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Mary Lou Dietz Equity Leadership Award 2019

Dr. Ben C.H. Kuo

The Faculty Association is proud to announce that Dr. Ben C. H. Kuo, Department of Psychology is the 2019 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. Kuo has distinguished himself as a scholar, educator, and public advocate in the areas of cross-cultural and multicultural psychology. As a scholar, he has committed himself to the promotion and advancement of cultural diversity, multiculturalism, inclusivity, and social justice. Serving on various campus committees including the search committee for the Associate Dean of Administrative Affairs for FAHSS, the ad hoc Director of the Office of Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility, and the Appointments Committee in the Department of Psychology, helping to ensure that equity and diversity are front and centre.  Dr. Kuo has served on multiple advisory committees, including the Ontario Multicultural Health Applied Research Network, and most recently the Syrian Refugee Mental Health Working Group in Windsor, Ontario.  Dr. Kuo is a public advocate for equity and mental health, having given over twenty interviews with local, national, and international newspapers, radio, and television media.   Read more in a brief citation on the Association’s website.

The Faculty Association cordially invites you to attend the 10th Annual Presentation of the “Mary Lou Dietz Equity Leadership Award” honouring Dr. Kuo. 

The reception will be held on Tuesday May 7, 2019 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in McPherson Lounge, Alumni Hall, Please RSVP by May 1, 2019 to the Association by responding to this email, or contacting ext. 3365 or email

Join us as we honour our distinguished award winner.