Mission:

To keep our members informed and up-to-date with a view to broadly promote our union and to expand upon education opportunities for members interested in taking on an activist, leadership and/or a representative role. Providing members and members’ families with educational opportunities through scholarship program and setting criteria for selection process.

Vision:

To educate, engage and motivate our members through our education opportunities. This will activate and empower members to be leaders in our union.

Members:

Co-Chairs:

Charlene Redekopp - Head Cook - Rosthern Hospital (Rosthern) 306.222.2571 

Colleen Denniss - Continuing Care Assistant - Rosevilla Long Term Care - (Rosetown) 306.831.4131 

Recording Secretary: 

Tanya Brost

Members:

Csilla Vajda

Laura Fleming

Crystal Paulson - Continuing Care Assistant, Pleasantview Care Home (Wadena) 306.338.8051 

Darlene Johnston - Continuing Care Assistant, Last Mountain Pioneer Home (Strasbourg) 306.725.8011 (text only please)

Melanie King - Continuing Care Assistant, Home Care (Saskatoon)

Top Officer:
Jason Monteith - 1-888-999-SEIU ext 4225 

Staff Representative:
Dennel Pickering - 306-652-1011 ext. 2241

Work of the Education Committee:

The members of the Education Committee do many things including:

Attend Career Fairs in Saskatchewan;
Administer the Scholarship program for Children of SEIU-West Members and SEIU-West Members;
Inform about available Member Education Programs.

2023 Scholarship Winners

The SEIU-West Education Committee is pleased to announce that all of the 2023 Scholarship Winners have been awarded and the winners have been notified.

Each year, the quality of the applications makes this selection process difficult. The committee wants to thank everyone who applied in 2023 and encourage all interested and qualified to do so in 2024. If you're interested in applying for the 2024 scholarship, click here for more information and to download the application form. Click here for more information on the Bob Desjarlais Memorial Scholarship. Click here for more information on the First Nations Métis Inuit Scholarship.

Here are our happy 2023 winners - congratulations and good luck furthering your studies!

Members:

  • Ava N.
  • Peyton J.
  • Ally Mc.
  • Quintin L.
  • Alexia G.
  • Indanah B.
  • Stephanie H.
  • Belric J. P.
  • Cassidy R.
  • Mary O.
  • Giffany A.

Children of Members:

  • Jacob E., child of Crystal
  • Adriel V., child of Amor
  • Jingtong L., child of Hong X.L.
  • Joshua M., child of Emelinda
  • Spencer C., child of Vanessa
  • Sydney S., child of Susan
  • Evan S., child of Tracy
  • Kirstie B., child of Donna
  • Raelynn F., child of Donna 
  • Emily S., child of Melody

Apply to Attend: SSMLT 2023 Conference

The SEIU-West Education Committee will be sponsoring up to two delegates to attend the Saskatchewan Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists (SSMLT) Fall Conference 2023 on October 12 and 13 at the Conexus Arts Centre (200 Lakeshore Drive) in Regina. They will reimburse registration costs, lost wages, travel costs and meal expenses for those who are selected to attend, according to our policies.

Space for these courses is limited so get your Expression of Interest in soon. Your completed Expression of Interest form must be received in our office on or before September 22, 2023 in order to allow us to complete the registration and selection process. More Information about the event can be found here and the registration can be found here.  

*Once you've been notified that the Education Committee is sponsoring you, you'll still need to register for the conference. We will book you a hotel room if required and we will send you our Member Expense Form to reimburse your costs.

Bob Desjarlais Memorial Scholarship

It is with mixed emotions that we announce our new scholarship, the Bob Desjarlais Memorial Scholarship.  This is a bittersweet moment for all of us.

The scholarship will be an annual $750 prize for SEIU-West members, in addition to the ongoing ten scholarships for members and ten scholarships for children of members.

This scholarship is intended to honor the characteristics that we miss so much about our Staff Rep, Negotiator, and friend, Bob Desjarlais. The successful applicant will be someone who has their co-workers' backs, dedicates their time to fellow union members by being an ally, supports, encourages and defends…in other words, someone who embodies the definition of solidarity.

Applicants must be pursuing an educational program deemed acceptable by the SEIU-West Scholarship Committee.  In order to qualify, please read about who Bob was and then send the SEIU-West Education Committee an email, care of Alicia Zerr, describing how you, or someone you wish to nominate,  supports your/their co-workers to make the workplace and community a better place. Please include the funniest clean joke you know. Bob was a funny guy. Please also fill out this form and return it to an SEIU-West office, or complete the form online.

Alternatively, you can send a fax to our Saskatoon location @ 1-877-221-2212. Deadline to apply is November 15th, yearly.

2021 Bob Desjarlais Memorial Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to our first ever recipient of the Bob Desjarlais Memorial Scholarship!

Leta R, you have truly embodied the spirit of the Scholarship. Your dedication to your fellow SEIU-West coworkers shines through with your work as a member, shop steward, Multicultural Mentorship Committee (MMC) member, and former Provincial Contract Action Team member(ProCAT). Leta can often be found at rallies, dressed in her purple! She brings people together on issues that are important and stands up for workers rights. Solidarity Leta!!!

Read Leta's profile here.

All the best with your studies!

2020 Scholarship Winners

The SEIU-West Education Committee is pleased to announce that all of the 2020 Scholarship Winners have been awarded and the winners have been notified.

Each year, the quality of the applications makes the\is selection process difficult. The committee wants to thank everyone who applied in 2020 and encourage all interested and qualified to do so in 2021. If you're interested in applying for the 2021 scholarship, click here for more information and to download the application form.

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