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2017 YWCA Women of Distinction nominees

Posted on 2017-04-11 in Arts & Culture, Science & Technology, Politics & Society, Alumni

Erika Dyck, Lana Elias, Carin Holroyd

College of Arts & Science congratulates Women of Distinction nominees

The 2017 YWCA Saskatoon Women of Distinction nominees include three faculty and staff from the College of Arts & Science as well as several alumnae. Nominations for the awards in 10 categories were announced on April 7.

Congratulations to Erika Dyck (professor, history and Canada Research Chair in the History of Medicine), Lana Elias (director of science outreach) and Carin Holroyd (associate professor, political studies) on their nominations.

This year's Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is Kathryn Ford, an alumna (BA'71) who later completed a law degree. Since her admission to the Saskatchewan bar in 1977, Ford has been a force in Saskatchewan’s legal community and has done pioneering work in collaborative law. Her work ensures that all voices are heard and that decisions are made collectively.

Ford is also has been responsible for building capacity for community organizations, including the YWCA and the Prairie Hospice Society, leading expansion and transformation that has strengthened our community and empowered individuals. In 2013, she joined the U of S Board of Governors. 

College alumnae Noreen Agrey (BA'79, BEd’89), Connie den Hollander (BA'85, LLB’91), Ashlyn George (BA'09, BEd’10), Chantelle Johnson (BA'99, LLB’03), Kelly Van Damme (MFA’04, art & art history) and Chelsea Willness (BA'02; faculty member, Edwards School of Business) are also nominees.

The YWCA Women of Distinction Awards are recognized nationally as one of the most prestigious awards for women. Since 1982, Saskatoon’s Women of Distinction Awards have honoured hundreds of women for their leadership and contributions to the Saskatoon community.

Award recipients will be announced at the Women of Distinction awards dinner on May 31 at TCU Place. Funds raised through the awards dinner support YWCA Saskatoon programs and services nurturing the well-being of women and their families.

For more information on the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards, click here.

 

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