In November a call for nominations was made for the inaugural USFA Peter T. Millard Award. The Millard Award was created on the 10th anniversary of the death of Peter Millard and to mark the 35th anniversary of the USFA Certification Order. It is presented to a USFA member, nominated by other USFA members, in recognition of activism and involvement in the USFA, with the administration of the Collective Agreement, and as a champion for and on behalf of faculty at the University of Saskatchewan.
The award committee has reviewed the nominations received and is pleased to announce that the first recipient of the USFA Peter T. Millard Award is Richard Julien from the Department of Religion and Culture.
Richard has been a longtime supporter of faculty rights. This has been and continues to be demonstrated through his representation of faculty as a member of the Executive and Grievance Committees, as an Association Grievance Officer and in his role as counsel to faculty in tenure and promotion appeals. His remarkable level of advice and assistance, given over many hours, so that faculty could proceed with confidence demonstrates his commitment.
A celebration is planned for early spring at which the 2013 Peter T. Millard Award will be presented. Watch for event details and plan to attend.