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Faculty, staff, students among 43 nominated for Women of Distinction Awards

Members of the McMaster community are among those nominated for the 40th annual YWCA Women of Distinction Awards.

Jan 22, 2016

Members of the McMaster community are among those nominated for the 40th annual YWCA Women of Distinction Awards.

Psychology professor Allison Sekuler, associate professor of rehabilitation science Brenda Vrkljan and Health Sciences assistant clinical professor Margaret Secord were nominated in the Business, Education and Mentorship category, as were staff member Irfan Khan and alumnae Erin Dunham, Maggie Cockburn, Sarah Lampson and Joanne McCallum.

Shannon Clark, Sylvia Kajiura, Sarah Glen, Catherine Olaveson and Maroussia Hajdukowski-Ahmed were nominated in the Community Leadership category.

Physical therapist Dianna Moulden and alumna Melissa Sander were nominated in the Health category.

Psychology professor Laurel Trainor was nominated in the Science, Technology or Trades category.

A number of students and alumnae were nominated in the Young Woman of Distinction category, including Jaskiran Shoker, Audrey Tan, Megan MacLeod, Giuliana Guarna, Rebecca Babcock, Vanessa Raponi and Lisa Bifano.

The awards will be handed out at a ceremony on March 10 at the Hamilton Convention Centre.

The full list of nominees can be found here.