UBC Applied Science profs receive Envisioning Equality award

Envisioning Equality award-winners
Dr. Sheryl Staub-French and Dr. Sabrina Wong

Edited: July 5, 2022

Dr. Sheryl Staub-French, a professor of civil engineering, and Dr. Sabrina Wong, a professor of nursing, have been named recipients of the UBC Envisioning Equality award (2022).

Aimed at celebrating exceptional women and gender-diverse faculty and staff at UBC, the award is given to five faculty members and five staff members who "have demonstrated outstanding contributions to their individual academic/professional practice and significant impact through mentoring and community engagement."

The Envisioning Equality projects honors Dr. Sheryl Staub-French, Dr. Sabrina Wong, and other awardees through a series of street banners designed by a local artist and displayed along UBC's main campus arteries. Through this public art component, the project seeks to "[activate] new perspectives on their roles and contributions."

The Envisioning Equality project harnesses the transformative power of art in public space to celebrate exceptional women and gender-diverse faculty and staff of the UBC community.

For over a century, women and gender-diverse faculty and staff at the University of British Columbia have been making significant contributions to the institution. Our ten Envisioning Equality recipients have each contributed so much to the world in which we live, building community, understanding and innovation with everything they do.

- Moura Quayle, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Academic Affairs, Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic (UBC Vancouver)

Dr. Staub-French was recognized for her work not only as an academic researcher, but also as the first Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in UBC Applied Science and leader of the youth engineering outreach program Geering Up. In their citation for Dr. Wong, the award committee described her as "a scholar at the forefront of the population and public health field, and a leader in community initiatives in health and health equity."

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For further details about the award and its recipients, please see the official announcement on the website of UBC's Office of the Provost & Vice-President Academic.

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