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
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.
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.
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
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.