February 14, 2017
Osgoode’s Black Law Students’ Association has announced that Arleen Huggins (Past President of CABL) has been awarded this year’s Honourable Lincoln Alexexander ’53 Award.
Lincoln Alexander graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1953. He practiced law until 1968, when he entered the political sphere as the first black Member of Parliament. He successfully served four consecutive terms. In 1985, Alexander was appointed as Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and was again the first black person to hold this office. Throughout his life, Alexander was a champion of equity. He was a trailblazer who broke through colour barriers that had previously hindered the advancement and success of Black Canadians.
The Lincoln Alexander ’53 Award recipient is a professional in the community who embodies the values of leadership, professional excellence and a commitment to public service.
The Awards Ceremony and Reception will be held on Monday, February 27, 2017.
The ceremony will being at 4:30 PM in Osgoode Hall Law School’s Helliwell Centre – Room 1014 (York University campus) .
The Award ceremony will be followed by a cocktail reception at 5:30 pm with live music, food and drinks.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact BLSA-Osgoode.