This contest is named in remembrance of Jocelyn Starr, who passed away in November 2010. She was one of the founding members of ASEC and was a great supporter of her students.


ASEC sponsored a video project entitled: “Manitoba Adult Learning Centres: Moving ALFI Forward”. ALFI refers to Adult Learner Friendly Institutions.

This project shows some of the outstanding work that was and is being carried out in our ALCs and highlights many examples of best practices in adult education. It has been updated and is now entitled: “The Human Face of ALFI”.

Click HERE to visit the Plar ALFICan website. Click HERE to visit the Indigenous Collective. 

THE jeff kerr memorial bursary

This bursary was established in 2010 in honour of Jeff Kerr through the initiative of ASEC and Glen Brouwer, who was ASEC President. ASEC committed to providing the initial $500, which the Adult Collegiate was to manage and grow for an annual bursary worth $400. The fund is maintained by ACC Adult Collegiate staff through direct donations and managed by the Finance and Audit Committee of Assiniboine Community College Foundation Inc.

The terms of reference indicate that the bursary is intended to provide financial assistance to an ACC Adult Collegiate student who is enrolled as a full-time student. The first recipients were Dawn Blampied in 2011 and Lisa Vandevelde in 2012. Imeke Kerr, Jeff’s wife, was the guest of honour presenting the awards.

Jeff Kerr, former manager/director of ACC Adult Collegiate was involved in adult education at ACC from the late 1990’s until 2003. He was a visionary who saw the potential of adult learning centres to play a huge role in the lives of Manitobans. He was instrumental in laying the groundwork for adult learning centres in Manitoba, a catalyst for the inception of ASEC, and the dual credits in adult learning centres.

Jeff epitomised integrity, professionalism, and humility. He was a champion for students who, despite many obstacles, persevered to achieve their dreams.

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