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Strengthening career development model connectivity between Canada and China

By Julia Nie Framing the context Canada has well-established practical career development models, education and research programs. What is the current status of career development in China? What are the challenges, opportunities and solutions? What are the strategies to change the situation? Strengths: Career development initiative in China In China, domestic university enrolment has been…

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A closer look: Anxiety among Ontario university students

By Karoline Achille The period of childhood, adolescence and young adulthood is a high-risk age group for the development of several forms of psychopathology, particularly anxiety disorders (Kessler et al., 2005). According to a survey by the Association of Directors of University and College Counseling Centers, anxiety remains the main concern among students (41.6%), followed…

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Experiences of athletes competing in the 2019 Pan-American and Para Pan-American Games: How sport-life balance contributes to athletic career transition and overall sport performance

By Katrina Monton Current literature suggests that athletic career transitions are life-changing events and are often perceived by athletes as extremely stressful (Knights, Sherry & Ruddock-Hudson, 2016). Transitioning out of elite sport forces an individual to adjust to a new way of life and can often be accompanied by negative effects and impact mental health…

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Career development from school to work: A holistic understanding of the physical and psychological process of international student transition

By Liton Furkawa With the growing population of international students changing the demographics in Canada, and the dramatic increase of internationalization in the academy as a part of the Canadian present and future, the federal government now offers a new immigration category called the Canadian Experience Class to assist a certain number of graduates. The…

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Money talks: Financial considerations in careers

By Mirit Grabarski Traditionally, work was seen as a source of income and defined by its economic value – “what people do for financial compensation in order to make a living” (Brief & Nord, 1990 p.2). People looked for self-fulfillment outside of work, in things such as hobbies and leisure time. With the technological, economic…

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Is work inherently meaningful? Rethinking meaning in work

By Mindy Chiang “Meaning in work” literature has expanded rapidly in the past decade in vocational counselling and organizational psychology. This body of work highlights the relationship between meaning in work and a host of positive work and life outcomes for samples ranging from working adults to college students (see Duffy & Dik, 2013 for…

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CERIC on the road this spring to share career development knowledge and resources

CERIC will be travelling to locations across Canada starting this month for a series of roadshows. These learning and networking events introduce attendees to CERIC’s programs and publications and provide the opportunity to connect with like-minded professional peers. Roadshows are inclusive events, designed to allow conversations between all who have a stake in career development,…

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