Zainub Verjee, Executive Director of Galeries Ontario / Ontario Galleries conferred an honorary doctorate by OCAD University

Zainub Verjee, Executive Director of Galeries Ontario/Ontario Galleries, will be receiving an honorary doctorate at the Faculty of Design from OCAD University on June 11. She is being honoured along with four other exceptional individuals who have made significant contributions to Indigenous and contemporary art in Canada and to the fields of literature, entertainment, and arts administration and advocacy. Her honorary doctorate is for her outstanding contributions as a cultural administrator and arts and inclusion advocate.

Working in Canada and internationally, she is a prescient provocateur, a persuasive champion who has advocated for issues of artist rights, ‘art in digital culture,’ racial and gender equity. Her work across sectors and disciplines as an artist, curator, critic, policymaker and cultural administrator has led to institution-building, cultural planning and addressing racial equity across Canada.

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