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Using Behavioural Insights to Increase Post-secondary and Career Services Participation

This project, through the execution of a number of randomized control trials, tested how best to inform, empower, and engage Canadians when it comes to making decisions about work.

Can Social and Emotional Skills Be Taught?

In this research, we explore the challenges of teaching and learning social and emotional skills in the classroom. Based on interviews with 40 college instructors and...

Valuing Skills in Canada: A Statistical Approach

In this research, we examine the relationship between skills and income, considering which skills have a strong positive association with earning and which have a...

On the Other Side of the Screen: Nurse Educators’ Perspectives on Online Experiential Learning During the Pandemic

In this research, we analyze the findings of our interviews with 20 nurse educators from across Canada to explore the challenges, opportunities, and innovations related...

Planning When You Can’t Predict: Strategic Foresight and the Future of Work

This report introduces strategic foresight, a discipline that helps organizations and individuals think about and plan for the future in a context of radical uncertainty involving disruptive political, economic, social, technological, legal, and environmental changes.

Calgary Regional WIL Secretariate and Portal 

Work-integrated learning (WIL) gives people the chance to apply the skills they have learned in the classroom while gaining on-the-job experience and pathways to meaningful...

Bridging the Gap Between Identity and Social and Emotional Skills: Black Canadians’ Perspectives of Social and Emotional Skills in the Workplace

This issue briefing reveals how Black professionals perceive the development, expression, and evaluation of social and emotional skills at work.

Strengthening Social and Emotional Skills in Adults: the Learning Experience at Canadian Collegesexternal link icon

We know that social and emotional skills (SES)—such as communication, collaboration, and leadership—are critical for life success. Yet the bulk of programs that teach SES end after high school. We continue developing SES in adulthood—through informal experiences like employment, co-ops, volunteering, extracurriculars, and caregiving, as well as formal instruction. These skills are important. So how are post-secondary institutions teaching them?
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