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Alumnus of the year 


The Alumnus/Alumna of the Year Award is given annually to a Saint Paul University graduate who has contributed greatly to their community, in their work environment, church and/or society in general, or who has been recognized locally, provincially, nationally or internationally. 


Archbishop Donald Bolen

 Archbishop Donald Bolen 





Jeff Wolfson


Past Alumni of the Year 

  • 2015: Jean La Rose, B. Social Communication, '78
             CEO, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN)
  • 2014: Hazel Markwell, Ph.D Theology, '65
             Director, Centre for Clinical Ethics
  • 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