- Mairuth Sarsfield
Sarsfield has had a long, varied and distinguished career. Born and bred in Montreal, she has worked as host for the CBC, CTV, and TV Ontario. For Canada's External Affairs Department, she worked on projects such as Expo 67 in Montreal and Expo '70 in Osaka, Japan. As senior information officer for the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi, Kenya, she developed and launched a worldwide campaign known as "For Every Child a Tree".
Author of a number of books, Sarsfield is retired and lives on Vancouver Island.
Awards and recognition
- National Congress of Black Women Foundation's First Literary Award, for No Crystal Stair
- African Canadian Achievement Award
- Chevalier, Ordre national du Québec
- No Crystal Stair (1997)
- My Friend and I
- The Fourth Wise Man
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