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Fred Evers

Brief Biography

Janet Wolstenholme is the Research and Development Manager for the Educational Research and Development Unit at the University of Guelph. She is also a career counsellor for Designs4Life. Wolstenholme received her Baccalaureate and Masters degrees from the University of Guelph. In addition, Wolstenholme holds a diploma in art from Canada's foremost art college, Ontario College of Art and Design as well as a Career Development Practitioner certificate from Conestoga College.

Wolstenholme's Masters thesis explored women entrepreneurs and how entrepreneurial women manage to balance their entrepreneurial practice with a family life. Wolstenholme currently owns and operates Designs4Life; a private career counselling practice with a heavy emphasis on using the client's creativity and visioning skills in the career development process.

Currently, Wolstenholme is involved with the co-ordination of adoptive approval processes for curriculum for the University of Guelph-Humber. This includes processes from both the University of Guelph and the Humber Institute for Technology and Advanced Learning. Wolstenholme is also developing a series of online modules for the University of Guelph-Humber (G-H). Named "Transitions" these modules are based round the 20 skills and 8 values identified by Guelph-Humber.

Recently Evers, Mitchell (Wolstenholme) and Power completed an Advanced Level Skills research project (available through the "resources" section of the CERA website) on behalf of CAETO and funded by HRDC.

Through EvNet and McMaster University (EvNet is a network that evaluates technology in education and training) Wolstenholme is presently collaborating on the preparation and coordination of an anthology and manuscript for publication.

Wolstenholme is also active with volunteer work, including teaching career development awareness to youth at the local YMCA/YWCA and reviewing material for the Contact Point website (a Canadian website dedicated to career development practitioners).

In addition, Wolstenholme is a True Colors trainer.




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