YLAC celebrates 2019 Black graduates

ACB 2019 graduates pose with Rt. Hon, Michaelle Jean, centre. Photo copyright Black Ottawa Scene 

Proud father Pierre Dadjo, left, with graduate son Joshua, fiancee Ishela and wife Caroline, right. Photo copyright Black Ottawa Scene


Friday 14 June 2019

Some one hundred family, friends and academic faculty members were at the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management on Laurier Avenue, to participate in a special celebration, in honour of the 2019 college and university graduates who are of African, Caribbean or Black heritage.  Hosted for the second successive year by Ottawa’s leading youth-oriented community organisation, the Young Leaders’ Advisory Council (YLAC), the special ceremony showcased the achievements of graduates from Algonquin College, la Cité collégiale, University of Ottawa and Carleton University. The keynote speaker was Canada’s former Governor General, the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, who exhorted the new graduates to use their newly acquired credentials to be the agents of change in world that is both exciting and challenging. 

Black Ottawa Scene joins in congratulating the following 2019 ACB graduates:   

Sisi Akhigbe
Elisabeth Clarke
Ganise Clermont
Joshua Dadjo
Grace Delevante
Gasline Deslouches
Cheikh Dieye
Mohamed Diop
Gaëlle Faye
Arona Gana Guèye
Lynna Kavutse Mahoro
Mame Salimata Mbodj
Aliou Sow
Sapphira Thompson-Bled
Mohamed Ibrahim Traoré
Coumba Wade                                                                                                                                                                                Christina Ganotakis                                                                                                                                                                            Diana Idibe

   Black Ottawa Scene is proud to bring these pics of an inspirational event to our readers.

All pics copyright Black Ottawa Scene





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