FGS Dean Barbara Crow will help decide the next Bank NOTE-able Canadian woman

Rembrandt style portrait. Oil painting imitation textureFaculty of Graduate Studies Dean Barbara Crow has been selected to be on the Bank of Canada's expert panel charged with considering who will be the next Bank NOTE-able Canadian woman.

On 8 March 2016, International Women’s Day, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Finance Bill Morneau announced that a new polymer bank note featuring an iconic Canadian woman will be issued in late 2018.

photo of Dean Barbara Crow

Dean Barbara Crow

Besides her position as Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies here at York, Professor Crow is currently Chair of the Ontario Council of Graduate Studies, and on the Board of the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies and the Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada. She is a past-president of the Canadian Women's Studies Association. She has worked on a number of large-scale interdisciplinary grants with engineers, designers, artists and communication scholars to produce technical and cultural content for mobile experiences. She is one of the co-founders of the Mobile Media Lab, co-founding editor of wi: journal of mobile media.

The Bank of Canada is inviting the public to nominate women from Canada’s past who are deserving of this recognition. The open call for nominations is now under way and will close on 15 April 2016.

Nominees will be considered if they are a Canadian (by birth or naturalization) who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, achievement or distinction in any field, benefiting the people of Canada, or in the service of Canada and they have been deceased for at least 25 years. Submissions of fictional characters will not be considered.

For more information visit the Bank of Canada website.