The North End Family Award for Indigenous Students

The North End Family Award for Indigenous Students

Established in 2015, this award is given annually to the Indigenous student with the highest admission average entering The University of Winnipeg from a high school in Winnipeg's North End. In addition to the award, the recipient also receives a copy of Katherena Vermette's anthology "North End Love Songs".

Created by UWinnipeg graduate Erica Moodie (’00) and named by poet and author Katherena Vermette, this award reflects a commitment to Winnipeg and youth in the North End. Moodie grew up in the North End and returns often. She is now a Professor of Biostatistics at McGill University, a William Dawson Scholar, and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. She credits her dedication as a mentor to the outstanding support and inspiration she received from her family of statisticians and her undergraduate mentors at the University of Winnipeg.

 

About “North End Love Songs”:

 

“North End Love Songs” discusses some very hard things – sexual exploitation, depression, shame, missing relatives, loss and grief. The book also talks about strength, resilience, survival beyond victimization and some of the beautiful things I’ve found in our amazing community, so even though it goes to some tough places, it doesn’t stay there too long. – Katherena Vermette

 

This scholarship celebrates the strength and resilience of youth in the North End. The University of Winnipeg is grateful to all who give back to our campus and Winnipeg’s North End through this meaningful award. We appreciate all who chose to contribute to this fund. You are making a real difference in the lives of students.

 

Thank you for your support!

 

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Our Need:

Our goal is to raise $5,000.00 for this project. Your contribution, big or small, will go a long way in helping us support students at The University of Winnipeg. All gifts are tax-deductible.

If you prefer not to make a gift online, you can also send a cheque payable to The University of Winnipeg Foundation.

*Note: Please be sure to mark your cheque as being for "The North End Family Award for Indigenous Students" and your gift will be counted towards this initiative.

Mail to:
The University of Winnipeg Foundation
901 - 491 Portage Avenue Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3B 2E4 Canada
Call toll-free: 1-866-394-6050

*Our crowdfund page does not show gifts live at this time and are manually updated. Please keep checking back to see our effort grow. We apologize for this technical inconvenience.

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Our Need

Our goal is to raise $5,000.00 for The North End Family Award for Indigenous Students. Your contribution, big or small, will go a long way in helping us support students at The University of Winnipeg.