This summer the Centre for Employment Innovation (CEI) is lucky to be joined by eight interns that are helping with research, engagement, and communication work alongside full-time staff. The CEI has partnered with St. Francis Xavier University (StFX), Venture for Canada, co-op programming, Nova Scotia Young Leaders, and the inaugural Nova Scotia Works Summer Student Internships funded by the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education’s Skills and Learning Branch Employment Nova Scotia division to hire these youthful and enthusiastic people. We will be sharing more about our interns and the work they are doing throughout the summer on our social media pages, Facebook and Twitter. Our next highlight is Danielle:

Danielle Lucier

Master of Arts in Economics, Simon Fraser University

This summer I am re-joining the CEI as the Communications and Engagement Intern. I have recently graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with a Joint Honours in Business and Economics and am excited to be putting my degree to work at the CEI. In my Honours thesis, I studied how subjective well-being plays a role in voting behaviour. This summer at the CEI, I am extending my knowledge and research around subjective well-being by looking at the ways in which the Quality of Life Index relates to meaningful work for Nova Scotians. Beyond this, I am excited to help share the work the CEI is doing to key stakeholders, through our online platforms. All in all, I am grateful for the opportunity to return to work for an organization that promotes inclusion, engagement, and decent work for all Nova Scotians.

When I am not working or studying, I enjoy staying active, going camping and hiking, and soaking up the sun!

“My experience working with the CEI has taught me the importance of engaging in meaningful work, as well as the importance of advocating for disadvantaged members of the workforce. This summer I want to expand my research skills developed throughout my undergraduate degree. I hope to draw on provincial resources provided by key stakeholders to better understand the relationship between work and well-being in Nova Scotia.”