ACE-WIL Industry Partner of the Year

This Award recognizes those ACE-WIL industry partners that have demonstrated a strong commitment to co-operative education and work-integrated learning (WIL), through the support and hiring of 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, 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.)
  • Consistent record of hiring co-op/WIL students and providing 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 8:00am, Monday MARCH 15th, 2021 via confidential email: careerservices@royalroads.ca

The Industry Partner of the Year will be recognized with a plaque, gift and letter of appreciation.

2020 ACE-WIL Industry Partner of the Year Award - Nomination Form

Past winners

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…
RebalanceMD, Industry Partner of the Year, with CEO Stefan Fletcher and WIL student Ronak Sheiki working at Rebalance during her clinical kinesiology co-op work term. Credit: ReBalanceMD.
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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.

DND-CFB Edquimalt is the 2018 Industry Partner of the Year.
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2017 Industry Partner of the Year (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 (50+ employees): BCI, Victoria.

BCI is the 2017 Industry Partner of the Year (50+ employees)
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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.

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