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The Canisius College Women Studies & Gender Studies Program is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. The Annual I. Joan Lorch Women & Gender Studies Award honors persons who have made significant contributions to promote the equitable and fair causes and treatment of women and men in a just society.

This year there will be three awards given, one in each of the following categories: employee, (i.e. faculty, administrator or staff), student and community honoree, a person outside the college community whose life or work exemplifies the ideal of the award.

Nominations are now being accepted for this award through Wednesday, February 12. Please email your nominations with a brief statement of support to: Johanna Fisher ( or Tanya Loughead (, co-directors of the Women & Gender Studies Program.  Winners will be honored at the Women and Gender Studies luncheon Wednesday, March 12.

Submitted by Johanna Fisher, co-director, Women & Gender Studies