Preparing Students for the Future World of Work: Challenges and Opportunities for the Post-Secondary System

2018, Future of Work, Summit Brave New Work

This event, hosted by CACEE Canada West and SFU Career and Volunteer Services, will feature presentations and discussions on how post-secondary institutions can prepare students for the future of work.


  • 9:30 - 10:00 AM: Coffee and informal mingling
  • 10:00 - 11:30 AM: Panelist presentations
  • 11:30 - 11:50 AM: Break
  • 11:50 - 12:30 PM: Panelist discussion and audience questions
  • 12:30 - 2:00 PM: Lunch on your own
  • 2:00 - 4:00 PM: Debrief and discussion for post-secondary professionals
Tue, 06 Mar 2018

9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (PT)

SFU Vancouver at Harbour Centre
515 W Hastings St., Vancouver
Room 1600

About Brave New Work

The 2018 Community Summit, Brave New Work, invites us to consider how can we all thrive in the changing world of work.

Technological growth is happening at an unprecedented rate and scale, and it is fundamentally altering the way we organize and value work. The work we do (and how we do it) is changing. One of the biggest challenges in effectively responding to this new world of work is creating a shared understanding of the issues at play and how they intersect. Individuals, businesses, governments, educational institutions, and civil society must collaborate to construct the future we want.

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Dr. Jim Bright

Dr. Jim Bright is an Organisational Psychologist, Professorial Fellow in Career Education and Development at Australian Catholic University and Visiting Professor of Career Development at the University of Derby, UK.  His primary research interests focus on the application of complexity and chaos approaches to career development, and leading educational change. He has published extensively on career development including 12 books and over 100 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, reports and careers tests.

Jim is a regular keynote presenter and  is the co-author of the Chaos Theory of Careers published by Routledge. He is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society, a Fellow of the Career Development Association of Australia, a member of the National Career Development Association, a Life Member of the Asia Pacific Career Development Association, an Honorary Board Member of the British Columbia Career Development Association and an International Fellow of National Institute of Counseling Education and Guidance UK.

Dr. Kris Magnusson

Dr. Kris Magnusson is the Dean of the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. He is the author of several books ranging in diversity from "Theories of Career Development" (co‐authored with Dr. Dave Redekopp) to a self‐help career book, "Radical Change in the World of Work: The Workbook," a title with a circulation of 100,000 copies. He is a prolific researcher whose key interest is in the application of research to career counselling practice. He has authored or co‐authored numerous refereed articles and is a founding member of the Canadian Research Working Group for Evidence‐ Based Practice in Career Development (CRWG) and the co‐author (with Dr. Vivian Lalande) of "The State of Practice in Canada in Measuring Career Services Impact: A CRWG Report." He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Stu Conger Award for Leadership in Career Development (national) and the Career Development Award of Excellence (Province of Alberta).

Dr. Nancy Johnston

Dr. Nancy Johnston is the Vice Provost, Students and International, Pro Tem at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada and also holds an adjunct professorship in the SFU Faculty of Education teaching in the areas of experiential and work integrated learning. She is a member of the World Association for Work Integrated and Co-operative Education (WACE) Board of Governors, a faculty member at the WACE Institute of High Impact Experiential Learning, and a founding member of the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education and BC Co-operative Education Research Committees. Dr. Johnston is also published in co-op and international education related journals and books on the subject of experiential learning curriculum design, implementation, and assessment as well as international student success. Nancy is the recipient of several awards for her work in experiential education curriculum design and leadership.


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