HSABC offers scholarships for Summer Institute for Union Women

Great opportunity for women members to attend leadership and community-building training. Apply before May 23.  

Vancouver (03 May 2013) – The Summer Institute for Union Women (SIUW) is a four day residential school designed to empower women as leaders in the labour movement through participatory education and community-building.

Leadership training

Participants will work on:

  • envisioning labor’s future in the global economy
  • discussing priorities for working women
  • developing new ways of organizing and
  • holding elected leaders accountable.

Hosted by the Washington State Labor Education & Research Center (South Seattle Community College) and sponsored by the United Association for Labor Education, the University of Washington Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, the University of Oregon Labor Education and Research Center and the Washington State Labor Council Women's Committee.

HSABC scholarships for members and daughters

The Health Sciences Association of B.C. (HSABC/NUPGE) provides scholarships for members interested in participating in the institute. Scholarships include registration fees, transportation, accommodation, dependent care and wage replacement.

In addition, HSABC/NUPGE supports the participation of daughters of union members by sponsoring a scholarship to attend the Summer Institute for Union Women. If your daughter is interested please complete the on-line registration called 2013 Summer Institute for Union Women (Daughters) on her behalf.

Apply on HSABC website

Members can apply for a union scholarship through the on-line registration after logging into the HSABC website. Select Events, then Full Calendar from the drop down menu, then select Summer Institute from either the calendar or Education and Training Workshops on the right. 

The deadline for registration is May 21, 2013 



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