AWA Awards Call for Nominations (Deadline June 1, 2017)

The Academic Women’s Association is please to announce a call for nominations for our AWA Woman of the Year and AWA Graduate Student of the Year awards! Please submit your nomination packages to the Chair of the Awards Committee, Dr. Carrie Smith-Prei by June 1, 2017.

AWA Diversity in University Leadership (U15) in 2017

The Academic Women’s Association has undertaken an independent and comprehensive equity audit of the University of Alberta. The purpose of this equity audit is to assess the status of equity-seeking ‘designated groups’–women, Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities–in general and the status of women and gender equity in particular. We are in the process of updating this research to reflect new data in 2017.

In our first release in 2017, with four accompanying infographics, we present findings from the AWA’s in-depth analysis of primary research and various authoritative data sources on the status of equity groups in university leadership across U15 schools, including leadership teams, senior administration, and, for the first time, U15 Deans.

AWA Spring Celebrations & Conversations

Please join us for a Spring Celebration and Conversation on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 4 – 7 pm (“President’s Year-in Review” at 5 pm) at the U of A Faculty Club, Papaschase Room, to celebrate the end of term and discuss how the AWA will continue to move forward in 2017-2018. Members and non-members are encouraged to drop-in and mingle with our Executive and academic women from across campus.  All are welcome (including children)! RSVP: catherine.anley@ualberta.ca by April 30.

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New Year Reception – January 20, 2017

Join us on January 20, 4:00 to 7:00, at the U of A Faculty Club, Papaschase Room, to welcome 2017! Members and non-members are encouraged to drop-in and mingle with our Executive and academic women from across campus.  All are welcome! RSVP: catherine.anley@ualberta.ca.

New Year Welcome!

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AWA Fall Mixer!

Please join us at our 2016 Fall Mixer! Members and non-members are welcome to come and learn about the activities of the AWA. The mixer also kicks off our membership drive, so you are encouraged to renew your membership or join the AWA.AWA 2016 Fall Mixer.jpg

AWA Diversity Campaign: The Diversity Gap in CRCs at U15 Institutions

The Academic Women’s Association has undertaken an independent and comprehensive equity audit of the University of Alberta and CRCs/CERCs. The purpose of this equity audit is to assess the status of equity-seeking ‘designated groups’–women, Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities–in general and the status of women and gender equity in particular.

In this fifth release and the two accompanying infographics, we examine the gender distribution of Canada Research Chairs at the U15 Canadian institutions, looking at trends in distribution by CRC Tier and funding by agency. Based on the results of our analysis, there remains significant equity gaps in how CRCs are distributed. The AWA calls upon the federal government to ensure a more equitable allocation of funding to granting agencies and, in turn, granting agencies and U15 presidents must require gender equity in the distribution of all CRCs.