Efforts continue across post-secondary education to innovate and collaborate in light of the pandemic. We push forward together, sharing some of the remarkable achievements of the last month in our regular Roundup. Catch up by reading the last Roundup of 2020 here.
A new expansion recently approved by BU’s senate allows nearly every single BU student some sort of work experience built into their degree programs.
“This expansion is one of opportunity,” said Cora Dupuis, BU’s Co-op Ed. Coordinator. “There’s a lot of work ahead to recruit both students and potential employers — and the fun part is making the right match.”
Two University of Winnipeg educators have taken part in overseeing the creation of a new resource to cultivate global responsibility in young people.
Drs. Lloyd Kornelsen and Karen Magro, along with Geraldine Balzer from the University of Saskatchewan, have co-edited Teaching Global Citizenship: A Canadian Perspective. The resource brings together perspectives from former and current teachers across Canada to tackle the unique challenges surrounding educating for global awareness.
Grounded in narrative inquiry, experiential learning, and teacher-based research, the book will be a valuable resource for anyone working in global citizenship, curriculum development, and social studies education across Canada.
Many of the students have been in the lab working on COVID-related projects. They have formed local and international collaborations, and worked on COVID-related research, outreach and knowledge translation.
“It’s been exceptional,” said Dr. Keith Fowke, professor and head of medical microbiology and infectious diseases. “The students have really stepped up. They’ve said ‘OK, here’s a global pandemic – how can I help?’”
Assiniboine Community College has launched a virtual Program Exploration Series, enabling prospective students to discover many of the college’s certificate, diploma, and post-graduate offerings from the comfort of home.
The series has been designed to give the inside scoop on trades programs, life at Assiniboine, and career opportunities following graduation. In addition, prospective students can now view upcoming information sessions based upon an area of interest.
Sessions vary in length, with most running for about one hour. All sessions are hosted via Zoom, with pre-registration at assiniboine.net/infosession.
Universite de Saint-Boniface is gearing up to host virtual fairs for a wide range of prospective students over the coming weeks.
The fairs, which are taking place via Zoom, will connect USB staff with high school students, adults considering a career change, and international learners currently outside of Canada. Students can learn more about specific programs, USB in general, and apply for entrance scholarships.
UCN has partnered with Ed2Go and BIS Training Solutions to ramp up learning opportunities available in the north. The partnerships afford access to technical training, academic learning, safety skills, professional development, and more.
“Partnering with BIS and Ed2Go enables a person or business in northern Manitoba to work with us to develop a personal or a professional development plan that directly addresses their goals,” said Rob Penner, Associate Vice‐President of UCN Community & Industry Solutions.
“Our College community continues to draw on our unique experience and expertise — both with content development and highly skilled instruction in these areas — to create customized solutions to meet the urgent human resource challenges this pandemic presents across various sectors and industries,” said RRC President, Fred Meier.
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