The UC Advancement Office recently received a gold CASE District II Achievement Award for the 2017 Bonham Centre Awards Gala, a celebration of Indigenous leadership in sexual diversity. The event was organized in partnership with The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at UC.
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is one of the world’s largest international associations of educational institutions. Its annually distributed District Achievement Awards recognize excellence in alumni relations, communications, marketing and philanthrophy. This year, The University of Toronto won several CASE District II Achievement Awards, including the gold ‘Special Events’ category for the Bonham Centre Awards Gala.
Recognized for its unique focus on Indigenous leadership as well as the two-spirited community, the 2017 Gala was held at Hart House in April and attended by over 250 guests, including students, faculty and members of the community. It honoured individuals that have made a significant contribution to conversations surrounding sexual diversity in Canada, celebrating the achievements of Indigenous LGBTQ leaders Lee Maracle, Kent Monkman, Candy Palmater, and Teddy Syrette.