Awards and Honours

High School for Girls High Achieving Scholar and School Prefect
McGill University Graduate
Quebec 1992 Woman of the Year  for Humanitarian and  Social Action, Salon de la Femme 
One of those 350 Women Who Built Montreal
With Concordia University President,  and Institut Simone de Beauvoir Principal
  • First scholar invited to inaugurate McGill University’s Obrien Fellowship in Residence Programme 2012.
  • 2006-2007 Canada-US Fulbright Visiting Scholar Award 2006.
  • Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, Concordia University  and invited to deliver Faculty  of Arts & Science Convocation Address 1997.
  • Doctor of Laws, honoris causa,  City University of New York 1996.
  • First scholar invited to hold the James Robinson Johnston Endowed Chair in Black Canadian Studies 1996-2002.
  • Invited to Geneva to moderate a briefing session for the members of the United Nations CERD Committee monitoring Canada’s compliance with the International Convention for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), 2002.
  • Named to the President’s External Advisory Panel for the National Human Genome Centre at Howard University 2000.
  • International Certificate of Appreciation award by the Global Conference of  Pacific Women: Culture Identity, Self-Determination, Honolulu Hawai’i July 1995, and the 8th World Conference of Black Women Johannesburg, South Africa, August 1998.
  • Honoured at public Tribute Dinner and awarded Plaque of Recognition by the Coloured Women’s Club of Montreal “for personal and professional contributions to the Montreal Community,” June 1996.
  • Profiled in L’Agenda des Femmes du Quebec 1993, in Ces femmes qui ont  bâti Montréal 1994, in 100 Outstanding Black Canadians 1990,  and in  Who’s Who in Black Canada 2002, 2006, 2010.
  • Recipient of Quebec’s 1992 Woman of the Year Award for Humanitarian and Social Action”  conferred by the Salon de la Femme du Québec.  
  • Recipient of multiple Certificates of Citation, Merit and Appreciation from local, national and international organizations such as the Coloured Women’s Club of Montreal, the Public Prosecution Service of Nova Scotia, National Film Board of Canada, House of Commons, Black Women’s International Cross Cultural Studies Institute .
  • Official spokesperson designated to welcome and greet Nelson and  Winnie Mandela, and Walter and Abertina Sisulu during their State visits to Canada (Montreal) 1990
  • One of five (5) Canadian students selected to participate in an unprecedented Comparative Human Rights Law Judicial training Programme, Les Journees strasbourgeoises Strasbourg, France 1983.
  • Selected as an official delegate to represent Canada at the XIth World Festival of Youth and Students, Cuba 1978.
  • Recipient of Cloutier Plan  Study Sabbatical for Teachers of French, McGill University 1977
  • Recipient of Best Summer  School Student in Spanish  Award, Université de Montréal/College de  Maisonneuve, Cuenca, Spain 1975.
  • Recipient of first Jackie Robinson Scholarship, Kiwanis Club of Montreal, 1967
  • Recipient of Montreal Negro Alumni Group  (MNAG) Scholar-ships 1965, 1966.
  • Recipient of Negro Community Centre Music Scholarships  1961, 1962, 1963, 1964
  • Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal Academic Scholarships —1961, 1962, 1963, 1964.