Monday, July 4, 2022

The University of The West Indies Toronto Benefit Awards returned for the 2022 edition in spectacular form on Saturday, June 25 at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, Canada.

The fund-raising initiative — disrupted like everything else over the past two years as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic — was established in 2010 under the patronage of the late G Raymond Chang and continues under the patronage of his wife Dr Donette Chin-Loy Chang, children Andrew and Brigette Chang, and honorary patron Dr Wesley J Hall.

The highly anticipated soiree brings together corporate, public and individual supporters for an inspiring evening of giving, sharing and celebrating, and it has earned its place on the Toronto social calendar.

Under the theme ‘One Caribbean...Global Impact’, the gala supports a scholarship fund for outstanding academic achievers in the region, helping them to realise their fullest potential. It is, too, an opportunity to spotlight those who continue to shine a light of hope for the next generation.

Scotiabank has been the lead chair and sponsor for the last 13 years in support of the cause.

Page 2 takes you inside the swanky occasion.

LeadingThe WayProud supporters of the next generation of Caribbean scholars Anya Schnoor (left), Scotiabank executive vice-president, Caribbean, Central America & Uruguay; Sir Hilary Beckles, vice chancellor, The University of the West Indies, and Donette Chin Loy Chang, co-patron of the benefit Awards 2022Garfield Robinson
Out of Many, OneThe UWI Toronto Benefit Awards 2022 co-patron Donette Chin-Loy Chang is flanked by recipient of the 2022 Vice-Chancellor’s Award Walter Chin (left) and Tony Wong, journalist at theToronto Star.Garfield Robinson
Star PowerDwight Drummond, award-winning journalist on CBC Toronto News and the evening’s host, was joined by his stunning wife Janice, model and runway coach.Garfield Robinson
‘Four’ The CauseThe UWI Toronto Benefit Awards 2022 co-patron Donette Chin Loy Chang (left) welcomed the recipient of the 2022 G Raymond Chang Award Dr Janice Fukakusa; her husband Greg Belbeck (second right), retired financier; and Krishan Mehta, assistant VP - engagement, Ryerson University Garfield Robinson
Over Here, Please!Co-patrons of The UWI Toronto Benefit Awards 2022 Donette Chin-Loy Chang (second right) and Brigette Chang (centre), with her children Lucas and Savanna (third left); Scotiabank exec Anya Schnoor (second left); and two of the evening’s honorees, Pan American Health Organization Director Dr Carissa Etienne (left) and Dr Janice Fukakusa face the Page 2 lens. Garfield Robinson
Ciao BellaStepping out in style at the UWI Toronto Benefit Awards 2022 was Tanya Tenn-Hugh in a form-fitting turquoise gown from Italian fashion house Chiara Boni Garfield Robinson
Rock Solid SupportersAnya Schnoor (left), executive vice-president,Scotiabank Caribbean, Central America and Uruguay, whose company has sponsored The UWI Toromto Benefit Awards gala for the past 13 years, and Elizabeth Buchanan Hind, chair of the UWI Global GivingGarfield Robinson

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