International Committee

Mandate: The International Committee functions as a working committee to coordinate international CEWIL Canada initiatives that support the mobility of co-operative education and work-integrated learning students abroad and in the United States. To this end, the committee focuses on the following initiatives:

  1. Developing partnerships with various service providers to obtain preferred rates for students from CEWIL Canada member organizations who are going on international work terms.
  2. Developing resources to support international students in co-operative education and work-integrated learning programs in understanding and preparing for the Canadian workplace, and accessing resources available on Canadian campuses to assist international students.
  3. Developing website content to support both outbound student mobility and inbound international students
  4. Developing proposals and projects to support outbound international work terms, including, but not limited to, funding and scholarships, student recognition and awards, etc.

Committee Members

  • Chair: Shabnam (Shay) Surjitsingh Ivković, University of Waterloo
  • Board Representative: Ross Johnston, University of Waterloo
  • Melanie Richardson, Centennial College
  • Frederick A Francis, Concordia University
  • Veronica Ennett‎, Dalhousie University
  • Anil Raheja, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Lisa Russell, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Amy Lee, Simon Fraser University
  • Javed Iqbal, University of British Columbia
  • Jenny Cruickshank, University of Calgary
  • Heather Hacior, University of Lethbridge
  • Marc-André Daoust, University of Ottawa
  • Karima Ramji, University of Victoria
  • Mami Schouten, University of Victoria
  • Shabnam (Shay) Ivković, University of Waterloo
  • Jessica Adkin, University of Winnipeg
  • Laurie Lahn, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Marlène Canuel, Bishops’ University


If you are interested in joining the Committee, please contact .