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Saint Paul University’s Alumnus of the Year

March 16, 2013, at 2:30 p.m.

Dr. Hazel Markwell

Saint Paul University will be bestowing the 2014–15 Alumna/Alumnus of the Year Award to Dr. Hazel Markwell, who received her Doctorate in Theology (Christian Ethics) from the Faculty of Theology in 2001.

Dr. Markwell is a recognized national and international leader in the field of bioethics who has received numerous awards for advancing her profession. She has been published around the world and is a sought-after lecturer and keynote speaker on complex ethical issues for both national and international audiences.

The Saint Paul University Alumni Association encourages and supports the tremendous achievements of its members with the annual presentation of the Alumni of the Year award. Established in 1993, this award aims to recognize the inspiring talent, effort and influence of the University’s graduates – locally and worldwide.  

Past Alumni of the Year 

  • 2013: Gil Remillard, B. Philosophy '65
             Founding Chairman, International Economic Forum of the Americas
  • 2012: Françoise Lagacé, B. Philosophy ’65
             Pastoral facilitator, Archdiocese of Gatineau
             Gilles Lagacé, B. Philosophy '65, B. Theology '70, M.A. Mission Studies '04
             Labour Relations Advisor (Retired)
             Isabelle Lagacé, Certificate in Social Communications '97
             Directorate of Communications and Corporate Affairs, Cégep de l'Outaouais
  • 2011: Monsignor André Drouin, P.H., B. Philosophy '58, M.A. Pastoral Science '79
             Pastor, Saint Anne’s Parish, Ottawa (Deceased)
  • 2010: Revrend Isaac-C. Martinez-Chuquizana, M.S.A., M.A. in Mission Studies '93
             Animator General, Missionaries of the Holy Apostles
  • 2009: Dr. Elisabeth Jeannine Lacelle, B. Theology '67, Theology Licence '67
             Professor Emeritus, Saint Paul University
  • 2008: His Eminence Francis Cardinal George, o.m.i., M.A. Theology '71
             Archbishop of Chicago (Deceased)
  • 2007: Alain Gourd, B.Philosophy '66, M.A. Philosophy '68
             Founder, President and CEO of BCE Media (Deceased)
  • 2006: Lieutenant-Colonel the Reverend Canon Michelle Staples, B.Theology '95, M.A. Theology '96
             Command Chaplain for the Royal Canadian Navy
  • 2005: The Most Reverend Roger Ébacher, Theology Licence '61
             Archbishop Emeritus, Archdiocese of Gatineau
  • 2004: Michel Brazeau, B.Theology '87
             Senior Director, Canadian School of Public Service
  • 2003: Sister Marie-Paule Couturier, f.m.a., M. Canon Law '91, Licence Canon Law '91
             Vice-Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth (retired)
  • 2002: Monsignor Patrick Powers, P.H., B. Theology '87
             General Secretary of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • 2001: Kirby Kranabetter, M.A. Pastoral Studies '93
             Director of Mission, Ethics and Client Relations, Bruyere Continuing Care
  • 2000: Pierre Bergeron, B.Theology '70
             Editor and Columnist, Le Droit
  • 1999: Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J., M. Religious Education '73
             Author/Human Rights Activist
  • 1998: The Reverend Roger Guindon, o.m.i., Philosophy Licence '43, B.Theology '45, Doctorate Theology '54
             Founder, Saint Paul University (Deceased)
  • 1997: The Most Reverend Vernon James Weisgerber, B. Philosophy '58, Philosophy Licence '59
             Archbishop Emeritus, Archdiocese of Winnipeg
  • 1996: Sister Monique Picard, SGM, Certificate in Theology '94
             Sisters of Charity Montréal (Grey Nuns)
  • 1995: Frances Boire-Carrière, B.Theology '74, Philosophy Licence '76
             Director, Human Resources, Bank of Canada
  • 1994: The Reverend Doctor Jean Monbourquette, o.m.i., B. Theology '57, Theology Licence '59
             Professor, Saint Paul University (deceased)
  • 1993: Brother Réjean Gadouas, o.m.i., Theology Certificate '82
             Founder of La Manne de l’île and Co-founder of Le Gîte Ami