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Call for Nominations  2017-2018 Alumna / Alumnus of the Year Award  

Celebrate your fellow alumni!

The Saint Paul University Alumni Association applauds and supports the tremendous achievements of its members by recognizing the inspiring talent and influence of Saint Paul University alumni around the world.

 You can help to acknowledge distinguished alumni by submitting a nomination for the

Alumna / Alumnus of the Year Award

Deadline: February 26, 2018

 Established in 1993, the Alumna / Alumnus of the Year Award acknowledges the outstanding achievements and accomplishments of Saint Paul University alumni. The Award recognizes alumni who have achieved distinction through their exceptional contribution to our community and society. They are individuals with values that correspond with the mission of Saint Paul University: Contributing creatively to the humanization of society.

All candidates must be graduates of Saint Paul University through a degree, diploma, or certificate program. Nominations will not be considered for the following:

  • politicians currently holding office;
  • Saint Paul University honorary degree recipients, unless they are also graduates of Saint Paul University through a degree, diploma, or certificate program; and
  • current members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Deadline for nominations is February 26, 2018. Please email your nominations by providing a one-page overview of the candidate’s achievements and accomplishments to the attention of:

Jeff Wolfson

Saint Paul University Alumni and Development Office


Past Alumni of the Year 

  • 2016: The Most Reverend Donald Bolen, B. Theology, '78
              Archbishop of Regina
  • 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