2019 Wideman Prize Competition – Vancouver

We have been looking forward to this weekend and it is almost here! The 9th Annual Wideman Prize competition will be taking place on April 6th, 2019!

The competition, emphasizing the importance of learning by doing, will feature 5 teams from Douglas, SFU and Langara who ran a project from initiation to completion related to this year’s theme “Community”.

The 5 teams will be presenting to the judges on Saturday where only 2 teams will be chosen for the final round of presentations. Meet this year’s judges!

We will be hosting a panel of industry experts during the break for an opportunity to learn more about a career in project management and answer any questions.

Stay tuned to hear the winner and runner-ups from the 2019 Wideman Prize Competition!

 

 

EXPANDING THE WIDEMAN PRIZE COMPETITION 2019 THEME, “COMMUNITY”

We have taken feedback on our competition theme and also revisited our roots and what we strive to do with the Wideman Education Foundation. “Go Green Vancouver” is a noble cause and theme but can be limiting to those undertaking projects.

We are expanding our theme for the 2019 competition to “Community” in the spirit of giving back. Any “Go Green” themed projects still qualify under the new theme, but we hope to be even more inclusive.

This will give our project teams more flexibility to be creative to give back and ultimately will create more benefit for the communities we live in.

WEF @ the 2018 PMI CWCC Conference

The Wideman Education Foundation was a proud participant at the PMI Canada West Coast Chapter conference in Vancouver on October 16th and 17th. The venue and catering at the Fairmont Pacific Rim has surely spoiled us (our booth was right in front of the buffet table!)

It was a great event to come and learn new skills, expand your network, and mix with some of the top professionals and leading minds in project management in North America. The theme of “Dare to Innovate, Plan to Transform” hit home for a lot of attendees as we enter a world where project management is shifting to deal with a more dynamic and agile future with the emergence of AI, machine learning, and big data.

It was also a good chance to catch up with friends, and we even ran into some members from our 2018 competition winning team, Code Green! It’s wonderful to see students moving fluidly towards not only a profession but also remembering the importance of giving back.

2018 PROJECT WORLD * BUSINESS ANALYST WORLD COMPETITION WINNER

WEF was once again a proud participant of the ProjectWorld*Business Analyst World event, which took place on September 24th – 27th, 2018 in Vancouver. In partnership with our friends at the Langara Project Management Club, PMC Langara, we offered one person the chance to win a 2-day pass to attend the biggest conference in project management.

We are happy to announce that Eduardo Villasenor was the lucky winner and he thoroughly enjoyed the experience as an opportunity to learn and network. Congratulations from the team at WEF.