Josie Gould Memorial Scholarship

Josie Gould Memorial Scholarship

Sister Josie Gould was one of the original members of the Union of Northern Workers.  Her untiring efforts had profound effects on union members who knew her over the years.  

Because of her staunch commitment to the UNW, and because of her devotion to helping youth, the Josie Gould Scholarship was created upon her retirement.  

After her death in 2008, the scholarship was renamed the "Josie Gould Memorial Scholarship."  

Today, in her name, financial assistance ($3,000 and $1,000) for post-secondary education is awarded every year to eight full time and six part time students who understand the importance of the labour movement.

Scholarships are open to UNW members (in good standing as of June 30th of the current year); current, retired and deceased members' relatives whose permanent place of residence is Canada. The definition of a relative is: a spouse of the same or opposite sex, parent, child, including a step-child or foster child, or grandchild.  No applicant will be awarded a scholarship in two (2) consecutive years.

Please see also UNW Regulation I.3.(f).

Since the first Josie Gould Scholarships were awarded in 2002, the UNW has awarded approximately $400,000 in scholarships.

For more information about Josie Gould, you can download the brochure.

2020 Scholarship

The theme for this year's scholarship essay competition was:

"Equity and equality are two strategies we can use in an effort to produce fairness. Equity is giving everyone what they need to be successful. Equality is treating everyone the same.  Discuss why equity is important and how unions promote equity."

Congratulations to this year's recipients:

Kirianne Ashley               
Unions Promoting Equity: A Case Study in Current Events

Mary-Lynn Berton          
What's good for equity is good for unions!

Amanda Bradbury          
Advocating for Equity

Mary Cairns                   
Equity as a Tool for Social Change - a Perspective on Canadian Unions

Annalise Couturier         
Why Equity is Important and how Unions Promote Equity

Amelia Harman               
Equality and Equity: The Foundations of Fairness, Justice and Democracy

Sarah Munro                   
Equity and the Union

Jade Riordan                   
A Collective Approach to Equity

Past Winners/Recipients

2019: 
Devin Chase, Bethany Giovanetto, Curtis Herritt, Samantha Morandin, Tris Ngo, Ethan Phypers, Catriona Profit, Alexis Reuttnauer, Emily Sabourin, Kathy Spooner, Crystal Walsh, Kim Wilson

2018: 
Laurinda Cheng, Benjamin McGregor, Kelsey Wick, Bradley Hazenberg, Matthew Hart, Lorna Brinston, Shania Clark, Marisa McArthur

2017: 
Annalise Couturier, Maya Fernandez, Laura Giovanetto, Kathleen Glowach, Harold Ethan Hartley, Curtis Herritt, Amy Lam, Alex Lynch, Jade Riordan, Kateryna Stazuk

2016: 
Amy Badgley, Emily Muth, Danna Webster, Catriona Profit, Megan Fraser, Connor Goudreau, Geraldine Hunter, Marissa Gartner, Danielle Patzer, Sasha Watson

2015: 
Denise Bailey, Stephen Giovanetto, Trudy Nelner, Jessica Penney, Jade Riordan, Jasmine Maya St. John, Ariane Vincent, Kelsey Wick, Tammy Soanes-White, Jennifer McInnis-Wharton 

2014: 
Kristine McLeod, Kristy Ollerhead, Rebecca Robertson, Rene O'Reilly, Craig Ferguson, Arran Ferguson, Emily Joy MacKinnon, Sally Card, Andrew Hewitt, Hannah Bond 

2013: 
Jill Alain, Tess Alain, Allison Andrews, Paulina Brooks, Clement-Eric Demers, Gregory Huvenaars, Adam Lkusta, Morgan Moffitt, Emily Muth, Kelsey Wick 

2012: 
Jenny Aitken, Brandon Beaton, Liam Coady, Katie-Lynn Kimble, Margaret Lovely, Emily Joy MacKinnon, Bryana Matthews, Kurt Payne, Veronica Speers, Kathleen White 

2011: 
David Buchanan, Alexandra Budgell, Leanna Cazon, Sarah Daitch, Margaret Lovely, Elizabeth Purchase, Veronica Speers, Justine Volk, Megan Welsh, Colten Yee 

2010: 
Christina Boggis, Jessi Casebeer, Jeff Corey, Aston Debogorski, Bradley Hussey, James Mackenzie, Louise McLeod, Andrea McMullen, Melanie Morse, Amanda White