OCAD University staff member honoured for volunteer contributions

 

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 4:00am

Congratulations to Evan Tapper for his receipt of a 2015 Legacy Award from Volunteer Toronto. Tapper is best known to the OCAD University community as the director of the Office of Continuing Studies. Outside the university, Tapper is also a dedicated volunteer with The Redwood, a safe haven for women and children fleeing domestic abuse. In fact, he is one of the longest-serving male volunteers at the facility, helping women and children explore and express their experiences using art. Each December, for instance, Tapper – an award-winning visual artist and art educator – draws caricatures of mothers and their children, which he then gives to them as happy reminders of the distance they have travelled.

Tapper was among the 25 volunteers selected from a field of nearly 100 nominations. A private ceremony will take place on April 13 – during National Volunteer Week – with Tapper and his fellow award recipients, nominators and special guests.

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Evan Tapper
Friday, April 10, 2015 - 4:00am

Congratulations to Evan Tapper for his receipt of a 2015 Legacy Award from Volunteer Toronto. Tapper is best known to the OCAD University community as the director of the Office of Continuing Studies. Outside the university, Tapper is also a dedicated volunteer with The Redwood, a safe haven for women and children fleeing domestic abuse. In fact, he is one of the longest-serving male volunteers at the facility, helping women and children explore and express their experiences using art. Each December, for instance, Tapper – an award-winning visual artist and art educator – draws caricatures of mothers and their children, which he then gives to them as happy reminders of the distance they have travelled.

Tapper was among the 25 volunteers selected from a field of nearly 100 nominations. A private ceremony will take place on April 13 – during National Volunteer Week – with Tapper and his fellow award recipients, nominators and special guests.