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2023 Josie Gould Memorial Scholarship Winners

Sep 20, 2023

Each year, the UNW sponsors up to 10 scholarships in the amount of $3,000.00 dollars each for students enrolled in full-time study. 2 of the 10 scholarships are reserved for successful candidates who have never attended post-secondary education (be sure to fill out this part of the application form if you wish to be considered for one of those)

Scholarships are open to UNW members in good standing, as well as current, retired and deceased members’ spouses and relatives whose permanent place of residence is Canada. As part of the application, applicants must submit an essay on the topic selected by the UNW's Josie Gould Memorial Scholarship Committee. This year's essay topic was:

  • Why is it important for unions to fight for Indigenous issues? What does Reconciliation look like in the workplace, and what are the positive impacts on all workers and community members? How could employer hiring policies in the NWT be improved to address inequities and move forward together

The UNW is please to announce this year's scholarship recipients:

  • Rohma Athar - [untitled essay]
  • Kian Berro - Indigenous Issues and Improving Employer Hiring Policies in the Northwest Territories
  • Julian Bowling - Unions and the Road to Reconciliation
  • Niobe Darku - Reconciliation in the Workplace
  • Kristina Lafferty - Unions Paving the Path to Reconciliation: Fostering Equity in the Workplace and the Community
  • Kanti Regmi - Unions' Impact on Indigenous Issues and Reconciliation
  • Meagan Ross - Indigenous Barriers in The Workplace
  • Samien Sarwar - Empowering Unity, Advancing Justice
  • Carter Stirling - Unions and Reconciliation in the Workplace
  • Star Thompson - Reconciliation in the Workplace and its Impact on Workers and Community Members