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Investigating Career Transitions of Major Junior Hockey Players

By Lauren K. McCoy Limited exploration has been directed towards the psychological, social and physical adjustments encountered by elite athletes upon career transition, despite a significant body of research suggesting that athletes that lack transitional coping skills may be at greater risk of adverse outcomes (Smith & McManus, 2008). While recent literature has begun to…

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Career Education and Student Engagement

By Annelise Welde Career education and student engagement have been linked in existing research (i.e., Orthner, Jones-Sanpei, & Akos, 2013; Sutherland, Levine, & Barth, 2005). Student engagement can be conceptualized as the interaction between the resources that are invested by students and institutions to enhance students’ experiences, learning outcomes and development (Trowler, 2010). Kuh (2009)…

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Trade to Teaching: Second Career or Second Phase?

By Barb Gustafson As a part of doctoral-level research at the University of Saskatchewan, I surveyed trades instructors at three Western Canadian post-secondary institutions about their career transition from trades practice to teaching. The survey was followed up with focus groups for a qualitative-dominant mixed methods study that was completed in November 2014.

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Teach for Tomorrow: Career Education and Student Engagement

By Annelise Welde Career education, student engagement, and social justice are linked, as students’ career aspirations are influenced by their ethnic affiliations and socioeconomic conditions (Porfeli, Hartung, & Vondracek, 2008). In this paper, I will underscore the importance of career education in promoting positive life outcomes for all students.

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What happens when you don’t make the NHL? A Qualitative Investigation of the Experiences of Retired Major Junior Hockey Players

By Lauren K. McCoy Research on career and life transitions has expanded to include unique sport transitions facing elite athletes. However, the psychological, social, and physical adjustments associated with athletic career transition and retirement continue to be under-researched (Smith & McManus, 2008), despite a significant body of literature suggesting that athletes who lack transitional coping…

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Rethinking leadership in a feminized profession

By Christina Neigel Like many educators in applied fields, I began my journey as a practitioner, specifically in the field of Library and Information “Science”. After performing as both a support worker (library technician) and as a manager (librarian), I gained important exposure to the ways in which a feminized profession operates. Later, as an…

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Transfer Credit: The Rational Choice

By Barbara Gustafson Transfer credit is an increasing popular method for postsecondary students to gain training and credentials, a reflection of the exploratory nature of postsecondary education today. A study by Shaienks, Gluszynski and Bayard (2008) of Canadian postsecondary students showed two-thirds had participated in multiple programs. The National Graduates Survey of the Class of…

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Professional development after an individual psychological assessment feedback: From intention to behavioural integration

By Simon Trudeau Organisational psychologists and career counselors take different actions to encourage clients to develop themselves and further their career. Individual psychological assessment (IPA) is a process in which these practitioners draw conclusions about a candidate’s attitudes, behaviours, competencies and development opportunities. These conclusions are based on information gathered through psychometric tests, interviews and simulations.…

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