Award for Academic Achievement
Gladys Sinclair, a member of George Gordon First Nation, is a mature student who graduated in 2016 with a degree English, and she has continued to take honours seminars in preparation for graduate studies. Gladys used discipline, focus and persistence to return to university as an adult to study Indigenous Social Work at First Nations University of Canada and then to work as a social worker. During her studies over the past three years she has maintained high academic standing in her English classes. She excelled in particular at essay writing, constructing original and powerful examinations of a number of works of literature, and was so inspired by some of those investigations that she plans to go on to graduate studies in English.