Report of the Honours and Awards Committee

Honours and Awards Committee
Report of the Honours and Awards Committee
September 2012

Jean-Pierre Fraser

The committee met on July 4, 5, and 6, 2012.

The committee analyzed and assigned the UTE scholarships for 2012.

We received 49 applications, which is 18 less than last year. Selecting the recipients is difficult because we receive high-quality applications. The committee would like to congratulate all the applicants. We received no applications from the Prairies Region, so the committee decided to award the scholarship to a candidate from the Rocky Mountains Region because of its quality.

The $2,500.00 national scholarships for 2012 are awarded to:
The National Diana Gee Scholarship: Charlene Smith, Pacific Region

The other national scholarship is awarded to: Aiden McGoldrick, National Capital Region

The $1,000.00 regional awards for 2012 are awarded to:
Al Rollins Atlantic Regional Scholarship: Amanda Hebert
Quebec Regional Scholarship: Guillaume Duchesne Côté
Jean Bergeron Montreal Regional Scholarship: Anabel Cliche
National Capital Regional Scholarship: Angèle Lalonde
Northern and Eastern Ontario Regional Scholarship: Michael Commito
Southwestern Ontario Regional Scholarship: Shawn Montague
Greater Toronto Regional Scholarship: Zainah Siddiqui
Prairies Regional Scholarship: Mathilda-Aubrie Willmott-Johnson (candidate from the Rocky Mountains)
Don Davoren Rocky Mountains Regional Scholarship: Keaton Roslinski
Pacific Regional Scholarship: Austin Jamieson

The committee reviewed one application received for awarding the Godfroy Côté Award of Merit.

The committee recommends that the Godfroy Côté award be issued. (see recommendation 1).

The committee reviewed a suggestion regarding the potential of giving a gold ring to underscore 25 years of service with the UTE. The committee feels that this would be too great an expense. The committee also notes that the UTE already has special pins with stones for 25 and 30 years of service. It will promote them at the next Presidents’ Conference with a display of all the pins.

The committee prepared a newsletter for the members, providing information on the program and the candidate selection methods pertaining to the UTE scholarships for the CLC Labour College. The committee is also recommending a slight change to UTE Regulation 23 to clarify that the Marguerite Stonehouse Scholarship is for funding attendance at the College. (See recommendation 2).

The committee followed up on the Betty Bannon award. UTE Regulation 24.9 sets out all the terms for submitting nominations.

The committee chose the trophies and plaques that will be put up for it.

A plaque will be presented to Sister Betty Bannon at the next Presidents’ Conference.  After that, one plaque could be issued annually to a recipient of the award.
The committee noted that, following a “calling all people”, we received no responses.

The committee will try to find out where the life members are from and try to contact the RVPs for a targeted search in the respective regions. To be continued.

Recommendation #1

Be it resolved that   Esther Burt receive the Godfroy Côté Award.
Moved by: Jean-Pierre Fraser
Seconded by: Robin Johnson

Recommendation #2

Be it resolved that the following be entered into UTE Regulation 23, directly under the heading Marguerite Stonehouse Memorial Scholarships: Canada Labour College Scholarship in parentheses.

See the minutes from our meeting for the details on the other items covered.

I am taking this opportunity to thank Denis Lalancette, Dianne Rayner and Robin Johnson for their work. I would like to thank Sylvie Bastien for her proficient work on our committee.

Respectfully submitted,

Jean-Pierre Fraser,
Chair of the Committee