The 2023 WRC Awards Recipients
WRC Distinguished Alumna Award Recipient
Dr. Erin Brennand, MD, is a practicing urogynecologist in Calgary, a clinician-scientist and an associate professor within the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) who completed her post-graduate medical training and obtained a Master of Science in Community Health Sciences at UCalgary in 2020.
WRC Distinguished Graduate Student Award Recipient
Kulsum Fatima is a PhD student at UCalgary’s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, in addition to being an architect and a former assistant professor at the Jamia Millia Islamia University in India with 11 years of teaching experience.
WRC Distinguished Undergraduate Student Award Recipient
Nicole Schmidt is currently pursuing a BA in political science and a BA in international relations. To foster her passion of creating more opportunities for women to be involved in politics at the national and international levels, she collaborated with Canada’s ambassador to the United Nations under the Girls Belong Here program.
The 2023 Sheila O'Brien Award Recipient
The Sheila O'Brien Award for Excellence in Leadership
Elizabeth (Lizzy) Venton-Parnell is a BA in Political Science (Honours) major who has been a part of the Women’s Resource Centre (WRC) community since the fall of 2018. Lizzy has contributed immensely to making the WRC a safe and inclusive space for all to thrive, learn, unlearn, and relearn.