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Dr. Sara Israels

Dr. Sara Israels was one of five women with connections to the University of Manitoba recognized with a YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Award.

Alumni, faculty, staff and students recognized at 2016 YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

May 5, 2016 — 

Multiple women with connections to the University of Manitoba were honoured on Wednesday night at the 2016 YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Awards.

“For 40 years, the YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Awards Gala has celebrated the talent, achievement, imagination and innovation of Manitoban women who have made a unique and exemplary contribution to the development of others and to their community,” said the YMCA-YWCA.

Of the 12 honourees, five have ties to the U of M.

They were recognized in the following categories:

  • Science, Technology & Research: Dr. Sara Israels [MD/1979], vice dean, academic affairs, Faculty of Health Sciences & professor, section of hematology/oncology
  • Business, Professions & Trades: Ada Ducas, head, Health Sciences Libraries
  • Education, Training & Mentorship: Helen Robinson-Settee [B.Ed./1987, M.Ed./2014]
  • Health, Wellness & Fitness: Michelle Ranville, [B.S.W./1999]
  • Young Woman of Distinction: Jesslyn Janssen, student in the Faculty of Science

“Proceeds from the YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Awards Gala support a variety of our programs that touch the lives of women, youth and children in our city,” said the YMCA-YWCA.

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