FUSION Skill Development Program
The Future Skills Innovation Network (FUSION) is a national network of Canadian universities focused on exploring innovative and inclusive experiential learning approaches to foster skill development and prepare university students to join a rapidly evolving world of work. The FUSION project is part of the federally funded Future Skills Centre (FSC) and is comprised of six partner institutions: Simon Fraser University, Carleton University, Concordia University, Memorial University, the University of Calgary, and the University of Saskatchewan.
The FUSION Skill Development Program is an initiative built around online modules designed to be self-directed and delivered within a framework of experiential learning and/or a work-integrated learning (WIL) context. The modules can enrich any type of experiential learning curricular or co-curricular initiative developed with university students, whether undergraduates or graduates. In 2021, SFU is piloting the curriculum with students in the NSERC or VPR Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) program.
Faculty and instructors
If you have an NSERC or VPR USRA student this summer, encourage them to sign up for the 10-hour FUSION curriculum. Engaging with the curriculum can:
- Increase and enrich your students’ development in three critical skill areas
- Enrich your students’ course/program learning experience
- Make the experiential learning and/or skill-development learning outcomes of your course/program more explicit
- Facilitate and advance inclusive work-integrated learning initiatives
- Provide additional instructional support