Co-op Wisdom Series

Co-op Wisdom Series
ACE-WIL Symposium May 2021 - Keynote Speaker Recap

2021 ACE-WIL BC May Symposium: Sharing Innovation in WIL

Keynote Speaker Thursday May 6th, 2021

Linda Edgecombe: Resilient Living in 2021- How to get started in a state of Overwhelm

By Heather Workman

Linda Edgecombe kicked off the Keynote address with a bang by issuing a challenge for attendees: What…

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ACE-WIL Conference 2019 - Keynote Speaker Recap

 

“You are perfect!”, words of wisdom from Ivan Coyote’s late grandmother that we all need to listen to. The ACE-WIL 2019 Conference in Victoria, BC kicked off with a powerful, engaging, funny and educational keynote presentation by Ivan Coyote. Through stories of personal experience, lessons on proper language and…

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Student Engagement Series - Part I

According to the Glossary of Education Reform, Student Engagement defines as ‘the degree of attention, curiosity, interest, optimism, and passion that students show when they are learning or being taught, which extends to the level of motivation they have to learn and progress in their education.’ It certainly sums it…

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“Myth-Conceptions” of Working for Government

Name another co-op employer that can give you opportunities to fight forest fires, present at conferences in front of hundreds of curious co-workers, and work directly with some of the most influential decision makers in the province, while still allowing you time to unwind every other Friday during bi-weekly ‘flex…

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Co-op Wisdom from Paulette Johnston

In this series, ACE bloggers will be interviewing various practitioners who have served the Co-op profession for many years and asking them to share their wisdom!

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Co-op Wisdom from Norah McRae

Norah McRae is currently the Executive Director of Co-operative Education and Career Services at the University of Victoria.

1. When did you begin your career in co-op and in what capacity?

I began as Co-op Coordinator in the Arts Co-op (as it was called then) at UVic in 1992. This…

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Co-op Wisdom from Nancy Johnston

This interview has been edited and condensed.

1.      When did you begin your career in co-op and in what capacity?

I began my career in co-op in 1977 as a first-year co-op student at the University of Waterloo in kinesiology. It was one of the few programs in…

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Co-op Wisdom from Christy Dodds

In this series, ACE bloggers will be interviewing various practitioners who have served the Co-op profession for many years and asking them to share their wisdom!

1.      When did you begin your career in co-op and in what capacity?

My involvement in the co-op program started back in…