Explore the work of ACE-WIL BC/Yukon through our blog. Here you will find inspirational stories from students, profiles of all our award winners, news, events, resources and wisdom from the wonderful humans that contribute to the vision of ACE-WIL.

Announcements, COVID-19, Success Stories
Read the student stories from IMPACT 2020

Congratulations to the five student winners and three honourable mentions of IMPACT 2020: WIL Student Story Showcase! The winners will receiving $250 each and the honourable mentions, $87 each. Keep reading to see why these student stories stood out as messages of impact…

Employer resources, Member resources
Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Toolkit for Employers and Hiring Managers

Students from International Pathways (SFIP) bring diverse and global perspectives to the workplace that can lead to an increase in revenue, innovation, and productivity. Do you want to equip your employer network with tools to support SFIP?

The ACE-WIL Research Committee is delighted to share a toolkit with six easy-to-use resources…

ACE-WIL Townhall on March 30, 2021: Let’s Connect!

Join your WIL colleagues from across the province for a chance to connect, with breakout rooms for networking along with updates from ACE-WIL and across BC.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a full year since our first Townhall in March of last year. We were all scrambling as…

Announcements, COVID-19
IMPACT 2020 Voting & Submission Results

Join us in celebrating student achievement throughout March by voting on your top 5 IMPACT 2020 WIL student stories. Voting opens on March 8th and closes at 11:59 pm on March 31st.

We received 70 total submissions! Thank you to all our members who helped spread…

Employer resources, Events
Talent MATCH Launches with Intro Webinar!

The Talent MATCH Program is launching with an introductory webinar on March 23 at 2:00pm (PST) and you’re invited!

Talent Match focuses on employers from museums, arts, tourism, culture, and hospitality organizations and helps them find…

Events, Professional Development
April PD Event: Anti-Racism Response Training
Join us for another ACE-WIL Professional Development Session!

We are excited to offer this highly interactive Anti-Racism Response Training to ACE-WIL members. It involves experiential activities to develop and strengthen active witnessing skills. This training is designed to encourage participants to shift from being frozen or silent bystanders to becoming…

Success Stories
ACE-WIL Student of the Year | Honourable Mention | Co-op University: Tessa Dagenais

Tessa is a MEd. Coaching Studies student at the University of Victoria, where she participated in two WIL Co-op work-terms as a Volleyball coach and teacher in Anzac, a small rural community in Northern Alberta. Growing up immersed in sports, Tessa dreamed of being a coach and strived to…

Success Stories
ACE-WIL Student of the Year | Honourable Mention | Co-op College: Jillian Seronik

Jillian Seronik is a 24-year old student at Okanagan College in Kelowna, BC. Jillian is currently working towards completing her Bachelor of Business Administration degree. She has decided to specialize in Marketing. Jillian has a wide range of work experience. The role of an Aboriginal Peer Mentor at Okanagan…

Award Winners, Success Stories
2020 ACE-WIL Student of the Year | WIL College: Tanya Fogarty

Tanya Fogarty is in her fourth year of the Bachelor of Sport and Fitness Leadership at Camosun College. Tanya completed her internship experience with the YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island as a part of the Healthy Living Department. As a part of her internship Tanya taught group fitness classes that…

Award Winners, Success Stories
2020 ACE-WIL Student of the Year | Co-op College: Dylan Kaplan

Dylan is a 4th year Bachelor of Business Administration (Human Resources) student who has also completed a Diploma majoring in general management at Camosun. He completed his first co-op with the Victoria based InnovativeCommunities.Org Foundation, a non-profit with operations in over a dozen countries. Dylan worked on a wide…

Award Winners, Success Stories
2020 ACE-WIL Student of the Year | Co-op University: Anton Bondarev

Anton is a fourth-year UBC Sauder Co-op student pursuing a dual degree in Finance and Business Technology Management. He completed his first Co-op work term last year shortly after the pandemic struck and helped a local BC start-up navigate this challenging time by organizing, forecasting and planning for financial…

Award Winners
2020 ACE-WIL Student of the Year Award Winners

The Association for Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning BC / Yukon is pleased to announce the recipients of the Co-op/WIL Student of the Year Awards for 2020. These awards recognize BC or Yukon students who demonstrate an outstanding level of achievement in their co-operative education or work-integrated learning experience; combined…