Adam Lake wins Dr. Connie Carter Global Affairs Award
Adam Lake has received the inaugural Dr. Connie Carter Global Affairs Award at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy.
The award was created to support students from the Caribbean community in the master of global affairs program (MGA) at the Munk School.
Lake has dedicated his studies and community activism to advancing the lives of marginalized groups – particularly Black people, the LGBTQ2+ community and those who sit at the intersection of both, like Lake himself.
A 2020 Harry Jerome Award recipient, Lake helped to create the Munk School Black Students Association (MSBSA), a joint, student-led initiative founded by seven Black students from the Munk School’s MGA and Master of Public Policy (MPP) programs. Lake will serve as director of advocacy of the newly formed association.
“I aim to create a more inclusive educational environment and provide support, direction and guidance for Black students in their academic, social and professional endeavors,” Lake says. “As director of advocacy of the MSBSA, I will challenge Munk School faculty, fellows and administration to create a culture and environment where Black students’ voices are included – because they matter.”