Welcome to the Wideman Education Foundation (WEF)

The Wideman Education Foundation (WEF) is an autonomous registered charity created to promote sound project management principles and skills, especially among young people.

WEF sees this as a way of improving people’s capability and value – not just in  the workplace, but in all their endeavors, and throughout their lives.

Our Mission is to teach, develop, promote and encourage the use of proven, successful project management skills that are needed every day by everyone.

The Latest News

“Have the Edge” Leadership Series for Youth

The WEF is involved this year with the “Have the Edge” Leadership Series for  Youth program which will be run for five weeks, one session each week, from the beginning mid-November to mid-December 2013.  Each week of the first four week will cover a leadership topic, a brief WEF presentation, and SFU students will interact and mentor the high school students.  SFU students will select a simple project for the high school students to implement within five weeks.

The final session will be the competition, and WEF board members will be the judges.

To register simply follow this link…

Poster Have the Edge Leadership Series 2013


WEF Seeking New Board Members

Interested in joining our dynamic board ?  We currently have 3 positions open and  would love to hear from you !  For more information…

WEF at Project World 2013 – Oct 28 to 31

WEF was honoured to participate as an Association Sponsor at the Project/Business Analyst World Conference held in Vancouver on October 28th and 29that the Vancouver Convention Centre.  Read More…

2014 Wideman Prize for Project Management Excellence

We are pleased to announce our Annual Competition for the coming school year.  The event is tentatively planned for April 26th 2014 at the SFU campus in Surrey.   Historically we have seen student teams from both SFU and UBC deliver some amazing projects along with their required project deliverables.  This year we are hoping to enhance the competition by inviting additional post-secondary institutions to join us in our competition.  We are also looking for eager participants to assist in the judging and observer roles and we welcome everyone to join us on event day.

Come join us for this event and be blown away with the quality of the projects, the project teams and the associated results these students can deliver!  A memorable experience for the students and all who attend.

2013 Canadian West Coast Chapter (CCWC) Annual Career Fair – June 3rd

What a great day! On June 3, several WEF board members attended the Project management Institute (PMI) Canadian West Coast Chapter (CCWC) Annual Career Fair. Many thanks to the generous support of the PMI local chapter!  Board members reconnected with some of our strong supporters and introduced WEF’s mandate and projects to the Career Fair attendees. The full story

2013 Wideman Prize for Project Management Excellence – April 27th

The finals for the Wideman Prize were held at Simon Fraser University (SFU) Surrey campus on Saturday 27th April 2013. What a day! High energy, high expectations and a lot of fun! Students from SFU and UBC gathered to show their projects and demonstrate their skill,  with the “Gateway Innovations” team from SFU emerging as winners.  Read more:

2012 4th Annual Career Speaker Event – Nov. 28th

WEF held its 4th annual Career/Speaker Event at SFU Surrey on Nov 28, 2012. With a theme of “STEP UP TO OPPORTUNITY”, this event provided an opportunity for high school students to come to SFU to learn about project management and to see how these skills can be of practical benefit today, tomorrow, and in the future.  The event was a great success, with 49 students in attendance and very positive feedback from many of them.

2012 2nd Annual Wideman Prize

The Wideman Education Foundation is pleased to announce that team “Don’t Hate Just Dance” from the Simon Fraser University Surrey campus was the winner of the 2012 Wideman Prize competition held on April 28th 2012.  Press release to follow…

The Annual Report for 2012 is now available.

All annual reports are available for viewing on our “About the WEF” page.