This bursary is made possible by a trust fund established by President George Ivany and the University of Saskatchewan in memory of Glen Makahonuk (1951-1997) to recognize his nearly 20 years of leadership to members of CUPE 1975. Glen was a long-time Union activist who served the CUPE 1975 membership as President (11 years), and as the chair or a member of numerous other local committees. He worked tirelessly and in solidarity in the provincial, federal, and international arenas to make changes that would ensure rights to workers everywhere.
Glen's intelligence, perseverance, and incredible commitment to education, history, and unionism earned him the respect of his union colleagues as well as those he faced across the table.Purpose
The purpose of the Bursary is to support training for CUPE 1975 members in the area of labour relations through appropriate classes in such venues as the Labour College of Canada, the College of Commerce, or the College of Law. The winner of the Scholarship will be chosen by CUPE 1975's Bursary Committee on the basis of demonstrated commitment to union-related activity and to an interest in studying it.Regulations
1. Applicant must be a member for at least two (2) years continuous membership in good standing in CUPE 1975.
2. Applications must be submitted on the application form which is available at the CUPE 1975 Union Office, Room 21 McLean Hall, by August 15, 2007
3. All applications will be reviewed by the Bursary Committee of CUPE 1975 and their recommendation will be forwarded to the membership.
4. Bursary recipients shall be notified of their award in writing and a presentation will be made at a General Membership meeting as soon as convenient.
5. The name of the successful applicant will be published in The Skopein.
Click Here for the Application Form which is also available in the Union Office.
Norm Quan Memorial Bursary consists of four bursaries of $1,000 each, awarded annually to applicants who submit an essay written on selected topics. The essays are judged by the Education Committee of the Saskatoon District Labour Council. The bursaries are named in memory of Norm Quan who was employed in Audio Visual Services and served as a member of the Executive and Bargaining Committees. He was also extremely active on the Education and Occupational Health and Safety Committees
Who can apply? Any student whose parents or guardian is a
member of the University Employees' Union CUPE 1975 ( U. of S.) in good standing for at least 2 years.
Be a Local 1975 member in good standing for at least 2 years and plan to att end a post-secondary Canadian institution full time.
Award one of four $1000. Bursaries are available
Requirements The essay must be at least 1500 words in length and be on a selected topic relating to unions and the Labour Movement
Information, topics and Application (forms are also available at the Union Office Rom 21 McLean Hall)
Winners of the 2004
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Winners of the 2000
Winners of the 1999
Winners of the 1998
Winners of the 1997