Success Stories

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!

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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…