Athena Outstanding Volunteer Award


Nominations for 2021 are now closed. Watch for winner announcement in fall 2021!

In honor of Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour, AWSN is pleased to announce the Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour Memorial Award for Outstanding Volunteer - The Athena.


AWSN offers an annual award to recognize significant contributions made by a volunteer to the AWSN/STEM community in Alberta.


To demonstrate that the criteria for this award are met, you will be asked to:

● Provide a nomination letter and CV/Resume 

● Indicate the volunteer role(s) the nominee has played and their impact and unique contributions within the AWSN/STEM community in Alberta

● Describe any non-AWSN/STEM volunteer roles 

● Up to 2 supporting letters of recommendation


If you are not able to submit online, please send an email to indicating that your hard copy nomination is enroute to our mailing address:

AWSN Attention: Athena Award Committee 3553 - 31 Street NW, Box 53 Calgary, Alberta T2L 2K7


2021 winner: Jessica Vandenberghe

2020 winner: Ingrid Pederson

Our Mission: Enabling a culture of diversity and inclusivity through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Programs. AWSN acts as the platform that initiates or supports programs, partners and stakeholders who amplify, magnify, or accelerate systemic and social change within the greater community, allowing all to participate to their full capacity in STEM