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Message in the shape of the number 40 in English and French: Thank you to our employers; Thank you to our students; Thank you to Concordia, Thank you to Co-op Team, Thank you to employers


Concordia Institute for Co-operative Education celebrated 40 years of excellence with a month-long series of online events from February 16 to March 11, 2021.

All events can now be viewed here.

Co-op 40th anniversary launch

Welcoming back high-profile alumni

February 16, 2021
12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

Julie Foisy

Moderator: Julie Foisy

Associate Director, Institute for Co-operative Education
Nichola J. Dyer

Nichola J. Dyer

International Economic Development
Louis Gagnon

Louis Gagnon

Former President, Mercer U.S. and Canada
Jacques Goulet

Jacques Goulet

President, Sun Life Canada
Francis Baillet

Francis Baillet

VP Corporate Affairs, Ubisoft

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI): a new way forward in work integrated learning

EDI and work-integrated learning create vibrant organizations

February 18, 2021
12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

Lucia Plescia

Moderator: Lucia Plescia

MA Candidate HSI, Program Coordinator Institute for Co⁠-⁠operative Education, Concordia University
Brien K. Convery

Brien K. Convery (he/him/his)

National Director, Early Talent Communities and Inclusive Recruitment, RBC
Casandra De Masi

Casandra De Masi

Digital Strategist, MUHC Foundation, Former Co-op student
Jewell Gillies

Jewell Gillies (they/them/theirs)

Co-op Coordinator, Indigenous Student Initiatives, Okanagan College
Tracey Lloyd

Tracey Lloyd, PhD

Director, Career Services and Co⁠-⁠operative Education Centennial College, Toronto

The Future of Work-integrated Learning

Recruiting talent for educational institutions and corporations

February 25, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Nadia Bhuiyan

Nadia Bhuiyan

Vice-provost, Partnerships and Experiential Learning
Anne Whitelaw

Anne Whitelaw

Interim provost and vice-president, Academic
Gabrielle Moroz

Gabrielle Moroz

Senior consultant, Deloitte Canada
Jean Boulet

Jean Boulet

Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity
Valerie Walker

Valerie Walker

CEO at Business/Higher Education Roundtable

Women in engineering and work-integrated learning best practices

Best practices to improve women's success in STEM careers

March 8, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Marco Beaulieu

Moderator: Marco Beaulieu

Head of Talent Acquisition & Internship Experience at Bombardier
Gina Cody

Gina Cody, MEng 81, PhD 89

Engineer and philanthropist
Cassandra Polyzou

Cassandra Polyzou

Manager of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Engineers Canada
Anna Sommer

Anna Sommer,MBA 16

Creator of Women in Engineering – Career Launch Experience (WIE⁠-⁠CLE) program at the Institute for Co⁠-⁠operative Education, Concordia University

How AI and the digital revolution will change the recruitment landscape?

What to expect in the talent searches of the future

March 11, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Share your co-op memories!

Photo by Nikita Singhal on Unsplash

Co-op’s 40th anniversary celebrations — it’s a wrap!

The Institute for Co-operative Education recently wrapped up its month-long 40th anniversary celebration.

We hope that you were able to join us for the virtual sessions, which included insights on what to expect in recruitment in the future, best practices to improve women's success in STEM careers, and how to better integrate equity, diversity and inclusion into work integrated learning  experiences, to name only a few.

Thank you for making 40 years of Co-op at Concordia a success!  

Claude Martel
Director, Concordia’s Institute for Co-operative Education

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