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Abstracts for PROCEEDINGS PAPERS
  • Submissions extended till January 27, 2023Rolling submission and approval, we recommend early submission.
  • Proceedings paper submission February 14, 2023
  • Reviews returned March/April
  • Revised papers: April 28
  • Conference June 28
Abstracts for ORAL PRESENTATIONS (without proceedings paper)
  • Submissions will be accepted up to April 28, 2023.
  • Rolling submission and approval, we STRONGLY recommend early submission.
Guidelines for presentations that are not refereed papers:
  • Workshops (60 minutes);
  • Facilitated round table discussions (60 minutes);
  • Best practice showcase (15 minutes);
  • Poster (poster presentation session).
These submissions will be accepted upon determination by the responsible committee based on its appropriate topic (i.e. conference theme), diversity of presentations and space available in the program. 

To submit your Abstract, please use this link and complete each section.  

    Accepted Presentations (As of January 19, 2023)

    We are delighted to present a list of the following accepted presentations thus far:

    • An inclusive model of workplace problem solving based on learning theory
    • Student wellbeing challenges whilst on work placement: Preliminary results
    • Reflections of Entrepreneurial Students to address economic recovery in a world of uncertainty: A case study at UNIVA, Mexico
    • Having Fun: Successfully navigating an international research seminar in work-integrated learning
    • EXAKT4YOU - Interdisciplinary Service Learning from High Performance Computing and Rural Energy Solutions to Sustainability Communication
    • Transmedia learning as a pedagogical model for work-integrated learning: A public relations case study
    • Reversing un(der)employment: assessing the effectiveness of a novel work-integrated learning (WIL) program
    • Developing innovative problem-solving skills and self-efficacy through applying an ambidexterity framework to work-based scenarios
    • Work-integrated learning for skills and career path development in an entrepreneurship programme in Namibia
    • Leveraging Brookfield’s Four Lenses for Collective Critical Reflection in WIL
    • What WIL we do? Improving student preparation prior to work-integrated learning experiences
    • The future of work, the purpose of the present: Early-stage engineering co-op students’ reflect on the value of WIL training: A qualitative analysis
    • A structured approach to developing faculty capacity for course-based curricular work-integrated learning opportunities in under-represented disciplinary areas
    • Factors that influence faculty involvement in and support of WIL: Early findings
    • No more job postings: Reducing barriers to accessing WIL for graduate students
    • Nudging co-op students: Towards an application of behavioural insights to co-operative education
    • Utilizing a flipped classroom approach for recruitment events
    • What Gen Z views as ideal jobs and employers: Generalizations and nuances in the voices of 2,000 university co-op students
    • Best practice for supervising undergraduate nursing practice
    • Entrepreneurship in a Faculty of Arts: Innovating an E-WIL ecosystem for UBC graduate and undergraduate Arts students at a large, research intensive university
    • Evaluating remote Work Integrated Learning using Kolb’s Experiential Learning Theory: Experiences undergraduate Medical Laboratory Science and Medical Technology students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Supporting WIL student wellbeing
    • Accessible work-integrated learning: UVic’s CanWork pilot program
    • The importance of work-integrated learning (WIL) and employability reflected in government policies in South Africa

    Notes about the 2023 conference:

    WACE 2023 will be hosted in-person at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario. However, as international restrictions and travel guidelines continue to evolve due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference format is subject to change.

    Continue to check this page for updates to the WACE 2023 conference programming.


    Waterloo Institute for Leaders in WIL @ WACE (WIL2 @WACE)

    We’re offering the Waterloo Institute for Leadership in Work-Integrated Learning @WACE (WIL 2 @WACE) for those in senior leadership positions of Work-Integrated Learning programs. The Institute is designed to cover a suite of topics of particular relevance to WIL leaders such as: a WIL leadership framework, quality, strategic partnerships, research and data, equity, diversity and inclusion, Indigenous relations and innovation. An opportunity to introduce additional topics of interest will be available. We will structure the Institute with a combination of delivered content and small group discussions to allow participants to spend time delving into areas of particular interest, learn from each other and build a leadership community globally.

    We are organizing this in-person Institute in partnership with WACE to leverage participants’ travel to the Waterloo Region for the 2023 WACE World conference (June 28-30). The timing of the Institute allows participants to continue to reflect on the learnings from the Institute and build their leadership community of practice during the following days at the conference.

    Apply today for admission to the Institute. Acceptance will be determined by level of seniority, diversity of participants and within the discretion of the WACE Secretariat. Please see details on the application form.

    Inquiries can be made to: Dr. Norah McRae norah.mcrae@uwaterloo.ca

    Application deadline: February 15, 2023 with acceptance confirmed by Feb 28, 2023.

    Download Waterloo Institute for Leaders in WIL Details and Application Form

    Fee: WACE members $750/person (WACE non-members $1000) includes: all sessions, three breaks, one lunch and one dinner.

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