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Deb Sloboda Honoured as a YWCA Woman of Distinction

debThe YWCA Women of Distinction Awards page begins with:

“You know her. She has broken new ground or old barriers. She has inspired women by shaping the future. She has paved the way for women today. “

Which a perfect description of our colleague Dr. Debora Sloboda. On March 9th, Dr. Sloboda was recognized for her commitment to the development of women and improvement of the community as a Woman of Distinction in the Science, Technology and Trades category. Through her research into prenatal risks and long-term disease risk, she is leading the translation of this research for women’s community health groups and she is an important mentor to young women here in the Farncombe Institute and McMaster University. She is committed to expanding the visibility of women in science.

The Women of Distinction Awards are nationally recognized as one of the most prestigious awards for women. YWCAs across Canada join in the celebration each year, honouring the remarkable achievements of women.

Congratulations Deb!

You can see the awards page here and the Hamilton Spectator coverage here.

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