L'ASSOCIATION DES MUSULMANS PROGRESSITES DU CANADA
|ASSOCIATION OF PROGRESSIVE MUSLIMS OF CANADA|
9TH ANNUAL EID-UL-FITR CELEBRATIONS ON DECEMBER 9, 2005
Honourable Senator Vivienne Poy and Chancellor of the University of Toronto, was the Keynote Speaker and Award Recipient at these celebrations. The Association paid tribute to her for her "OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AND ACHIEVEMENTS AS A BUSINESS WOMAN, SENATOR AND CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, YOUR WORK AS AN ADVOCATE FOR VISIBLE MINORITIES AND IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES, AND FOR PROMOTING GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF ASIAN CANADIAN CONTRIBUTIONS ACROSS CANADA DURING ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH IN MAY”.
Poy was presented with a plaque and Keith Sanduluk's polar bear sculpture
Vivienne Poy, PhD., is the
first Canadian of Asian descent to be appointed to the Senate of Canada in
1998. She has
focused on gender issues, multiculturalism, and human rights and was instrumental in having May recognized
as Asian Heritage Month across Canada. She
has served in key roles on numerous committees, including the Senate Standing
Committee on Human Rights, and is a member of many Parliamentary friendship
noted historian, author, entrepreneur, and fashion designer, Senator Poy was
elected Chancellor of the University of Toronto in December 2002.
Her outstanding commitment to volunteering for the University of Toronto
was recognized by an Arbor Award in 1997. She
is also a Senior Fellow at Massey College.
|Senator Poy giving Keynote Address||Senator Poy with Dr. Neville Poy and Association's Executives.|
|Mobeen Khaja presenting plaque to Senator Poy||Senator Poy and Dr. Poy with Association's Executives|
|Gift presentation to Senator Poy||Guests during Grace before dinner|