Presenting: John Urkevich Memorial Bursary in Labour Studies
The John Urkevich Memorial Bursary in Labour Studies is now fully established and accepting contributions.
Approved by UM’s Senate in October, this bursary was created in memory of John Urkevich, AESES’ long-serving Business Agent, who passed away in December 2015. John was a staunch supporter of union matters and a great asset to the AESES team over his long tenure with the organization, in both a volunteer and paid capacity. Friends and family of John’s established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba with an initial gift of $10,000 back in 2016.
The purpose of this bursary fund is to provide financial support to UM Labour Studies students who have demonstrated a commitment to local union and/or labour issues.
Beginning in 2018-2019, the available annual income from the fund will be used to offer one or more bursaries to undergraduate students who:
(1) are enrolled part-time or full-time in the second year of study or higher with a declared Major or Minor in Labour Studies in the Faculty of Arts;
(2) have achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 2.5;
(3) have demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form.
Contributions to the John Urkevich Memorial Bursary in Labour Studies can be made through UM’s online Front and Centre campaign page.