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2021-22 Award Recipients

Morton Stanley Calof Scholarship in Inner City & Urban Studies

Number of Awards: 1

Chelsea BannatyneChelsea Bannatyne

“I always believed in the pursuit of knowledge and I am humbled to be the recipient of this award. - Chelsea Bannatyne”

Larry Morrisette Memorial Award

Number of Awards: 2


 Lisa FosterLisa C Folster

Hello! Boozhoo!
My name is Lisa C Folster. I am a student at the University of Winnipeg. I received an award for the 2021-2022 semester. I am extremely proud to have been considered, and honoured to receive it. I come from an educated family. My father is Reverend Doctor Stewart Folster, an he helped the homeless for years at a street ministry in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. I hope to follow in his foot steps and want to work in a non-profit organization helping the community when I get my degree. I am also Indigenous, and draw a lot of my strength from the artwork that I produce. I make Dream catchers. They are my way of meditating and a way of grounding myself, as well as seeing how happy it makes everyone. My name is Strong Voice Earth Woman. I am Eagle clan. I am Anishinabe, Saulteax, and European decent. I am a Mother of four adult children, and one grandson. I am happily married to my devoted husband, and we have two cat fur babies. I am extremely grateful to receive the award, and will put the funds to good use. I hope to complete my degree, and to start my own award someday for a student like myself to assist with their education goals. Thank you! Meegwetch!

Note: This award was awarded to one other UIC student.

Robin Applebaum Award

Number of Awards: 4


Alyssa Selk Alyssa Selk

"I am very grateful to be receiving the Robin Applebaum Award to further my studies in the Urban and Inner-City department."



Danni Mesojednik Danni Mesojednik

“I am very grateful to be receiving this award from the University of Winnipeg! This opportunity will allow me to spend more time on community projects and my studies."

Julia Pound

"I feel super grateful be the recipient of this award and was not expecting this. This award is a huge financial help to me and will take the financial stress off my family. I declared my UIC major in January 2019 and since then I have become passionate about inner - city studies. Prior to entering university, I was not very knowledgeable on the inner city in general and I have learned so much in the past few years. I feel privileged to have had many amazing professors in the department of Urban & Inner-City Studies. They have influenced me and taught me how to think critically. Thank you to the University of Winnipeg for awarding me this scholarship."

Note: This award was awarded to 2 other UIC students.

Joseph Zuken Award

Number of Awards: 2

Jenny FosterJenny Foster

"I'm honored and grateful to receive the Joseph Zuken Award. This award has a positive impact on my ability to keep moving forward in my degree."

marsha-400x400.jpgMarsha Moneyas

"I am truly honored to be this year’s recipient of the Joseph Zuken scholarship fund. Also thank you Urban and Inner-City Studies!"

Jim Silver Award

Number of Awards: 1

Sheldon ValiquetteSheldon Valiquette

"I honestly wasn’t expecting to win this award at all, I am truly honored to be the recipient of the Jim Silver award, Thank you UIC department."

The Leo Panitch Community Outreach Award at Merchants Corner

Number of Awards: 1

Roberta GordinRoberta Godin

"The Urban & Inner-City Studies Department Award has meant a deal to my family, it will help with our basic living expenses, especially the internet, which is crucial since I take online classes and it has been our family's connection through the COVID-19 lockdown. My children and I appreciate the Urban & Inner-City Studies Department Award because it will sustain us through these difficult times and aid us in becoming financially successful. Thank you!"

The Leo Panitch Award at Merchants Corner

Number of Awards: 3

Fartun Mohamud

"I would like to thank you for the opportunity that you gave me. There are no words that can express how I feel about this award. I will always be grateful and never forget this schooler ship it is really mean to me a lot. Thank you very much."

YahiaYahia Abdelrahman

"I felt humbled and appreciative for this award and also I cannot describe my excitement for this particular award that I have received from the Leo Panitch Award. It has made it easy for my time because in this particular semester I do not have to worry about making tuition fees. This award will give me more time to focus on my homework and catch up with the class readings that I am always have been falling behind due to my financial circumstance."

Dorothy Lynnette Harmon

"I am Dorothy Lynnette Harmon, a recipient of The Leo Panitch Award at Merchant's Corner. I'm grateful for this opportunity and selected among many students as one of the beneficiaries."

Rutman Family Bursary

This award was awarded to a UIC student.