The Joe Nagel Technology Bursary, worth up to $1,000 annually, may be presented at the BCMA Provincial Conference Awards Banquet each fall.
Please read the following Bursary information before completing the form at the bottom of the page.
Established by the BCMA in honour of Joe’s memory and to encourage the pursuit of excellence in technological advancement within the museum, gallery and heritage sector, the Joe Nagel Technology Bursary makes available up to $1000 for current staff or volunteers of an Institutional Members of BCMA or, a current Individual member of BCMA to engage in an educational opportunity (course, seminar, workshop or conference) related to the innovative use of technology in the museum, gallery or heritage field.
BCMA Council’s Award’s Committee decides on the recipient of the Bursary as well as amount of funds allocated based on the application. The award is announced at BCMA’s annual Conference.
Bursary applications are invited from current Individual Members or an Institutional Member of BCMA on behalf of one or more employees. There is no restriction on the training provider, but the proposed training opportunity must be focused on an educational opportunity related to the use of technology in the sector.
Applications will not be accepted from an institution with which any BCMA Awards Committee Member has a direct involvement.
Consideration will be given to both credit and non-credit educational opportunities. Eligible expenses include tuition or registration fees, travel, and textbooks.
Applications will be evaluated on the basis of:
The late Joe Nagel was a former Director/Curator of the UBC Museum of Geology and an active member of the cultural community. As a consultant, Joe had clients from around the province, across Canada and around the world. He distinguished himself with his innovative application of new technologies.