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In this issue:
  1. President's Message
  2. Communications Committee Update
  3. 2021 ACE-WIL Outstanding Contribution Member Award
  4. Spring 2022 PD Highlights
  5. Upcoming Event: ACE-WIL Town Hall: COWIL Panel Discussion
  6. Humans of ACE - Cristina Eftenaru

President's Message

Greetings ACE-WIL Membership,

Thank you to all those who joined us at our Annual General Meeting on May 17th. We elected our new board and got to announce our Outstanding Contribution Member Award winner (more on this later in the newsletter)!

In May, we also held our PD session delivered by Dr. Candy Ho on the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and how we can use these as a framework to guide and support WIL practitioners, students, employers, and our institutions. Learn how you can access our online UN SDG Resource Pack on this topic through the recap for this session.

Our board met both in-person and virtually on June 10th--our first meeting since the pandemic began. We welcomed new board members and started planning the work we'll be focusing on as a board in 2022-2023. You can read about one of our board members and Membership Co-Chair Cristina Eftenaru in our latest installment of the Humans of ACE in this newsletter.

It was truly lovely for board members to gather and connect with each other in the same room. Some of us were even able to head to Steamworks Brewpub in downtown Vancouver for a bit of a social like old times!

I look forward to connecting with many of you at our next Town Hall on June 28th as we learn about insights from Northern and Interior B.C. COWIL projects.

Wishing you all an energizing summer term!

Warm regards,

Anna Jubilo (She/Her/Hers)

Communications Committee Update

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The Communications Committee’s focus has recently expanded from solely member-facing news to internal- and external-facing communications. We are looking for your news and updates that will engage and inform our community: ACE-WIL members, employers, and industry partners.

Read more for some tips and tricks for submitting content.

With special thanks from your Communications team:
Chelsea Hunter, projects coordinator
Diane Luszniak, newsletter coordinator
Nina Bennett, LinkedIn coordinator
Vanessa Raber, web coordinator
Sarah Gibson & Natasha Dilay, co-chairs

2021 ACE-WIL Outstanding Contribution Award

Helena Prins, BC Campus Helena has been contributing her time, energy, and ideas to the ACE-WIL Professional Development committee since 2017-2018. When Helena left her post at Royal Roads University and moved to BC Campus in 2019, she continued her involvement on the committee and brought BC Campus in as a new member institution to ACE-WIL. She suggested a new …

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Spring 2022 PD Highlights

Spring 2022 PD Highlights
As the PD Committee wraps up the Spring 2022 PD event, we want to thank all members who were able to join the PD Committee on March 9th and May 4th, 2022. Both of the sessions were meant to inspire us to action – locally and globally – and both sessions delivered! Thoughtful self-reflection activities, break out room discussions, and …

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Upcoming Event - Save the date

ACE-WIL Town Hall: COWIL Panel Discussion — Insights On Work-Integrated Learning From Northern And Interior B.C.

Event Starts: June 28, 2022 at 12:00 pm
Event Ends: June 28, 2022 at 1:00 pm
Event Registration: https://events.eply.com/2022ACE-WILJune28

Join us for a panel showcasing three co-op and work-integrated learning (WIL) projects from the North and Interior of B.C. Panelists will provide an overview of their projects, describe the unique challenges and adaptations made in WIL for students/employers/WIL practitioners in the region, and share their lessons learned for delivering WIL in different contexts.

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Humans of ACE

Meet your ACE-WIL Membership Committee - Episode 6
Meet Cristina Eftenaru - Finding the inspiration to keep on keeping on If you have joined ACE-WIL BC & Yukon over the past year or so, you most probably received a warm welcome email from me on behalf of the Membership Committee. I am honoured to have Co-chaired this wonderful committee with two amazing colleagues, Tara Bond and …

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