B.A., English (Honours) & Political Science, University of British Columbia
M.A., English, University of British Columbia
Julie has worked in the field of co-operative education since 1997 when she founded the first co-op education program in Arts at UBC in the English Department. Since then she has helped to create an Arts-wide program for students throughout all undergraduate programs, masters programs in UBC iSchool, and recently to PhD students in the English and History Departments. She is currently managing a multi-year, Arts-wide project to explore ways to support faculty members, staff, and students to integrate career education throughout the undergraduate experience. During 2008/09 she completed a secondment with the UBC Go Global International Learning Programs Office, creating a Student Safety Abroad policy and resources for UBC, and a handbook for faculty members leading Group Study Programs Abroad.
Julie is Co-Director of the Canada Japan Co-op Program, a consortium of 18 colleges and universities across Canada, and is the current chair of the BC Work Integrated Learning Council, and Past President of the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (now CEWIL Canada) and the BC Co-op Association. A graduate from UBC’s B.A. and M.A. programs in English, Julie taught in the English department from 1993-97 and co-edited Landmarks: A Process Reader for Canadian Writers.
“Applying Principles of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Access in Work-integrated Learning.’ Goldman, Djulus, Lowes, Henville, Gillies, Soikie, Koffi, Shah, and Walchli. International Handbook of Work Integrated Learning, 3rd Edition forthcoming 2022. World Association for Co-operative and Work Integrated Education. Eds. Dr Karsten Zegwaard, University of Waikato, New Zealand and Judene Pretti, University of Waterloo, Canada
“Making it Work: Piloting Co-operative Education for English PhD Students at UBC.” Elizabeth Hodgson, Tiffany Potter, and Julie Walchli. English Studies in Canada, 39.4, December 2013: 9-12.
“Co-operative Education and Student Recruitment, Engagement and Success: Early Findings from a Multi-Institutional Study in British Columbia.” ACE WIL BC Research Committee, Julie Walchli, Chair. Co-operative Education and Internships Association Journal, Fall 2012. (Article received the Dr. Graham Branton Award for Research Excellence from the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education).
- CEWIL Canada’s Service Award
- UBC President’s Service Award for Staff Excellence
- Association for Co-operative Education in BC/Yukon award for outstanding contributions to the Association