Awards and Bursary

CUPE Awards and Spring Fling

Our celebration was delayed for 2020 but we were given the opportunity to gather virtually on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Our 2020 awards were bestowed upon two dedicated members and very well deserved.

Special thank you to Cilantro and Chive, Red Deer for the wonderful menu items we enjoyed from our homes during the celebration.

2020 Award Winners:

Grace Taylor Memorial Award of Excellence

The Grace Taylor Memorial Award of Excellence recognizes an employee from the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1445) membership who best exemplifies the values cherished by the late Grace Taylor:
  • Patience
  • Kindness
  • Competence
  • Humour
Vicki Mix Administrative Excellence Award
The Vicki Mix Administrative Excellence Award was created in 2016 to honour the late Vicki Mix, a dear friend and colleague to many at Red Deer College.
Vicki offered many contributions to the College and to CUPE, and this award is presented annually to a CUPE 1445 member who embodies the characteristics modelled by Vicki:
  • Fulfills duties in an outstanding fashion
  • Pursues personal/professional growth which improves performance of self and department
  • Cooperates with other units on campus
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills/relationships with fellow employees
For further details on these staff awards, contact the CUPE Local 1445 Awards Committee
CUPE Bursary
Eligibility: A Red Deer College student who attended a credit program in the most academic year. Preference given to a present or past CUPE 1445 member or have an immediate family member who is/was a CUPE 1445 Member. Second preference given to a past or present CUPE member or have an immediate family member who/is a CUPE Member

Criteria: Financial Need

Value: $500.00

For more information about the student Bursary, please contact:

Student Connect Centre 
Room 1102 | RDC
Box 5005 – 100 College Blvd, Red Deer, AB T4N 5H5
t: 403.342.3254 | f: 403.342.3262 | e:
Click here to book an appointment with the Student Connect Centre