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Announcements, Award Winners
Longtime WIL supporters Brian Train and Robert Douglas win prestigious WACE Award

Congratulations are in order! The World Association for Co-operative and Work-Integrated Education (WACE) has presented the 2023 Employer/Partner Contribution Award to Robert Douglas and Brian Train, both with the BC Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills. The award is in recognition of and appreciation for their outstanding contributions to work-integrated…

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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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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…

Award Winners, Success Stories
2022 ACE-WIL STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARDS | HONOURABLE MENTION | CO-OP UNIVERSITY: Mary Thomson

Mary is a Capilano University student in her third year in the Tourism Management Program. She spent her summer co-op on the Sunshine Coast working at the Gibsons Public Market; a not-for-profit establishment with local food merchants, a bistro, collect -hold-release aquarium and offering community programs and events.

As the…

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2022 ACE-WIL STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARDS | HONOURABLE MENTION | CO-OP COLLEGE: Paterson How

Paterson How is currently in his final term of his Associate of Computer Science degree at Langara College, after completing an 8-month Co-op with the software company, Workday. The position as a Quality Assurance engineer cemented his love for technology and he was very pleased to get the opportunity to…

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2022 ACE-WIL STUDENT OF THE YEAR | CO-OP UNIVERSITY: Bethanea Chou

As a second-generation immigrant who persevered through financial adversity, Bethanea strives to make the world more equitable and emotionally intelligent through education. Bethanea exceeded expectations for a first-term Co-op student by co-creating a 1-year leadership training program for all 1,000+ Yukon Government employees in her department. By creating 20+ hours…

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2022 ACE-WIL STUDENT OF THE YEAR | WIL UNIVERSITY: Mishal Arif

Mishal Arif is a Royal Roads master’s candidate and a dedicated research technologist at the Centre for Innovation and Research into Unmanned Systems (CIRUS) at SAIT. She specializes in developing innovative solutions using remotely piloted aerial systems (RPAS) for a wide range of industry applications.

Mishal recognized a disaster risk…

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2022 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 2022. 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…

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2022 ACE-WIL STUDENT OF THE YEAR | CO-OP COLLEGE: Molly Mifsud

During Molly’s time at Tall Tree, she had the chance to work on projects that helped the organization thrive. She made administrative changes that improved the efficiency of their care, such as revising their intake process to handle a larger volume of inquiries. The revision of these systems allowed the…

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2022 ACE-WIL Student of the Year | WIL College: Jacqueline Sperber

Jacqueline Sperber, a Post-Degree-Diploma Business Administration in Marketing student, did not only stand out in her co-op achievements through cross-functional teamwork and a solid understanding of the field she was working in, but she also was able to apply tools and strategies learned in her program to succeed in every…

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2020 ACE-WIL Outstanding Service Award

Lindsay is committed to ensuring equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) on the ACE-WIL board and in programming and training. Lindsay has advocated for WIL practitioners to become certified in emotional intelligence (EI), resulting in 76 individuals in 20 BC institutions in obtaining the EQ-i certification. Research indicates emotional intelligence is…

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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…