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Prize Money: Calling All Essayists

Has all the talk of the centenary celebrations of Winnipeg’s General Strike piqued your interest? Does reminiscing on historical events and their continuing impact on our lives excite you? Are you a natural wordsmith?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, or even want to give writing a shot, you may be interested to hear that AESES will be providing six (6) one-time essay prizes, valued at $500 each, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike.

Essays should be written on the topic of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike and should be between 500-1000 words in length. Essays must be typed, double-spaced and must be original work, with any quotes or references appropriately cited. Winners of the prize must also agree to have their work be published by AESES or the CCU (website, newsletter, etc).

Submissions for the essay prize will be accepted from signed AESES members or their spouses/dependents. If you are unsure if you are a signed member, please contact the AESES Office via email at or by phone at (204) 949-5200 to confirm.

Applications (consisting of the essay and application form) will be accepted up to the deadline date of Friday, May 31, 2019. Winners will then be notified in June, 2019.

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Did you know

AESES is affiliated with the Confederation of Canadian Unions (CCU).

AESES' Charter Meeting was held in December of 1972.

We offer scholarships for AESES dependants at both universities.

Anyone can attend a Board meeting by calling the AESES Business Office prior to the meeting and confirming their attendance.

AESES requires new volunteers for various committees. Please contact the Business Office if you are an AESES member interested in joining one of our committees.