Desmond Parker Outstanding Young Alumni Award

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Congratulations to our 2021 Desmond Parker Outstanding Young Alumni Award winner Samra Zafar (HBSc 2013 UTM, MA 2014 U of T)

This year’s award ceremony will take place on:
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM EDT
Online via YouTube Live (open to all!)

To register for the event and to learn more about this year’s winner, Samra Zafar, click here

Desmond Parker Outstanding Young Alumni Award recognizes inspirational young alumni who have demonstrated excellence in both professional achievement and community service.

Named in recognition of Desmond Parker (BA 1975), U of T Mississauga alumnus and former Chief of Protocol at the United Nations, the award acknowledges Parker's courageous passion and commitment to public service and human rights over his 40-year career in international diplomacy and protocol.

Recipients of the Desmond Parker Outstanding Young Alumni Award are UTM alumni age of 40 and under who demonstrate excellence in professional achievement and inspirational leadership through community service and dedicated recent or long-standing voluntary service with the University while promoting active enrichment of U of T Mississauga's image in the community at large.

Past recipients:

2019 - Priya Dogra (HBSc 2002)
2018 - Pacinthe Mattar (HBA 2008)
2017 - Candice Jay (HBA 2007)
2016 - Richie Mehta (HBA 2001)
2015 - Alfredo Tan (HBSc 1998)
2014 - Rumeet Billan (BA 2006, MEd 2010, PhD 2014)

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