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2020

Graduate students win award to attend virtual Cannexus21 conference

CERIC has announced the recipients of this year’s Graduate Student Engagement Program (GSEP) Award, providing support for four graduate students to attend the Cannexus21 National Career Development Conference, January 25 & 27 and February 1 & 3, 2021 online. The recipients are: Roxy Merkand, PhD Candidate, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Waterloo Gabrielle Beaupré, PhD Candidate, Education,…

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2020

New evidence that career education changes high school student pathways

A new CERIC-funded study has found evidence to support that career education in high school changes students’ career choices and pathways. The research by Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) uncovered that career interventions particularly help lower-income students in clarifying their career plans. The research project, “Role of career education on students’ education choices and…

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2020

New webinar series to help school counsellors support Black students

CERIC is pleased to be partnering with the Ontario School Counsellors’ Association (OSCA) for the first time to offer a 2-part webinar series – Shifting the Trajectory for Black Students: The Role of School Counsellors in Supporting Positive Outcomes for Black Students with Nicole Baxter-Lyn and Kamilah Clayton. School counsellors play a pivotal role in…

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2020

Marilyn Van Norman Bursary awarded for virtual Cannexus21 conference

In recognition of Marilyn Van Norman’s valuable contribution to the career development field, CERIC is awarding 13 bursaries to community-based counsellors for Cannexus21, courtesy of The Counselling Foundation of Canada. CERIC received a total of 21 applications and wishes to acknowledge all the organizations that applied. Recipients of this year’s Marilyn Van Norman Bursary (formerly the…

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2020

Fall issue of Careering highlights Career Superpowers

CERIC’s Career Superpowers issue of Careering magazine highlights the many ways career professionals can help clients and students become the heroes of their own career journeys. Authors provide tools to help get you and your clients through tumultuous times, and offer guidance on navigating barriers to career success, such as discrimination. As we all continue…

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2020

Survey shows career professionals finding new ways to support clients, but mental health concerns and burnout emerge as risks

Canada’s career and employment services practitioners continue to find innovative ways to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic and meet the needs of their clients and students but challenges remain. Nearly half of respondents in a new survey of career and employment services (49.4%) identified developing new partnerships or services over the summer compared to 25.9%…

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2020

Virtual Cannexus21 preliminary program now available online

The preliminary program for Cannexus21, Canada’s Career Development Conference is now available online. Cannexus21 is going virtual and will continue to provide an accessible, content-rich and value-packed opportunity for Canada’s career development communities to convene, share and learn. Cannexus21 takes place on January 25 & 27 and February 1 & 3, 2021, with recordings available…

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2020

Laval University’s André Raymond appointed as Chair of CERIC Board

CERIC is pleased to announce André Raymond, CRHA, as the new Chair of its Board of Directors for a two-year term. Raymond, Director of both Career Services and Continuing Education at Laval University in Quebec City, will lead the Board in delivering on CERIC’s mission to advance career development in Canada. A national charitable organization,…

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2020

Fall 2020 issue of CJCD: Embedding informational interviews into post-secondary curriculum

The latest issue of the Canadian Journal of Career Development has just been published and is available to view online. This edition of the journal provides new research in several topical areas including informational interviews as a career exploration technique, graduate students from biomedical science programs facing uncertainty in the labour market and the relationship…

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2020

Announcing keynotes for virtual Cannexus21 conference!

CERIC is excited to reveal the keynote speakers for Cannexus21, Canada’s Career Development Conference. It was announced last month that the conference is going virtual for 2021, addressing ongoing uncertainty during the pandemic but continuing to provide an accessible and content-rich opportunity for Canada’s career development communities to convene, share and learn. Cannexus21 will take…

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