The Pat Clifford Award
2018 Pat Clifford Award Winners
Sandra Becker’s research looks beyond the fad and reveals how Makerspaces have the potential to transform school curricula for the long-term
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.
The Pat Clifford Award Selection Committee lauded the timeliness and originality of Sandra Becker’s work, including her strong commitment to community engagement and knowledge mobilization.
Brooke Madden’s research has the potential to shift how new and future teachers understand and integrate Canada’s history and Indigenous knowledge into their teaching.
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.