Presented to individuals of Caribbean-Canadian heritage, who have attained success in their field of endeavours.

Dr. Anna Jarvis

Dr. Anna Jarvis

Physician, University of Toronto Professor

Medical Education:

MBBS and internship, University of the West Indies, Mona (1969).

Paediatric Residency University of Toronto (1972-1976)

Chief Resident (1975-1976)


Holberton Hospital Casualty Department, Antigua

Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto and SickKids (1977-present), Faculty Division of Paediatric Medicine and Associate Faculty Division of General Paediatrics (1977-2010)

Leadership Positions:

Medical Director, Division of Emergency Medicine (1992-1998)

Medical Director, Child Health Network, SickKids (1998 - 2000)

Associate Dean, Health Professions, Student Affairs, Faculty of Medicine, UoT (2001-2009)

Educational Leadership: career passion is improved child outcomes through: health care provider education; creation and implementation of triage and treatment guidelines.

Major contributor to the evolution of Canadian Emergency Medicine (EM) and Paediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) as distinct specialties

Royal College EM Board examiner

PEM examination board member

Participated in development of Emergency Medical Services, instructing initial Land and Air cohorts; Served on Land Education Advisory (1984-1998)

Creates and teaches Paediatric Life Support Courses for Department of Paediatrics and the Michener Institute

Chair, Paediatric Life Support Advisory and Medical Advisor Michener (2005-2012)

Collaboration with Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (1990-2009) led to publication of Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS) 1999, with annual reviews. Co-author with Dr.Warren and Ms. Leblanc of Paediatric CTAS (P-CTAS) 2001. P-CTAS implemented in Japan and some Gulf States by former PEM trainees.

Created and coordinated unique Clinical Fellowship in Paediatric Emergency Medicine (1992 - 2005). International Medical Graduates, qualified "specialists" in their home countries (Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Paediatrics, Critical Care) recruited, oriented and mentored during one to three year fellowship. The vast majority returned to countries of origin, often as leaders. Ongoing mentorship and consultations for many graduates.

Collaborated with SickKids colleagues to develop the first Sickle Cell Syndrome clinical treatment plans for Child Health Network, Greater Toronto Area hospitals, to standardize and improve emergency care of these patients.

Facilitated academic success through coordination of student support services (1600-1700 students/year) as Associate Dean 2001-2009. Equal emphasis placed on student life enrichment, with coaching and encouragement for students to become contributing citizens. Created and participated in a wide range of Educational Programs for "students" in most Health Care Professions.

Recipient of multiple awards. In particular:

University of Toronto Annual Emergency Medicine Teaching Awards named in her honour,

Award for the graduating medical student who demonstrated outstanding personal qualities, in support and care of peers.

Canadian Paediatric Society Lifetime Achievement Teaching Award in Emergency Medicine, given biannually, named the Dr. Anna Jarvis Award.

Ontario Medical Society recognized her contributions with the Physicians Care Award 2012.

A proud member of the Jamaican diaspora, she supports many community activities, in particular PACE Canada. Most recently participated in Jamaica 50 celebrations, serving on the Art and Literature Committee.

The Right Reverend Peter DeCourcy Fenty

The Right Reverend Peter DeCourcy Fenty

Bishop of York Simcoe

The Right Reverend Peter DeCourcy Fenty M.Div. (Hons); B.A.; L.Th; Dip.Th.

Bishop Peter Fenty, a Barbadian, has been ordained for thirty-eight years, and was consecrated a Bishop on June 22, 2013 in St. James Cathedral Toronto. He was appointed the area bishop of York Simcoe. Peter is the first Black Bishop in the Anglican Church of Canada.

Bishop Fenty has a passion for pastoral ministry and served with distinction in five parishes in the Dioceses of Barbados, Montreal and Toronto. In 2003 he was appointed as the Executive Officer to the Bishop of Toronto, and Archdeacon of York until 2013. Peter is a graduate of Codrington College and the University of the West Indies, Barbados and Huron College of the University of Western Ontario. He holds a Diploma in Theological Studies, Licentiate of Theology, Bachelor of Arts in History, Sociology and Theology, and a Master of Divinity with honours.

Peter has always been involved in the communities in which he ministered and is a strong advocate for social justice, human rights and ecumenism. This is reflected in the many organizations, committees and boards on which he served. They include being chair of the Partners in Mission Committee and the Anti-Racism Implementation Group of the Anglican Church of Canada, the Diocese of Toronto's Social Justice and Advocacy Committee, the Diocese of Montreal's Social Outreach Committee, the No Longer Strangers Multicultural Committee and the Board of the Black Community Council of Quebec. Peter was also the deputy chair of the Barbados Community College Board of Management 1989-1992.

In his homeland Barbados, he served as Chaplain to the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill), the National Union of Public Workers, St. Gabriel's School and Honorary Chaplain to the Barbados Defense Force. He also did a short stint as a radio talk show host at two radio stations in Barbados.

Bishop Fenty was a member of the Afro-Anglican Co-coordinating Committee for the conference held in Toronto in 2005. He has been the recipient of many awards including the Pride of Barbados Award.

Bishop Fenty is supported in his ministry by his wife Angela Allman-Fenty who is an educator; their son Andre who holds a degree in Journalism and is married to Jacquelyn Norrish; and their daughter Peta-Anne who holds a degree in French and is also an educator. She is married to Mubarak Anashara.

Dr. Upton Allen

Dr. Upton Allen

Professor of Paediatrics

Upton D. Allen, MBBS, MSc, FAAP, FRCPC, FRCP (UK), FIDSA, is a Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto. He is Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Allen is a Senior Associate Scientist in the Research Institute, Hospital for Sick Children. His primary appointment is with the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Paediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children. He is also a professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto.

Dr. Allen was born in Jamaica and grew up in the parish of Portland. He received his medical degree from the University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica. He received pediatric training at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. His subspecialty training in Infectious Diseases was also done at The Hospital for Sick Children. He obtained further research training leading to an MSc degree in Clinical Epidemiology from McMaster University. Prior to the start of his pediatric training in Canada, he worked on the Infectious Diseases service at the Princess Margaret Hospital, Nassau, Bahamas.

Dr. Allen is a Director of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and Fellow of the Society. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (UK). He is a past Chair of the Infectious Diseases Specialty Training Committee, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). He is a member of the Specialty Standards Review Committee, RCPSC. He is a council member of the International Pediatric Transplant Association.

He is actively involved in clinical and research activities relating to immunocompromised patients, including children with cancers and those who have undergone organ transplantation. He is co-chair of the Caribbean-SickKids Paediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Project. This is a collaborative initiative between The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and 6 Caribbean countries, aimed at improving outcomes from childhood cancers in these countries (Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, The Bahamas, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and St. Lucia).

Dr. Allen has had many other academic and professional accomplishments. He has had numerous invited lectures internationally, visiting professorships, greater than 200 scientific publications, several book chapters, more than 150 scientific abstracts and several peer-reviewed research grants. He is a past recipient of the Harry Jerome Award and the African Canadian Achievement Award of Excellence in the Health Sciences.

Nicholas Brathwaite

Nicholas Brathwaite

Technology Industry Executive

Nicholas Brathwaite obtained his undergraduate degree from McMaster University and his graduate degree from The University of Waterloo. After graduating from the University of Waterloo, he started his career at Intel Corporation where he gained his first patent and developed and championed the development and implementation of new semiconductor assembly technologies.

In 1989 Mr. Brathwaite left Intel to become a member of the founding team of nCHIP Inc. a venture capital funded startup in Silicon Valley. He was one of a six person team that started the process of turning a science project at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory into a company.

As Vice President of Operations and Assembly Technology Development, Nicholas was instrumental in nCHIP's success. His work ultimately resulted in a company that manufactured electronic modules for computers, aerospace, and semiconductor test equipment.

After nCHIP was acquired by Flextronics in 1995, Nicholas became the Chief Technical Officer of Flextronics where he helped transform the company from a $200M contract manufacturer to a $30 Billion electronics manufacturing service provider.

While at Flextronics, Mr. Brathwaite started and led several businesses which grew to revenues ranging from approximately $50M to over $6B. He was a pioneer in the development of low cost cell phones for developing countries and led teams that codeveloped the first Palm Pilot, the first Microsoft X-Box and the first miniaturized chargers for the Apple iPhone and Amazon Kindle.

Nicholas left Flextronics at the end of 2007 to become a cofounder and partner of Riverwood Capital which has quickly become one of the most highly regarded private equity investment firms in the technology industry.

Mr. Brathwaite currently serves, or has served, on the board of directors of several technology companies in the United States, Brazil, Argentina, China and India.

Nicholas and his wife Janice started the PETNA Foundation which has been helping to impact lives and improve communities in some of the poorest villages in Grenada and Tanzania. They have provided scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students, financed a meals and books program for elementary school students, provided financial support to build or repair homes for poor families, distributed new shoes to thousands of poor individuals, and supplied computers to individuals, families and schools throughout Grenada and Carriacou.

Nicholas Brathwaite is a man of faith, a devoted family man, a prolific philanthropist, the holder of several patents, the author of many international publications, a successful entrepreneur and a highly accomplished, globally respected technology industry executive.

Dr. Mary Anne Chambers

Dr. Mary Anne Chambers

Corporate Director

Dr. Mary Anne Chambers is a Corporate Director. She retired as a Senior Vice-President at Scotiabank at the end of 2002 and in the following year, was elected as a Member of Provincial Parliament and appointed to the Executive Council of Ontario, where she served for four years, first as the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities and subsequently as the Minister of Children and Youth Services.

Her contributions while in government, included substantial improvements to the Ontario Student Assistance Program, non-repayable income-based tuition grants for college and university students, stronger legislation to better protect students through the Private Career Colleges Act, initiatives to assist internationally trained individuals to obtain certification and employment in their trades and professions, legislation to provide children in the child protection system with stable homes through adoption and other permanent arrangements, the establishment of an independent office of the provincial advocate for children and youth, removal of the age restriction for intensive behaviour intervention therapy for children with autism, increased services for children with mental health challenges and complex special needs, 22,000 additional subsidized child care spaces, Canada’s first regulatory college for Early Childhood Educators, and an opportunities strategy that includes youth outreach workers and summer employment for youth from marginalized neighbourhoods.

Dr. Chambers has served as Chair of the United Way of Canada, Vice-Chair of the Governing Council of the University of Toronto, Vice-Chair of the Rouge Valley Health System, Governor of the Air Cadet League of Canada, President of the Canadian Club of Toronto, and Member of the Boards of Tropicana Community Services and the YMCA of Greater Toronto. She currently serves on the Boards of CAMH (Ontario’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health), P.A.C.E. (Canada) an organization that supports early childhood education primarily in Jamaica, the University of Guelph, and GraceKennedy Ltd.

Dr. Chambers sponsors Basic Schools / Early Childhood Institutions in Jamaica. She has funded scholarships for more than 30 first year students in Canadian Universities and Colleges, and also sponsors an Academic Mentorship Program for middle and high school students, in partnership with the University of Toronto Scarborough.

Mary Anne Chambers has received numerous awards, including an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of Toronto, a YWCA Woman of Distinction Award, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Golden Jubilee Medal of Queen Elizabeth II, and the Prime Minister of Jamaica’s Medal of Appreciation. She was named one of Women’s Post magazine’s Top 20 Women for 2010.

Professor Jamal Deen

Professor Jamal Deen

Engineering Professor

Dr. M. Jamal Deen (FRSC) was born in Georgetown, Guyana, South America. He completed a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. His Ph.D. dissertation was on the design and modeling of a new CARS spectrometer for dynamic temperature measurements and combustion optimization in rocket and jet engines, and was sponsored and used by NASA, Cleveland, USA. He is currently Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Director of the Micro- and Nano-Systems Laboratory, and holder of the Senior Canada Research Chair in Information Technology, McMaster University. His research interests are nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, nanotechnology and their emerging applications in health and environmental sciences. His research record includes more than 460 peer-reviewed articles (about 20% are invited), 1 textbook on Silicon Photonics, 20 authored/edited books and conference proceedings, 16 invited book chapters, 6 awarded patents that have been used in industry, and 12 best paper/poster awards. Over his career, he has won more than fifty awards.

As an undergraduate student at the University of Guyana, Dr. Deen was the top ranked mathematics and physics student and the second ranked student at the university, wining the Chancellor’s medal and the Irving Adler prize. As a graduate student, he was a Fulbright-Laspau Scholar and an American Vacuum Society Scholar. He was an NSERC Senior Industrial Fellow and is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Electron Device Society for more than a decade. His awards and honors include the Thomas D. Callinan Award and the Electronics and Photonics Division from the Electrochemical Society; the Distinguished Researcher Award, Province of Ontario; a Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation; an IBM Faculty Award; the Eadie Medal from the Royal Society of Canada; the Fessenden Silver Medal as well as the McNaughton Gold Medal from IEEE Canada. For his exceptional scholarly achievements, service contributions and professionalism, Prof. Deen was awarded two honorary doctorates – the degree Doctor of Engineering - honoris causa from University of Waterloo, Canada in 2011 and the degree Doctor - honoris causa from Universidad de Granada, Spain in 2012.

Dr. Deen’s peers have elected him Fellow in an impressive nine national academies and professional societies including The Royal Society of Canada - - The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada (FRSC) – this is the highest honor for scholars, artists and intellectuals in Canada; The Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE); The National Academy of Sciences India (FNASI-Foreign); The Indian National Academy of Engineering (FINAE-Foreign); The American Physical Society (FAPS); the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (FIEEE); and The Electrochemical Society (FECS). In addition, he was elected an Honorary Member of the World Innovation Foundation (WIF) – the foundation’s highest honor.

Dr. the Honourable Douglas Orane

Dr. the Honourable Douglas Orane

Chairman, GraceKennedy Limited

Douglas Orane is non executive Chairman of GraceKennedy Limited, a position he assumed on July 1, 2012.

Prior to this position, he served as CEO from 1995 and, in 1998, added Chairman of the GraceKennedy Board of Directors to his portfolio. On his retirement as CEO in 2011, he assumed the transitional position of Executive Chairman.

Mr. Orane's career at GraceKennedy began in 1981 when he joined the company as Corporate Planner. Since then he has held several leadership positions in almost all areas of the highly diversified Group. An engineer by training, Mr. Orane holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Glasgow University. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School where he earned a Masters degree in Business Administration. Under his guidance, GraceKennedy has articulated a vision of transforming itself from a Jamaican trading company into a global consumer products and services Group by the year 2020. His insistence on benchmarking to the best companies internationally has contributed to GraceKennedy's success, and its continued profitability even in an unpredictable global economy.

Mr. Orane possesses an active social conscience and leverages his position as a leader of industry to highlight the possibilities in Jamaican society. As President of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (for two terms between 1992 and 1994) he gained national attention for his incisive, rational and pragmatic views on topical issues, particularly on electoral reform. In 1998, he chaired a Task Force to examine ways to reduce waste in the public sector. Implementation of the resulting recommendations, known as The Orane Report, saved the Jamaican government several million dollars. In 1998, he was appointed an Independent Senator in the Jamaican Senate, a position which he held for four and a half years.

In 2002, the Jamaican Government named him a Commander of the Order of Distinction (C.D.) in recognition of his contribution to commerce and the private sector. In 2009, he was appointed to Jamaica's Privy Council by Governor General, Sir Patrick Allen.

He continues in the philanthropic footsteps of previous GraceKennedy Chairmen, lending his active support to the company's programmes for inner-city residents and youth, and to strengthening education institutions at all levels throughout the country.

Ms. Brigitte Shim

Ms. Brigitte Shim

Shim-Sutcliffe Architects

Brigitte Shim is a principal in the Toronto based design firm Shim-Sutcliffe Architects and she is also an Associate Professor at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto.

Shim, along with her partner A. Howard Sutcliffe formed their architectural design practice Shim-Sutcliffe Architects in 1994 reflecting their shared interest and passion for the integration and interrelated scales of architecture, landscape and furniture. To dated, Shim and Sutcliffe have received twelve Governor Medals and Awards for Architecture and an American Institute of Architects National Honor Award along with other accolades for their built work ranging from projects for non-profit groups to public and private clients. Brigitte Shim has lectured on Shim-Sutcliffe's built work in lectures and symposia internationally.

Brigitte Shim is an Associate Professor at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto since 1988, engaged in core design studios, advanced design studios as well as teaching courses in the History and Theory of Landscape Architecture. She has been a visiting professor at Yale University's School of Architecture holding the Eero Saarinen Visiting Professorship, the William B and Charlotte Sheperd Davenport Visiting Professorship, the Henry Bishop Visiting Chair and the Visiting Bicentennial Professor in Canadian Studies; an invited international visiting professorship at Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne and Harvard University's Graduate School of Design as well as the Somerville Visiting Lectureship at the University of Calgary's Faculty of Environmental Design and the Martell Distinguished Visiting Critic at the University of Buffalo's School of Architecture and Planning.

Shim is currently serving as a board member for Build Toronto and a member of Waterfront Toronto's Design Review Committee and the University of Toronto's Design Review Committee. She has served on numerous international, national and local design juries as an advocate for design excellence. She served on the 2007 Aga Khan Architecture Award Master jury. She was a member of Canada's National Capital Commission Architectural Advisory Board for over a decade. She was a board member for Mooreland's Community Services - a local Toronto non-profit charity helping inner city children and youth affected by poverty since 1917. She is currently serving on the Board of Greenwood College School, a progressive independent school in Toronto. She is a Senior Fellow at Massey College in the University of Toronto and their College Architect.

Brigitte Shim was born in Kingston Jamaica and moved with her family to Toronto, Canada in the early 1960's. She is a member of a large Chinese-Jamaican family which is also part of a vital and active Caribbean community which has made its home in the Toronto area. Brigitte Shim was educated at the University of Waterloo with degrees in Environmental Studies (BES) and a professional degree in architecture (BArch).

She is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (FRAIC), an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (Hon FAIA) and an elected member of the Royal Canadian Academy (RCA). In January 2013, Brigitte Shim and her partner Howard Sutcliffe were both simultaneously awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Order of Canada (CM), "for their contributions as architects designing sophisticated structures that represent the best of Canadian design to the world."

Dr. John Stewart

Dr. John Stewart

- Member of the first medical class of graduates from the UWI and not the UCWI.
- At the UWI he received honours in Anatomy and Physiology in 1964 and the Clinical Gold Medal; distinction in medicine and therapeutics, honours in surgery and obstetrics and gynaecology in 1969.
- One of his most notable works is FOCAL PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHIES, published in 1988
- He left Jamaica after graduating and went to Britain where he did further training in internal medicine at the University of Wales in Cardiff. He obtained the M.R.C.P. (U.K.) in 1972 and started training in neurology. However the zeal for travel supervened and he went to the University of Nairobi, Kenya as a lecturer in medicine for two years. There he teamed up with two neurosurgeons and a radiologist to form a ‘neuro team’. They discovered a high prevalence of congenital anomalies of the craniovertebral junction in two of the large Kenyan tribes and studied and published the findings establishing the nature and surgical treatment of this otherwise disabling disorder. He then entered the neurology programme at McGill University and completed that training in 1978. In 1989 he obtained the Detweiler Travel Fellowship and the WHO Travel Fellowship (Autonomic Laboratory at the Mayo Clinic and the Neurology Research Laboratory at the Middlesex Hospital in London, U.K.). He was appointed consultant/staff physician at the Montreal General Hospital and assistant professor with McGill University. After fifteen years he moved to the Montreal Neurological Hospital and Institute and was promoted to full professor. The focus of his career has been clinical practice in a university hospital setting, teaching and mentoring students and residents, doing clinical research into disorders of the neuromuscular and autonomic nervous systems and clinical administration. He established an Autonomic Testing Laboratory at the Montreal Neurological Hospital. He has had several leadership positions including Director of Clinical Neurological Services, Montreal General Hospital, Chairman of the McGill University Residency Training Programme, Chairman of the Council of Physicians of the Montreal Neurological Hospital and Neurologist-in-Chief at the Montreal Neurological Hospital. He has been invited to give numerous lectures, talks and presentations in the Caribbean and all over the world and has published in journals and peer-reviewed journals, done book chapters, publications, non-medical articles and conference presentations.

Dr. Karl Massiah

Dr. Karl Massiah

Karl Alleyne Massiah D.O.B. 12th September 1940.
Born in St John Barbados he received his education at The Lodge School.
He entered UCWI Mona in October 1959; graduating in The Class of 1965.
Along the way he was awarded The Junior Surgery Prize, The Chin Yee Prize in Surgery and graduated with Honours and The Gold Medal in Surgery, The Beckton Henderson & Dickinson Prize in Medicine and The Gold Medal in Pharmacology & Therapeutics.
Together with 5 classmates he broke the mould and Interned at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital - the Teaching Hospital for F.M.S. Cave Hill.
Returning to Jamaica he undertook training in Neurosurgery and in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Entering the University of Toronto in 1968 he trained in Orthopaedic Surgery, receiving his F.R.C.S.C. in 1972- the first ever Barbadian Orthopod.
Denied a post at Q.E.H. he assumed the role as Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Etobicoke General Hospital in Toronto, becoming the Pioneer Chief in this then new hospital, serving in this role for 30+ years, becoming the pioneer Chief of Orthopaedics at The William Osler Health Centre (the largest orthopaedic department in Canada).
He retired after 33 years of service.
During this tenure office he served on The Board of Governors of E.G.H for 10 years and was twice President of The Professional Staff Association E.G.H.
He counts among his greatest successes the role which he played in conceiving-along with others- and ultimately producing The University of the West Indies Medical Alumni Association...the first active alumni Association at U.W.I. He became and remains President of The Canadian Chapter.
He is particularly proud of the role of The Canadian Chapter and the role which he played in initiating and accomplishing the concept of UWIMAA International and his role in driving for UWIMAA Reunion 1 1988 at which time the International organization was formed.
He became the Founding President of the Board UWIMAA International and served 3 terms.
He continues to serve on this Board recently attending The A.G.M. at Reunion 10 some 22 years later.
He is married to his Classmate -Pamela DaCamara & they have recently celebrated their 45th Anniversary.
He is the Father of 2 Daughters and Grandpa to 3.
He enjoys Decorative Decoy Carving & Painting and travelling.
He loves his Rose Garden and spoiling his 3 Grandchildren.


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