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ACE-WIL webinar - January 14, 2021

Opportunities for healthcare sector organizations looking to add student talent

On January 14, 2021, we hosted a webinar for employers and community partners to showcase work-integrated learning (WIL) in the healthcare sector, and to share information about new wage subsidies announced by the Federal Government and offered through Magnet and BioTalent. It was an informative session, and we’re happy to share resources from the session, including a recording, for your reference.

If you have any questions, or would like more information, please reach out to us via email, or connect with your local university, college or institution.

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BioTalent Canada – SWPP funding

BioTalent presentation

Magnet – SWPP funding

Magnet presentation

Watch the recorded webinar:


Rebekah Bahr, RTNM

Functional Imaging – PET/CT, BC Cancer

As a Nuclear Medicine Technologist for 22 years, Rebekah has been working with students in a Student-Supervisor role for most of her career.  Recently, Rebekah has worked closely with BCIT to develop a 2 week Practicum for students through BC Cancer’s Functional Imaging Department. Rebekah finds mentoring a rewarding experience, and students appreciate how her organized teaching methods build confidence and clinical skills.

Shianne Bains

Coordinator, Injury Prevention, Clinical Quality & Patient Safety, Fraser Health Authority

Shianne Bains is the coordinator for Injury Prevention at Fraser Health. She started her journey as a co-op student with the injury prevention team and after three terms landed her current position. Having been a student and now an employer, she is able to provide insight into both perspectives.

Jim Babcock

Project Manager, Early Talent Initiatives, Magnet

Jim is the Manager of Early Talent Initiatives at Magnet, a social innovation platform and division of Ryerson University with a mission to drive inclusive economic growth in Canada. Magnet is also a Student Work Placement Program partner, offering wage subsidies to employers that hire students in work-integrated learning activities. Jim leads this program with several years experience in the academic landscape managing various projects and will be speaking to the program and how it can benefit Canadian employers and non-profits.

Pamela Gray

Vice President of Program Development, BioTalent Canada

Pamela Gray serves as Vice-President of Program Development at BioTalent Canada, the HR partner of Canada’s bio-economy. Part of BioTalent Canada’s role is to connect job-ready talent to industry through wage subsidies like the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP). Since joining in 2015, Pamela has been integral to advancing BioTalent Canada’s growth and impact. That success led to the expansion of BioTalent Canada’s mandate to include Canada’s healthcare sector as part of SWPP.


Jennie Nilsson

President, ACE-WIL BC/Yukon

Jennie Nilsson holds a Master’s of Education from the University of Victoria in the area of leadership studies and for the last 15 years has worked in the Co-operative Education Program at the University of Victoria. In her various roles, she has developed instructional materials, collaborated on projects with other work-integrated learning practitioners across the province and engaged new stakeholders to participate in co-operative education. Prior to taking on the ACE-WIL president role in 2019, Jennie spent 11 years working provincially, and 2 years nationally, to plan and deliver relevant and meaningful professional development to co-op and WIL practitioners.

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