December 11, 2023

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Lakehead funding will build new ‘pathways’ for students

University receives approximately $34K from Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer

News Release
LAKEHEAD University
Lakehead College has been awarded $33,934 from the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) to operate with Fanshawe College on two assignments discovering the improvement of new pathways into arts, used science, and technologies packages.

The two projects are staying led by Kaylin Kainulainen, a doctoral university student in educational research in the discipline of cognition and studying at Lakehead College, where by her investigation focuses on pupil mobility and transfer.

“Transfer is about obtaining students where they want to go as rapidly and efficiently as possible. Lakehead and Fanshawe have an outstanding observe file of building pathways that satisfy college student requirements and ONCAT is thrilled to carry on to support this critical perform,” stated Adrienne Galway, government director at ONCAT.

The very first challenge, Exploring Opportunities for Typical Arts and Science Graduates, has been awarded $11,768 to discover the prospects involved with the normal arts and science courses at Fanshawe College or university.

This project will establish the opportunity for developing new and enhancing existing pathways from the normal arts and science certification and diploma into a assortment of degreed programs in the schools of health and fitness and behavioural sciences, science and environmental scientific studies, and social sciences and humanities.

Creating upon a former ONCAT funded job, Lakehead College has also acquired $22,166 to get the job done with Fanshawe College to build a series of Bi-directional Pathway Chances for Pupils in Applied Science and Technological innovation applications.

The two establishments will explore how to reduce the time-to-completion from honours bachelor of science chemistry significant) to the chemical laboratory engineering (CLT), discover the feasibility of an alternate pathway from honours bachelor of science (biology and chemistry major) to the CLT, and to incorporate more complementary bi-directional pathways concerning other courses at the two establishments.

“These initiatives have been both of those initiated primarily based on the present partnership involving Fanshawe Faculty and Lakehead College and our mutual desire in increasing pupil mobility chances in our degree programming delivered in both equally Orillia and Thunder Bay,” reported Dr. Michel S. Beaulieu, affiliate vice-provost (educational) at Lakehead University.

“External pathways to and from Lakehead University not only gain the college students who pursue them, but also lead to the in general advancement and growth of the Ontario workforce,” claimed Jason Burt, affiliate dean of applied science and technologies at Fanshawe College or university.

“By presenting alternatives for folks to get complementary qualifications at each Fanshawe and Lakehead, they are geared up with the techniques and understanding required to prosper in today’s competitive work market place and make significant contributions to their communities and the province as a total,” Burt explained.

“Lakehead College has a history of establishing and delivering a wide array of substantial-high quality plans,” mentioned Dr. David Barnett, provost and vice-president (academic) at Lakehead College.

“These two jobs lead to our target of establishing new and ground breaking collaborative understanding possibilities to fulfill the needs of learners and to equip them with the competencies and experiences expected to realize success.”