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Arising to Action Award

Call for Nominations for a

A New Indigenous Undergraduate Student Award at AU!

In December 2021 at our AGM, CUPE 3911 established a new Indigenous Undergraduate Student Award, called the Arising to Action Award, to support Indigenous learners’ access and achievement at Athabasca University.

This Award reflects CUPE 3911’s commitment to decolonization and conciliation in our workplace, with colleagues and students, and in society at large, contributing to the realization of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s 2015 Calls to Action:

  1. We call on the federal government to draft new Aboriginal education legislation with the full participation and informed consent of Aboriginal peoples. The new legislation would include a commitment to sufficient funding and would incorporate the following principles
  •     Providing sufficient funding to close identified educational achievement gaps within one generation.
  •  Improving education attainment levels and success rates…

11. We call upon the federal government to provide adequate funding to end the backlog of First Nations students seeking a post-secondary education.


Please click here for the nomination forms: Arise-to-Action-2022-Call-for-Nominations-FIN, circulate widely, and especially, consider nominating an Indigenous student at AU in this Inaugural year of the Arising to Action Award.

Due date for Nominations: November 4, 2022
Selections announced: in early December
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And CUPE 3911 members please note: Elections for next year’s committee will be held during the AGM this Fall. Get involved!