The University of Guelph in Ontario honors the work of Michaelle Jean in creating a new international award which underscores its leadership and commitment to humanitarian causes. The Michaëlle Jean Emergency Hunger Relief Award is given annually to a Canadian or American university student who demonstrated outstanding skills in the fight against hunger during emergency operation, and has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of people affected by natural disasters and war, and are affected by acute problems of food supply. The first prize will be awarded in 2012 at the next university summit against hunger in the world. The award comes with a cash prize of $ 1500. Ms. Jean, a former Governor General of Canada, Special Envoy of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Haiti. The creation of the award was announced Saturday February 26 in Guelph at the 6th edition of the top Universities Fighting World Hunger.