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J. Estelle Reddin Memorial Award
Maximum Amount: $500.00
Faculty: Science
Occasion: Deans' Academic Honours and Awards Night
Description: Awarded to a student entering 3rd or 4th year in the Foods and Nutrition Program in good academic standing, who displays an aptitude for, and interest in the food component of the program and has concern for women's studies and respect for diversity
Background: In memory of Estelle Reddin, and her contributions to home economics and women's equality, the PEI Home Economics Association established the J. Estelle Reddin Memorial Award at UPEI in 2011. The PEI Home Economics Association is comprised of dedicated professionals who have a background in home economics, home ecology, family science, and nutrition. The Association acts as a liaison between these professionals and promotes the welfare of families across Prince Edward Island. Estelle Reddin (1923-2010), a founding member of the Association, will be remembered as a colleague, a beloved professor, a mentor and an individual who worked tirelessly to improve the welfare of families and women in our community. She worked as a dietitian and a home economics teacher before joining the faculty of the UPEI Home Economics Department (now UPEI Department of Family and Nutritional Sciences). She challenged her students to explore new avenues of learning and encouraged them to be critical th inkers. She was instrumental in course development within the department with a special focus on food and food commodity groups. She was largely responsible for the establishment of the first courses in Women's Studies at UPEI. Estelle was also a founding member of the PEI Dietetic Association. Her support for community efforts, particularly those that enabled or assisted women, was unprecedented. She will be remembered for her intelligence, passion, determination, and a deep love and respect for her profession. After Estelle retired, she and five other retired UPEI Home Economics professors (The Home Economics Publishing Collective) compiled the history of Home Economics on PEI. The book, entitled "Who We Are, Our Heritage and Horizons", was published in 2009 and has enjoyed a wide circulation. The Collective received the "Publication of the Year Award" for the book from Museum and Heritage Prince Edward in February, 2009.
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