Renowned McMaster University biology professor, breast cancer researcher and BRIGHT Run team captain Juliet Daniel has been named one of three leaders of Caribbean-Canadian heritage who will be honoured next month at the 10th annual University of the West Indies Toronto Gala.

Juliet, captain of the Pirates of the Cure-abbean, will receive the honour April 6 at the Ritz-Carlton Toronto.

Juliet has an international reputation as a scientist. Her lab is studying the triple-negative breast cancer subtype, which is most prevalent in women of African ancestry.

She also has a BRIGHT Run reputation as a long-time fundraising dynamo, bringing together a team each year to raise money for local breast cancer research. She has also received grants from BRIGHT Run funding.

Recently, she was also a member of the BRIGHT Run spikeball team, which made a respectable debut at McMaster Athletics and Recreation’s 2019 Think Pink Week in January, spearheaded by THINK PINK captain Mackenzie Wiens.

The most recent honour is one of many for Juliet, who has received the Ontario Premier’s Excellence in Research Award; the Barbados Honor Gold Crown of Merit; the National Ball Award, the John C. Holland Award and the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award, to name only a few.

Congratutions, Juliet!