Lianne Johnston, Douglas College

Lianne has been a contributing member of the ACE- WIL community for almost 15 years, dedicating her time, energy and ideas in various capacities to the ACE-WIL membership. Lianne has consistently demonstrated a deep commitment to our association and a willingness to go above and beyond to help others. Her contributions have been invaluable, and we are truly grateful for her unwavering commitment to work integrated learning.

Lianne has served as Secretary for the association for four years, managing the difficult task of keeping official records for the association during a time of massive growth, funding and change. It is no small feat to keep track of fast-paced Board discussions and action items. Her dedication and hard work have been instrumental in helping the Board transition and grow.

Lianne has also been leading the Awards committee, overseeing the evolution and updating the criteria and processes for our various association recognition awards. Lianne worked tirelessly to bring recommendations to the Board, and take Board feedback to the committee, ensuring that we are recognizing our students, partners, and members for all that they do to forward the goals of work integrated learning in BC.

Moreover, Lianne has also served on various conference committees over the years, contributing her time, ideas and expertise to programming, logistics, social and more.

However, much more than her contributions to the goals of the association is Lianne’s willingness to share, mentor, and help anyone that needs it. Lianne’s kindness, generosity of time, and wonderful calm demeanor have been a true inspiration.

Congratulations to Lianne on this award. It is truly well-deserved!