2017 Global Citizen Award Honourees: Youth and Innovation
SCIC is excited to announce the 27th Annual Global Citizen Award Winners. Join us February 8th in Regina and February 10th in Saskatoon, as we celebrate the contributions of these amazing Saskatchewan people and movements working for a more just and sustainable world. Event details can be found on the International Development Week page or visit the Global Citizen Awards page for a complete list of winners since 1990.
Micheal Langan an Indigenous artist from Cote First Nation, Treaty 4 Territory, who is committed to educating people through creative renderings of our colonial past. Last spring, Micheal launched his own skateboard company – Colonialism Skateboards – to draw attention to, and have people engage with, complex and untelling aspects of Indigenous Canadian history and culture. By combining skateboard art with a history lesson on Indigenous culture and colonialism in Canada, Micheal’s innovative approach is leading a conversation about how Canadians, especially youth, can move forward together through reconciliation. Read Micheal’s Bio
Tracey Mitchell is a settler from Treaty 4 Territory (Moose Jaw), now living in Treaty 6 Territory (Saskatoon). She sits on the national board of The Council of Canadians and is active in Climate Justice Saskatoon. Since 2010, Tracey has also been the Saskatchewan Coordinator for Next Up, an intensive program which trains young social change leaders. Tracey ran her own facilitation practice for five years and, in addition to Next Up, she now works as a peer support mentor in the mental health system, putting her own lived experience of depression to use supporting others. Tracey also loves books and laughter. Read Tracey’s Bio
Jamal Tekleweld is an active member of Saskatoon’s co-operative development, education and environmental justice communities. Jamal is passionate about co-operatives and co-operative education, working to make the community better wherever he goes. Jamal currently works for the Saskatchewan Co-operative Association, where he manages youth education initiatives. In addition to international experience working with the United Nations Capital Development Fund, Jamal is involved on the boards of Saskatoon’ based co-ops, and was recently appointed to the City of Saskatoon Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Committee. Read Jamal’s bio
World University Service of Canada (WUSC): From its inception, WUSC has been a leading organization in building a better world by empowering and supporting youth to create innovative solutions to development challenges. Through the International Seminar as well as other youth-focused programs, WUSC is fostering collaborative youth-led research and innovation, and supporting youth with the education, training and opportunities to create innovative solutions to development challenges facing their communities. Read more about WUSC
Jack Boan (Lifelong Global Citizen Award): Jack has been a leading figure in Saskatchewan’s international development and global cooperation community since the early 1960s. Jack was instrumental in the founding of many of Saskatchewan’s international development and cooperation agencies, including the Regina Campus groups World University Service of Canada (WUSC) – where he led the group’s activities for almost two decades. Read Jack’s bio