The University of British Columbia has been chosen as the headquarters
of the Western Education and Training Research Network to be launched
The Western Network is one of five major research networks in education
and training created by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research
Council (SSHRC) to identify the links between learning and economic
success, training and Canada’s international competitiveness, and
the evolving training needs of Canada.
Led by Educational Studies Prof. Jane Gaskell, the network will
research topics such as how the educational choices made by different
learners–including women, seniors and visibile minorities–and
types of educational programs offered affect labour market outcomes.
In total, SSHRC will invest $5.6 million in the program. Senior
researchers based at universities in B.C., Ontario and Quebec will
head the five networks, with more than 140 colleagues from universities
in all 10 provinces also participating. They will collaborate with
representatives from approximately 150 community organizations,
industry, school boards and provincial government departments.
Gaskell and SSHRC council member Kathy Mezei will be available
to provide details about the Western Education and Training Research
- Date: Thursday, Dec. 5, 1996
- Time: 9:30 a.m.
- Place: Pagoda Room, Ponderosa Building, 2071 West Mall
Paid parking is available in the West Parkade. Enter from University
Blvd. onto Lower Mall at Gate 6.