The future-ready workforce series: Transforming workplaces for equity-deserving learners

Wednesday, January 31, 2024 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)
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Learn how to make your workplace an inclusive and safe space.

Discover key findings from the Work-Learn Institute’s latest research on students from equity-deserving groups in co-op programs.

Hear first-hand from students about the barriers they face in their work-integrated learning experiences, from applying for jobs to completing work terms.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • Common systematic barriers in the workplace faced by equity-deserving students in the workplace.

  • Actionable strategies to enhance equity in recruitment and support throughout work terms.

  • Fostering an inclusive work culture that is sensitive and supportive to equity-deserving students.


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Anne-Marie Fannon

Anne-Marie Fannon

Director, Work-Learn Institute

University of Waterloo

Anne-Marie Fannon sets the research and innovation agenda for the WxL team. Anne-Marie is passionate about leveraging WxL’s research insights to inform the practice and pedagogy of WIL.

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Anushka Ashish Kuwa

Anushka Ashish Kuwar

Research Assistant, Work-Learn Institute

Anushka graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and is currently working as a research assistant at the Work-Learn Institute. During her undergrad, she worked as a research assistant in diverse settings and is now using those skills to pursue a career in clinical psychology.

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Veronica Nhio-son

Veronica Nhio-son

Equity Deserving Group Presenter, University of Waterloo

Veronica has worked for over five years in social disparity advocacy, both in her Master of Climate change and Bachelor of Environmental Studies at the University of Waterloo. She is keen on fostering decolonized spaces to honour diverse intersectional perspectives.

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