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Leila Wallenius, 2004 Employment Equity Award Recipient

The University of Windsor celebrated the work of employment equity assessors with a wine and cheese reception in Katzman Lounge on April 26, 2004.

President Ross Paul recognized 57 equity assessors and members of the Presidential Commission on Employment Equity who have volunteered their time to ensure fairness and equity in faculty and librarian appointments and PTR.

This year’s Employment Equity Award recipient was Ms Leila Wallenius, from the Leddy Library, for her outstanding contribution to the Employment Equity Program. Ms Wallenius volunteered to be an equity assessor in 2002. Since then, she has served as an equity assessor on 29 Appointments and PTR committees in Civil Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Social Work; Mechanical Engineering; Industrial Engineering; and Nursing.

Leila Wallenius is Head of Reference Services at Leddy Library. She is responsible for coordinating reference services which includes managing a staff of four Library Assistants, plus student and Library Science Co-op student employees. Leila serves as library liaison for the Faculty of Engineering, providing them with Collection service and Information Literacy Skills training, especially for fourth year and graduate students. Leila is active in the Library Community, she is Director-at-Large for the College and University Libraries division of the Canadian Library Association, and on top of this she is Counsel president of l’ecole l’Envolee, where her daughter attends