Webinar Series: Innovative Solutions for the Future of Work

In this 5-part webinar series, we explore how Work-Integrated Learning (WIL), and ‘Lean Learn Labs’ can help people build skills for the workplace through hands-on projects. By viewing these webinars, you’ll learn new ways to help your team learn and grow together.

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    Webinar Contents

    Diversity & Inclusion in a Remote Workplace

    (38 minutes)

    Future of Work & Learn in a Post-Pandemic Era

    (1 hour 5 minutes)

    Design Thinking and Student Skills Development with Capstone Projects

    (29 minutes)

    Identifying Challenges & Opportunities for Student Work & Learn

    (19 minutes)

    How to Build a Lean Learn Lab

    (29 minutes)

    Our expert panelists

    Dr. Wendy Cukier

    Professor of Entrepreneurship & Strategy at the Ted Rogers School of Management

    Wendy is one of Canada’s leading experts in disruptive technologies, innovation processes and diversity, with more than 200 published papers on technology, innovation and management.

    She is the coauthor of the bestseller Innovation Nation: Canadian Leadership from Java to Jurassic Park.

    Wendy serves on a host of boards in the private and nonprofit sectors and has helped create and grow several successful startups and social ventures including Flybits, Think2Thing and Growing North.

    She is the Director of the Diversity Institute which advances evidence based strategies for inclusion.

    Photo: Dr. Abby Goodrum.

    Dr. Abby Goodrum

    Professor and Program Coordinator at Wilfrid Laurier University

    Prior to her appointment at Laurier, she held the Rogers Research Chair in News, Media, and Technology at Ryerson University. She also held faculty positions at Syracuse and Drexel universities where she taught User-Centered Design, Usability, UX, Knowledge Management, Information Architecture, and Digital Reference. She also spent time working as a researcher at CNN, and in educational technology for IBM.

    She was founding Director for Social Science Research in a $23M Canadian Centre of Excellence that served as both a research network and commercialization engine in order to address complex issues in digital media and transform multidisciplinary research into user-centered solutions.

    Malcolm Anderson

    Acting Director of Work-Integrated Learning, Business Higher Education Roundtable

    Malcolm is the Director for the Business/Higher Education Roundtable’s (BHER) Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) initiative. He comes from a career in work-integrated learning, evaluation, performance measurement, and organizational reviews.

    Malcolm worked previously with various organizations in the WIL ecosystem such as Toronto Finance International, the Mining Industry Human Resources Council, Venture for Canada, and Mitacs. He also previously conducted research and was a member of the faculty at Queen’s University.

    Photo: Catlin McDonough.

    Caitlin McDonough

    Chief Education Officer at Prepr Foundation

    As the Chief Education Officer at Prepr Foundation, Caitlin develops educational programming that provides individuals, teams and businesses with the advice, tools and framework they need to solve challenges, develop or refine solutions, and go to market.

    Caitlin has over 8 years of experience delivering on technology projects to support the sales, marketing and business operation of companies across Canada. Additionally, she has developed and delivered several technology and growth consulting products for organizations like the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). She has worked with over 150 of BDC’s clients, helping them to create or optimize their digital technology infrastructure and presence.

    We thank this event’s sponsors

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    Logo: Toronto Metropolitan University.