|Congratulations to Dr. Jean Barman, Professor Emerita, Educational Studies, who has been awarded the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award, for her contributions to Canadian scholarship and literature. Dr. Barman has written or edited more than 20 books and 50 articles and chapters. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2002 and was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. More information about her fantastic lifetime of achievement is available on the VPL website.The annual George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award honours a BC author whose outstanding literary career and contributions to society span several decades. The award includes a $5,000 prize and the addition of the recipient’s name to the Writers Walk of Fame on the north plaza of Library Square in Vancouver.Jean will receive her award at a public presentation and will read from her latest work, French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women in the Making of the Pacific Northwest, published by UBC Press, on June 19 at 7:00 pm at the Vancouver Public Library’s central branch, downtown [link].
|Dr. Barman, receiving the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award at the Vancouver Public Library, with City of Vancouver Councillor Kerry Jang.|