Riipen Updates

Career Ready Fund & Riipen Delivering Thousands of WIL Experiences for Ontario Students

Earlier this year, the Career Ready Fund (funded by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities) & Riipen launched an initiative to create thousands of work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities for post-secondary students. The goal is to help students across the province gain industry relevant skills and opportunities to develop their professional networks before graduating.

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Round Up: ACCES Employment & McMaster CCE

As 2018 comes to a close, it’s time for us to round-up the numbers on some of our successful experiential learning partnerships. This month we’re taking a closer look at the initiatives launched at ACCES Employment and McMaster Centre for Continuing Education.

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Concordia U teams up with Riipen for enhanced experiential learning opportunities

Concordia faculty can now offer their students more hands-on learning opportunities, thanks to a new partnership between the university and Riipen, a Canadian-based educational collaboration platform provider. Faculty have access to Riipen’s web-based platform for project-based experiential learning, which connects educators with industry partners — local companies, community organizations, government agencies and NGOs — to share projects and assignments.

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Piloting Riipen at Waterloo: Umair’s Story

We recently sat down with Umair Shah, a lecturer at The University of Waterloo’s Department of Management Sciences, a department within the Faculty of Engineering, to find out why and how he brought Riipen into his classroom. Umair’s journey with Riipen began in the fall of 2017, when he partnered with Jane Chomyc at the Centre for Extended Learning (CEL) to pilot Riipen in his large online organizational behaviour class. After several iterations and adjustments, Umair is preparing to launch his fourth assignment on Riipen…

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