Rebecca Coulter first recipient of OCUFA women's equality award

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Professor CoulterThe Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) has recognized the many contributions Professor Rebecca Coulter has made in her lifelong work with women’s issues. She is the first recipient of the “Status of Women Committee Award of Distinction.” “Rebecca Coulter’s life has been so closely tied to so many important initiatives for academic women that is hard to think of anyone more deserving of this recognition,” said OCUFA President Mark Langer.

Rebecca is prominent voice on Western’s campus as founder of the Teaching and Research Unit on Women and Education and throughout her tenure here at the Faculty of Education, she has been an advocate for gender equity in education. She has published widely on gender relations in education, the history of women and education, and the impact of economic and educational restructuring on women working in the educational sector.

“This is a great honor that recognizes the tremendous impact Rebecca has had towards advancing the position of women in the academy. I know I am not alone when I say that I am indebted to her,” said Dean Julia O’Sullivan.

“I am thrilled to be the first recipient of this award,” said Professor Coulter, “But it’s important to note that as women working on women’s issues we rarely do anything alone.”

Professor Coulter will receive her award in Toronto on Saturday, October 3 at the Royal York Hotel.