This summer, the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI) at Bruyère welcomes seven University of Ottawa co-op students that will be joining our team virtually or in-person.
The students come from a wide range of fields, including biochemistry, communication, political science, and more. Their academic backgrounds and diverse strengths will support their contributions to Ontario CLRI portfolios such as sustaining palliative care, equity, diversity and inclusion in long-term care (LTC), clinical nursing leadership, recreational therapy, and central communications.
As part of our commitment to educating the current and future LTC workforce, the Ontario CLRI is proud to provide developmental training and experiences for these students.
“Our team is excited to offer a supportive workspace of growth and learning for co-op students this summer. We are investing in an enhanced student development so that the students have an optimal experience and may increase their interest in a career supporting seniors.”
— Zsófia Orosz, MA, MHA, Director, Ontario CLRI at Bruyère
During the first two weeks of their placement, the students participated in an engaging orientation process to facilitate team-building, self-reflection, and an understanding of Ontario CLRI initiatives.
The students will be working with their respective teams at Ontario CLRI at Bruyère or the central Ontario CLRI team until they resume their studies in September.
Meet Some of our Students
Hello! My name is Arielle Gatotos and I’m studying Communication at the University of Ottawa. This education is a path for me to help others form meaningful connections and exchange information in creative and inspiring ways. I’m excited to contribute as a Student Communications Assistant at the Ontario CLRI and learn from the amazing team about the importance of communication in the LTC sector.
I’m interested in exploring the positive impact I can have on the sector through strategic communication and storytelling. I also hope to play a role in equipping team members with resources to enhance their work and wellbeing, as I strive to help people and projects reach their potential. I’m at my best when I’m surrounded by a purposeful and supportive community, so I’m very excited for this opportunity to make meaningful contributions this term alongside the earnest team at the Ontario CLRI.
Hi there! My name is Diego Benitez and I am a third year Communication and Political Science student at the University of Ottawa. This summer, I’m looking forward to my placement at the Ontario CLRI where I will be working as a Student Communications Assistant for the Central Communications portfolio. Throughout my placement, I’m eager to learn more about the LTC sector and the innovations that can improve and expand services offered to residents.
I think that this will be a very unique and rewarding opportunity as my team and I will be involved with supporting the improvement in the quality of care for residents. The chance to learn from my peers and supervisors in a professional work setting will also facilitate my growth as an individual. I can’t wait to share my ideas and make a difference this summer!