Zainub Verjee


Zainub Verjee is an artist, critic, writer, and arts administrator based in Toronto, Canada. She has played multiple roles in shaping culture policy at all levels of government and has developed initiatives around income, racial equity, gender, and cultural diplomacy that have advanced the vital interests of artists across disciplines. Formerly the executive director of Western Front, Verjee is a Senior Fellow of Massey College, a McLaughlin College Fellow, and the laureate of the 2020 Governor General’s Visual and Media Arts Award for Outstanding Contribution. In recognition of her work, OCAD University and NSCAD University conferred on her honorary doctorates.

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