On Thursday, October 6, 2016, six incredible women from the University of Waterloo were recognized for their efforts in leadership, arts and culture, health and wellness, academic achievement, and professional excellence at the annual K-W Oktoberfest Women of the Year event. Each of their immense contributions to our campus and our community help make the region a better place to live.
Congratulations to the nominees and winners in the following categories:
Young adult (14 to 25):
Recognizing young women for leading by example and being a role model to her peers.
- Nooran Abu Mazen
Student, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Waterloo
Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM):
Recognizing women for outstanding advancement to the field of STEM.
- Dr. Pearl Sullivan
Dean of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo
- Tobi Day-Hamilton
Associate Director, Communications and Strategic Initiatives, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo
Recognizing women for dedicating themselves to the pursuit of excellence in their chosen careers.
- Dr. Jean Andrey
Dean of Environment, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo
Arts and culture:
Recognizing women for enriching the culture of our community through creation or promotion of the arts on a volunteer or professional basis.
- Jude Doble
Associate Director, Advancement Communications and Special Projects, University of Waterloo
Health and wellness:
Recognizing women for promoting and helping others achieve and promote mental, physical or spiritual well-being in her career or community involvement.
- Betty Pries
Sessional Instructor, Peace and Conflict Studies, Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo