Grants & Awards

CEWIL Canada Research Grant(s) & Submission Guide

CEWIL Canada Research Grant(s)

The CEWIL Research Grant(s) (value up to: $5000 CDN each) was established in 2006 to promote research that helps to strengthen the development of co-operative education and work-integrated learning across Canada. The field of co-operative education and work-integrated learning benefits from research that provides a deeper understanding of what engages, encourages, and enriches students, faculty, employers, and staff, as well as studies which analyze various co-op and WIL practices and their outcomes. The grant is available to all co-op and WIL practitioners and researchers.

Why should you consider applying?

  • Connect and collaborate with colleagues across Canada
  • Produce and share meaningful co-operative education or work-integrated learning research
  • Obtain expert feedback, support and motivation to move forward with your ideas
  • Build co-operative education and work-integrated learning credibility within your own institution
  • Elevate you and your institution’s involvement in co-operative education and work-integrated learning
  • Provide a jumpstart for analysis and action in your own co-op or WIL program
  • Extend your continuing education (Masters, PhD) research in new directions
  • Contribute to CEWIL and Canada’s leadership in the domain of work-integrated learning and co-operative education.

Please note: Overhead costs are ineligible expenses for this research grant.

Overview

Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL) seeks to foster research activity that will advance and enhance co-operative education and work-integrated learning (WIL) across Canada. Research will strengthen the development of co-operative education and WIL as a learning model, stimulate professional discourse, and help build bridges between co-op and WIL practitioners and the academic research community.

As part of this mandate, CEWIL established the Co-operative Education and WIL Research Grant in 2006. By establishing this grant, CEWIL is better able to:

  • Identify, promote, and support co-operative education and WIL research activity
  • Connect practitioners’ needs to potential research opportunities
  • Link co-operative education and WIL researchers both in Canada and internationally
  • Mentor those conducting co-operative education and WIL research projects and inspire others to consider such projects
 

The CEWIL Co-operative Education and WIL Research Grant is an annual award and they are now accepting submissions.

Click here to view the CEWIL Research Grant Submission Guidelines 2022

Please forward proposals to Chad Munday at [email protected] before the submission deadline on Friday, April 29th, 2022. 

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Albert S. Barber Award

About this Award

The Albert S. Barber Award was instituted in 1982 to recognize outstanding contributions to the advancement of the philosophy and practice of Co-operative Education in Canada. The award honours Dr. Albert (Bert) S. Barber, the “Father of Co-operative Education in Canada,” who played a major role in paving the way for the promotion and advancement of Co-operative Education in Canada. As a proponent of the co-operative concept, Dr. Barber consulted with universities and colleges across the country and abroad, leading to the introduction of Co-operative Education programs at many educational institutions.

Dr. Barber was instrumental in the creation of CAFCE, now CEWIL, in 1973 and served on many committees of the National Commission on Co-operative Education (New York), and the Co-operative Education Division of the Society of Engineering Education. Dr. Barber was the first Director of Co-operative Education Programs at the University of Waterloo and a recipient of the Canadian Centennial Medal from the Government of Canada for his contributions. Dr. Barber died in 1992 at the age of 85.

SPONSORED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO

Eligibility

Nominees must be members of the Association who have demonstrated service to CEWIL. Nominators must be members of the Association. No member may nominate himself or herself. No member of the Board of Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada will be considered for the award while serving in an executive capacity. Although the award is available annually, there is no commitment by the Nominations and Awards Committee to make a selection each year.

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED AND WILL RE-OPEN IN 2022!

 


WALL OF FAME

MURIEL KLEMETSKI
SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY

2021 RECIPIENT

 

The Albert S. Barber Award is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions made to the philosophy and practice of co-operative education in Canada. This award is sponsored by the University of Waterloo.

The following is an excerpt from the nomination application that was submitted for Muriel Klemetski that speaks to her qualifications for this award:

"When one thinks of Muriel Klemetski, one cannot help but think of the extraordinary contributions she has made to both Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning.  Muriel has been a strong voice both provincially and nationally, advocating tirelessly to ensure that all post-secondaries’ involvement in WIL adhere to a very high standard of quality.  Stepping up as the Chair of the Accreditation Council when needed is just one example of her dedication.  Having served with Muriel on accreditation review committees only further showed me how knowledgeable she is and how supportive she is of as many programs achieving accreditation as possible.  Whenever I have had a question about accreditation, or just about how to best manage a Co-op or WIL program, Muriel has been my go-to person!"
- Claudia Sperling, Camosun College

 


 Previous Recipients:

2016: Norah McRae, University of Victoria
2013: Kirk Patterson, University of Waterloo
2012: Anil Raheja, Memorial University of Newfoundland
2011: Lisa Whalen, Georgian College
2008: Carmen Poulin, University of Ottawa
2006: Sonya Horsburgh, Mount Saint Vincent University
2005: Nancy Johnston, Simon Fraser University
2004: Joanne Thomas, University of Victoria
2003: Natalie Nossal, McMaster University
2002: Shani Pearson, Mount Saint Vincent University
2001: Peter Lapointe, SIAST Palliser Campus
2000: Karen McCargar, Wilfrid Laurier University
1999: Nancy Chiang, University of Waterloo
1998: John Fiset, Concordia University
1998: Michelle Strenkowski, Vancouver Community College
1997: Andrew Crichton, Memorial University of Newfoundland
1996: Graham Branton, University of Victoria
1995: Russ Winslade, Okanagan College
1994: Stuart Koch, Seneca College
1993: Peter Young, Memorial University
1992: Gordon Lancaster, Fanshawe College
1991: James C. Wilson, University of Waterloo
1990: Lane D. Desborough, University of Waterloo
Richard Pullin, University of Waterloo
1989: Gordon Partridge, Mohawk College
1988: Martin Hendy, British Columbia Institute of Technology
1987: Bernie Ladoucier, Sir Sandford Fleming College
1986: Bruce McCallum, University of Guelph
1985: Roy Sadler, IBM
1984: Raymond Wieser, University of Waterloo
1983: Gilles Joncas, University of Sherbrooke

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