Riipen Updates

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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Experiential Learning: Shaping the Future of Work

According to PwC’s report, Talent Trends 2019: Upskilling for a Digital World, 79% of global CEOs are “extremely” or “somewhat” concerned about the availability of the right capabilities. The world of work is changing drastically and the demands of the workplace no...

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Riipen Celebrates 6 Years of Learning and Growth

What started off as a student project at the University of Victoria has grown into what is now the leading marketplace for experiential learning collaborations across North America. On December 13th, 2019, Riipen celebrates six years of learning and growth. In honour...

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