Doris Cancel-Tirado Named Abby's House Woman of the Year


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Doris Cancel-Tirado Named Abby's House Woman of the Year

June 4, 2016

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Each year at the end of spring term, Abby’s House honors a faculty or staff woman in the WOU community who exemplifies its mission. Specifically, a woman whose work has contributed to equity and non-violence.




Doris Cancel-Tirado, Ph.D.

The Woman of the Year 2016, Dr. Doris Cancel-Tirado, is an associate professor in the Division of Health and Exercise Science.

The student who nominated her wrote, “She works to empower all of her students. In our women's health course she spoke on topics of discrimination and injustice and empowered us to make change in our community. She led us in a class project researching the need for access to free contraception on campus that led us to surveying students and presenting the need for this resource to the Student Health and Counseling Center.

"Dr. Cancel-Tirado also serves as a commissioner on the Oregon Commission for Women, and regularly encourages her students to be civically engaged through service projects in the community and lobby days at the capitol. She is a strong female role model for all of her students inside the classroom and out.”


TRI is honored to support Dr. Cancel-Tirado's current research project which goes to the core of her passion, allowing her to explore the impact that family and community circumstances have on the health of rural Latino children. It will also allow her to explore Latina mothers’ perceived opportunities and barriers to providing their children the best foundation for healthy development and productive lives.

We at TRI congratulate Dr. Doris Cancel-Tirado on this well-deserved honor.


What is Abby's House?


The Mission of Abby’s House is to provide the WOU community with educational programming, information, and referral services designed to promote equity and non-violence. They embrace a feminist model that empowers all people to actively stand against all forms of violence, harassment, verbal abuse, discrimination, and hatred.

Abby’s House is located on the WOU campus in the Werner University Center, Room 106. www.wou.edu/abbyshouse/



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