In this issue:
  1. Important Reminder: Early Bird Deadline for ACE-WIL BC 2024 Conference is December 31, 2023
  2. Reminder of the January 29, 2024 deadline for upcoming Student of the Year submissions
  3. Invitation to Second WIL Community of Practice

* Important Reminder: Early Bird Deadline! *

Hey there, did you know that registration for the most significant work-integrated learning event in BC is now open? The early bird registration deadline is fast approaching on December 31. Don't miss out on the chance to secure your spot for an incredible gathering of the best minds in New West, all set to share, learn, and collaborate!

We can't wait to welcome our valued members, dedicated professionals, and outstanding partners from diverse industries and sectors, all united by a common goal of supporting WIL. Don't miss out on this opportunity - Secure your spot TODAY!

Student Award Nomination forms are live!

Reminder: Student Award Nomination forms are live on the ACE-WIL site.

Now is the time to start planning who you are going to nominate for 2023 and gathering all the evidence needed to successfully submit your form by January 29, 2024 @ 9:00am.

Invitation to Second WIL Community of Practice

WIL CoP
You are invited to join the secondfirst WIL-CoP to be held on Dec 4th 12-1PM (PDT).
The meeting will be hosted online bi-monthly.

Please register in advance using this link:
https://ubc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u50kc--qrTopG9C_u-7OoGhho9NgLlAG4Qzc

What is this WIL-CoP?
WIL stands for Work Integrated Learning (which currently includes 9 types based on CEWIL Canada’s definition, including co-operative education, internships, apprenticeships, and more https://cewilcanada.ca), and CoP stands for Community of Practice. In essence this is a regular (bi-monthly) meetup where people in the WIL ecosystem come to share their experiences with WIL. Each meeting will have a designated “speaker” who will share some elements of their work.

Who is this for?
Any professional who is working, practicing, researching and/or is engaged with Work Integrated Learning in higher-education in BC. ACEWIL membership is not required to attend this CoP meeting.

What to expect?
As a CoP participant you will spend an hour hearing what others in the WIL community are doing. CoP participants will be asked to volunteer to take turns to be the ‘lead’ of a meetup, to share with others what they do as part of their WIL work. Sharing can be done with or without slides, it really isn’t that formal.

What’s in it for me?
Learn from others about the diversity of WIL programs in BC’s higher education sector, build connections and be part of a community of passionate WIL educators and practitioners.

Who will ‘lead’ this upcoming meeting?
As part of the WIL-CoP, Dave Keighron will share his work at the Marketing Department in Douglas College's Faculty of Commerce and Business.

Dave Keighron is a multifaceted educator and innovator, renowned for his significant contributions in both the academic and professional realms of entrepreneurship, marketing, and e-commerce. In academia, he has been pivotal in building and integrating work-integrated learning into curricula across several institutions, developing programs and courses that blend academic theory with practical industry experience. Dave has been instrumental in shaping dynamic curricula and fostering student success, bridging the gap between classroom learning and real-world application. His professional journey showcases a proven track record in developing and managing innovative business models, with experience spanning start-ups to large established organizations.

How do I join?
WIL CoP are hosted via zoom. Simply register using the zoom registration link below.
https://ubc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u50kc--qrTopG9C_u-7OoGhho9NgLlAG4Qzc
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