Minerva Mentoring Award
AWSN offers an annual award to recognize significant contributions made towards the mentoring of girls/women of all ages. This award is made to one outstanding mentor of any gender.
How to nominate
To demonstrate that the criteria for this award are met, please describe how your nominee:
- Has made an impact, or has been an inspiration in your life, or the lives of others, in the area of science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
- Has made this contribution in Alberta, while residing in Alberta. (Does not have to be currently living in Alberta.)
You may also include details about how your nominee:
- May have made a significant contribution to science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
- May work for and/or promote the importance of science, technology, engineering or mathematics to the minds of the future: junior scientists, students and young children; for example, a volunteer who faithfully goes out into the schools to deliver science presentations to inspire upcoming generations.
- May be a respected professional in their field, someone who has been sought by many individuals, the media or institutions to speak about issues related to the promotion of science and/or the impact of decisions made by the provincial/federal governments.
- May be an advocate in advancing issues pertaining to recruitment and retention of women in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
- May have been the recipient of other awards.
- May have served as a mentor or organizer for a number of years in an Alberta association of women in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
Nominations must include:
- Nominator and Nominee contact information
- Nomination letter
- Nominee CV/Resume
- Optional: up to 2 reference letters
If you are not able to submit online, please send an email to email@example.com indicating that your hard copy nomination is en route to our mailing address:
AWSN, Attention: Minerva Mentoring Award Committee 3553 - 31 Street NW, Box 53 Calgary, Alberta T2L 2K7
A mentor can be of any gender. All submissions become the property of AWSN.
As an acknowledgment of the work that is required to prepare a nomination package, nominations will remain valid for two years (the year the nomination is submitted and for the following calendar year).
2002: Dr. Elizabeth Cannon
2004: Fred Stewart
2005: Dr. Janet Ronsky
2006: Dr. Chan Wirasinghe
2007: Dr. Helen Madill
2008: Dr. Josephine Hill
2009: Dr. Denise Hemmings
2010: Anita Rossall
2011: Dr. Ute Wieden-Kothe
2012: Dr. Linda Rehaa-Kranez
2014: Ingrid Pederson
2015: Dr. Lisa Carter
2016: Dr. Margaret Ann Armour
2017: Kim Burley
2018: Dr. Laleh Behjat
2019: Jocelyn Keith-Asante
2020: Dr. Ania Ulrich
2021: Dr. Cheryl Cable
2022: Deanna Burgart