Dr. Pamela Appelt Recognized As Ryerson Outstanding Volunteer
The G. Raymond Chang Outstanding Volunteer Awards celebrate the exemplary generosity and contribution of alumni and friends to Ryerson University. The awards are named in honour of G. Raymond Chang, the late chancellor emeritus of Ryerson University and Officer of the Order of Canada, for his deep belief in the importance of volunteering. The business leader and philanthropist participated in 95 convocations and awarded nearly 30,000 degrees and diplomas. It was one of his favourite things and expressed the way he embraced his role as “the students’ chancellor”.
A retired judge of the Court of Canadian Citizenship, Dr. Pamela Appelt has been the patron of Ryerson’s Viola Desmond Awards since 2017. A strong ally of the university’s Equity and Community Inclusion team, Pamela has lent her name to raising awareness and funds for the annual awards which celebrate the achievements of Black women in Canada. Her continued support helps provide access to a Ryerson education for deserving women from across the country