Projects

BC WIL Employer/Community Partner Survey
The BC WIL Employer and Community Partner survey collected data from WIL partners at 19 post-secondary institutions in BC between Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, to better understand the labour market’s ability to engage WIL students during the pandemic and post-pandemic. The survey provides insight on WIL employer/community partner’s experiences, interests and needs. Read More »
IMPACT 2020 WIL Student Story Showcase
The main goals of this project are to: celebrate student success, engage with members, and promote hiring WIL students to employers. The project generated interview videos with the winning students and their employers, as well as an inventory of all the story submissions. Read More »

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Understanding: Power Dynamics, Cross-Cultural Communication, Biases and Assumptions
Power dynamics are inevitable in relationships, they play a particularly important role at work, and are especially crucial when we bring into consideration the obvious power dynamics between a Co-op student and their employer. The same goes for communicating across difference and being aware of our unconscious biases and assumptions… Read More »
BC WIL Employer and Community Partner Survey Project – Full Report
Full Report of the detailed findings and methodology for the BC WIL Employer and Community Partner Survey project, which included two surveys (Fall 2020 and Spring 2021) and focus groups (Spring 2021) to better understand the experiences, needs and intentions of existing WIL employers and community partners during the COVID-19… Read More »
BC WIL Survey Key Findings - Focus for Government
With a focus for government, key findings from the BC WIL employer and community partner surveys conducted Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. Topics: Research License and Distribution: ACE-WIL Copyright Tags: COVID-19, funding, outlook, remote work BC WIL Survey Key Findings – Focus for Government Read More »