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Dr. Bram Ramjiawan, Director of Research Innovation and Regulatory Affairs, has been selected to receive the prestigious Guyana Award in the category of ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE. The award will be presented at the 10th Guyana Awards & Independence Gala on May 29th, 2010 in Toronto. The Gala, held under the patronage of the Consul General of Guyana, also marks the 44th anniversary of Guyana’s Independence.

The Awards program recognizes the outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations in the Guyanese Canadian community towards the achievement of excellence, promotion and development of Guyana, and the prolongation of Guyanese Heritage and Culture in Canada. The Award recipients are selected by an independent panel of Judges from amongst nominations submitted by the Guyanese-Canadian Community. Among the guiding criteria for selection are a strong moral character, leadership, and community-building efforts.