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FSSH Professor Presented with International Women's Day Award

March 13, 2020

Dr. Vivian Stamatopoulos, Associate Teaching Professor at the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, was presented with the 2020 DD Women Achiever Award at this year’s International Women’s Day celebrations on Saturday, March 7 at Toronto City Hall.

The DD Women Achiever 2020 Awards are presented to 10 women who have made a difference in our community in categories such as music, community leadership, volunteering, film, science technology, sports and politics.

Dr. Stamatopoulos awarded for her tireless efforts to be successful in academic research and education.

“Thank you so much for nominating me for this amazing honour,” said Dr. Stamatopoulos. “When I’m tired and want to give up, I tell myself I have to keep pushing and keep advocating because there are a lot of people who can’t use their voice and don’t have the abilities to fight for the supports they need, so I will keep doing what I do.”

She continued by showing support for all the women in the room, taking the time to acknowledge the barriers faced by so many.

“I’m aware that I’m not special, there’s no doubt that every woman is an achiever and you’re all dealing with so many hardships and barriers. I just want every woman in here to know that I support you, I stand by you and I share this award with all of you.”