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ACE-WIL Industry Partner of the Year

Recognizing industry commitment

New for 2023! Two awards recognizing those ACE-WIL industry partners that have demonstrated a strong commitment to either co-operative education or other forms of work integrated learning, through the support and hiring of Co-op/WIL students and/or have shown a high level of overall support of our association through specific partnerships.

Nominations

Using the form below, any ACE-WIL member in good standing may nominate an industry partner for this recognition. The nominated industry partners are reviewed and considered by the ACE-WIL Awards Committee based on their contributions within the past calendar year (2023), including:

  • Significant involvement with or outstanding contributions to projects or initiatives that benefit Co-op/WIL provincially (i.e., research, sponsorship, advisory committee participation, etc.)
  • Hired and engaged with Co-op/WIL students in 2023 and provided them with high-quality learning opportunities
  • Provided student(s) with a designated mentor, additional training opportunities, professional development and critical work-place challenges
  • Created additional value by allowing student to expand their original job description to match their career goals or professional interests
  • Allowed students to attend decision-making meetings or become involved in challenging projects or assignments beyond the scope of the original job posting
  • Provided an above-average opportunity for the student to gain skills, experiences and leadership that would surpass a typical Co-op/WIL opportunity
  • Attended or supported on-campus events, including career fairs, information sessions, interview clinics, networking events, poster or debriefing sessions, etc.

One (1) complete PDF electronic nomination package must be received by 9:00am, Friday, February 23, 2024, via confidential email: info@acewilbc.ca

Please ensure you open and complete the nomination form in Adobe Acrobat

The Industry Partner of the Year will be recognized at the ACE-WIL Annual General Meeting.

2023 ACE-WIL INDUSTRY PARTNER OF THE YEAR AWARD - NOMINATION FORM

Past winners

2022 ACE-WIL Industry Partner of the Year

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…
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2022 ACE-WIL Industry Partner of the Year, HONOURABLE MENTION

Clayton Cross, COAST Performance Rehabilitation, Honourable Mention COAST Performance Rehabilitation (COAST) is also been recognized for their outstanding commitment and support of Cooperative Education and Work Integrated Learning. Nominated by Capilano University’s Work Integrated Learning and the School of Human Kinetics, COAST has been part of their Work-Integrated Learning opportunities…
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2020 ACE-WIL Industry Partner of the Year

PCL’s student program is well-established across Canada and has an objective of developing high-potential students with the promise of becoming major contributors to the organization. Students are treated as salaried employees and are provided with challenging experiences and exposure. In 2020, PCL hired over 440 students across Canada into many…
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2019 ACE-WIL Industry Partner of the Year

ACE-WIL BC/Yukon is pleased to announce RebalanceMD as the 2019 Industry Partner of the Year for their ongoing commitment to providing highly sought after, valuable and unique learning opportunities for students since 2013. RebalanceMD has hired co-operative education and work integrated learning students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels…
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2018 ACE-WIL Industry Partner of the Year

The Association for Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning BC / Yukon is pleased to announce the recipient of the Industry Partner of the Year Award for 2018: DND-CFB Esquimalt.

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2017 Industry Partner of the Year (less than 50 employees)

The Association for Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning BC / Yukon is pleased to announce the recipient of the Industry Partner of the Year Award for 2017 (less than 50 employees): Rovalution Automotive, Vancouver.

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2016 Industry Partner of the Year

The Association for Co-operative Education BC / Yukon is pleased to announce the recipient of the Industry Partner of the Year Award for 2016: Parks Canada

Parks Canada is the 2016 ACE Industry Partner of the Year.
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2015 Industry Partner of the Year Award

The Association for Co-operative Education BC / Yukon is pleased to announce the recipient of the Industry Partner of the Year Award for 2015: Carmanah Technologies Corporation

Carmanah is our 2015 Industry Partner, nominated by University of Victoria.
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2014 Industry Partner of the Year

The following is from the University of Victoria’s nomination package highlighting the extent of Island Health’s engagement with co-operative education: Island Health has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to hire UVic students regardless of economic circumstances. Island Health has hired across many disciplines, including Anthropology, Biochemistry/Microbiology, Biology, Biomedical Engineering,…
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