IPHRC Director Dr. Jo-Ann Episkenew has been chosen as a recipient for the 2015 YWCA Women of Distinction - Lifetime Achievement Award. According to YWCA Regina, the decision was made based on four main critieria the selection committee was looking for: the recipient must be a woman of influence, a woman of exceptional accomplishment, a woman of exemplary character, and a woman of endurance. 

“We are so excited and proud that Jo-Ann is accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award,” says Deanna Elias-Henry, Executive Director of YWCA Regina. “As someone who has persevered through significant life challenges, she exemplifies exactly what we are looking for in an award recipient. Jo-Ann will continue to be a model and inspiration for many women coming after her.”

To read the original announcement, please click on the link below:


Dr. Jo-Ann Episkenew was also featured in a Regina Leader Post article about being this year's recipient. To view this story, please click on the following link: 


For more information about this story, please contact: 

Jeanelle Mandes
IPHRC Research Assistant - KT & Communications 
(306) 337-2437