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Faculty association to honour biology professor for contributions to equity

A reception will honour biology professor Lynda Corkum, the 2014 recipient of the Mary Lou Dietz Equity Leadership Award, June 4.

The Windsor University Faculty Association’s Status of Women, Diversity and Equity Action Committee bestows the award to honour individuals who demonstrate leadership through their contributions to creating an equity culture on campus. It is named for Mary Lou Dietz, a late UWindsor faculty member and head of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology, in re cognition of her contributions to the advancement of women in Canadian universities and colleges.

In addition to serving as a mentor to many students—at undergraduate and graduate levels—Dr. Corkum helped to found the Association of Women in Science and Engineering. Read more in a brief citation on the association’s website.

The award presentation and reception to follow will begin at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at Kerr House, 366 Sunset Avenue. RSVP by May 30, by e-mail at wufa@uwindsor.ca or by phone at 519-253-3000, ext. 3365.