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Nominations are being accepted for the 2023 I. Joan Lorch Award for Women & Gender Studies.  This award honors “a person who has made a significant contribution to women and who exemplifies the pursuit of liberation and justice regarding sex, gender, and sexuality.”

The three categories for the Lorch award are: (1) Student award: this award honors any current undergraduate or graduate student at Canisius College; (2) Canisius colleague award: this award honors any current Canisius College employee (faculty, staff, or administrator — full or part time), and; (3) Community member award: this award honors any member of the wider community who is not a current student or employee of the College.

The celebration to honor the three awardees will take place during the month of March, Women’s History Month.  This year we will also celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. I Joan Lorch herself, who passed away earlier this year.

Deadline for nominations is February 15, 2023. All nominations should include: your name, your nominee’s name and contact information, and a 100-200 word description as to why the nominee is a deserving recipient of the Lorch award.

The nomination form can be filled out here:

Submitted by: Tanya Loughead, Professor, Department of Philosophy and Women & Gender Studies