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AWA Woman of the Year

Deadline for Nominations: June 1, 2017

This award is given to a University of Alberta woman or female-identified person in recognition of her contributions to the advancement of women and equity-seeking minority groups in the University of Alberta community, either through the course of her career or through current achievements in scholarship, teaching, and/or activism. Nominations of collaborative groups or teams will also be considered.

Criteria:

  • Candidates must be a member of or have significant connection to the academic community of the University of Alberta.
  • Contributions must have benefitted any or all groups of women and equity-seeking minority groups (faculty, students, fellows, staff) in the University of Alberta community either directly with a focus on university-specific concerns, or indirectly through work focused locally, provincially, regionally, nationally, or internationally.
  • Form of these contributions may include but are not limited to the following: publication, transformative research findings, organizational leadership, policy implementation or change, pedagogical or curricular initiatives, distinguished service, community organization, etc.
  • Outstanding quality of these contributions may derive from the result of a single project or activity, or may be representative of consistent involvement over time.
  • Candidates must be an AWA member.

The fulfillment of these criteria will be established through the nomination letter, the candidate’s CV, and at least two letters of support.

Nominations:

Please submit nomination packages to electronically the Chair of the AWA Awards Committee (carrie.smith-prei@ualberta.ca) by June 1st. Self-nominations are welcome. Only complete nomination packages will be accepted and must include:

  • Nomination letter, which must clearly communicate the reasons the candidate should be considered, the candidate’s fulfilment of the award criteria, and detail her contributions
  • Candidate’s CV
  • At least one letter of support

All nominations will be considered by the AWA’s Awards Committee and a recommendation will be forwarded to the AWA Executive for approval. The award winner will be expected to submit a photograph and a short (200 word) biographical summary for inclusion in AWA publicity and will be invited to make a brief presentation at the AWA fall meeting and awards ceremony.

Award winners

2017 :: Janine Brodie & Dilini Vethanayagam
2009/2010 :: Helen Madill
2010/2011 :: Faye Hicks & Malinda Smith
2009/2010 :: Helen Madill
2008/2009 :: Jane Drummond
2007/2008 :: Eleni Strouli
2006/2007 :: Yvonne Becker
2005/2006 :: Linda McCargar
2004/2005 :: Lynn Penrod
2003/2004 :: Lilly Miedzinski
2002/2003 :: Pat Prestwich
2001/2002 :: Bente Roed & Diane Wilson-Cox
2000/2001 :: Carol E. Cass
1999/2000 :: Juliet McMaster
1998/1999 :: no award given
1997/1998 :: Dianne Kieren
1996/1997 :: Patricia Clements
1995/1996 :: Margaret-Ann Armour
1994/1995 :: Doris Badir
1993/1994 :: Jean Lauber
1992/1993 :: Linda Woodbridge
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