Friends and colleagues of UWindsor professor Anne Forrest came together Thursday, May 12, to honour her as the 2016 recipient of the Mary Lou Dietz Equity Leadership Award.
Dr. Forrest, director of the women’s and gender studies program and president of the Windsor University Faculty Association, was nominated by colleague Charlene Senn, who spoke to her many contributions to equity and diversity throughout her academic career.
The award was established by the association’s Status of Women, Diversity and Equity Action Committee in memory of Mary Lou Dietz—a late UWindsor faculty member and former head of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology. It honours members who demonstrate the spirit of leadership through their contributions to creating an equity culture on campus.
Thursday’s reception at Kerr House, 366 Sunset Avenue, was an opportunity to celebrate and honour Forrest as an outstanding advocate and leader for equity. Adding to the special occasion was the presence of members of Dietz’s family: her daughters Evanne and Niki Dietz, son Leif Lorenz, and granddaughter Nadia Dietz.