March 8, 2022
Edited: July 5, 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."
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."
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. More information about Dr. Wong can be found in UBC Nursing's announcement.