Emily Longworth Memorial Award Application Form

The Emily Longworth Memorial Award was established in memory of Emily Longworth, a teacher candidate who was an inspiration and role model to her students. The awards are made to teacher candidates in the BEd Elementary & Middle Years program whose practica involve implementing curriculum enrichment and/or co-curricular activities for their students. These activities promote multicultural understanding, healthy lifestyle, environmental awareness, and inspire students to achieve their full potential in life. Teacher candidates whose practica will take place at schools in less-privileged environments are particularly encouraged to apply for this award.

Application deadline: November 30

Questions about this award can be emailed to TEO Program Coordinator Bette Shippam at bette.shippam@ubc.ca.

List of sample projects previously funded:

  • Field trips to Terra Noval Rural Park, Museum of Anthropology, Trout Lake, Science World, “Fly over Canada” at Canada Place, Historic Ft. Langley – “First Nations at Ft. Langley” Program, Aboriginal focused kayak/outdoor education (cross-cultural education)
  • Field trips in support of school garden program & Aboriginal guest speakers
  • First Nations Guest Authors/Artists- writing & art project – Produce Student Anthology
  • Science workshop – facilitated by Raptors Ridge Birds of Prey
  • 8 in-class workshops: “High Touch High Tech”
  • 3-day Outdoor Environmental Educational experience: Soaring Eagle Nature School, Golden Ears Provincial Park
  • Staying Alive Plants & Animals field trip – Grouse Mountain
  • Traveling Library – kids write & make books that are distributed to public locations (banks, doc. office, etc.) with a request to call school when read (i.e., to track book impact)
  • Hip Hop dance unit with parent presentation
  • Physical geography unit – Planetarium program
  • Vancouver Aquarium program – animal life unit
  • and many more…

BEd Awards - Emily Longworth Memorial Award Application Form (2017/18)


  • Grant Description

  • Funds of up to $2000 are available to support projects that will take place during the extended practicum of teacher candidates in the Bachelor of Education, Elementary & Middle Years option. The project/activities must be completed within the term of the practicum and must be designed and directed by the teacher candidate submitting the application.

    Any proposal must have the support of the faculty advisor, school advisor and the school administrator. All school and school district policies and procedures with respect to field trips and/or project approvals must be observed. Teacher candidates may partner to submit a proposal and undertake joint activities/projects.

  • Reporting

  • Successful applicants will be required to prepare and submit a final report to the Teacher Education Office following the practicum, documenting activities and the learning outcomes resulting from the students’ participation. The report should be concise and may include photos or other artifacts directly related to the children’s participation.

    A final budget detailing actual expenditures shall be attached. Any surplus remaining from an approved grant after the conclusion of the project shall remain with the school, to be used for the benefit of children in that school.

  • Report Deadline

  • The deadline for submission of the report is July 16 of the same program year (immediately after the practicum).

  • Information Sharing

  • Teacher candidates who submit an application agree that the outline of their proposed projects may be shared with the family of Emily Longworth for their information. They further agree that, if funded, the final report on the project may also be shared with the family.

  • Proposal Checklist

  • An application must include:

    • a written description of the proposed project indicating the specific nature of the activity, the number and ages of the children involved, the expected dates and the location of the activit(ies),
    • a description of the learning outcomes that the activit(ies) will be addressed through this activity/ies,
    • the detailed budget showing costs and revenue,
    • and the signatures of the faculty advisor, school advisor and school administrator indicating their agreement with and support for this project.

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  • Your personal information is collected under the authority of section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). This information will be used for the purpose of considering your application for the Emily Longworth Memorial Award. Questions about the collection of this information may be directed to communications.teo@ubc.ca.