Join us in celebrating this year's Violet King Engaged Scholar Award recipients

The first ever Violet King Engaged Scholar Award is a commitment to supporting outstanding Black, racialized and Indigenous students who have demonstrated contributions to their community and leadership despite financial and other constraints. As a joint initiative between the Students' Union and the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, the award recognizes and honours a Calgary trailblazer Violet King, who is an inspiration to many as the first Black woman lawyer in Canada. 

Six exemplary engaged students were selected based on their contributions to their communities and their work to dismantle barriers to inclusion for others. Recipients include: Victory Abraham (Faculty of Arts), Misgana Abraha (Faculty of Science and Werklund School of Education), Pelumi Adeosun (Faculty of Arts), Tolu Adewole (Faculty of Nursing), Senait Yohannes (Faculty of Law), and Yvette Ysabel Yao (Cumming School of Medicine). 

Following the awards ceremony will be Violet King’s only daughter, Jo-Anne Henry, presenting a keynote speech on the legacy of her mother.

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2024 

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (MST) 

Location: Virtual

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