Report of the Honours and Awards Committee

Honours and Awards Committee
Report of the Honours and Awards Committee
June 2020

Cosimo Crupi

The committee met via Microsoft Teams on the afternoon of May 26th. In attendance was Cosimo Crupi (Chairperson), Gary Esslinger (Co-Chair), Ken Bye (Co-Chair), Melanee Jessup (President’s Rep) and Louise Dorion (Technical Advisor).

The committee discussed several issues regarding the 2020 Scholarship Awards. The first issue was regarding a query received by a local asking if CPA (Certified Professional Accountant) was deemed to be considered an “institution of higher learning”. The committee therefore reviewed this issue and unanimously agreed that it did not meet the requirement under our Regulation 24.

The second issue that was discussed was if the committee would consider putting forward a recommendation to Executive Council in June to extend the deadline from June 15th, 2020. After discussion, the committee unanimously agreed to submit a recommendation and is listed below as Recommendation #1.

Recommendation #1

Moved by: Cosimo Crupi
Seconded by: Ken Bye


WHEREAS public health directives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have banned public gatherings, closed many workplaces, and enforced the self-isolation of our membership; 

WHEREAS the PSAC has officially closed 233 Gilmour (PSAC HQ) until at least June 30, 2020;

WHEREAS the UTE Scholarship process is governed under Regulation 24 of the UTE Bylaws and Regulations;

WHEREAS all scholarships received are by online submission and Canada Post mailing;

BE IT RESOLVED that UTE extend the 2020 Scholarship application deadline to September 30, 2020 at 11:59 EST;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that UTE communicate the decision to extend the deadline immediately if accepted by the Executive Council, including updating the UTE Website accordingly, and an email by the National President to all locals.

Respectfully submitted,

Cosimo Crupi
Chair of the Committee