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Dr. Sara Diamond receives UN Women’s Economic Forum Award

Dr. Sara Diamond
Dr. Sara Diamond

OCAD University congratulates Dr. Sara Diamond, President Emerita, on receiving the Exceptional Leaders of Excellence Award, presented today by the Women’s Economic Forum.

The awards were presented virtually today at Science Digital @ UNGA 75, following the official announcement at Davos earlier this year at the United Nations General Assembly 2020.

As an awardee and a speaker at this session, the recipients are recognized for achieving “phenomenal success in both large and small ways, contributing across disciplines, sphere, countries, cultures and languages to make the achievements and possibilities for women, and for girls to become women leaders, more and more visible.”

Dr. Diamond received the award for her efforts in building inclusive institutions, her lifelong commitment to equity and Indigenous knowledge, and in advocating for integrated arts, design, and science learning, and research and enterprise.

Dr. Diamond was President and Vice-Chancellor of OCAD University for 15 years. She holds a PhD in Computer Science and degrees in new media theory and practice, social history and communications. She was appointed to the Order of Canada in June 2019 and is an appointee of the Order of Ontario and the Royal Canadian Society of Artists.

The Women Economic Forum seeks out women leaders who will inspire the next generation in real world action with positive social impact.