(The Pas, MB) – University College of the North (UCN) Career and Work-Integrated Learning Coordinator, Krystle Paskaruk, has been recognized by Co-operative Education & Work-Integrated Learning (CEWIL) Canada and featured on podcasts.
Paskaruk was recognized as a spotlight member of the month by CEWIL Canada. She also was recently featured on Manitoba Association for Career Development (MACD) and Outcome Campus Connect podcasts.
“It reinforced the significance and importance of this work for me because career development isn’t just about getting a great job,” said Krystle Paskaruk, UCN Career and Work-Integrated Learning Coordinator. “It’s about helping people navigate changes, challenges and choice; it’s about discovering what you like, dislike and what you are really good at—all of which impact work.”
The Manitoba Association for Career Development first approached Paskaruk to be a featured member of their Career Conversations podcast. They felt she could bring a unique perspective and insight to growing up, residing and working in Northern Manitoba.
“This recognition comes as no surprise.” said UCN Assoc. VP of Community and Industry Solutions, Rob Penner. “Krystle’s knowledge of career development, the work that she has accomplished, even during the pandemic, and the unique northern perspective that she brings are valuable assets. We recognize this at UCN, and it is wonderful to see that her colleagues in Manitoba and across Canada are benefiting from this as well.”
Paskaruk was also recommended to participate in the Outcome Campus Connects podcast, Orbis. This podcast is a national conversation on career readiness with depth and breadth in career preparation, student career readiness, and employers’ perspectives on hiring.
University College of the North provides learning opportunities to northern communities while respecting diverse Indigenous and northern values. UCN acknowledges that its campuses in The Pas and Thompson are located in Treaty No. 5 territory; along with regional centres, these are the traditional territories for many Indigenous peoples whose relationship to the land creates a rich heritage for our northern learning community.