Call for nominations: Distinguished Women Scholar Lectures

The Distinguished Women Scholars Lecture Committee is accepting nominations for the 2012-13 lecture series.

The series was established to highlight and honour outstanding research achievements by women scholars. Selected scholars will give one public lecture suitable to both the university and the wider community, as well as lectures/seminars within academic units on campus. Visits are usually three to five days in length. The nominating faculty member/academic unit is responsible for arranging most of the details for the speaker's visit, and is expected to act as host.

Up to three nominations will be selected to receive funding based on scholarly excellence. Other criteria that may be considered include: support by multiple constituencies or academic units, sponsorship by an academic unit that has not hosted a speaker in the series recently, and sponsorship by a unit in which there is an under-representation of women. The maximum award for each speaker is $3,000 to cover travel, living expenses and honoraria.

Applications must indicate that the chair or dean have agreed to provide any additional support that might be necessary. All nominations should be submitted to the provost’s office via the department chair and the dean. Nominators should supply a complete curriculum vitae, as well as information about the proposed public lecture topic, and the participation of their own and other academic units in the visit. In other words, the nomination should include a plan for what the scholar will be doing while at the University of Victoria. An estimated budget should also be attached. Please send nomination(s) to the Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost by Friday, November 25th, 2011.