Co-op Education and Work-Integrated Learning (CEWIL) Canada has announced a second round of grant-based funding intended to support the growth of Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities for post-secondary students across Canada with a focus on Spring/Summer courses. The outcomes of the funding are to enhance and expand WIL opportunities, as well as to remove barriers for students, ensure equity and leverage technology.
Funding requests are able to support all students working with a Canadian community or industry partner in Spring/Summer as part of an academic course at the undergraduate or graduate level. There is a maximum of $500,000 available to Brock and the priority for the funding will be for students engaging externally, virtually or in-person, in the following WIL types:
- Applied research projects
- Field placements/Practicum
The digital platform is available through the Brock Skills and Experience Enhancement Hub and will require applicants to create a log-in to the CEWIL platform. Funding is available to support students up to a maximum of $1,800 per student per course in the form of an honorarium/stipend, material costs, other placement-related costs (i.e. parking, transportation), innovative technologies, and/or a small token of thanks for the community or industry partners who support students.
The funding through CEWIL is open to Canadian students only. Brock’s Co-op, Career and Experiential Education department is hoping to have funds set aside to ensure international students also receive equal opportunity to take part in funded WIL opportunities as part of their courses. This will be confirmed in the new fiscal year and all course instructors with international students are asked to confirm the details of their submission to CEWIL with Howe for this purpose.
Anyone currently teaching or supporting more than one course that falls within the criteria is asked to submit one form for each course.
Applications open for Spring/Summer course support on Monday, March 22 and close at 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday, March 31. Any questions about the application process or course eligibility can be sent to Howe at email@example.com or by connecting with the Experiential Education Co-ordinator in any of the University’s teaching Faculties.