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Events , Professional Development
December Pro-D Event: Six Tools for Diversity in WIL
This 90-minute virtual professional development session will present a set of six tools to support diversity in WIL and will share a research-driven approach for WIL practitioners to support employers in attracting, hiring, and onboarding students from international pathways.
Participants will interact with the tools, developed by the ACE-WIL Research…
In conjunction with Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of BC & Yukon (CPHR), ACE-WIL facilitated an employer webinar for CPHR members to showcase the benefits of supporting students in WIL opportunities in their organization. Three seasoned WIL HR panelists from MNP, Safe Software and an independent HR consultant discussed the benefits of hiring WIL students and strategies for building WIL programming into their organization.
The October 27th Town Hall on support strategies was hosted BC Campus advisor Helena Prins and facilitated by ACE-WIL President Jennie Nilsson. The Town Hall included a student panel, a presentation on creative ways to be ergonomic while working from home and an update on upcoming events.
In case you missed the latest ACE-WIL Virtual Town Hall, “Let’s Connect” (Sept 29), here’s a quick recap… The session was hosted by Helena Prins, Advisor, BCcampus and was facilitated by Jennie Nilsson, ACE-WIL BC/Yukon President. Noteworthy updates and highlights included:
ACE-WIL/BC Chamber partnership project- snapshot data from a recent…
Upcoming webinar series to show workplaces ways to engage WIL students
As businesses and organizations adapt to the demands of the pandemic, they’re looking at new ways of doing things. And that includes considering whether post-secondary students can help them pivot during the recovery. They know that students bring creativity, new skills and energy to an organization. However, bringing a student…
Join ACE-WIL members and BCcampus at noon on September 29 to discover the latest ACE-WIL initiatives and resources to help you in your work. We will also have time for an informal community of practice where you can share ideas with your colleagues.
Ideas flow during townhall on pivoting WIL curriculum online
On Tuesday, June 16, about 60 WIL practitioners got together for a collaborative session to discuss pivoting their WIL curriculum online during an ACE-WIL BC/Yukon townhall. The townhall was hosted by Helena Prins, BCcampus, and facilitated by Jennie Nilsson, ACE-WIL President.
Come join us in collaborating with peers about moving your WIL preparatory curriculum for students online for remote delivery. These will be informal, interactive sessions on Zoom with breakout room for brainstorming and sharing ideas. Bring your questions, inspiration, success stories…
We welcome members to attend our Annual General Meeting, where we will elect new board members to the ACE-WIL Board, congratulate our Award winners, and present our ACE-WIL Outstanding Contribution Award. Our annual report will be available on our website prior to the meeting.
ACE-WIL Virtual Townhall #4 – Let’s Talk About Student Wellness
How are your WIL students managing during the pandemic? What resources are students seeking and what’s available for them? Are you seeing a spike in students accessing mental health and wellness services?
Join us to discuss this important issue at our fourth virtual townhall. We’re reaching out to guest panelists…
On Tuesday March 31st ACE-WIL held its first town hall to discuss how members are dealing with COVID-19. The town hall had a peak attendance of 99 people. The town hall in its entirety can be viewed here if you were unable to attend. This blog post also provides…