Joan Borsa to receive Women of Distinction Lifetime Achievement Award
Saskatoon, SK—Professor Joan Borsa has been named the 2015 Women of Distinction Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Borsa is a prominent member of Saskatchewan’s art community and a leading academic in the fields of gender, representation, and cultural studies. Her legacy has established our province’s women artists as vital contributors to prairie culture with growing international recognition.
“With this award, we are delighted to celebrate Joan Borsa for her accomplished career. Joan and each of the nominees we are recognizing are women who inspire and lead, and ultimately make a difference in our larger community” said Barb Macpherson, Executive Director, YWCA Saskatoon.
This year’s record number of nominees for the Women of Distinction Awards stands at 59 women in in 10 award categories. The 2015 Women of Distinction nominees are:
|Arts, Culture & Heritage||Education||Leadership & Professions|
|Tasha Hubbard||Randi Barker||Sharon L. Acoose|
|Sherry Hudson||Janet Christ||Betty Ann Adam|
|Miranda Jones||Sheila Erickson||CeCe Baptiste|
|Leslee Newman||Lori Kindrachuk||Kelly Bode|
|Alison Norlen||Karon Shmon||Tamara Bowman|
|Connie Tenaski||Netha Dyck|
|Athletics||Carlene Walter||Michelle J. Ouellette, Q.C.|
|Michelle Duchene||Avon Whittles||Frances Wach|
|Reagan Wildeman||Entrepreneurship||Research & Technology|
|Jacqui Fleury||Deborah Anderson|
|Community Building||Katrina German||Marli Bells and Brittany Melnyk|
|Jennifer Chouinard||Corrin Harper||Azita Haddadi|
|Sylvia Cory||Amanda Soulodre||Tanya Holt|
|Shannon Hill||Jessica Tetu||Sylvia van den Hurk|
|Namarta Kochar||Melissa Wyant||Julita Vassileva|
|Chickadee Morin||Health & Wellness||U29|
|Shawna Nelson||Shirley Berthelet||Maile Crowe and Danica Slattery|
|Christine Ruys||Jan Heibert and Shelly Luhning||Devon Fiddler|
|Jami Young||Stacey Hornick||Jennifer Hildebrand|
|Jacqueline Lavallee||Kayla Ingram|
|Treena Wynes||Erica Violet Lee|
The YWCA Women of Distinction Awards are recognized nationally as one of the most prestigious awards for women. Since 1982, Saskatoon’s Women of Distinction Awards have honoured hundreds of women for their inspirational leadership and extraordinary contributions to our community.
The Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at TCU Place. Tickets are selling quickly and can be purchased on Picatic at www.ywcasaskatoon.com or by calling (306) 244-7034 x 121.
Funds raised every year through the Women of Distinction Awards Dinner stay here in our community, designated for YWCA Saskatoon programs and services for women and their families.
For more information about YWCA Saskatoon or to schedule an interview, contact:
Director of Development and Communications,
306 244 7034 extension 132