4A - Reflecting on the Use of Graduate Skills and Attributes for Co-operative and Work-integrated Education

Evolution of Co-operative Education
3:00 PM, Monday 30 Jul 2018 (55 minutes)
Concordia, John Molson Building (MB) - The Goodman Institute- Suite MB 10.121

A brief overview will be provided on research inspired by an employer articulating a need for students to "hit the ground running" in an effort to define observed skills gaps. Meanwhile some professional organizations such as the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) have defined graduate attributes. This study initiated an exploration to consider establishing a framework of graduate skills and attributes for curriculum design in Co-op and WIL. The study explored the graduate skills and attributes that students and employers expect to be developed during the Co-op experience. The session will review the study and solicit feedback through group discussions.

Learning Outcomes

  • To provide a review of the motivation and background for the study
  • Present findings of the study concerning student and employer expectations on developing graduate skills and attributes
  • Solicit feedback on the findings and explore potential future research
Dalhousie University: Science, Information Technology, Engineering Co-operative Education (SITE Co-op)

Who's Attending 

  • Shawn Lestage
    Academic Relationship Manager , Riipen
  • Isabella Johnson
    Toronto Site Director, CIEE
  • Natalie Roper
    Advisor, Student Learning and Professional Development, Concordia University, Institute for Co-operative Education
  • Stefanie Corona
    Coordinator, Student Learning and Professional Development, Concordia University, Institute for Co-operative Education
  • Mursal Khyabani
    Manager, UBC Sauder Co-op, University of British Columbia
  • Tetyana Semenovych
    Co-op Student Advisor, Algonquin College
  • Ross Johnston
    Executive Director, Co-operative Education, University of Waterloo
  • Gillian Fowler
    Management Career Services, Dalhousie University
  • Heather Hacior
    Manager - Dhillon School of Business Co-operative Education, University of Lethbridge
  • Gabrielle Smith
    Faculty Relations Manager, Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • Nicole Miller
    Assistant Director, Learning and Professional Development, University of Ottawa
  • Dana Church
    Manager, Research, WatCACE, University of Waterloo
  • Kendra Mellish
    Student Coordinator, UPEI Co-operative Education, University of Prince Edward Island
  • Ian Wallace
    Co-op Coordinator, Commerce & Economics Programs, University of Guelph
  • Chelsea Elliott
    Director, Corporate Relations, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and Manager, Experiential Learning and Partner Relations, Queen's University
  • Alice Foley-Keats
    Engineering and Science Co-op Coordinator, University of New Brunswick
  • Sherry Ross
    Senior Employment Development Officer, Saint Mary's University
  • Natasha Dilay
    Manager Career Learning and Development, Royal Roads University
  • Megan Tate
    Program Administrator, Engineering Career Centre, U of T
  • Conrad Melanson
    Coordonnateur coop, Université de Moncton
  • Ginette Gervais
    Co-op Coordinator | Coordonnatrice de stages, School of Architecture, Laurentian University
  • Caroline Konrad
    Director, Career & Co-op, Ryerson University
  • Anne Coulby
    Co-op and Internship Officer, UOIT
  • Kristen Morris
    Manager, Co-op & Workplace Partnerships, University of Windsor
  • Isabelle Duchaine
    Director, Business/Higher Education Roundtable
  • Sara Buse
    Senior Manager, Student Experience, UBC Engineering Co-op
  • Janet Collins
    Program Coordinator, University of Windsor
  • Marjorie Guay
    Conseillère en emploi et stages, Université Laval
  • 21 anonymous people

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