In this issue:
  1. President's Message
  2. ACE-WIL AGM - Save the Date: June 1, 2023
  3. Congratulations to Industry Partner of the Year 2022 Award Winner
  4. Humans of ACE - Meet Chelsey Evans
  5. Spring PD: Collaboration and Connection - May 30
  6. ACE-WIL Conference May 2024 Registration Reminder
  7. List of 2022-2023 ACE-WIL Volunteers

President's Message

Greetings ACE-WIL Membership,

As National Volunteer Week (NVW) this year is from April 16-22, I want to make sure to take this time to thank all our ACE-WIL volunteers—our members who have stepped forward to participate in our standing committees, conference committee, and ACE-WIL Board.

In this e-newsletter (check the last item), we've put together a list of all our volunteers to recognize them. Please take a few moments to read through this list and help us celebrate our ACE-WIL volunteers.

While I want to particularly thank all those currently volunteering for our organization, I also want to extend my thanks to those who have volunteered for ACE-WIL in the past. ACE-WIL celebrates its 30th anniversary this year as our own society, first as the Association of Co-operative Education BC/Yukon (ACE) and now as ACE-WIL. As a volunteer organization, I can truly say that our organization would not exist without all your efforts. It's because of all our volunteers that ACE-WIL has been able to keep our community connected and do so with limited resources. Thank you all for investing in our community and our common goals.

The theme for NVW 2023 is "Volunteering Weaves us Together". As stated on Volunteer Canada's website, "Like each individual thread makes weaving stronger, every volunteer's experience, perspective, and abilities add to our collective resilience. Woven together from coast to coast to coast, volunteering reinforces our ability to grow, thrive, and create change within our community, province, and country."

Through my own volunteering with ACE-WIL, I've appreciated contributing my interests and skills with our association, connecting with and learning from other WIL practitioners across our province, and gaining new skills through opportunities outside of my regular work.

Although we are always looking for members who are interested in getting involved with our committees, boards, and conferences, we are also currently looking at new and diverse ways for members to get involved with ACE-WIL based on their own interest, goals, skills, and schedule. If you have ideas for ways you'd like to contribute to our community as a volunteer, please do connect with me. I'd love to hear from you!

To all our ACE-WIL volunteers, for your generosity and dedication in lending your time, energy, and skills to our organization, an immense thank you!


Anna Jubilo (She/Her/Hers)

First Call For Conference Presentation Proposals

The 2024 ACE WIL BC Conference: “WILful Together” will take place on May 27-28, 2024 at the Anvil Centre in New West, BC. We are now accepting conference proposal submissions until October 15th, 2023! This is a great opportunity to share your research, creative experiments, explorations and break throughs with a community of innovative, like-minded scholars and practitioners. You can get more details on the conference themes and how to submit on the conference website.

Date: Thursday, June 1, 2023 from 12pm to 1pm.
Registration: Link coming soon!

Industry Partner of the Year 2022 Award Winner

The Awards Committee is very pleased to announce the recipient for the 2022 Industry Partner of the Year Award. A number of strong recommendations were submitted but after narrowing down the choices the committee selected Bonnie Burnside and the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association. Thank you to SFU for the nomination.

Humans of ACE - Meet Chelsey Evans

Written by: Chelsey Evans

In our work, we have the privilege of regularly talking to students about their career journeys. However, it’s less often that we get to reflect on our own career journeys, so when I was invited to be part of the Humans of ACE project, I gladly accepted. As you will see, my career path has taken a bit of a circuitous route…

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ACE-WIL Professional Development Spring 2023

Save May 30 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in your calendar!

Through post-PD event surveys over the last few years, survey results show there is membership interest in a PD session on coaching! Thanks to some fantastic curriculum developed by Andrea Sator and Nancy Johnson, through a COWIL project, we are pleased to announce that a learning and development session focused on coaching for WIL practitioners is coming your way! If this piques your interest, view the event for more information!
ACE-WIL Conference May 2024 Registration is Open!
May 26 - 28, 2024

Register now and secure your spot!

Early-Bird Registration is now open and will remain open until December (or until sold out). Find out more on our conference website.

2022-2023 ACE-WIL Volunteers

Awards (standing) Lianne Johnston Douglas College CHAIR/CO-CHAIRS
Chelsea Hunter SFU Member
Christy Dodds Capilano University Member
Lynda Robinson VIU Member
Sue Brown Royal Roads University Member
Meg Thompson UVIC Member
Communications (standing) Natasha Dilay Royal Roads University CHAIR/CO-CHAIRS
Sarah Gibson Thompson Rivers University CHAIR/CO-CHAIRS
Chelsea Hunter SFU Member
Diane Luszniak UVIC Member
Lina Guo VIU Member
Samantha Toms UVIC Member
External Partnerships and Events (standing) Heather Workman Langara College CHAIR/CO-CHAIRS
Chelsey Evans UVIC Member
Jamie Noakes Thompson Rivers University Member
Jamie Snow UBC Member
Mohna Baichoo Capilano University Member
Membership (standing) Cristina Eftenaru SFU CHAIR/CO-CHAIRS
Alon Eisenstein UBC Member
Dionne Orrange Langara College Member
Shannan Laing Douglas College Member
Tara Bond Thompson Rivers University Member
Professional Development (standing) Meg Thompson UVIC CHAIR
Alejandra Huerta Guerra Royal Roads University Member
Helena Prins BC Campus Member
Nancy Ng Capilano University Member
Rhianna Nagel UVIC Member
Tracey Woodburn Coast Mountain College Member
Research & Initiatives (standing) Andrea Sator (SFU) SFU CHAIR/CO-CHAIRS
Earl Anderson (BCIT) BCIT Member
Letitia Henville (UBC) UBC Member
Sarah McQuillan (UVIC) UVIC Member
ACE WIL Conference (ad hoc) Kim Pham (Selkirk) Selkirk CHAIR/CO-CHAIRS
Stephanie Greaves (SFU) SFU CHAIR/CO-CHAIRS
Anaïs Holdaway UVIC Member
Anita Budisa-Bonneau NIC Member
Chelsey Evans (UVIC) UVIC Member
Drew Jenkins SFU Member
Heather Workman Langara College Member
Helena Prins BC Campus Member
Jamie Noakes Thompson Rivers University Member
Jamie Snow UBC Member
Jenn Coffey (SFU) SFU Member
Jennie Nilsson CEWIL Member
Jennifer Weintraub BCIT Member
Kristina Tzetzos SFU/Douglas Member
Lianne Johnston Douglas College Member
Lina Guo VIU Member
Meg Thompson UVIC Member
Monty Raisinghani UVIC Member
Nancy Ng Capilano University Member
Rhianna Nagel UVIC Member
Sarah Gibson Thompson Rivers University Member
Board Positions Name
Anna Jubilo
Stephanie Greaves
Treasurer & Business Officer
Chelsey Evans
Nina Bennett
Past President
Jennie Nilsson
WIL University Director
Natasha Dilay
WIL Institute/Colleges Director
Anita Budisa-Bonneau
Co-op University Director
Jamie Snow
Co-op Institutes/Colleges Director
Nina Bennett
Regional Director, Lower Mainland/Vancouver Island
Claudia Sperling
Regional Director, Interior
Jamie Noakes
Director at Large
Kim Pham
Director at Large
Tracey Woodburn
Director at Large
Lina Guo
*** We would also like to thank Emilio Velazquez, COWIL project manager, for his assistance in keeping our ACE-WIL Resource Hub on our website up-to-date. ***
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