Harding – The Gloria Mitchell Scholarship Amara Ngadi – Rev. Dr. Charles H. Este Scholarship Violette Simard – The Erene Anthony Scholarship Jared …

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Students benefit from BASF’s outreach

Dr. Dexter Johnson delivered keynote address Three university and one CEGEP student were awarded scholarships by the Black Academic Scholarship Fund (BASF) at the annual awards luncheon and ceremony held September 14th, at Le Nouvel Hôtel in downtown Montreal. BASF President, Sylvia Piggott and board member/scholarship coordinator Kathleen Suite, hosted the event recognizing scholarship recipients Teeanna Munro, Kathleen Charles, and Avery Bonair-Cyrus for their impressive academic performances and commitments to giving back to their communities.  As well, this year’s Batshaw Award was presented to Jalen Rose. Teeanna Munro is an aspiring educator who has been accepted into a Master’s program …

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BHM Message: stand for something

Students at Greaves Adventist Academy hear from CFL Star Cory Watson By Egbert Gaye Students at Greaves Adventist Academy in NDG culminated their celebration of Black History Month with an exciting visit and a highly motivating message by Cory Watson, a Montrealer currently making a name for himself in the Canadian Football League (CFL). Watson, a wide receiver who spent six years with the Saskatchewan Roughriders before he was traded to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers this past January, urged the dozens of high-school students who jammed the Assembly room to stand for what they believe in and go after their …

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