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Cannexus 2011

CERIC, ContactPoint and the Cannexus team are gearing up for Cannexus 2011. Be sure to join us for this very popular national career developers conference January 24-26 in Ottawa. Register online now!

This issue of The Bulletin includes four Cannexus presenters: Online trainer Jennifer Mackey explains the advantages of the course management tool Moodle. Drawing from her academic research, Lauri Mills reports on the growing importance of creativity for career counsellors; her Cannexus presentation looks at the impact of globalization on workers’ mental health. Mike DeSousa explores the benefits of social media for non-profit career services, while Donna Messer, “Queen of networking”, helps you assess your network’s worth. Read their articles to get a taste of what’s to come at Cannexus.

Download the Cannexus program to review all the presentations and events that we’ve got planned for you.

CERIC Champions Graduate Research in Career Development

Watch this and upcoming issues of The Bulletin for cutting edge research in career development. These articles are the fruits of CERIC’s Graduate Student Engagment Program, a national initiative that promotes Canadian academic explorations in the field.

Participating students may be invited to: contribute to The Bulletin, present at Cannexus, or publish their work in the Canadian Journal of Career Development, CERIC’s partnership publication with Memorial University. Participants of the class of 2010/11 include the aforementioned Lauri Mills, Barbara Smith, researching mental health and unemployment, and Lynn Walsh, a specialist on career service provision to international students.

CERIC’s Graduate Student Award, presented to two graduate students annually, provides a free registration to Cannexus and $2000 to cover expenses to attend the conference. Eligibility is based on the submission of a one-page article on a career development topic.

Bulletin Article Reprints

We received three requests to reprint Bulletin articles this season! From our Summer 2010 issue, Jennifer Mackey’s, “Best Practices in Assessment Interpretation” was reprinted by Watmec in the Centre for Assessment’s online newsletter, and Lisa Trudel’s “Personality Dimensions and the Administrative Professional: A Flexible Tool for an Essential Field” was reprinted on the Personality Dimensions web site. From our Summer 2007 issue, “Adolescent Development and Career Planning in Schools” by Noella Piquette-Tomei and Shelley J. Boan will be reprinted in the Canadian School Counsellor magazine.

ContactPoint Connection Points

True to the theme of this issue of The Bulletin, user-generated content is key to ContactPoint`s relevancy and success.

ContactPoint’s Career Developer Group hit 1300 subscribers this month! Don’t miss the conversation. This fall the discussions have revolved around career resources and services for students.

Or if you are LinkedIn, expand your connections with ContactPoint’s Career Deverlopers Network. There we’re talking about mature workers, upcoming events and card sorts.

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