The Mike Skinner Award is a member-mandated award offered by the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3906 on an annual basis. Its title honours long-time labour activist and former CUPE 3906 Staff Member Mike Skinner.
The recipient of the Mike Skinner Award should have been engaged in activism over the course of their time with CUPE 3906 on issues such as labour solidarity, gender equality, equity issues, social justice, environmental justice, the advancement of peace.
This is not an exhaustive list, but includes a few common examples of the things that past award winners have been involved in and that the selection committee considers.
The value of the award is $500 to one person (or committee), an award certificate and an inscription on the Mike Skinner Award plaque. This award is open to all current members of CUPE 3906 (this includes all Teaching Assistants, Research Assistants in lieu, Sessional Faculty, Hourly Rated Sessional Music Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellows), and/or anyone who has been a member of the local between January 2021 and March 2022. This year’s award will be for the 2021-22 year.
The nomination period for this award is from March 1, 2022 to March 30, 2022. We might extend it, but please don’t count on it and submit it at the last minute!
For more information on the award, please click here.