Dean Taras awarded YWCA Women of Distinction Award

Dr. Daphne Taras, Dean of Edwards School of Business, was recognized as one of Saskatoon’s Women of Distinction at an awards ceremony on May 26. These awards are presented annually to members of our community who have enriched the lives of those around them. Sponsored by Cameco, the Education Award recognizes exceptional educators in schools, institutions, or community programs who are role models in their profession and community involvement.

She is best known in Saskatoon as the Dean of the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan. Taras also known as an influential educator and dynamic presenter, and has won international acclaim for her expertise in labour relations. She brought labour-management certification to Saskatchewan, created the executive in residence program at Edwards and provides leadership to the Wilson Centre for Entrepreneurship. She also hosts the annual women of influence event.

Taras holds a BA (Hons) from York University and a MA from Duke University, both in political science; an MBA in new ventures and entrepreneurship, and a PhD in labour relations from the University of Calgary; and an LLM in Labour and Employment Law from Osgoode Hall. In 2012, she was named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women.

The Edwards School of Business congratulates Dr. Daphne Taras for this community recognition!

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