News archive - 2020

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

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

Photo collage with Judene Pretti headshot cewil logo and co-op students at the tatham centre

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

2 students outside of the Tatham Centre wearing face masks

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

Diverse animated people in different colours

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

Innovation Education Conference

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.

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