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Student wins national award for dedication to education, community, UToday, April 12, 2013.
Elizabeth Cannon, president, and Dru Marshall, provost and vice president (academic) congratulates Aleksandra Ivanovic, recipient of the Senior Women’s Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) 2013 Graduate Student Award of Merit. 

Aerospace engineer Natalie Panek is awarded with the Graduate of the Last Decade Award (GOLD). Find out more in UToday's April 12, 2013 article "Alumni Association announces 2013 Arch Awards recipients."

The Women's Resource Centre is on the move. WRC initiatives will get a boost from a bigger, better space in spring 2013. See the UToday article New and improved for more information.

The University of Victoria was recognized for exemplary equity practices in recruiting, nominating and/or appointing Canada Research Chairs and meeting their equity targets for the representation of the four designated groups among chairholders for year 2012. The Canada Research Chairs Program also has a new new equity section on their website.

Sexual Assault Educational Intervention Project
A sexual assault intervention project needs help recruiting first-year female students at the U of C to participate in a randomized controlled trial looking at education initiatives for resisting sexual assault.

The Women's Resource Centre is calling for nominations for alumna and/or current female students who exhibit wisdom, resilience and compassion. See WRC Awards for more information.

The WRC is holding a December 6th Memorial - Logo/Graphic Design Contest. See the Contest Details and Guidelines for more information.

The Women's Resource Centre has put out a Call for Protégées for its Women Guiding Women Mentorship Program.

The Advisor, on behalf of the President's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women, has submitted to the President the report: Removing Barriers: A University of Calgary Office of Diversity, Equity, and Human Rights

The Canadian Women in the Literary Arts (CWILA) seeks to support a female Canadian writer as its resident critic for a calendar year. If you're a female Canadian writer (poet, novelist, storyteller, scholar) who'd like to raise awareness of women’s literary and critical presence in Canadian letters, submit your critic-in-residence application to info [at] cwila [dot] com by November 1, 2012.

The University Child Care Centre's kindergarten classes have openings
Although more than 700 infants and young children are on a lengthy waiting list to get into the two child care centres at the university, there are spots available for the September 2012 kindergarten program.

Registration for The Future of Women's Studies in Alberta Symposium is now open.
A collaboration between the Advisor to the President on Women's Issues, the Women's Studies Program, and the Women's Resource Centre, The Future of Women's Studies in Alberta Symposium will be the first meeting that brings together the five Alberta universities offering Women's and Gender Studies programs.

Canadian Association for the Study of Women in Education (CASWE) is seeking nominations for the CASWE Achievement Award offered annually to a Canadian woman or group of women who has/have made an outstanding contribution to women and education. The award acknowledges contributions in teaching, scholarship, and/or sustained service to community and society. Click here for a more detailed description of the award or contact cmcgreg [at] uvic [dot] ca, CASWE President. Please note that the deadline for this year's nominations has been extended to April 15. >>more

The Women’s Resource Centre (WRC) celebrated exceptional women during the fifth annual WRC Awards March 7.  >>more

The Faculty Women’s Club is seeking donations to endow its scholarships. >>more

Voting for the new AWA executive is underway. >>more

The Academic Women's Association is back! >>more

Members of the public are invited to apply for the elected category of the Senate of the University of Calgary. >>more

Status of Women Canada has launched a call for proposals for projects that promote equality and reduce gender-based violence on post-secondary campuses. >>more

U of C offers leadership courses and tuition support. >>more (Women and Leadership section)

The Canada Research Chairs Program announced a program to encourage equity among research chair awards. >>more