OCAD University congratulates Rita Shelton Deverell, former member of the OCAD U Board of Governors, on her recognition as “Woman of the Year” by the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA).
A producer, director, actor, artist, broadcaster and scholar – among many other roles – Deverell has received awards ranging from Geminis to the Crystal Award from Women in Film & Television (WIFT-T).
Along with OCAD University, Deverell served on the boards of the Ontario Media Development Corporation, WIFT-T and Women in the Director’s Chair. She also volunteers with both the Canadian Senior Artists Research Network and MediaSmarts and is a Trustee of the Royal Ontario Museum. In 2005, she was named a member of the Order of Canada for her pioneering work in broadcasting