Shell Sweeney Scholarship


Shell Sweeney was the past Community Alliance Chair for the Graduate Teaching Assistants Union. She is a very active and vibrant person. She was the first person to stand up for human rights and harassment against Teaching Assistants and fellow community members. She was also actively involved in various labour movements both within the university and outside the Western community through various organizations such as Canadian Labour Congress, Western Unity Group, and London District Labour Council. She still carries on her work as a union rep with the PSAC as a fulltime employee fighting for the rights of employees throughout Canada. This scholarship was created to encourage more graduate students to be involved in community services for the betterment of society.