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Wigham Family PIP Award

We are excited to announce a new student award at the University of Lethbridge. The Wigham Family, long-time supporters of the University, wish to recognize the PS III Professional Inquiry Project and the role the PIP Symposium plays in showcasing this work.

The award will support students who demonstrate excellence in their professional inquiry project and present at the PIP Symposium. Distance presenters are eligible (via Web Conference).

Value: $1250

Number: Up to four awards annually (Typically 3 in the Fall and 1 in the Spring).

Eligibility: PS III Interns who present at the PIP Symposium

Criteria: Must be nominated by University Consultant; Must present at the PS III Symposium.

Selection: Faculty of Education Undergraduate Program Development Committee

Individual PIPs vary greatly, but they are all rooted in an effort to explore and analyze a teaching-related activity or context.  Factors that demonstrate excellence typically include:

  •  the scope and nature of the project (such as what needs are being addressed and the originality of the approach)
  •  the impact on the class, school or community
  •   the professional growth opportunities for the Intern

Interns have until Sunday Dec. 1 to submit their brief Symposium proposal in order to present at the Symposium. Nominations from UCs will be accepted until Dec. 10, 2019.

Other Details:

  • If a group of students is selected based on a collaborative PIP, one award will be presented and distributed equally.
  • An Intern who is nominated will be notified. Presenting at the Symposium is required in order to be eligible for this award.
  • Information for Interns who have been nominated

We are proud to showcase and celebrate the work of all of our Interns.

The incredible range of projects and achievements the Symposium Showcases is part of its strength. The Symposium is a significant source of professional growth and development for all participants and attendees.  We encourage all Interns to participate in this exciting afternoon of professional development and celebration.

About the Wigham Family

Darol and Evelyn Wigham began supporting the University while their daughter, Patricia, was still a student at The University of Lethbridge in order to express their appreciation for her education. Their generous philanthropic support has spanned 40 years and has impacted multiple areas within the University. Perhaps most notable among the areas impacted is the establishment of a world class collection of children’s literature, both fiction and non-fiction. The Wigham Family Collection is located in the Faculty of Education’s Curriculum Laboratory.

Any questions about this award can be directed to Dr. Sharon Pelech or Beth Cormier.