The winner of this year's Doug Miller Social Justice Award is
Fatima Daher. Fatima has been involved in various social justice
campaigns on campus, touching on a wide range of issues. She was
integral to the campaign raising awareness for the human rights crisis
in Darfur and also tried to get going a discussion group on Middle
East issues. She took part in other activities, such as the Building
Bridges project and sending students to Leclerc prison for exchanges with
inmates nearing the end of their sentences.
Perhaps her biggest
contribution was as editor and main writer of the Vanier Voice of
Justice, the newsletter of the Vanier Social Justice Committee, work
which took countless hours and much perseverance. Furthermore, she regularly helped staff Vanier Social Justice Committee information booths
concerning issues of fair trade and helped recruit new members to the committee.
Fatima has also made significant contributions as a tutor, helping students in the Learning Centre as well as the Social Science Resource Area. She looks forward to a career in education.