Saskatoon, SK—Dr. Maureen Reed has been selected as the recipient of the Women of Distinction Award for Lifetime Achievement for 2016.
A leading researcher with the University of Saskatchewan’s School of Environment and Sustainability, Reed has established herself as an expert in how humans engage with the natural world. She is internationally recognized for her study of the social dimensions of environmental management, particularly in UNESCO biosphere reserves. Her work has connected science with community, in an effort to develop a better sense of humanity for us all.
“With this award, YWCA Saskatoon is excited to recognize Dr. Maureen Reed for her many accomplishments and her lifetime of work in building resilient, sustainable communities in our natural world. Maureen and each of our inspiring 2016 nominees are leading the way to enrich our community in many ways,” said Shannon Zook, Executive Director, YWCA Saskatoon.
This year, 55 women from Saskatoon and area, including Reed, are being nominated for the awards:
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Maria Jane Linklater
Nancy Van Styvendale
Health and Wellness
Leadership and Professions
Research and Technology
The YWCA Women of Distinction Awards® are recognized nationally as one of the most prestigious awards for women. Since 1982, the awards have honoured hundreds of women for their inspirational leadership and extraordinary contributions to Saskatoon and area.
Sponsorship continues to be a vital part of the success of the 2016 PotashCorp YWCA Women of Distinction Awards. Through investment as the title sponsor of the Awards Dinner for many years, PotashCorp has been a longstanding supporter of local community programs for women and families who access services at the YWCA.
The final recipients are announced at the awards dinner on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at TCU Place. Tickets and tables can be purchased on Picatic or at www.ywcasaskatoon.com or by phoning (306) 244-7034 x 121.
For more information about YWCA Saskatoon and the 2016 PotashCorp YWCA Women of Distinction Awards, contact:
Director of Development and Communications,
(306) 244-7034 extension 132