The Pat Clifford Award
2020 Pat Clifford Award Winners: Dr. Jean-Philippe Ayotte-Beaudet, LJ Slovin and Jennifer Plosz
Jean-Philippe Ayotte-Beaudet’s research on outdoor education has the potential to greatly impact students’ interest in learning science.
EdCan is pleased to honour Dr. Jean-Philippe Ayotte-Beaudet (Full Professor, Department of Preschool and Primary Education, l’Université de Sherbrooke) – as the PhD-level co-recipient of the 2020 Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education. This prestigious award recognizes Dr. Ayotte-Beaudet’s research, which enables teachers to offer science education activities in outdoor settings so that students can enjoy authentic learning experiences while mobilizing their scientific knowledge. (Read the Press Release)
LJ Slovin’s research on sexual orientation and gender identity has the potential to transform education for gender non-conforming (GNC) youth in Canada.
The EdCan Network is pleased to honour LJ Slovin, (Doctoral Candidate, University of British Columbia) – as the PhD level co-recipient of the 2020 Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education. This prestigious award recognizes Slovin’s groundbreaking research, which is poised to generate new approaches for inclusive and successful learning environments for GNC youth across Canada. (Read the Press Release)
Jennifer Plosz’s research is helping educators understand how dyslexia impacts mathematics learning, counteracting the prevailing deficit narrative associated with these students, who struggle with school at an early age.
EdCan is pleased to honour Jennifer Plosz, Master’s graduate at the University of Calgary’s Werklund School of Education – as the Master’s-level category recipient of the 2020 Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education. This prestigious award recognizes Ms. Plosz’s ongoing research, which focuses on visualizing mathematical images during learning – particularly among students with dyslexia – which has the potential to assist teachers in engaging special needs students’ untapped abilities to excel at math. (Read the Press Release)