Our Awards

The WRC Awards

The WRC Awards of Excellence celebrate women's wisdom, resilience and compassion. The awards are given annually to deserving alumnae or current female UCalgary students who exhibit wisdom, resilience and compassion through: 

  • professional and/or academic excellence 
  • ability to overcome barriers and blaze a trail for women 
  • dedication to the community 

2021 WRC Awards Recipients

Sue-Shane Tsomondo

Sue-Shane Tsomondo

WRC Distinguished Alumna Award Recipient 2021

Creator and curator of Sue's Stokvel Book Club, Sue-Shane Tsomondo is an equity-seeking and community-building trailblazer dedicated to uplifting the work of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) writers.

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Leda Stawnychko

Leda Stawnychko

WRC Distinguished Graduate Student Award Recipient 2021

Leda Stawnychko earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Education from the University of Calgary and will be receiving a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership in June 2021.

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Jessica Revington

Jessica Revington

WRC Distinguished Undergraduate Student Award Recipient 2021

Jessica Revington is an accomplished student leader and community champion. She holds a Bachelor of Nursing (BN) from the University of Calgary and is completing her second degree in Biological Sciences. 

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2021 WRC Award Announcement

Recipients will be announced virtually on Monday, March 8.

For more information about the WRC Awards, please contact the Women's Resource Centre at 403-220-8551 or women@ucalgary.ca.

Learn more about our past recipients. 

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The Sheila O'Brien Award

Sheila O'Brien embodies a unique example of leadership that has allowed her to transcend the traditional barriers faced by women. Along with her leadership roles in the private sector, Ms. O'Brien has continued to be active in community and government affairs. The Sheila O'Brien Award for Excellence in Leadership is awarded annually to the volunteer who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and brought a sense of kindness to the Women's Resource Centre. The recipient is determined based on nominations by fellow WRC volunteers.

The 2021 Sheila O'Brien Award Recipient

Karolina Krisandova

Karolina Krisandova

The Sheila O'Brien Award for Excellence in Leadership 2021

Karolina Krisandova is a Political Science and International Relations major hoping to pursue a Masters in Global Affairs with an emphasis on global justice. Karolina credits her time at the Women's Resource Centre (WRC) as an experience that has helped her learn and apply academic theories in tangible and purposeful ways.

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Learn more about our past recipients. 

Sheila O'Brien

Sheila O'Brien