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PhD Candidate Elene Lam

McMaster Social Work PhD Candidate awarded Constance E. Hamilton Award for Women’s Equality

Elene Lam, a student of McMaster's Social Work PhD program has been awarded the Constance E. Hamilton Award for Women’s Equality for her significant contributions to ensuring equitable treatment of women in Toronto.

Jan 09, 2020

The School of Social Work is pleased to congratulate Elene Lam for being selected as the 2019 recipient of the Constance E. Hamilton Award for Women’s Equality. The award recognises a resident of Toronto whose actions have had made a significant impact in the fight for the equitable treatment of women.

As described by the City of Toronto Awards website, Elene is a community organizer, educator, and activist who has devoted herself to advocating for and empowering marginalized communities. As the founder of Butterfly (Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Support Network), she has sought social justice for migrant sex workers through leadership building and community mobilization. 

For more information on this award and Elene's work visit the City of Toronto's Awards webpage.

Congratulations, Elene!