Fathers at work: An examination of men’s work-family experiences

By Natasha Stecy-Hildebrandt Individuals’ careers and working lives are profoundly affected by family and care responsibilities. Increasingly, it is parents of both genders who struggle with balancing their work and home lives, particularly as there is increasing convergence in the ways women and men spend their time (Marshall 2006). However, we know less about fathers’…

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The Path to Executive: What’s Different for Women

By Maxine Clarke and Julie Chesley Presently, while 66% of business undergraduate females (Powell & Butterfield, 2013) and 78% of women in upper-level management roles (Vachon & Lavis, 2013) aspire to senior executive positions, women hold only 32% of senior management positions in Canada (Catalyst, 2014). Unlike their parents, the Millennial generation is showing signs of…

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Cultural Influences on Impression Management: A Focus on Internationally Educated Engineers

By Jelena Radan My tenure as a Mentor at Calgary Catholic Immigration Society exposed me to career counselling in a novel work setting, coaching skilled newcomers. In that role, I assisted newcomer professionals to embrace their strengths and to increase their knowledge about Canadian workplace practices. However, I recognized that an understanding of the obstacles that internationally educated…

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Working with Emerging Adults who have Cystic Fibrosis: Information for Practitioners

By Caitie Napodi  Research evidence suggests that career development does not progress in a typical way for emerging adults who have cystic fibrosis (CF), a genetic disease affecting mainly the lungs and the digestive system (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2013; Isralsky, Goldberg, & Shwachman, 1979; Maslow, Haydon, McRee, Ford, & Halpern, 2011). The life expectancy among…

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Preparing Post Secondary Students for Career Decision-Making

By April Dyrda Post-secondary education is increasingly viewed as necessary to a person’s successful integration into our competitive workforce. Fortunately, this reality comes as no surprise to today’s youth, with approximately 60% of students across North America choosing to continue their education after high school1. Unfortunately, post-secondary learners are not always prepared for the demands…

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Asian-Canadian Women in Leadership

By Holly Kim Every year, thousands of Asian-Canadian women enter the workforce with advanced degrees from post-secondary institutions. With their commitment to excellence, strong work ethic, and respect for the authority, Asian-Canadian women are valued in the workforce.Fast forward 10 to 15 years. While the peers of these Asian-Canadian women have progressed to the upper…

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Career Counselling with Gender-Diverse Individuals

By Christopher Cook In one Ontario study, 18% of gender-diverse participants believed they had been passed over for a job, and 13% reported being fired, due to discrimination based on their gender expression (Bauer et al., 2011). Over half of the gender minority participants surveyed by Lombardi, Wilchins, Priesing, and Malouf (2002) experienced verbal harassment…

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Putting practice in place: Significant learning in a co-operative education foundational course

By Candy Ho Typically, when one thinks of co-operative education (co-op) programs in post-secondary institutions, processes such as placing students in temporary roles and liaising with employers come to mind. Yet, there is more than meets the eye, as the educational components of teaching and learning in co-op programs is rarely mentioned, arguably because there…

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