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Amanda Malkiewich named to CEWIL Canada Executive

Director, Co-operative Education & Experiential Learning Amanda Malkiewich was recently elected to the executive board of Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL Canada). Having previously served as WIL Director-at-Large, College for the organization, Amanda will now serve as the national secretary for a two-year term.

As Director of Co-operative Education and Experiential Learning at Mohawk College, Amanda connects employer partners to student experiences and develops demand-led employer solutions. Over the past 18 years, she has worked for several Canadian post-secondary institutions including; Mohawk College, Brock University (Goodman School of Business), the University of Victoria, Royal Roads University, and Bow Valley College. With a Master of Education in Administration and Leadership, Amanda’s diverse background in post-secondary includes roles in curriculum development, student leadership, student affairs, and experiential learning.

CEWIL partners with post-secondary institutions, community members, employers, government, and students to champion work-integrated learning (WIL). Since 1973, CEWIL Canada members from post-secondary institutions across the country have worked in partnership to develop resources to promote the highest quality of post-secondary work-integrated learning programs. 

Mohawk was the second college in Canada to offer co-operative education in 1969 and has a strong history of leadership with CEWIL. Formerly known as the CAFCE , the organization was formed in 1973 when 29 representatives from 15 postsecondary institutions from across Canada met at McMaster University and Mohawk College in Hamilton. CEWIL now includes 130 organizations and 1,800 members.