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How do we get there? Facing the skills gap with a revitalized role for post-secondary online education in Saskatchewan


Wendy James, Manager, Professional and Curriculum Development, Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning

Candy Ho, Assistant Professor, Integrative Career and Capstone Learning, College of Arts, University of the Fraser Valley

Steve McLellan, CEO, Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce

Alastair MacFadden, Executive-in-Residence, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

Online education has often been heralded as an innovation that will help prepare graduates for the twenty-first century workforce; but is it that easy? Workforce skill gaps and the unprecedented pace of change in workplaces and world are making it clear that today's graduates need specialized job-specific skills as well as broad competencies, including dealing with ambiguity and facing wicked problems. This OnEd Panel will explore what online educators can do to prepare students to successfully contribute to the workforce, build meaningful careers in a shifting landscape, and help craft solutions to the big challenges faced by business, institutions, and the world. We will hear from a diverse panel to learn more about where to start in preparing our students for the twenty-first century workforce by ensuring they have the skills and competencies needed for success.

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Date ( Add to your Calendar)
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

How to Connect
This lecture will be available via Zoom. Please register via the link provided and connection details will be sent by email.

About the OnEd Network:

The Online Education (OnEd) Network is a group of experts-and aspiring experts-working towards creating top-notch online courses for the university community.

For more information or to be added to the OnEd mailing list, please contact Martin Boucher (martin. or Emmy Neuls ( emmy.neuls@

Karen Jaster-Laforge