Past Scholarship Recipients

Recipients of CASC Scholarships since 1990

2017

Alexander Fraser Laidlaw Fellowship, valued at $1,000, is available to graduate students only and is based on the applicant’s academic record, as well as on the importance of the proposed research activities to the development of the co-op movement in Canada or abroad.

  • The 2017 winner is Moe S. Esfahlani, PhD student, University of Calgary

Amy and Tim Dauphinee Scholarship, currently valued at $3,000, is available to graduate students only. The award is based on the applicant’s academic record and on the importance of the proposed research activities to the development of the co-op movement in Canada or abroad.

  • The 2017 winner is M. Derya Tarhan, PhD candidate, University of Toronto

Lemaire Co-operative Studies Award

  • Kristy Milland
  • Heather Hale
  • Madison Hopper

2016

Alexander Fraser Laidlaw Fellowship

  • Winner: Joshua Noble, St. Mary’s University

Amy and Tim Dauphinee Scholarship

  • Winner: Travis Reynolds, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan

2015

Alexander Fraser Laidlaw Fellowship

  • Winner: Kirsten Francescone, PhD, Anthropology and Political Economy, Carleton University

Amy and Tim Dauphinee Scholarship

  • Winner: Graeme Reed, MSc, Renewable Resources, McGill University

Lemaire Co-operative Studies Award

  • Winner: Myriam Michaud, doctorat, Sciences de l’administration, Université Laval

2014

Laidlaw

  • Catarina Bettin, pursuing her PhD in business administration at Sobey School of Business, St. Mary’s University studying the role of women in executive positions in the co-operative financial sector. Her proposed research is on the history of the Women’s Credit Union in Ottawa.

Dauphinee

  • Jayne Bergeron, Master’s of Public Administration student at School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University, specializing in international development focusing for her project on women’s participation among agricultural co-operatives and empowerment outcomes in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania.

Lemaire

  • Kenji Tokawa, a Common Law Juris Doctor student at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, focused on Aboriginal Law and Indigenous Legal Traditions, interested in indigenous-inflected co-operative governance, and working with the Co-operative Governance Initiative. His project will produce a Handbook on Canadian Co-operative Law using the same methodology and presentation as the International Handbook.
  • Chantal Hanson, a master’s student in International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa. Her project focuses on the development of community-based agro-tourism in a co-operative in the Northern Andes of Peru.
  • Kiran Pal-Pross, a master’s of business studies student in the Co-operative and Social Enterprise program, University College Cork, Ireland.

2013

Dauphinee

  • Sara Elder, a PhD candidate in Resource Management and Environmental Studies at the University of British Columbia, received the $3,000 Amy and Tim Dauphinee Scholarship to support her research on how farmers’ co-ops in Nicaragua deal with the rise of Walmart and other multinational food supply chains.

Laidlaw

  • Josée Charbonneau, an IRECUS graduate who entered a PhD program in applied humanities at l’Université de Montréal this fall, received the $1,000 Alexander Fraser Laidlaw Fellowship, funded by the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada. Her research deals with the links between co-operative principles and sustainable development.

Lemaire

The three winners of the Lemaire include

  • Justin Ellerby, who is pursuing an MBA in Community Economic Development at Cape Breton University, is researching the relationship between sustainability and economic democracy, with a focus on pro-ecological behaviours in worker co-ops.
  • For the first time, a high school student entering her first year of university also received a Lemaire Award, which is aimed at both undergraduate and graduate students who are personally involved in co-operatives above and beyond their academic work. Brooke Yaschyshyn, who entered the University of Saskatchewan’s Edwards School of Business this fall, was one of the founders of Tigers Credit Union, a branch of Swan Valley Credit Union at Swan Valley Regional Secondary School in Manitoba.
  • Anne-Marie Merrien, who has been involved in the development of several co-ops at and around l’Université de Montréal. A PhD candidate in applied humanities, she has been exploring the long-term effects of co-operation on justice, peace and dignity.

2012

Dauphinee: Shannon Sutton of Ottawa, a PhD candidate in business and management at the University of London, UK, won the $3,000 Amy and Tim Dauphinee Scholarship for her research on collaborative governance in fair trade co-operatives in Tanzania

Laidlaw: Kimia Ghomeshi of Toronto, who is pursuing a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies at York University, won the $1,000 Alexander Fraser Laidlaw Fellowship for her research on renewable energy co-operatives.

Lemaire: Stephanie Guico of Montreal, a student in the Master of Management, Co-operatives and Credit Unions program at Saint Mary’s University

Erin Shaw, a Master’s candidate in Environmental Studies at York University, were awarded $1,000 Lemaire Co-operative Studies Awards. The Lemaire awards are aimed at students who are personally active in the co-operative sector as volunteers or employees. Both are conducting research on multi-stakeholder co-operatives.

2011

Dauphinee: Philippe Lapointe, Master’s in Political Science at the Université de Québec à Montréal, received the $3,000 Amy and Tim Dauphinee scholarship for his research on the impact of Fair Trade certification on producer co-operatives.

Laidlaw: Veronique Gagnon, Master’s of Co-operative and Mutual Management program at l’Université de Sherbrooke, received the $1,000 Alexander Fraser Laidlaw Fellowship for research on multi-sectoral co-operative federations in Quebec.

Lemaire: Three students were recipients of the $1,000 Lemaire Co-operative Studies.

René Bougie, Master’s of Co-operative and Mutual Management Program at l’Université de Sherbrooke is conducting research on conflict resolution in housing co-operatives.

Lynsey Grosfield, B.A. in Anthropology at McGill University, is researching gender equity in Fair Trade coffee co-operatives.

Wendy Holm, Master’s of Management, Co-operatives and Credit Unions at Saint Mary’s University, submitted two research proposals: one on co-operative networks and innovation and one on co-op governance

2010

Dauphinee: Neil Nunn, University of Victoria

Laidlaw: Joel Ratcliffe, University of Ottawa

Lemaire: Claude-André Guillotte, Université de Sherbrooke, doctoral studies ion managing co-operatives and mutuals

Victoria Morris, Cape Breton University (now Executive Director, Saskatchewan Co-operative Association).

A Case Study of Youth Involvement in Irish Credit Unions by Victoria Morris

Lesley Voellmecke, University of Ottawa

2009

Dauphinee: Marcelo Vieta, York University (currently Social Economy Centre, OISE, University of Toronoto

Laidlaw: Wassila Merkouche Tir, HEC Montreal

Lemaire: John McNamara, St. Mary’s University

Andrew McLeod, St. Mary’s University

2008

Lemaire: Julia Woodhall

Dauphinee: Mélanie Bergeron

Laidlaw: Florentina Nicoleta Uzea, University of saskatchewan

2007

Lemaire: April Bourgeois, St. Mary’s University

Claire Gagnon

Dauphinee: Marie-Claude Allard, UQAM

Laidlaw: Dwayne Pattison, University of Saskatchewan

2006

Lemaire: Mitch Diamantopoulos, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, University of Saskatchewan (now Head, School of Journalism, University of Regina)

Kimberly Brown, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, University of Saskatchewan

Mathieu Bujold, Université Laval

Dauphinee: Lampros Lamprinakis, University of Saskatchewan

2005

Lemaire: Dwayne Pattison, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, University of Saskatchewan

Mitch Diamantopoulos, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, University of Saskatchewan (now Head, School of Journalism, University of Regina)

Ryan George

Dauphinee: Valerie Michaud

2004

Lisa Liguori

Catherine Leviten-Reid, University of Wisconsin-Madison (now an assistant professor at the Shannon School of Business, Cape Breton University)

Fiona Duguid, OISE, University of Toronto (now Research Officer, Research and Education, Canadian Co-operative Association)

Freda Glover

Duncan Scott Stephen

2003

Julia Smith, BCICS, University of Victoria

Patricia Vanderkooy

Lisa Laverick

Cynthia Messier

2002

Amanda Latimer

Jorge Manuel Sousa, OISE, University of Toronto (now an associate professor and director, Work and Learning Network, University of Alberta)

Getu Hailu Woldesilasie, University of Alberta (now associate professor, Food, Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of Guelph

2001

Kathleen Rogers

Pauline Achola

Olga Navaroo-Flores

Karla Radloff, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, University of Saskatchewan.

Rhiannen Putt

2000

Roger Herman, University of Saskatchewan (now Director of Research and Partnerships, Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan)

Michel Lafleur (now Directeur, IRECUS, Université de Sherbrooke)

Jennifer Grace Bisley

Jorge Sousa – now an associate professor and director, Work and Learning Network, University of Alberta.

Sara Parchello

Julie Gibbips

Lee-ann Small

Beth Wilson

1999

Olga Navarro-Flores

Kevin Stranack

Ginette Lafreniere

Myriam Mariscal

Patrick Pilotte

1998

Rochelle Smith, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, University of Saskatchewan (now works for the Government of Saskatchewan)

Muditha Samadanie Kiriwandeniya

Bryan Young

Sasha Courville

1997

Mark Hudson

Franklin Assoumou-Ndong

Denis Boudreau

Brigid Mary Renyolds

1994

Aparna Sundar

Stephen Dutcher

Adam Lewinberg

Melvin Doiron

Wendy Lucas

1993

Martine Vezina – (now associate professor, Management, HEC Montreal)

Stephen Dutcher

Andrea Harris

Eric Martin

1992

Sherry L. Jack

Nancy D. Kingsbury

Lee E. Slater

Augustin Gasinzigwa-Mutware

Denis Castonguay

Daniele Bordeleau and Jean Lemire

1991

Daniel Schmeiser

Blaine Donais

Michel Proulx

Natalie Bidal

Roméo Comier

Marie-Michele Allard

1990

Luis Ramirez Alfaro

Claudette McNeill

Lamine Diallo

Kevin Murchie

Paul Wilkinson, University of Toronto (now Manager, Station 20 West Community Enterprise Centre, Saskatoon.

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