Congratulations to Professor Janis Sarra who is the recent recipient of a YWCA Metro Vancouver 2014 Women of Distinction Award for her work in Education, Training and Development.
Janis is a UBC law professor and feminist scholar who is an internationally recognized expert in corporate finance, banking and securities regulation. She is an innovative educator, adept at fostering life-long professional development.
As Director of the Peter Wall Institute at UBC, she created new programs of research and education, connecting early-career female scholars to world-leading researchers, supporting innovative interdisciplinary research.
As founding Director of the UBC National Centre for Business Law, she helped educate and place women in business and finance, developing innovative new courses to ensure all law students, but particularly women, are well prepared to assume leadership roles.