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April 24, 2017

A new national study has identified Fanshawe as one of Canada's top seven universities and colleges with the most impressive models of career services.


The Insight into Canadian Post-Secondary Career Service Models report, published by the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC), was released on Thursday, April 20. In it, Fanshawe is identified as a national leader for its model of post-secondary career services delivery.


To read the CERIC release, visit:


The report characterizes " impressive" institutions as those that: evaluate services regularly, measure outcomes, are proactive in delivery, and collaborate extensively with campus stakeholders. The universities and colleges found to exemplify an impressive model are:

  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Queen's University
  • Simon Fraser University
  • University of Toronto Mississauga
  • Mount Royal University
  • Fanshawe College
  • Nova Scotia Community College

Other characteristics these seven top-scoring institutions also had in common: a Director with a Master's degree and a career designation; within Student Affairs/Services; co-located with co-op/experiential services; have practices informed by written departmental policies; and have a senior administration that is "very" or "quite" committed to student career development.


The study, undertaken by Dr. Peter Dietsche and Jim Lees of PSE Information Systems, also examines the level of institutional commitment across the country to providing career services for post-secondary students. Comprehensive career service information was obtained from 32 Canadian colleges and 35 universities through an online survey and 207 post-secondary web sites were also reviewed.


Read the full study, which includes a 7-page Executive Summary:


CERIC is a charitable organization dedicated to the advancement of education and research in the field of career counseling and career development, in order to increase the economic and social well-being of Canadians. CERIC is funded by a grant awarded by The Counselling Foundation of Canada.