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Higgins Award

  • Sr teresitaA lifetime of dedication to faith and education has earned Sr. Teresita Kambeitz some well-deserved recognition at the national level; she’s been named the 2018 Higgins Award Winner.

    In memory of a distinguished Canadian jurist and Catholic School Trustee, the Honourable Justice James Higgins (1913-1974) of St. John's, Newfoundland, the Board of Directors of CCSTA annually presents an award to a person or group that has made an outstanding contribution to Catholic education in Canada. The Justice James Higgins Award is the highest honour provided by CCSTA. It reflects recognition of an exceptional contribution to Catholic education in this country. Sr. Teresita is the seventh women to receive the honour since its 1975 inception.

    Nominated by the Board of Education of Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, Sr. Teresita’s commitment to education clearly hasn’t gone unnoticed by her peers.

     

    Sr. Teresita’s Dedication to Education

    Sr. Teresita’s 56‐year tenure spans from 1959 when she began teaching in Tramping Lake, SK through to the present day in her role as Assistant Director of Religious Education for Newman Theological College, Edmonton: Saskatoon extension‐site.

    Sr. Teresita contributed many years to the vocation of Catholic teacher. Over 26 years, from 1959 to 1985, she taught in Grades 8 through 12 and fulfilled many roles including principal, 15 years as a teacher of Christian Ethics, and ten years in campus ministry and as a sessional lecturer at St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan.

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    Sr. Teresita Kambeitz récipiendaire du Prix Higgins 2018

    Une vie entière consacrée à la foi et à l’éducation a valu à Sr Teresita Kambeitz cette reconnaisssance nationale bien méritée. En effet, c’est elle la lauréate du prix Higgins pour 2018.

    À la mémoire d’un distingué juriste et conseiller scolaire catholique canadien, l’honorable juge James Higgins (1913-1974) de St. Jean, Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador, le conseil d’administraton de l’ACCEC décerne annuellement ce prix à une personne ou à un groupe ayant contribué de façon exceptionnelle à l’éducation catholique au Canada. Le prix James Justice Higgins représente la plus haute distinction offerte par l’ACCEC. Il est la reconnaissance d’une contribution remarquable à l’éducation catholique dans ce pays. Sr Teresita est la septième femme à se mériter cet honneur depuis sa création en 1975.

    La mise en candidature du Board of Education of Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools montre bien que l’engagement de Sr Teresita en éducation catholique a été reconnu de ses pairs.

  • SSA TreeOver a century of dedicated service to Catholic education has earned the Sisters of St. Ann - St. Joseph’s Community the prestigious 2020 Justice James Higgins Award.

    Throughout their illustrious history, the sisters have worked tirelessly in education, healthcare, pastoral ministry, spiritual accompaniment and social justice across Canada. Established in 1850 to meet the educational needs of poor families, the Sisters of St. Ann St.- Joseph’s Community began in Quebec and soon migrated west to Victoria, British Columbia. Before long, they set up schools and ministries across the Pacific Northwest.

    In memory of a distinguished Canadian jurist and Catholic School Trustee, the Honourable Justice James Higgins (1913-1974) of St. John's, Newfoundland, the Board of Directors of CCSTA annually presents an award to a person or group that has made an outstanding contribution to Catholic education in Canada. The Justice James Higgins Award is the highest honour provided by CCSTA. It reflects recognition of an exceptional contribution to Catholic education in this country.

    Sister Marie Zarowny expressed her gratitude for the annual award on behalf of the Order.

    “This award recognizes the often hidden and very challenging efforts of hundreds of Sisters throughout 162 years,” explains Sr. Marie Zarowny. “Those who came before us lived with enormous hardship and their faith, trust and commitment has been phenomenal. We were very surprised and at the same time pleased, humbled and grateful.”

    The Annie’s, as they are affectionately called by their friends, recognized the power of Catholic education and mobilized to help the underserved before it was mainstream.