Hildahl Award and Olfert Scholarship Recipients Announced
Above: Mbr Education Manager, Graham Dowdell; President Michelle Gawronsky; Alex Menjivar; 3rd VP, Shelley Wiggins; Former MGEU President Peter Olfert -- Below: Gawronsky and Wiggins with James Alexander
Aug 31, 2018
Two MGEU members are furthering their studies this fall thanks in part to their union.
James Alexander, a Juvenile Counselor with the Manitoba Youth Centre and a Corrections (Local 14) workplace steward, received the $2000 Ken Hildahl Memorial Award today. Each year, the money is awarded in honour of long-time MGEU Director of Operations, Ken Hildahl, to an activist hoping to further their understanding of pension governance issues.
Alex Menjivar, a Planning and Program Analyst with Manitoba Housing and member of Social Sciences Local 47, received the $2000 Peter Olfert Scholarship to further his Masters studies in City Planning at the University of Manitoba. Each year, the scholarship is awarded by former MGEU President, Peter Olfert, to someone studying in a field that potentially impacts public policy.