Faculty association to honour Dr. Laverne Jacobs for contributions to equity

Dr. Laverne JacobsA reception is being held on May 2, 2018 to honour Dr. Laverne Jacobs, Faculty of Law, as the 2018 recipient of the Mary Lou Dietz Equity Leadership Award.

The Windsor University Faculty Association’s Status of Women, Diversity and Equity Action Committee bestows the award to honour individuals who demonstrate leadership through their contributions to creating an equity culture on campus. The award is named after Mary Lou Dietz, a late UWindsor faculty member and head of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology, in recognition of her contributions to the advancement of women in Canadian universities and colleges.

Dr. Jacobs has distinguished herself as a pioneering scholar, teacher, and activist in the area of disability, accessibility and human rights law.  As a teacher, she has created innovative courses such as Law, Disability, and Social Change that combine multidisciplinarity and social justice. On campus, she has increased the profile of the Faculty of Law as a leader in social justice. Dr. Jacobs has been a tireless and consistent voice for equity at the University of Windsor and in the Community.  Dr. Jacobs’ dedication and committed advocacy for equity makes her a most deserving recipient of this award. Read more in a brief citation on the Association’s website.

Join us as we celebrate Laverne’s outstanding commitment, contributions, and accomplishments to diversity and equity. The award presentation will begin at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in Freed Orman Commons, Assumption Hall, with a reception to follow. RSVP by April 25, 2018, by e-mail:  wufa@uwindsor.ca or contact 519-253-3000, ext. 3365.

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