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  Weir, Erin
AffiliationCooperative Commonwealth Federation  
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NameErin Weir
, Saskatchewan , Canada
Born Unknown
ContributorThe Oncoming Storm
Last ModifedIndyGeorgia
May 16, 2018 09:07pm

Master of Arts Degree in History, University of Calgary, in progress

* Thesis: �The Nazi Submarine Blockade: A Near Victory of Economic Warfare?�
* Supervisors: Dr. John Ferris and Dr. Holger Herwig, Canada Research Chair
* Archival Research: Public Record Office, Kew (London), United Kingdom
* Language Requirement: French (tested through translation of an historical document)

Bachelor of Arts Degree (Great Distinction), University of Regina, May 2002

* Combined major in Economics and History with a minor in Political Science


National Essay Contests

* Second Place, Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute Graduate Paper Competition, April 2004
* Semi-finalist twice, As Prime Minister Awards, Aug. 2003 and Aug. 2002
* First Place, Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute Graduate Paper Competition, April 2003
* Paper presented, Fifth Annual Conference, Society for Military and Strategic Studies, Feb. 2003
* One of ten winners, British Council Undergraduate Essay Contest, Aug. 2002
* Winner, Progressive Economics Forum Student Essay Contest, May 2002

Other Awards

* Faculty of Arts Nominee for the University of Regina President's Medal, May 2002
* Jack Boan Medal for being the top Economics major in my graduating class, April 2002
* Placed on the Dean's List every semester of my studies, Sept. 1999 - April 2002
* Inducted into the University of Regina chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society as a Founding Member, Nov. 2001
* Reverend John J. Lepine, S. J. Book Prize for the best undergraduate term paper in Canadian history at the University of Regina during 2000/2001, May 2001
* First Saskatchewan student ever to be a Finalist in the national championships of the Great Canadian Geography Challenge, May 1997
* Best Presentation, Saskatchewan Science Fair, April 1994


Graduate Scholarships

* Canada Graduate Scholarship - Master's, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Government of Canada, Sept. 2003
* Two Department of National Defence Security and Defence Forum M. A. Scholarships (eight awarded nationally each year; one of mine will probably be forgone in favour of the Canada Graduate Scholarship), June 2003 and May 2002
* University of Calgary Thesis Research Grant, May 2003
* Maritime Awards Society of Canada Graduate Scholarship (one awarded annually at each of four Canadian universities), May 2003
* Province of Alberta Graduate Scholarships for three terms (one term forgone in favour of the Maritime Scholarship), April 2003 and April 2002
* Ralph Steinhauer Award of Distinction, Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund (fifteen awarded annually), March 2003
* University of Calgary Graduate Research Scholarships and Faculty of Graduate Studies Awards (some forgone in favour of Province of Alberta Scholarships), Feb. 2002

Undergraduate Scholarships

* Received University of Regina Academic Scholarships every semester of my studies for placing in the top 1% of the Faculty of Arts, Sept. 1999 - April 2002
* Twelve other undergraduate and entrance scholarships, including the Allan E. Blakeney Entrance Scholarship, June 1999 - July 2001


Research Associate, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Saskatchewan Office, March 2004

* Researched and wrote a paper published by the Centre's Saskatchewan Office
* Wrote a summary of the paper published by the Centre in Saskatchewan Notes

Researcher, Former Saskatchewan Premier Allan Blakeney, June - Sept. 2003

* Wrote five reports on aspects of Saskatchewan's oil and gas policy between 1971 and 1982 using statistical evidence, legislative records, and secondary sources

Research Assistant, Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, May - Aug. 2002

* Researched and wrote a policy paper on Saskatchewan's oil and gas royalties that was published by the Institute
* Researched centennial celebrations and tourism, provincial corporate taxation, and municipal finance for the Institute's Executive Director and Senior Policy Fellow

Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, University of Regina, Sept. - Dec. 2001

* Marked essay questions on exams for an intermediate-level macroeconomics course taught by the Department Head
* Answered questions from students and assisted those who had difficulty with the course

Communications Consultant, Saskatchewan Municipal Affairs and Housing, May - Aug. 2001

* Wrote speeches for cabinet ministers, senior civil servants, and the Premier of Saskatchewan
* Drafted print and broadcast releases pertaining to the Community Initiatives Fund, the Canada-Saskatchewan Infrastructure Program, the Centenary Fund, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Regina's successful bid to host the 2005 Canada Summer Games, and other programs
* Wrote and compiled the Department's employee newsletter, Team Spirit

General Helper, Saskatchewan Property Management Corporation , May - Aug. 1999; July - Aug. 2000

* Performed janitorial and maintenance work at four buildings
* Completed training in the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

Researcher, Saskatchewan Elocution and Debate Association (SEDA), March 2000

* Wrote an historical overview of Saskatchewan politics from 1982 to 1991, historical bills, and a throne speech for participants in SEDA's 2000 Historical Model Legislature


Major Competitive Awards in Intercollegiate Debate

* First Place Team (Jan. 2004), First Place Team and Top Speaker (Jan. 2003), First Place Team (Jan. 2001), University of Saskatchewan Right Honourable John Diefenbaker Cup
* First Place Team (March 2003), University of Manitoba John Robinson Cup
* Second Place Public Speaker (Feb. 2003), First Place Team (Feb. 2002), Second Place Team (Feb. 2001), Top Novice Team (Feb. 2000), McGoun Cup Western Canadian Debate Championship
* First Place Team and Top Speaker (Oct. 2002), First Place Team and Second Place Parliamentarian (Oct. 2000), Top Novice Team, Top Novice Speaker and Top Parliamentarian (Jan. 2000), University of Regina Shumiatcher Debate Tournament and Model Parliament
* Third Place in Public Speaking (March 2002), National University Debate Championships
* Finished in the top third (Jan. 2002 and Jan. 2001), World Universities Debating Championship

Major Competitive Awards in High School Debate

* Represented Canada, World Schools Debating Championship, Jan. 1999
* Top English Orator, National Debate Seminar, April 1998
* First Place in Parliamentary Debate and in Impromptu Speech, Western Canadian Debate Seminar, Oct. 1997
* Voted Top Parliamentarian and Won the F. W. Johnson Award in three consecutive years, Saskatchewan Historical Model Legislature, May 1997, May 1998, and May 1999


* General Director (April 2002 - Present), University of Calgary Speech and Debate Society
* Drafted Standardized Ballot (Feb. 2002 - Feb. 2003), Western Division of the Canadian University Society for Intercollegiate Debate
* President (Sept. 2000 - April 2002), Vice-President for External Affairs (March - Sept. 2000), Novice Representative (Sept. 1999 - March 2000), University of Regina Debate Society
* South Alumni Representative (Sept. 1999 - March 2002), Board of Directors of the Saskatchewan Elocution and Debate Association
* Tournament Director (Jan. 2002), Shumiatcher Debate Tournament and Model Parliament
* Convenor and Chief Adjudicator (Dec. 2000 - March 2001), E. C. Leslie Provincial Debate Tournament, Saskatchewan's elementary and high school provincial debate championships
* President (Sept. 1997 - May 1999), Campbell Collegiate high school Debate Club
* Coach (Sept. 1997 - May 1998), A. E. Perry elementary school Debate Club


Service in the Saskatchewan Young New Democrats (SYND)

* Past-President (Nov. 2001 - Sept. 2002), President (Sept. 2000 - Nov. 2001), Vice-President (June 1999 - Sept. 2000), Director of Organization and Fundraising (March 1998 - Sept. 2000), SYND Executive
* Established an archives to help preserve the SYND's history, Aug. 2001
* Co-ordinated the �Youth Matters� campaign during the 2001 provincial leadership race, Nov. 2000 - Jan. 2001
* Organized youth canvassing in the Regina area during the 1999 provincial election and the 2000 federal election
* Wrote the SYND's policy papers on personal taxation, July 1999 - Jan. 2000
* Organized the reprinting of 2,000 copies of Carlyle King's What is Democratic Socialism? , May - Oct. 1998

Service on Governing Bodies of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party (SNDP)

* Member of the Provincial Executive of the SNDP, Sept. 2000 - Nov. 2001
* Sat in on, and spoke at, meetings of Saskatchewan's Government Caucus as a member of the Legislative Advisory Committee, Nov. 1998 - Nov. 2000
* Member of Provincial Council and several SNDP committees, March 1998 - Aug. 2002

Local Involvement

* Vice-President, Regina Douglas Park provincial NDP association, Jan. 2004 - Present
* Member of the Executive, Wascana federal NDP association, Dec. 2003 - Present
* Vice-President and other offices, Regina Victoria provincial NDP association, Sept. 1997 - Aug. 2002


* Certified in Wilderness Emergency Response by the Canadian Institute of Safety, Search and Rescue, Feb. 2003 - Present
* Steering Committee Member, Progressive Economics Forum, June 2002 - Present
* Blood Donor, Canadian Blood Services, June 2001 - Present
* Selected to participate in the International Youth Summit on Sustainable Urban Transportation (could not attend due to electoral commitments), Feb. 2004
* Assisted the Regina Anti-Poverty Ministry and the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour in Preparing for a Public Debate on Taxation, Feb. 2004
* Official Volunteer, 2003 Grey Cup, Aug. - Nov. 2003
* Provided tours of the University of Regina campus to Saskatchewan Grade 12 students as a University of Regina Ambassador, Oct. 2000 - April 2002
* Active in the Regina Community Coalition Against the Multilateral Agreement on Investment, June - Dec. 1998
* Citizen Co-chair, the �Finding Common Ground on Canada's Future� public consultations on the principles of the Premiers' Calgary Declaration on Canada's Constitution, Nov. 1997
* Writer, Campbell Collegiate high school yearbook, Sept. 1996 - May 1999

[from candidate's website on 16 June 2004]


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