SJU Professor, Maureen Drysdale elected to the World Association for Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education (WACE) Board of Directors
SJU Professor, Maureen Drysdale was recently elected to the World Association for Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education (WACE) Board of Directors and assigned the task of striking and being the first Executive Chair of the WACE International Research Group - a group of the top Experiential and Work-Integrated Education Researchers from around the globe. Her position as Executive Chair is for 4 years.
In addition to this accomplishment, Professor Drysdale has also just been awarded an Ontario Human Capital Research and Innovation Fund (OHCRIF) grant for her research project Connected Minds - Healthy Minds: The mental health and well-being of postsecondary students transitioning to the labour market - which will examine the impact of peer support and sense of belonging in postsecondary education on variables such as improved mental health, overall well-being, and help-seeking behaviours. Her co-investigators on the project are Judene Pretti, Director of WatCACE and Margaret McBeath - Maureen's graduate student from the School of Public Health and Health Systems.