COVID-19

Announcements, COVID-19, Employer resources, Member resources
As post-pandemic recovery continues, BC organizations plan to ramp up post-secondary student hiring
News Release

As organizations across BC pivot to the post-pandemic reality, workplaces with a history of hiring work-integrated learning (WIL) students say they expect to return to typical hiring levels, and in some industry sectors, WIL hirings are expected to surpass historical norms.

According to a…

COVID-19, Member resources
BCWC survey highlights WIL employer response to pandemic and future outlook

In June 2020, while we were all striving to grasp the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on opportunities for WIL students and adjust our plans, the BC WIL Council (BCWC) decided to take action by reaching out directly to existing WIL employers and community partners to better understand their…

COVID-19, Success Stories
Elder iPad Distribution Project- Impact 2020 Story

ACE-WIL is pleased to recognize LeSandra Archachan, a business co-op student at Nicola Valley Institute of Technology who has won a prize for her story about facilitating an iPad distribution project to Elders in the Nicola Valley. LeSandra worked closely with her supervisor, Margaret Hohner, co-op…

COVID-19, Success Stories
Learning for Reconciliation Project- Impact 2020 Story

ACE-WIL is pleased to recognize Renee St. Godard, a geography co-op student at UVic who has won an IMPACT 2020 prize for her story about facilitating learning for reconciliation training for BC Parks Staff. Renee worked closely with her supervisor, Heather Davies, Director for Indigenous Relations…

COVID-19, Success Stories
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Community Conversations- Impact 2020 Story

The Association of Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning BC/Yukon is pleased to recognize Priyanka Krishna, a co-op student at SFU who has won an award for her story about facilitating virtual community conversations around equity, diversity and inclusion topics for Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association (DSBIA). Priyanka worked…

COVID-19, Success Stories
Health Research for Engaging People with Disabilities- Impact 2020 Story

CE-WIL is pleased to recognize Robin Metcalfe, a masters of social work student at UBC-O who has won an honourable mention for her story about creating a multimedia resource for health researchers to be more inclusive of deaf and disabled folks in research. Robin worked closely with her…

COVID-19, Success Stories
COVID Testing- Impact 2020 Story

ACE-WIL is pleased to recognize Sheldon Langlois who has won an award for his co-op story about doing COVID testing during nights at Kelowna General Hospital. Sheldon worked closely with his supervisor, medical laboratory technologist and tech lead of the PCR department at Kelowna General Hospital. The story…

COVID-19, Employer resources, Success Stories
Food Bank Inventory Project- Impact 2020 Story

The Association of Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning BC/Yukon is pleased to recognize international student Shiven Khera who has won an award for his co-op story about creating an inventory management system for the Central Okanagan food bank.

Shiven worked closely with his supervisor, Associate…

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

The results are in! Congratulations to the five student winners and three honourable mentions of IMPACT 2020: WIL Student Story Showcase! Keep reading to see why these student stories stood out as messages of impact and innovation despite the challenges presented by COVID-19!

The…
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…

Announcements, COVID-19, Funding, Member resources
Work-Integrated Learning Projects Making Progress Across BC

Significant progress is being made on the 66 projects funded under the BC Government Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Initiative. Project coordinators across the BC Post Secondary Institutions (PSIs) are busy working hard to adapt to the realities of COVID-19 and complete projects that will have positive impacts on employers, WIL practitioners,…

COVID-19, Success Stories
New Kids on the Block: Foundry Spatial’s Remote Co-op Onboarding
By UVic co-op students Lauren Feyer & Maheen Arif

Everyone’s familiar with the feeling of nervous excitement that comes with the first day at a new job. A typical onboarding process has always, up until now, featured a tour of the office, being assigned to a workspace, and the daunting…