Nancy Olewiler (L) receives her 2017 YWCA Woman of Distinction Award.

Awards, Public Policy

Nancy Olewiler, Public Policy, Named a 2017 YWCA Woman of Distinction

June 01, 2017

Nancy Olewiler has been named the recipient of the 2017 YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the category of Education, Training & Development. Olewiler is a faculty member and the Founding Director of the School for Public Policy, a post she held from 2003-2014.

Photo: Milan Singh

Recognized nationally as one of Canada's most prestigious awards for women, the YWCA Vancouver Women of Distinction Awards honour women whose outstanding achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our community. The award cites Olewiler for her record of teaching and mentorship as well as for her role as a policy influencer: “As one of a handful of women economists on boards and at policy tables, Nancy is helping to change the face of public policy locally, provincially, and nationally.”