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Wayne Cutcliffe Computer Science Co-op Education Award
Maximum Amount: $500.00
Faculty: Science
Application Form: Application Form
Deadline: Feb 1
Occasion: Spring Bursary (Financial Need)
Process: Recommended from Chair of Computer Science department
Description: Awarded to a computer science student who has already completed two work terms in the Co-operative Education Program and intends to return to the UPEI Computer Science program in the next academic year. Successful recipient will demonstrate commitment to the program and have a minimum 75% average in the preceding academic year. Recommended by Computer Science department Chair.
Background: Wayne Cutcliffe has been a part of the fabric of UPEI since 1978. Starting as a sessional instructor in Mathematics, he has educated students at the university for over 32 years. He has held numberous positions during that time such as Associate Professor, Acting Dean of Science and Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. He is currently the Director of Computer Science Co-operative Education. As Director, Wayne represents the Department's interests in co-operative education and is responsible for counselling and supervising students as they progress through the co-op program, promoting co-operative education to students, employers andthe community, and partnering with the University co-operative education coordinators to oversee professional development workshops and administrative aspects of the program. He meets regularly with students, advising them on course selection, scheduling and evaluating their work term opportunities. Wayne and his wife, Marion, have been longstanding donors to a variety of UPEI campaigns and projects. Their support has made a difference in over thirteen initiatives at the university. Wayne will retire in December 2012 with an outstanding record of making a difference in students' lives and supporting the campus that has become his second home. To honour the students who he has had the priviledge of teaching and supervising, Wayne has established this award at UPEI.
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