UCalgary receives $9M for co-operative education and internships

January 11, 2021

The University of Calgary will receive $9M in federal funding through Magnet’s Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) to enable Canadian employers to hire UCalgary students for paid work placements. The funding will support co-operative education and internship placements. Employers will be able to gain access to low-cost, flexible talent, while allowing students to gain paid experience and skill development. “During these opportunities, UCalgary students benefit from discovering their sense of purpose, improving their civic consciousness and employability, and developing their leadership skills,” said Dr Dru Marshall, provost and VP (academic). UCalgary partner organization, Magnet, will deliver the funding. UCaglary (AB)