Date(s) - 13/08/2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Advocate for Equality!
You are invited to join us in a conversation with the Hon. Dr. Vivienne Poy, Ph.D., M.A., B.A.
Former Senator & U of T Chancellor, Fashion Designer, Manufacturer, Historian & ‘Women Are Persons’ Monument Donor
The Honourable Dr. Vivienne Poy
Ph.D., M.A., B.A.
Former Senator & U of T Chancellor, Fashion Designer, Manufacturer, Historian & ‘Women Are Persons’ Monument Donor!
The Honourable Dr. Vivienne Poy, PhD University of Toronto, is an author, entrepreneur, historian, fashion designer, community volunteer and ‘Women Are Persons’ Monument Donor! In 1998, she was the first Canadian of Asian descent to be appointed to the Senate of Canada where she focused on gender issues, multiculturalism, immigration, and human rights, and was instrumental in having May recognized as Asian Heritage Month across Canada. After her retirement from the Senate of Canada in September 2012, she continues to be actively involved with communities across Canada.
She is Chancellor Emerita of the University of Toronto, member of the Board of ORBIS (Canada), Member of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights National Advisory Council, Hon. Co-chair “For All Canadians” – Canadian Blood Services, Hon. Patron of Chinese Canadian Historical Project – Simon Fraser University, Hon. Chair of Advisory Committee of “Hong Kong-Canada Crosscurrents Project, 1962-2012,” Advisor to the Pacific Canada Heritage Centre – Museum of Migration Society, Member of the Advisory Committee of Journal of Modern Life-Writing Study, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, National Chair of the Chinese Canadian Campaign for Breaking the Silence Gallery in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and Hon. Patron of ExplorASIAN Festival.
She has received numerous honorary degrees and professorship from universities in Canada, USA, China, Hong Kong and South Korea, as well as many honours and awards.
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