Educational Associate Affiliation
Colleges and universities wishing to enjoy an affiliation with PIMS (but not otherwise eligible for regular PIMS membership) may engage as PIMS Educational Associates. This program strives to improve the educational experience for teachers, students, and the community by facilitating the sharing of ideas and resources among its members. The resulting enhanced collaboration will stimulate improvements in best practices in teaching, outreach efforts and professional development.
Members are entitled to apply for PIMS funding to engage in appropriate educational, outreach, and professional development activities in their region. Funding normally does not exceed $500 per year.
Examples of approved activities are the support of a guest speaker, support for a regional math competition, for Math Mania or Math Fair events, for the purchase of mathematical models and demonstration materials for use in the classroom.
Current Educational Associates:
Concordia University (Edmonton)
Grant MacEwan College (Edmonton)
Mount Royal University (Calgary)
Red Deer College (Red Deer)
Camosun College (Victoria)
Capilano University (North Vancouver)
College of New Caledonia (Prince Geoorge)
College of the Rockies (Cranbrook)
Douglas College (New Westminster, Coquitlam)
Langara College (Vancouver)
North Island College (Courtenay/Campbell River)
Okanagan College (Kelowna)
Selkirk College (Castlegar)
Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops)
University of the Fraser Valley (Abbotsford, Chilliwack)
Vancouver Island University (Malaspina College)
The PIMS coordinator of this program is David Leeming (UVic).