In this issue:
  1. New Early Bird Deadline - ACE-WIL BC 2024 Conference
  2. Reminder from the Awards Committee
  3. Happy New Year from the ACE-WIL PD Committee
  4. Wavemakers Opportunity

New Early Bird Deadline Extended

January 2024

We hope this message finds you well. We are thrilled to announce the extension of the Early Bird deadline for the ACE-WIL 2024 Conference, 'WILful Together.' Due to overwhelming interest and the holiday season, we want to ensure everyone has the opportunity to take advantage of the discounted rate. New Early Bird Deadline: Tuesday, February 15th, 2024, at Midnight.

The Association for Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning BC/Yukon (ACE-WIL) is proud to host the 'WILful Together' conference, set to take place on Monday, May 27, and Tuesday, May 28, 2024, with an afternoon reception on Sunday, May 26 at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster, BC.

Don't miss out on this chance to be part of a dynamic community dedicated to shaping the future of co-operative education and work-integrated learning.

Register Now and Take Advantage of the Extended Early Bird Rate!
We look forward to welcoming you to the 'WILful Together' conference and sharing in the collective pursuit of a brighter future through collaboration and innovation.

Best regards,

Reminder from the Awards Committee

  1. Student Award Nomination must be submitted to the Awards Committee by Monday, January 29, 2024 @ 9:00am. There are two nomination forms, found on the ACE-WIL site, for you to choose from; Form A is used for nominating a Co-op student and Form B is used when nominating a student in other forms of WIL.
  2. Both the Outstanding Contribution and Industry Partner of the Year Award nominations, forms also found on the ACE-WIL site, are due Friday, February 23, 2024 @ 9:00am.

Happy New Year from the ACE-WIL Professional Development (PD) Committee

To kick off 2024, the PD Committee presents a learning and development opportunity to engage with right from your desk!

We encourage you to grab a hot drink and set some time aside to read up on the first of the 2024 PD Blog Series by way of the monthly ACE-WIL e-newsletter!

In collaboration with Thompson Rivers University Career and Experiential Learning Department, the ACE-WIL PD Committee is excited to showcase TRU’s Open Educational Textbook titled “From University to Career – Creating a Successful Transition,” designed to guide students seamlessly from post-secondary into the professional world.

The first of several blog posts comes to you from Jamie Noakes, TRU - Career and Experiential Learning, editor of “University to Career: Creating a Successful Transition. Read More...

Wavemakers Opportunity

Wavemakers is proud to partner with ACE-WIL to bring meaningful and accessible WIL opportunities to students!

Wavemakers is a free, virtual-reality work-integrated learning program that offers students the opportunity to build future-proof skills and network with top Canadian employers. Wavemakers can easily be integrated into your course curriculum, offering students a blend of in-class learning with the interactive components of our experiential program in a virtual campus.

Wavemakers is your easy-to-integrate solution for experiential learning.
We are looking to partner with schools to bring our career-building program directly to your students as part of the course curriculum!
Contact Emily Hartman to learn more.

Skills development, career readiness, authentic connections and MORE. Students will earn digital credentials, receive mentorship from industry experts, and complete a WIL project that focuses on solving one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Wavemakers is looking forward to connecting at WilFUL Together in May!

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