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GM Canada supports Black Business and Professional Association

Award aims to promote excellence in technology and innovation within the Canadian Black Community

Published: May 18, 2012, 5:00 PM

GM Canada - BBPA Award

Chevrolet Canada continued its partnership with the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) by presenting Dr. David C. K. Tay with the Chevrolet Technology & Innovation Award at the 2012 Harry Jerome Awards Gala this month.

GM Canada President and Managing Director, Kevin Williams, presented the award aimed at helping to promote excellence in technology and innovation within the Canadian Black Community.

"Our support of the Harry Jerome Awards is focused on encouraging diverse and innovative thinking in the important fields of science and technology," said Kevin Williams. "It was truly an honour to present the award to Dr. David C.K Tay, an outstanding creator, leader and innovator in civil and structural engineering."

Dr. Tay received the award for his more than 40 years of exceptional work as a Professional Civil and Structural Engineer. As a widely published authority and teacher, his expertise has been demanded on projects across Canada, the United States and Africa, Dr. Tay’s many accomplishments epitomize excellence in the Black Community.

"I am deeply honoured to be part of the distinguished group of individuals receiving Harry Jerome awards for 2012," said Dr. Tay. "Thank you to the BBPA for recognizing and highlighting excellence in all fields of endeavour in the Black Canadian community."

This is the third year that Chevrolet has been a platinum sponsor of the Harry Jerome Awards, presenting the Technology & Innovation Award. Chevrolet also presents the Chevrolet Scholarship for Excellence in Engineering, which offers $5,000 scholarships to one male student and one female student from the Black Community.