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WEF announces ProjectWorld / Business Analyst World ticket giveaway

The Wideman Education Foundation (WEF) is thrilled to announce it is an official partner of this year’s 2014 ProjectWorld / Business Analyst World conference, and will be in the exhibitor showcase from September 22-23 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

WEF wants to celebrate by giving away two (2) single-day passes to previous Wideman Prize Competition participants, recognizing these students for their project creativity for a chance to attend this industry leading event. Attendees to ProjectWorld / Business Analyst World will have the opportunity to network with peers from the local community to exchange ideas, best practices and lessons learned. Registration for a single-day pass normally costs $725.

To be eligible you must have registered and participated in a previous Wideman Prize Competition event. Entrants will need to tell us about why they are interested in attending ProjectWorld / Business Analyst World and what they hope to learn or benefit. At the end of the conference, you will be asked for a summary of the event and what you enjoyed most. Winners will be drawn at random.

To enter, leave a comment on this blog entry with a message or video about your submission, OR join our LinkedIn Group and post your entry on the discussions page.

There will be two winners. Prize includes:

  • One single-day pass to the ProjectWorld / Business Analyst World conference on either September 22 or 23 (to be drawn randomly).

The deadline for submission is Monday, September 15, 2014 at 5:00 PM PST.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 on the WEF website. All winners agree to have their submissions and post-end summary used on the WEF website and for marketing purposes.

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2014 Wideman Prize Competition Winner: Team SHIFT

Saturday April 26, 2014 – Three teams from UBC and six teams from SFU gathered this weekend to participate in the sixth annual judged Wideman Education Foundation Competition. (WEF). The winning team from UBC entitled “SHIFT” introduced their project as follows:

“Recognizing that the 2014 Winter Olympics focus on able bodied athletes overshadowed the achievements of Paralympic athletes, the SHIFT team decided to raise awareness of the skill, determination and athleticism of para-athletes by allowing able bodied high-school students to personally experience para-sports. Organizing an interactive session at which high-school students could meet some of Canada’s most accomplished para-athletes and personally try wheelchair basketball, the team helped bridge the gap between the para-athletics community and the broader public. Bringing para-sports to more than 160 high-school students the team helped participants build a personal connection to para-athletics and built support for the 2014 Canadian Para Athletics team. At the end of their project the SHIFT team had successfully shifted the perspective of the participating high school students and built an appreciation of the achievements involved. Go team Canada!”

The WEF Competition Prize consists of cash, being named WEF’s Project of the Year and acknowledgement by the West Coast BC Chapter of the Project Management Institute.

The Wideman Education Foundation looks forward to organizing the Wideman Prize Competition again in 2015!

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Soraya Savji Keynote Speaker at WEF’s 2014 Wideman Prize Competition

The Wideman Education Foundation is pleased to announce that Soraya Savji will be the keynote speaker for the 2014 Wideman Prize Competition event!

Students competing in this year’s Wideman Prize Competition will hear Soraya deliver a lunchtime keynote presentation on the demand for project managers, how project management is relevant, and how to enter the field as a project management professional.

Soraya is a Recruitment Consultant with the Annex Consulting Group. Annex currently hires the largest number of project managers within the province. Continue reading

2014 Wideman Prize Competition in Project Management Scheduled for April 26th

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2013 Wideman Prize Competition participants

For the fourth year, WEF will be hosting its annual Wideman Prize Competition in Project Management at SFU’s Surrey Campus on April 26, 2014.

Open to students enrolled in approved undergraduate project management courses, the competition requires participants to work in teams of 4-5 to select, initiate, plan and execute a real project. Continue reading