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The Riipen Experience

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…

New partnership between George Brown and Riipen offers workplace scenario training for students

Let me start this post by highlighting two things I feel strongly about with respect to the educational experience I offer my students… With these points in mind then, I was very interested when I initially heard that the University of Toronto was conducting a pilot project with a Canadian Ed Tech company named Riipen.  Riipen represents a new form of work-integrated learning, one designed to fit within traditional classrooms.

Bringing Work Integrated Learning to Large Classes – Riipen meet peerScholar!

Let me start this post by highlighting two things I feel strongly about with respect to the educational experience I offer my students… With these points in mind then, I was very interested when I initially heard that the University of Toronto was conducting a pilot project with a Canadian Ed Tech company named Riipen.  Riipen represents a new form of work-integrated learning, one designed to fit within traditional classrooms.

Riipen and the Canadian Marketing Association Team Up to Deliver Experiential Learning Opportunities to Post-Secondary Students

TORONTO, June 21, 2018 /CNW/ – It’s an age-old question for both undergraduate and continuing education students who are interested in upgrading their skills and/or going back to school, either because they are underemployed, want to advance in their careers or are looking to switch industries. To help tackle this conundrum, the Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) has partnered with Riipen to provide opportunities to post-secondary students through live, industry project-based learning.

BC Public Service Pilot with BCIC & Riipen: Bridging the Gap

Last fall, thanks to funding from the BC Innovation Council (Innovate BC), the BC Public Service began an experiential learning pilot with Riipen, a Vancouver-based tech startup whose mission is to eliminate graduate underemployment. The company offers a web-based platform that connects students, recent graduates and educators to employers through project-based experiences both in and out of the classroom.