Leah Ferguson from the College of Kinesiology was one of seven U of S recipients of the 2016 PotashCorp YWCA Women of Distinction Awards.
Leah Ferguson from the College of Kinesiology was one of seven U of S recipients of the 2016 PotashCorp YWCA Women of Distinction Awards.

U of S leaders clean up at PotashCorp Women of Distinction Awards

Leah Ferguson from the College of Kinesiology was one of seven U of S recipients of the 2016 PotashCorp YWCA Women of Distinction Awards.

University of Saskatchewan women were well represented at the 35th annual PotashCorp YWCA Women of Distinction Awards on May 26, topping seven of the 10 award categories.

Peta Bonham-Smith, biologist and Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Science, took top spot in the Leadership and Professions category.

Lalita Bharadwaj, an expert on First Nations water quality issues in the School of Public Health, was honoured in the Research and Technology category.

Leah Ferguson, an assistant professor and sport psychologist in the College of Kinesiology, took home the award in the Health and Wellness category.

Muriel Gieni, a competitive hurdler who works in Facilities and Property Management took top honours in the Athletics category.

Jeannette Lynes, program head of the Master of Fine Arts in Writing program in the Department of English, was recognized in the Arts, Culture and Heritage category.

Maureen Reed from the School of Environment and Sustainability was honoured with the YWCA's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Daphne Taras, Dean of the Edwards School of Business, took top honours in the Education category.

U of S alumna (BA 2011) Devon Fiddler, an entrepreneur and women's advocate from the Waterhen Lake First Nation, took top honours in the Under 29 category.

The Saskatoon StarPhoenix story on the awards is here.

Congratulations to all of our University of Saskatchewan Women of Distinction!
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