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The Students' Union 2017 award nominations are now open! Do you know an outstanding student who deserves recognition? Check out the list below and submit today!

Submissions close Thursday, March 23rd at 5:00 PM.

Nomination Instructions:

  • Fill in the nominee’s information as best you can.

  • Select the award(s) pertinent to the nominee.

  • The nominee will be contacted by The U Awards Committee and will be asked to submit a dossier.

  • The nominees will be reviewed and selected by the committee.

  • The decision will be announced at the Students’ Union Awards Banquet Thursday, April 4th, 2017.

Sister Catherine MacNeil Award . . .

Will be awarded annually to a student in their freshman year and first year at St. F.X. A student in their first year of university at St. FX but as a sophomore may also be eligible. This will be awarded to a student who has shown a strong commitment to academics in their first year of study at StFX.

Meech Memorial Award . . .

Will be awarded annually to a student in their freshman year and first year at St. F.X. Students in their first year of university at St. FX but as a sophomore may also be eligible. This will be awarded to a student who has shown an outstanding commitment to the StFX community, or greater community of Antigonish.

Ellis Charters Memorial Award . . .

Students in their sophomore year at St. FX or students in their freshman year but second year at St. F.X.

Paul Blizzard Award . . .

Students in their junior year.

Post-Graduate Student Award . . .

Students in post graduate studies.

Larkin Memorial Award . . .

A student in their senior year, presented annually to a student that exemplifies the Xaverian spirit, has had a strong academic career and athletic career at StFX.

Sister Carmel Losier Award . . .

A student in their senior year. Presented annually to a student that exemplifies the Xaverian spirit, has had a strong academic career and provided outstanding leadership within the StFX community.

Marcel Lussier Memorial Award . . .

The Marcel Lussier Award shall consist of a permanent trophy kept at the Bloomfield Center. The Award shall commemorate Marcel Lussier, a third year Physical Education student, from Franklin Center, Huntington, Quebec who died in a car accident on December 30, 1970. He was a transfer student in 1970. Marcel played defensive half-back on the Varsity Football team. The Award shall be given to a deserving student of any year for the student’s contribution to the community as a whole, including the University and surrounding communities.

Peter Foley Memorial Award . . .

  • Peter Foley was a student of the class of 1987 at St. F.X. who died of cancer on March 24 of that year. Criteria for the Award is as follows:
    1. Awarded to a full time student of St. F.X. who has shown perseverance in the face of exceptional difficulty or hardship in striving for a university education. “Difficulty or hardship” is to be interpreted broadly and need not be related to illness, but should not be interpreted primarily in terms of financial need.
    2. Beyond the primary criterion of perseverance in the face of exceptional difficulty or hardship, the other criteria for the award are to be those normally applied to Students’ Union awards.
    3. The recipient may be a member of any class, including post-graduate.
    4. It is not to be given in a year when the Students’ Union Committee is unable to determine that there is a deserving recipient.

The Gold X . . .

The Gold X is awarded to those candidates who have given distinguished service in a number of student affairs. There shall be a maximum of ten (10) X’s awarded yearly.

The Silver X . . .

The Silver X is awarded to those candidates who have served in a specified area. There shall be a maximum of ten (10) X’s awarded yearly.

The Media X . . .

The Media X certificates shall be awarded to senior students or post-graduates for involvement in the CFXU radio, The Annual or The Xaverian Weekly. There shall be a maximum of ten (10) X’s awarded yearly.

Dr. Sean Riley Award . . .

Dr. Sean Riley was the President of StFX from 1996-2014. Dr. Riley graduated from StFX in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts, Honours (First Class), where he was awarded the Governor General's Gold Medal for highest academic standing at graduation. He was chosen by the student body as recipient of the Larkin Trophy as outstanding male student. As President of X-Project, a student and community outreach organization, he received the Marcel Lussier Award for community service. In 1974 Riley also was chosen StFX Male Athlete of the Year. Following a career in government, finance, and business, Dr. Riley served as StFX University President from 1996-2014. Throughout his time as University President, Dr. Riley was a tireless advocate for students and community development. This award is presented annually to a student who has shown leadership in involvement with the Coady International Institute and has a passion for “thinking globally, acting locally”.