Work-Learn Insight - September 2021

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
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Anne-Marie Fannon

We have an exciting announcement here at the Work-Learn Institute: weve welcomed a new Director, Anne-Marie Fannon!

In this role, Anne-Marie will set the research and innovation agenda for the Work-Learn team. Shes passionate about leveraging Work-Learns research to inform the practice of work integrated learning.

Anne-Marie brings a wealth of relevant experience to this role. For the past 10 years, she was the Director of Work-Integrated Learning Programs at the University of Waterloo and recently co-launched the successful Waterloo Experience (WE) Accelerate program. Shes also actively engaged with Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning (CEWIL) Canada and serves as the co-chair of CEWILs Government and External Relations Committee.

Were excited to welcome Anne-Marie to our team and look forward to growing under her leadership.

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