Cannexus 2009 – A Huge Success!

CANNEXUS 2009, hosted in Toronto on April 6 – 8 was an overwhelming success! Thank you to all the delegates, session presenters and exhibitors for making this, our 3rd national conference, a success. Thanks also to our Sponsors as well as the many Partnering and Supporting Organizations.

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An expanding Cannexus19 hosted a pan-Canadian dialogue on career and workforce development

More than 1,200 delegates from across the country and beyond converged in Ottawa from January 28-30 for the Cannexus19 National Career Development Conference, exploring the disruption that is changing how we define work, find jobs, develop skills and succeed in the labour market. Conference highlights included: Three thought-provoking keynote speakers: MacEwan University President Deborah Saucier…

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Closing the skills gap: CERIC’s new literature search focuses on workforce development

With the changing nature of work and labour markets, effective workforce development strategies are increasingly viewed as pivotal to identifying emerging skill needs and supporting economic growth. CERIC’s new literature search Workforce Development highlights important implications for how career services professionals can better prepare their clients in adapting to the future workplace. Topics covered in…

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Latest issue of CJCD: Social anxiety in career development, career constructs of youth with ADHD and LDs, and more

The newest edition of the Canadian Journal of Career Development (CJCD) has just been published, with five articles that range from the vocational needs of adolescents with learning disabilities to a model for how employers might “convert” co-op employees to full-time hires to a new theoretical framework for understanding social anxiety in career development.  Articles…

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The Right Honourable David Johnston runs with children during an official visit to Repulse Bay, Nunavut, on Aug. 18, 2011. (Courtesy of the Rideau Hall Foundation)Careering

10 Questions for the Rt. Hon. David Johnston

The Right Honourable David Johnston was Canada’s 28th Governor General. During his mandate, he established the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF), a registered charity that supports and amplifies the Office of the Governor General in its work to connect, honour and inspire Canadians. Today, he is actively involved as Chair of the RHF Board of Directors,…

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Client Side: How I found my career fit in science

In this Careering feature, jobseekers reflect on success and struggles in their career development. Scientist Leola Chow takes us on a journey through her career, from showcasing her work at elementary school science fairs to a career pivot into industrial research I love science because my career allows me to learn something new and exciting every…

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Editor’s note

By Lindsay Purchase, CERIC Content & Communications Editor I have mixed feelings about engaging children in STEM. On one hand, it’s a vital exercise that builds confidence and facilitates career exploration. On the other, as someone who spent three summers working at an engineering and science camp, I hope to never again spend an afternoon…

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Why diversity is crucial to success in STEM

STEM needs diversity of all kinds to survive and thrive By Christin Wiedemann Diversity has become a buzz word; there are diversity councils, diversity festivals and job titles that have the word diversity in them. Everyone is talking about diversity, but does it really matter – or is it just hype? Does diversity matter when…

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Women and girls weigh in on gender diversity in STEM careers

Policy makers, educators and career advisors have worked to remove barriers, but stereotypes still contribute to low numbers of women in the field By Beverlie Stuart Across the country, we have seen an increase in the number of forums and discussions regarding gender disparity in STEM fields. These efforts symbolize a movement to change the…

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