By: Matthew King (he/him) 

Co-operative and Experiential Education’s (CEE) director of strategic enablement, Judene Pretti is this year’s recipient of the Co-operative Education and Internship Association (CEIA) Ralph W. Tyler Award.

Judene Pretti

The national award recognizes excellence for outstanding and distinguished research in co-operative education and internships.

The winning publication, The Routledge International Handbook of Work-Integrated Learning (3rd Ed), was authored by Pretti and Karsten Zegwaard, director of work-integrated learning research at the University of Waikato in New Zealand.

CEIA called the publication an essential resource for the international co-operative education and WIL community.

It’s an honour to receive this award from CEIA as it emphasizes the importance of the Routledge International Handbook for the WIL community. For a publication like this to receive the award further emphasizes the collaborative nature of work-integrated learning.

Judene Pretti, director of strategic enablement, CEE

The WIL handbook also won the inaugural Work-Integrated Learning New Zealand (WILNZ) Research Excellence Award at the WIL New Zealand conference.

The third edition of the handbook spans 640 pages. It features contributions from 96 WIL researchers and practitioners.  Four of the contributing authors are from the University of Waterloo:  Anne-Marie Fannon, Shabnam Ivkovic, Norah McRae and Jennifer Woodside.