Charmaine Dean, Vice President for Research and Professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, has been named a Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner.
The Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards have been given out annually for the last twenty years by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN), an organization that propels and celebrates the advancement of professional women at all levels. The Top 100 Awards span the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors, and are presented to women in 12 categories, including Executive Leaders, the category in which Dean has been recognized.
The award recognizes Dean’s more than thirty-five years of work in her field, as well as her key role in strategic leadership in the areas of research and innovation, commercialization and internationalization. Her award citation notes that she "has drawn a focus to social impact related to technology developments and is a key driver for equity and diversity in the context of research and internationalization."
This year’s list also includes Shirley Tang, professor of Chemistry and Associate Dean of Science for Research. Read more about Waterloo awardees here. To learn more about the awards and the WXN, check out the organization’s press release here.