Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia (Atlantic) has been named to Canada’s Most Powerful Women’s Hall of Fame by the Women's Executive Network (WXN). Eleanor Chiu (Calgary) won the Organizational Diversity Award at the 22nd Annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards. Agnes Di Leonardi (Toronto) received the Order of Canada, our country's highest civilian honour for service to the nation. Honourary degrees were conferred on Kim Sturgess, Marie Delorme and Aritha van Herk (Calgary), who was also named to the Order of Canada.
Mary D'Alton (Waterloo) was appointed Executive Director of the Cowan Foundation. Karen Furneaux (Atlantic), a three-time Olympian, was honoured by the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame. Chris Hornberger (Atlantic) has received her Certified Executive Coach designation from Royal Roads University. Brenda Kenny (Calgary) is the new Board Chair of Alberta Innovates. Jane Klugman (Waterloo) is the first woman appointed as Honorary Colonel of the Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada. Kendra MacDonald (Atlantic) is the first CEO for Canada’s Ocean Supercluster.
Sheila O’Brien (Calgary) was appointed Chair of the Alberta Energy Regulator. Karen Redman (Waterloo) was elected chair of Waterloo Regional Council in October 2018. Mary Rozsa de Coquet (Calgary) was awarded the 2018 Grant MacEwan Lifetime Achievement Award. Janice Rubin (Toronto) won the Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity Award at the Chambers Canada Awards.
Michelle Savoy (Toronto) received the Dean’s Philos Award from the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa. Kathy Sendall (Calgary) was named Lieutenant Colonel
for the Alberta Military. Cathy Simpson (Atlantic) is the new board chair of New Brunswick Innovation Foundation.
Barb Stegemann (Atlantic) was recently featured in WestJet Magazine about her social enterprise fragrance venture, 7 Virtues. Candace Thomas (Atlantic) has been included in the second edition of 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women. Josephine Victoria Yam (Toronto) won the Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award and is one of RBC’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrants.