The Pat Clifford Award

Discontinuation of the EdCan Network’s Research Awards Program

The EdCan Network would like to inform its members, its wider network of education stakeholder organizations and K-12 educators that its research awards program, which includes the Whitworth Award and Pat Clifford Awards, will be discontinued effective this year due to budgetary and staff capacity constraints.

EdCan is extremely grateful to all of the Awards Committee Members who generously provided their time and expertise in selecting award winners for many years. EdCan also conveys our sincere appreciation to all of our past award winners who joined our network to share their groundbreaking research and steadfast commitment to breaking new ground or revisiting commonly held assumptions in education policy, practice or theory in Canada.

2021 EdCan Network Pat Clifford Award Winners: Dr. OYEMolade OsiBoDu and Dr. amber moore

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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.