Status of Women and Equity Award of Distinction (Previously Status of Women Awards of Distinction)

The SWEC Award of Distinction celebrates the outstanding contributions of OCUFA members whose work has contributed meaningfully to the advancement of professors, academic librarians, and/or academic staff who are Indigenous, women, racialized, LGBTQ2S+, living with disabilities and/or belong to other historically marginalized groups. It honours and recognizes dedicated members whose leadership has improved the lives and working conditions of equity seeking university faculty and, by extension, their families, friends, and colleagues. The Award venerates exceptional OCUFA members who have worked tirelessly, and frequently without recognition, to advance a sophisticated, lasting and effectual consciousness of equity that is both particular and intersectional as it pertains to the improvement of the profession within local university settings and/or across Ontario universities.