Risk is inherent in all Work-Integrated Learning experiences due to the complexities and uncertainties involved; these may include legal, financial, reputational, ethical, social, strategic and operational. Key issues as they pertain to Risk Management and WIL within the BC landscape will be the project’s focus.

Project Information

Institution(s): Simon Fraser University
Status: In-Progress
Project Dates: June 1, 2020 — June 30, 2021
Project Contact:
Marion Gasbarro (marion_gasbarro@sfu.ca)


Project Contributors:
Project Authors: Marion Gasbarro, SFU; Dr. Craig Cameron, Griffith University, Australia; and JenJen Chen, SFU ; Project Contributors: Dr. Andrea Sator, SFU; Cynthia Maclean, BCIT; and Darleen Bemister, SFU

A literature review, including an analysis of WIL terminology and definitions, will be assessed; COVID-19 legislation, safety plan requirements, and potential implications of COVID-19 will be highlighted. The focus for this pilot project includes investigating the results from an ACE-WIL Membership survey; five core issues were identified: Workers’ Compensation and Liability Coverage, Employment Conditions, Student Access to WIL, Human Rights, and International Student concerns. 47 stakeholder interviews were completed from 12 PSI’s across the province to discuss the issues and develop document support; these approved documents will be uploaded to the ACE-WIL Resource Hub.

Review of Risk Management: Legal, Safety and Liability Coverage for Students Working in Diverse Types of Work-Integrated Learning
Risk is inherent in all Work-Integrated Learning experiences due to the complexities and uncertainties involved; these may include legal, financial, reputational, ethical, social, strategic and operational. Key issues as they pertain to Risk Management and WIL within the BC landscape will be the... Read More »
Agreements, Contracts, and Waivers
Different agreements, contracts, and waivers from PSIs pertaining to injuries, different types of WIL, media consent, and risk management. Read More »
Health and Safety
Resources from UBC that relate to student health and wellbeing, and also safety and risk services. Read More »
Student Access/Human Rights
A collection of resources from ACE-WIL BC/Yukon post-secondary institutions that relates to student access and human rights. Read More »
Students on an International WIL Experience
Resources to help students on an international WIL experience. Read More »
International Students on a WIL Experience
Resources to help international students on a WIL experience from PSIs. Read More »