Brandon University’s Co-op Education Program is in for a busy summer, with 90% of its students working in jobs that are related to their field of study and over a dozen first-time employers taking on co-op students for the season.
Although the program is still in its early stages, it is growing rapidly. Over the past three years since implementation, the number of Co-op students at BU has nearly tripled. It gives students a chance to explore real-life work opportunities — and get paid — while still completing their programs of study.
“It is truly amazing the diversity of employers, jobs, and experiences that are happening because of BU Co-op this summer,” said Dr. Steve Robinson, BU’s Vice President (Academic and Provost).
As part of an Indigenous Initiatives project that focuses on building and caring for relationships with Indigenous communities, the University of Manitoba has rolled out a framework for Indigenous Community Engagement. Resources include a practitioner’s workbook, a relational assessment guide, and an infographic.
The documents are now available for download via the UM website.
“Our team is so excited to finally share the framework and resources with the UM community. While we set out to develop these tools for ourselves and other community-engaged learning practitioners, they are available to the wider community through a creative commons license,” said project lead Nicki Ferland.