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Maddie Brockbank rocks!

Maddie Brockbank is a PhD student at McMaster University's School of Social Work who specializes in men's violence prevention. She is among the winners of the Women Who Rock Awards.

Nov 01, 2021

A police officer breaking down barriers, an immigrant working to make Canada more welcoming for newcomers, and a student finding new ways to address gender-based violence are among the 2021 Women Who Rock.

The sixth annual Women Who Rock Awards were handed out on Sunday.

The awards recognize the contributions women make to Canada and honour local women making a "lasting impact in the community or their field of endeavor," according to the organization's website.

"Women's History Month seems to pass in our community with little or no recognition," wrote Evelyn Myrie, the founder of the program, in an email.

The awards are one way to celebrate women and the various ways they're making their communities stronger, she said.

"These stories of women's remarkable contributions to our community and society ought to be shared."

Thirty-two women were nominated. Maddie Brockbank was one of the six who took home the award!

Congratulations Maddie! 

 

Maddie Brockbank. (Supplied by Women Who Rock)