Carleton Professor Gurli Woods has been awarded an Honorary Life Membership in the Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada / l’association pour l’avancement des études Scandinaves au Canada (AASSC /AAESC). The award was given out at the Association’s 30th anniversary banquet on May 30, 2012, in Waterloo, Ont., in recognition of her work as the chair of the founding committee in 1981 and 1982. The award was presented by Dr. Ingrid Urberg, current president of AASSC/AAESC and Augustana faculty member at the University of Alberta.
The AASSC /AAESC is an interdisciplinary association that has been meeting with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences since its founding meeting at the University of Ottawa in May 1982. Gurli Woods and the committee formed the association’s basic structure, complete with conferences, newsletters and the journal Canadian-Scandinavian Studies / Études scandinaves au Canada. Over the years, she has held many offices at the executive level of the association, including vice-president, president, and editor of the journal. She has also presented many papers on Scandinavian women writers at AASSC/AAESC meetings.
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