The Pat Clifford Award
Are you or someone you know contributing to innovative education research by revisiting commonly held assumptions in education policy, practice or theory in Canada?
The Pat Clifford Award recognizes the work of emerging researchers – their research contributions, their promise, and their commitment to breaking new ground or revisiting commonly held assumptions in education policy, practice or theory in Canada.
2018 Pat Clifford Award Winners
The EdCan Network is pleased to honour Sandra Becker – third-year Ph.D. candidate at the University of Calgary’s Werklund School of Education – as the first-ever Master’s-level category recipient of the Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education in recognition of her exceptional leadership in addressing evidence gaps on Makerspaces as drivers of both teacher and student engagement. Check out the exclusive interview with Sandra Becker.
The EdCan Network is pleased to honour Dr. Brooke Madden – Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Education – as the Ph.D.-level category recipient of the 2018 Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education. This prestigious award recognizes Dr. Madden’s exceptional leadership in designing pre-service teacher training that challenges students to consider how race, ancestry, gender and geography – among other identity-based factors – influence Indigenous -settler relations and engagement in truth and reconciliation education.
About Pat Clifford
Pat Clifford was one of the co-founders of The Galileo Educational Network, which is based in Calgary, Alberta. Pat had an extensive teaching background from primary through graduate level, and was the recipient of numerous awards for both research and teaching practice. Pat passed away in August of 2008 but she left a gift to us in her teaching, scholarly writing, poetry and stories. As a teacher, Pat was steadfast in her belief that each child had the right to succeed brilliantly, and brought to them her own love of literature, writing and history. This award is dedicated to her memory.