Alison Braithwaite, a graduate student under the supervision of Researcher Nancy Worth in the Department of Geography was recently awarded the J. Alan George Student Leadership Award.
The award is presented to an entering graduate student, chosen from among students within three terms of first receipt of a Provost Doctoral Entrance Award for Women and based on a record of student leadership.
In her own words, Braithwaite is, "...interested in the spaces that have been created that make different choices for the collective and the planet." Her master’s research was aimed at how to create a more inclusive corporate culture and resulted in a cultural shift within the organization I conducted my research.
Off campus she is currently on the Program Advisory Committee for Leadership Niagara. Her involvement with Leadership Niagara began in 2008 as a board member. The organization was formed in 2007 by a group of leaders within the community that wanted to identify, nurture and grow future community leaders within the Niagara Region. The organization pulls emerging leaders from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors and provides a nine-month program.
The value of the award changes every year. Learn more about it at the University of Waterloo website.