Alumnae

Special Achievers

Honouring our alumnae

Alumnae Lifetime Achievement Award

The award is presented to an alumna who, through extraordinary dedication and lifelong commitment, has utilized her talent and passion for her profession to make outstanding contributions to her field and community.



Alumnae Special Achiever Award

This award is presented to an alumna who has shown particular excellence in her professional and/or personal life.

Nominate an Alumna

To nominate an alumna for either of these awards, please submit a detailed submission by May 20, 2017 to Ita Kane-Wilson, Alumnae & Advancement Officer, ikane-wilson@yorkhouse.ca, or call 604-730-2409. The Alumnae Association will review nominations in early June and announce the results shortly after.

Past Special Achievers

 Year
 Recipient
 Category
 2016 
 2016
 2016
 Helen Larmonth Hughes '50
 Dr. Thea Cacchioni '94
 Dr. Robin Mansell '69
 Lifetime Achievement Award
 Education (Young Alumna Category)
 Education        
 2015
 Medicine
 2014
 Singer/Songwriter
 2013
 Actress/Director
 2012
 Mary Butterfield '57
 Fundraising
 2011
 Fashion
 2010
 Community Service
 2009
 Stephanie Tait '00
 Environmental Action
 2008
 Stephanie Southam Carlson '62
 Community Service
 2007
 Environmental Engineering
 2006
 Susan Robson Bauhart '70
 Community Service
 2005
 Katie Manders '96 M.D.
 Medicine
 2004
 Leslie Cliff '72
 Business
 2003
 Alexandra Guest '81
 Social Justice
 2002
 Marilyn Pipes Cassady '52
 Community Service
 2001
 Monique Owen Barbeau '82
 Renowned Master Chef
 2000
 Barbara Hislop '72
 Business
 1999
 Ursula Bell
 Education
 1998
 Public Service
 1997
 Performing Arts (Dancer, Choreographer, Stage Director, Teacher)
 1996
 Sherry Robson Taylor '73
 Community Service
 1995
 Diana Cliff Maughan '70
 Community Service
 1994
 Culinary Arts (Entrepreneur, Caterer, Specialty Food Store)
 1993
 Margaret Owen Barbeau '54
 Community Service
 1992
 Jane Frazee '75
 Judy Osburn '65
 Business (Entrepreneurs - Children's Clothing Store)
 1991
 Janet Clothier Fruchtman '46
 Artist
 1990
 Community Service
 1989
 Veronica Pridham di Rosa '52
 Artist