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Events , Professional Development
December Pro-D Event: Six Tools for Diversity in WIL

This 90-minute virtual professional development session will present a set of six tools to support diversity in WIL and will share a research-driven approach for WIL practitioners to support employers in attracting, hiring, and onboarding students from international pathways.

Participants will interact with the tools, developed by the ACE-WIL Research…

Employer resources , Events
First in series of employer webinars a success

In conjunction with Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of BC & Yukon (CPHR), ACE-WIL facilitated an employer webinar for CPHR members to showcase the benefits of supporting students in WIL opportunities in their organization. Three seasoned WIL HR panelists from MNP, Safe Software and an independent HR consultant discussed the benefits of hiring WIL students and strategies for building WIL programming into their organization.

Events , Member resources
Takeaways from the October 27th Town Hall

The October 27th Town Hall on support strategies was hosted BC Campus advisor Helena Prins and facilitated by ACE-WIL President Jennie Nilsson. The Town Hall included a student panel, a presentation on creative ways to be ergonomic while working from home and an update on upcoming events.

Student Panel


Events , Member resources
Recap: ACE-WIL Town Hall - Let’s Connect!

In case you missed the latest ACE-WIL Virtual Town Hall, “Let’s Connect” (Sept 29), here’s a quick recap… The session was hosted by Helena Prins, Advisor, BCcampus and was facilitated by Jennie Nilsson, ACE-WIL BC/Yukon President. Noteworthy updates and highlights included:

ACE-WIL/BC Chamber partnership project- snapshot data from a recent…
Employer resources , Events
Upcoming webinar series to show workplaces ways to engage WIL students

As businesses and organizations adapt to the demands of the pandemic, they’re looking at new ways of doing things. And that includes considering whether post-secondary students can help them pivot during the recovery. They know that students bring creativity, new skills and energy to an organization. However, bringing a student…

ACE-WIL Town Hall September 29 – Let’s Connect!

Join ACE-WIL members and BCcampus at noon on September 29 to discover the latest ACE-WIL initiatives and resources to help you in your work. We will also have time for an informal community of practice where you can share ideas with your colleagues.

As we move into an unprecedented start…

Ideas flow during townhall on pivoting WIL curriculum online

On Tuesday, June 16, about 60 WIL practitioners got together for a collaborative session to discuss pivoting their WIL curriculum online during an ACE-WIL BC/Yukon townhall. The townhall was hosted by Helena Prins, BCcampus, and facilitated by Jennie Nilsson, ACE-WIL President.

Since the theme of the day was sharing ideas,…

Two collaboration townhalls in June

Come join us in collaborating with peers about moving your WIL preparatory curriculum for students online for remote delivery. These will be informal, interactive sessions on Zoom with breakout room for brainstorming and sharing ideas. Bring your questions, inspiration, success stories…

COVID-19 , Events
ACE-WIL Virtual Townhall #5 – Taking care of YOU!

Join us for the fifth virtual ACE-WIL townhall. You’ve taken care of your family and your students through the COVID-19 crisis. We want to take care of you during this fun townhall!

Two experts will give us tips on self-care: Sarah Chettleburgh, Counsellor, Royal Roads University and Miranda Massie, Workplace…

Announcements , Events
ACE-WIL AGM and Board Elections May 20, 2020

We welcome members to attend our Annual General Meeting, where we will elect new board members to the ACE-WIL Board, congratulate our Award winners, and present our ACE-WIL Outstanding Contribution Award. Our annual report will be available on our website prior to the meeting.

Date: May 20, 2020 Time: 12…
COVID-19 , Events
ACE-WIL Virtual Townhall #4 – Let’s Talk About Student Wellness

How are your WIL students managing during the pandemic? What resources are students seeking and what’s available for them? Are you seeing a spike in students accessing mental health and wellness services?

Join us to discuss this important issue at our fourth virtual townhall. We’re reaching out to guest panelists…

COVID-19 , Events
ACE-WIL COVID-19 Town Hall

On Tuesday March 31st ACE-WIL held its first town hall to discuss how members are dealing with COVID-19. The town hall had a peak attendance of 99 people. The town hall in its entirety can be viewed here if you were unable to attend. This blog post also provides…