Nominations close on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020
Please read the Terms of Reference and then complete the online nomination form.
The Awards presentation ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the University of Calgary main campus.
For more information about the WRC Awards, please contact the Women's Resource Centre at 403-220-8551 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
WRC Awards Recipients
WRC Distinguished Alumna Award Recipient 2019
Sara Elkady is considered a symbol of resiliency in the Schulich School of Engineering. Her strength in the face of adversity that shaped her legacy at UCalgary, in addition to her professional and academic accolades.
WRC Distinguished Graduate Student Award Recipient 2019
Annie Hoang is a researcher, mentor, and student leader committed to fostering an appreciation of science. Annie’s made important contributions to the Graduate Students’ Association, not-for-profit sector and in clean energy.
WRC Distinguished Undergraduate Student Award Recipient 2019
Tina Guo is a clinician, researcher and activist. Her experiences exposed her to barriers for marginalized populations complicating access to resources, services and opportunities, and gave her the insight to understand and be compassionate to the needs of others.
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 2019 Sheila O'Brien Award Recipient
Ashley Von Hatten
The Sheila O'Brien Award for Excellence in Leadership 2019
Ashley Von Hatten is in her final year of her Bachelor of Arts in geography, coming to UCalgary with a diploma in architectural technology from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. In addition to her academic pursuits, Ashley has been a dedicated volunteer and a key member of the Women’s Resource Centre community since January 2016.