WIL, Indigenous access, research among top priorities outlined in federal pre-budget submissions

October 12, 2018

Work-integrated learning and increased post-secondary access for Indigenous communities are two of the major trends in this year’s pre-budget submissions to the federal government, writes Léo Charbonneau. Universities Canada, Colleges and Institutes Canada, the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Business/Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) have all called for expanded WIL opportunities throughout higher ed, with the BHER calling for 100% of the country’s PSE students to have a WIL opportunity during PSE. Several groups also called for increased research funding, including the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies, the Canadian Association of University Teachers, and the U15 group of universities. University Affairs