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Work-Integrated Learning in Ontario’s Colleges and Universities

WEBCAST: Please find a copy of the webcast online available through this link.  Note that it may take a few moments to load.  

PRESENTATIONS: There are four PowerPoint presentations from the event available for review.

Valerie Walker valerie-walker-presentation

Julie Peters julie-peters-presentation

Mary Preece mary-preece-presentation

Judene Pretti judene-pretti-presentation



The Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education at OISE, the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, and Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario will be hosting a half-day symposium:

Work-Integrated Learning in Ontario’s Colleges and Universities: Where there’s a WIL, there’s a way – but where specifically, and how best?

Friday, November 18, 2016, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

OISE, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto

This symposium will explore how work-integrated learning (WIL) can best prepare students for the workplace given that many students will find themselves in occupations that are not the obvious destination of their field of study. We will also examine WIL – or lack thereof – in a variety of academic programs with a special interest in how to avoid various pitfalls when developing, maintaining, and assessing WIL.

The symposium will be held in the ground floor library at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (252 Bloor Street West) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is free but registration is required. The event will also be webcast for those unable to attend the event in Toronto.