Riipen Updates

COVID-19 Response – Helping Post-Secondary Institutions and Businesses Maintain Meaningful Engagement

In response to these exceptional circumstances, Riipen remains committed to helping employers engage with students in safe and valuable work-integrated learning opportunities. As an alternative to traditional internship or co-op placements, Riipen is offering the opportunity for students to engage in paid project-based virtual internships provided by our employer  partner network. 

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The Next Phase of Online Work-Integrated Learning

In response to recent world events and the uncertain economic times, Riipen is committed to helping businesses engage with students in safe and valuable work-integrated learning opportunities. Riipen’s platform and services provide a cost-effective way for your...

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Open Letter to the Community

Dear Friends and Colleagues: In response to recent world events, we would like to be part of the solution as you prepare for online learning contingencies. Riipen’s software platform enables work-integrated learning, co-op, and internships to occur entirely online. We...

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McMaster CCE: Heather Pollex Showcase

The world of work is changing and it requires students to graduate with specialized skills and experiences that allow them to hit the ground running from day one. However, when students are only evaluated on their ability to study and pass exams, students and their...

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Evolution of Riipen: McMaster University

McMaster University has a long history of innovation. Over 30 years ago, its medical school pioneered the use of problem-based learning, which is now used in medical training worldwide. McMaster also applied problem-based learning to undergraduate education; the...

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Digital Badges for Career-Ready Skills

Special thanks to Don Presant at CanCred who provided guidance on badge design and implementation, and made the CanCred platform available to Riipen for this pilot. In Fall 2019, Riipen partnered with two continuing education institutions on a pilot initiative to...

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Mock Disaster Strikes Fanshawe College

Once a year for the past decade, Fanshawe College in London, Ontario has been host to a fake disaster that takes over the entire campus. These disasters can vary in scope including but not limited to a fire, a natural disaster, a bus crash, or even a plane accident....

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Hackathons Helping Skilled Immigrants Find Employment

Farizan H. Razie is a recent BBA graduate from Simon Fraser University and the founder of PowerHack, a hackathon event that connects employers with skilled immigrant talent as they showcase the value of their global skills and experience by solving problems presented...

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Creating Big Change Through Micro-Experiences

Cooperative Education and Work Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL Canada), formerly the Canadian Association for Cooperative Education (CAFCE), defines work-integrated learning as “a model and process of experiential education which formally and intentionally...

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