As we approach spring 2022, join us for this engaging session that will help you RESET, REFRESH and REIMAGINE your learning and development in WIL.

Event Information

Event Starts: March 9, 2022 at 9:00 am
Event Ends: March 9, 2022 at 12:00 pm
Event Registration:
Venue Name: Zoom - registrants will be emailed Zoom link two days before the event
Organizer Information: ACE-WIL Professional Development (PD) Committee
Audience: ACE-WIL Members

The ACE-WIL Professional Development Committee is pleased to announce this year’s learning and development theme:


Word cloud of PD 2022 theme – reset, refresh, reimagine


As we approach spring 2022, our world has been turned upside down through the various stages of the global pandemic and many of us are feeling tired. We have endured pandemic pivots at our post-secondary institutions and the speed of innovation has been mind boggling. It wasn’t that long ago when the ACE-WIL PD Committee planned all events in-person as remote PD was not part of our ecosystem. How things have changed!

Collectively, our membership has supported each other to adapt and thrive during a very stressful time. Following on the heals of the successful ACE-WIL Symposium and the amazing outcomes of all COWIL projects, our membership is well situated to embrace 2022 as a year to RESET, REFRESH and REIMAGINE within our collective WIL learning and development space.

Indigenous Resource Hub – a collective journey towards reconciliation in WIL

Join Karima Ramji, Renée Livernoche and Julianna Nielsen as we take tangible steps toward our collective journey of reconciliation. This presentation will explore the Indigenous WIL Resource Hub, and aims to help us decolonize our practices, strengthen our relationships and inspire us into action. Experience the self locating activity, watch the resources come alive and explore how to navigate difficult conversations with students, employers and colleagues. This is also an opportunity to share your ideas and thoughts on how you can use the resources in your practice.


Karima Ramji has been a visitor to the the lək̓ʷəŋən and WSÁNEĆ Territories for several years. She serves as Associate Director, International, Indigenous and Strategic Initiatives at the University of Victoria’s (UVic) Co-operative Education Programs and Career Services and is a Certified Advanced Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Professional. Karima espouses values of pluralism and servant leadership in all she does, and contributes to international development, poverty alleviation and community development through various community service engagements locally and internationally.



Renée Livernoche is the UVic’s Le,NONET Experiential Learning Coordinator Renée Livernoche is French Canadian with roots to the Innu Nation of Northern Québec, privileged to be born and raised in the Lkwungen and WSÁNEĆ Territories. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in 2007, and a Master of Arts in 2009. Renée supports Indigenous students in WIL programs at UVic.



Julianna Nielsen (she/her) is the Project Assistant, Indigenous Co-op/WIL Resource Hub. Julianna is an MA student in the Department of Political Science and Graduate Student Fellow at the Centre for Global Studies at UVic. She comes to the IRH project with both settler and Indigenous (Cree, Ojibwe, and Metis) ancestry, acknowledging her mother’s adoption out from community