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In this issue:
  1. President's Message
  2. ACE-WIL 2021 Industry Partner of the Year Award
  3. ACE-WIL PD May 4, 2022 - "Making the global personal: The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in WIL and Career Curricula"
  4. ACE-WIL AGM Reminder
  5. Talent Match - Hiring with EDI in Mind: A Webinar & Resources
  6. Humans of ACE - Dionne Orrange

President's Message

Greetings ACE-WIL Membership,

I can't believe that almost a year has passed since I was elected your ACE-WIL President last May. As mentioned in last month's E-News, we have a few board positions up for election this year. We'll be electing our new board at this year's AGM on May 17 (12-1pm PDT). Please save the date and Zoom meeting access info provided in this E-News for this upcoming event.

At the AGM, I'll also be announcing this year's recipient of the ACE-WIL Outstanding Contribution Award. It's been a secret for a few weeks now, so it will be great to finally be able to celebrate this award with our membership.

Our board is currently busy compiling our 2021-2022 annual report. Look out for a link to this in early May.

Hope you can join us for our upcoming session on ACE-WIL’s EDI Resource Hub, our May 4th PD event with Dr. Candy Ho, as well as our AGM

All the best,

Anna Jubilo (She/Her/Hers)
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2021 Industry Partner of the Year Award

BC’s Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, Corporate Services Division has been recognized for their outstanding commitment and support of Cooperative Education and Work Integrated Learning. Nominated by Camosun College, this valued employer partner hired a record number of students in 2021 and stepped up by taking on a very active mentorship role in their Career Development Workplace Preparation courses as well as at Alumni and Employer Networking panels and Interview Clinics. Read more...

ACE-WIL PD Event Save the Date: May 4, 2022

Event Starts: May 4, 2022 at 10:00 am
Event Ends: May 4, 2022 at 12:00 am
Event Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/7PHVTNZ
Registration Details: Pre-session learner survey: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/VRDTRVY

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ACE-WIL AGM - Save the Date: May 17, 2022

This year, the ACE-WIL Annual General Meeting will again take place virtually.
We welcome members to attend. We will elect new ACE-WIL Board members and present our ACE-WIL Outstanding Contribution Award! Our annual report will be available on our website prior to the meeting.

Date: Tuesday, May 17 from 12pm to 1pm.
Registration: Link coming soon!

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Hiring with EDI in Mind: A Webinar & Resources
Tuesday April 26, 2022, 3:00pm
Presented by: Akanksha Thakur

Is your organization striving for a broader understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI)? Wondering how hiring students and hiring in general can support your goals? Have you considered the barriers students and staff from equity seeking groups encounter during the job hunting, interviewing, and onboarding process—and how your organization can make adjustments?

Join Talent MATCH and Talent 4 Non-Profits on Tuesday, April 26th at 3:00pm (Pacific) online via Zoom as we welcome Akanksha Thakur (she/her), the Project Lead for ACE-WIL’s EDI Resource Hub and the EDI Program Manager at TransLink. Akanksha will present an overview of the EDI Hub, highlighting the barriers that employers and student-employees face, and the resources that were built in response—including tips on inclusive job postings and interviewing, information on accessibility, power dynamics, and much more.

This info session is free, but you must register for it here: https://uvic.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vdO6qqzMqE9VCfgOWFJcrqVzgAWoMOrzN
ASL interpretation will be provided.

The Talent MATCH Program is a collaboration between the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture, the BC Museums Association, go2HR, and the Association for Co-operative Education & Work Integrated Learning (ACE-WIL) BC/Yukon. Talent 4 Non-Profits is the expansion of our program to support non-profit organizations across BC.

Humans of ACE


Humans of ACE

Dionne is an Instructor at Langara College in Vancouver, BC, currently working in the Co-op and Career Development Centre. In addition to teaching Work Experience courses, Dionne works with the Business Management, Marketing, International Business, and Recreation Management students, supporting them in their co-op journeys (job search and workplace learning). Dionne joined Langara after a career of over 20 years in Marketing, Sales, Human Resources and corporate training. Dionne hails from the Maritimes and is proud of her Maritime heritage!

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