Ves Thomas Memorial Scholarship
Veslof Thomas was born in Poland and moved with his family to the Drumheller district only months after his birth. He operated a country general store for three years but abandoned his early business interest in favour of a life-long career in education. The University of Alberta awarded him a B.Ed. in 1953, and an M.Ed in 1959 and he received his doctoral degree from the University of Oregon in 1966. He was appointed to the academic staff in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 1965. Apart from his teaching responsibilities, Ves held posts as department head and associate dean of the faculty. His leadership qualities were recognized in his appointment to many major faculty and university committees. Ves’s expertise was recognized provincially and nationally. He served as editor of The English Teacher and as chairman of the editorial board of the A.TA. English Council. He was a member of the Canadian Council of Teachers of English executive and editorial boards. Ves was a teacher and educator, but his attributes transcended classes, degrees, research and publications. He was a delightful companion and friend with an overwhelming curiosity about every aspect of life.
Donor Endowed by Mrs. Ainslie Thomas, family and friends of Veslof Thomas
Field of Study Learning in language and literacy
Value $3,000
Number One
Duration One year
Eligibility Open to students registered full-time in a graduate specialization in the Educational Research program
Citizenship Unrestricted
Where Tenable University of Calgary, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Category Recommended by Program
Apply Students interested in the award should consult the Werklund School of Education. A recommendation will be forwarded to the Graduate Scholarship Office. The recommendation is subject to final approval of the Graduate Scholarship Committee.
Deadline February 1
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