Paul Fortier Prize for Student Activism

Paul Fortier Prize for Student Activism Terms of Reference

a) one award will be made annually, subject to qualifying applicants;
b) the award will be $500, to come from the annual Operating budget of UMFA;
c) a committee of three will be named by the Executive to recommend a recipient for approval by the Board of Representatives;
d) the recipient must be a student registered at the University of Manitoba at either the graduate or undergraduate level;
e) the student must demonstrate an active involvement in union related activities and/or community activism and/or activities aimed towards improving student life and/or working conditions of student employees, including markers, research assistants and sessional lecturers.

Please send your nomination letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 4:00 p.m. on March 10, 2017.

Established at the 2006 Annual General Meeting.

Paul Fortier Prize for Student Activism Past Recipients

The Paul Fortier Prize for Student Activism was presented to these students in recognition of their active involvement at the University of Manitoba.

2007
Candice Baker
Meghan Gallant

2008
Rachel Heinrichs

2009
Alon Weinberg

2010
Peter Karari
Sid Rashid

2011
Leena Hasan

2012
Brian Latour

2013
Karina Cardona Claros

2015
Rocco Scarcella - award was accepted by Dr. Andrea Charron on behalf of Rocco.

2016
Claudyne Chevrier