Clinton BeckfordThe Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association has conferred an award for community health promotion on Clinton Beckford, UWindsor vice-president, people, equity and inclusion.

V.P. honoured for work to promote community health

His support for YQG Togetherfest has earned Clinton Beckford, UWindsor vice-president, people, equity and inclusion, recognition from the Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association.

The association presented Dr. Beckford with its Community Health Promotion Award for Outstanding Individual during its annual general meeting Tuesday.

Togetherfest, March 9 and 10 in the Toldo Lancer Centre, hosted more than 65 vendors and exhibitors presenting family-friendly activities and entertainment.

“Dr. Beckford’s monumental efforts to bring the University of Windsor, local service clubs, community agencies, and businesses together was nothing short of remarkable and it is our honour to present him with our 2023-24 Outstanding Individual Award for demonstrating a commitment to the enhancement of healthy lifestyles in our community,” said BANA executive director Luciana Rosu-Sieza.

Beckford called helping with the inaugural YQG Togetherfest a “truly special” experience.

“Seeing our community come together with such enthusiasm and support was incredibly inspiring,” he said. “It’s moments like these that remind us of the power of unity and the importance of inclusion.”

The Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association provides treatment for eating disorders and support for those affected. Learn more on the charity’s website.