Saturday, March 20, 2021

The Work-Learn Institute celebrates CEWIL National WIL Month, reflects on co-op students’ contribution to research

March is Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning (CEWIL) Canada National Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) month. As an opportunity to celebrate and generate awareness of co-op and other WIL programs across Canada, the Work-Learn Institute (WxL) is reflecting on the contributions co-op students have made to the Work-Learn team and WIL research.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

University of Waterloo’s Dr. Judene Pretti recognized with prestigious Graham Branton Research Award

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In a year of immense change and a drastically changed work landscape, a University of Waterloo researcher is being recognized for her significant contributions to research on work-integrated learning (WIL).

Thursday, November 5, 2020

How two organizations acted swiftly after COVID-19 drastically impacted work-integrated learning

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As part of a response to COVID-19, two of the world’s largest work-integrated learning (WIL) programs shifted online and adjusted operations accordingly.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Working on purpose: WxL featured in Waterloo Magazine

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The fall 2020 issue of Waterloo Magazine is available online with a special feature on the leadership of Work-Learn Institute director Judene Pretti, finding purpose in work and our Future Ready Talent Framework (FRTF). Read the full feature and visit the FRTF website to learn more about the key competencies to help navigate the future of work and and learning.

Monday, October 19, 2020

WxL study finds three key factors to remote work experience for young people

Our latest publication on remote work-integrated learning experiences from the student perspective is highlighted in Waterloo Stories. Conducted by Work-Learn Institute's team of researchers Judene Pretti, Brittany Etmanski and Amie Durston, the study identifies three important factors that affect a student's remote work experience: socialization, productivity and meaningful work.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Developing future ready students learning series by InnovatED

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Work-Learn Institute director Judene Pretti will be introducing the Future Ready Talent Framework at the upcoming Developing Future Ready Students learning series presented by InnovatED. The series brings together a group of educational thought leaders from across Ontario to highlight innovative approaches to teaching and learning that prepare students to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

CEWIL October Research Series

Work-Learn Institute is excited to take part in CEWIL Canada's October Research Series on advancing work-integrated learning (WIL). Our team will be sharing recent projects in WIL research throughout this four-part webinar series.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

New IJWIL publications and call for expressions of interest

In the latest special double issue of International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning (IJWIL), the featured papers focus on the exploration of work-integrated learning (WIL) and its challenges in a COVID-19 world. Find publications from the Work-Learn Institute team or visit IJWIL to access a range of research articles from WIL practitioners and colleagues from around the world.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Read the latest Future of Work white paper

Work-Learn Institute (WxL) is happy to wrap up our latest research project on the future of work and work-integrated learning. Principle researchers include Judene Pretti, Tara Stevens and Norah McRae (Associate Provost, Co-operative Education and Experiential Education). Learn more about this project and be one of the first to read the project white paper:

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

3rd Annual Canada's Innovation Corridor Summit

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