NSCAD University, also known as the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, will award an honorary degree to Zainab Verjee at the 2022 graduation ceremony on May 12.
Zainub Verjee is a senior fellow of Massey College, McLaughlin College Fellow, and a laureate of the 2020 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Art for Outstanding Contribution. Her practice as a multidisciplinary artist has seen an extensive exhibition history.
For more than four decades, the Simon Fraser University alumna has contributed to international and national policies and legislation pertaining to the culture sector including international instruments like the Status of the Artists and Cultural Diversity. Verjee’s work on the British Columbia Arts Board led to the formation of the British Columbia Arts Council. She is currently the executive director of Galleries Ontario/Ontario Galleries.
“I am deeply touched, honoured and humbled to receive this honorary doctorate from NASCAD University,” said Verjee. “While studying at Simon Fraser University in the 1970s, we all had heard about the great strides in art in Halifax. Here I am, four decades later, receiving this recognition from such a legacy art institution of the world. This is an important marker for me, and I wish to recognize the many people that have contributed to my journey.”
Honorary degree recipients demonstrate inspirational leadership in or service to society; outstanding contributions to or leadership in a field or discipline of study or a non-academic area of achievement; or a significant pattern of outstanding achievement at, or contributions to, NSCAD University.
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