News release

JLL Canada announces the recipients of the first JLL Award for Black Students at UBC Sauder

The award celebrates Black students in commercial real estate who are pursuing a career in the industry

July 11, 2022

TORONTO, July 11, 2022 – Launching its inaugural JLL Award for Black Students, JLL Canada is excited to announce that it has entered into a five-year partnership with the UBC Sauder School of Business, thereby encouraging and supporting Black students wishing to pursue commercial real estate careers. The award assists in removing financial barriers for students, providing opportunities and increasing diversity in the industry.

Each of the recipients listed below demonstrated good academic standing, leadership and involvement in their communities as selected by UBC.

We are incredibly proud of Esaie and Saphoeon and congratulate them on their achievements. We are also truly honoured to help make a difference in students' lives, contributing to diverse talent”, said Diane Cunha, Head of HR, Markets, JLL Canada. “These opportunities will not only support their horizons, but also strengthen the future of our industry.”

In addition to the JLL Award for Black Students, JLL Canada is resolute to support and advocate for the respect and inclusion of all through its Black Professionals Network.

JLL Canada congratulates the 2022 recipients of the JLL Award for Black Students and looks forward to supporting future students. 

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