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Students at Hodan Nalayeh Secondary School in Thornhill, Ontario, are brimming with ideas about how to celebrate the former Somali-Canadian journalist in whose honour their school was officially renamed on May 19.

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“Dr. Fearon’s strong leadership skills, his commitment to diversity and inclusion and his outstanding reputation as a community builder made him the top choice for our new President, and we feel confident he will do an exceptional job in fulfilling the vision for the future of George Brown College.” says Kevin Costante, Chair, Board of Governors.

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Adrian Harewood, anchor of CBC Ottawa’s supper-hour TV news and an adjunct professor at Carleton University will become a full-time faculty member at the School of Journalism and Communication on July 1.

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(TORONTO, ON – May 6th, 2021) Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, will make a special guest appearance on The Brandon Gonez Show on Sunday, May 9th at 6:00pm EST. The exclusive 30-minute interview will be a 1-on-1 sit down with Prime Minister Trudeau to discuss Canada’s Covid-19 response, life post-covid, vaccine rollout, vaccination passports, anti-black & systemic racism, childcare, real estate, and the recovery for small businesses.

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OCAD University congratulates Dainesha Nugent-Palache on winning the New Generation Photography Award, and celebrates her talent. She is one of the three recipients of the 2021 award, presented by the National Gallery of Canada and Scotiabank.

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Sometimes there can be rhyme and reason to Queen’s Park.

Scarborough spoken word artist Randell Adjei has been named as Ontario’s first Poet Laureate.

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The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has named Eunice Bélidor its new curator of contemporary art, making her the first, full-time Black curator in the institution’s 161-year history.

“This is something that happens in all the institutions I go through,” Bélidor told the Montreal Gazette. “Wherever I have been hired before, it always sends that message (of change), because I’m usually the first Black person holding that position.”

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, Assistant Professor in the department of sociology, was awarded the University of Toronto’s President’s Impact Award this year for his contributions to the study of inequality and criminal justice and his work to raise awareness of related issues. His research has had a significant impact on public policy and public discourse in Canada.

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Universal Music Canada (UMC), the country’s leading music company, today announced that multi-platinum, award-winning artist and producer Kardinal Offishall has been named Senior Vice President, A&R, a promotion that further solidifies his role curating current and future artistic legends.

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Ryerson University announces that its Faculty of Law will be renamed the Lincoln Alexander School of Law at Ryerson University. The renaming will be made official at an inaugural year-end celebration, which will take place virtually on May 6, 2021. University pays tribute to Alexander’s legacy as a leader in the fight for racial equality

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