The University of Windsor will honour four supporters during the 21st annual Clark Awards ceremony taking place Tuesday, May 10, at 6 p.m. in Ambassador Auditorium.
Established in 1994 in honour of the late Charles J. Clark, former Chancellor of the University of Windsor, the awards recognize recipients’ outstanding service to the University of Windsor and the community.
This year’s recipients are:
Tony Doucette, host of the CBC Radio news and current affairs program, Windsor Morning. As a sports broadcaster, Doucette helped elevate Lancer athletics to a priority position in CBC media coverage. He widened the scope of story-telling around issues affecting the UWindsor community after assuming the role of morning show host in 2006. He has been involved in hosting the athletics Evening of Excellence, the annual Three Minute Thesis competition, and most recently an evening honouring Lancer track and field coach Dennis Fairall. He has also shared his expertise and experience with students in the digital journalism program.
Thomas Robert Porter (BA 1974, LL.B. 1978), a partner in the Law Firm of Mousseau, DeLuca, McPherson, Prince. Porter served 12 years as a Windsor city councillor, with additional community service with the Windsor Essex Development Commission; the Essex Region Conservation Authority; the Riverfront Lands Advisory Committee; the Community Care Access Committee; the Windsor Hospitals Study Committee; the Windsor Port Authority; the Windsor Cancer Research Advisory Committee; and the Windsor Endowment for the Arts Advisory Committee.
He continues to be an advocate of the University of Windsor and has served 10 years on the board of the Alumni Association, including as president from 2008 to 2010.
Carol A. Reader (BA women’s studies 2011, BA history 2013), a graduate student of history. In February 2004, Reader joined the Friends of Women’s Studies, which organizes the annual Distinguished Visitor in Women’s Studies program.
She headed the group’s 2006 button campaign to produce protest and activist buttons for students, faculty, staff, campus and community groups. She has also volunteered with the Feminist Research Group and the Windsor International Film Festival.
Reader graduated with a BA in Women’s Studies in 2011 and with a BA in History in 2013, earning the Board of Governors Gold Medal in both disciplines.
Elder Mona Stonefish, Bear Clan, Doctor of Traditional Medicine, Keeper of Wisdom, Grandmother Water-Walker, Traditional Dancer and anti-violence against women leader. Stonefish hails from the Mohawk Nation-Iroquois Confederacy and the Potawatomi Nation-Three Fires Confederacy.
She has been active for many years as an advocate at the University of Windsor for increased awareness, understanding and appreciation of Indigenous people. She has provided a strong voice in law and women’s studies to highlight the issues facing Indigenous women and girls in their communities and also focused on the role of human rights, restorative justice and education.
Tickets for the May 10 dinner are priced at $75 each and available by contacting Mary-Ann Rennie by April 25 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-973-7059.