Ryerson University to present Donette Chin-Loy Chang, other notable recipients with honorary doctorates
Donette Chin-Loy Chang graduated from Ryerson University's School of Journalism in 1978. She went on to work as a reporter and producer for CBC Radio before joining the global public relations firm Ruder Finn & Rotman as a consultant. Her role involved providing counsel to Jamaica's prime minister, Crown corporations and the media.
In 1990, Chin-Loy Chang founded the public relations firm Donette Chin-Loy and Associates in the Caribbean. Later, she became a partner in La Grassa Chin-Loy Communications, a Toronto-based public relations agency.
Chin-Loy Chang is a prolific philanthropist. Together with her late husband, G. Raymond Chang, OJ, OC, chancellor emeritus, Ryerson University, she has made transformational investments in the areas of education, health, social justice and the environment.
The recipient of an honorary degree from the University of the West Indies (UWI), Chin-Loy Chang and her family have led the UWI Toronto Benefit Gala Awards for over a decade. The gala is Canada's largest fundraiser for Caribbean student scholarships.
Committed to supporting inclusion, Chin-Loy Chang is a board member of the BlackNorth Initiative and an advisory board member of the Onyx Initiative. She also serves on the National Coalition of Canadians Against Asian Racism Committee.
She will be presented with a Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa.
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