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Profiles in Learning: Premier Paul Okalik
CCL’s Profiles on Learning series chronicles the role ongoing learning plays in the lives of some of Canada’s most influential leaders. From successful business people and politicians to athletes and intellectuals, all the Canadians we have interviewed have fascinating—and often deeply personal—stories to tell about their commitment to lifelong learning. This month, read about Paul Okalik, Premier of Nunavut, and his unusual road to success.
CCL posts State-of-the-field Review of Post-secondary Education
This review examines the most recent literature on post-secondary education, with an emphasis on the areas of access and learning.
New coordinator appointed at Work and Learning Knowledge Centre
Alexander Stephens has taken on the position of Coordinator for the Work and Learning Knowledge Centre as of March 7, 2007.
Mr. Stephens brings extensive experience in research on skills and workplace learning issues, having spent the last five years as a researcher with the Canadian Labour and Business Centre. In his role as Coordinator, he will draw on his experience managing both Canadian and international projects, his knowledge of stakeholders in the work and learning domain, and his experience working with different stakeholder groups, including labour and business. His past experience includes research with the Canadian Millennium Scholarship Foundation and research and communications responsibilities at Human Resources and Social Development Canada.
He has a Masters degree in Political Science from the University of Toronto and is fluently tri-lingual in English, French and Portuguese.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Derwyn Sangster for serving as Interim Coordinator during the last several months. Derwyn will continue to work with the knowledge centre to support its liaison with the business community, and a new staff member will be hired to provide parallel support for its labour community liaison.
Reminder: CCL seeking nominations for new recognition program for effective learning initiatives
CCL is currently seeking nominations for Sharing the Flame: Recognizing Excellence in Learning, a new program to celebrate innovative and effective learning initiatives from across the country in each of the following learning themes—Aboriginal learning, adult learning, early childhood learning, health-related learning, and work and learning. Please note that the adult learning eligibility criteria were updated on March 1. If you accessed the web page prior to March 1, please ensure that you have downloaded the updated page.
Selected programs will be recognized at a CCL awards ceremony in Ottawa on June 12, 2007, and showcased at a conference on June 13, 2007. The projects will also be featured in an “idea book” that will be distributed in print and electronic format to stakeholders and interested parties across Canada.
Entries are open to individuals and organizations with active projects related to any of the five learning themes. Please complete and submit CCL’s Sharing the Flame Call for Nominations by Monday, April 2, 2007.
Reminder: Call for articles for CCL's Journal of Applied Research on Learning
The Canadian Council on Learning is pleased to invite submissions for its online peer-reviewed publication, the Journal of Applied Research on Learning (JARL). Authors of original applied research interested in submitting manuscripts to be considered for publication in JARL should review the Aims of the Journal of Applied Research on Learning, the Call for Submissions, as well as the Guidelines for Authors for detailed information on submission requirements.
JARL is intended to address topics that, while focussed on examples of applied research on learning, will offer readers relevant theoretical discussions and act as a catalyst for expanding existing knowledge in specific areas of practice and/or research on learning relevant to the Canadian context. The journal will be available through CCL's website as a free publication containing material written in both French and English. JARL will be published twice annually as a summer/fall issue and a winter/spring issue. The first issue will be published in spring 2007.
We invite you to circulate this announcement to colleagues, graduate students, researchers and/or organizations who may be interested in submitting a manuscript to JARL for consideration. The deadline for submissions of manuscripts for the next issue of JARL is March 30, 2007.
Questions can be addressed to the editorial staff of JARL.
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