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2023 ACE-WIL INDUSTRY PARTNER OF THE YEAR AWARD | CO-OP: Laurel Point Inn

The Co-op award for 2023 recognizes ACE-WIL industry partners that have demonstrated a strong commitment to cooperative education, through the support and hiring of Co-op students and/or have shown a high level of overall support of our association through specific partnerships.

Co-op Category Award

Julie Wright, Laurel Point…

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2023 ACE-WIL INDUSTRY PARTNER OF THE YEAR AWARD | WIL: Holiday Inn and Suites North Vancouver

The WIL award for 2023 recognizes ACE-WIL industry partners that have demonstrated a strong commitment to work integrated learning, through the support and hiring of WIL students and/or have shown a high level of overall support of our association through specific partnerships.

WIL Category Award

Alam Charmaine, Holiday Inn and…

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2023 ACE-WIL STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS | HONOURABLE MENTIONS

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 2023. 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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2023 ACE-WIL STUDENT OF THE YEAR | WIL COLLEGE: Jared Smith

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 2023. 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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2023 ACE-WIL STUDENT OF THE YEAR | WIL UNIVERSITY: Jessica Tran

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 2023. 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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2023 ACE-WIL STUDENT OF THE YEAR | CO-OP COLLEGE: Celia Kurniawan

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 2023. 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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2023 ACE-WIL STUDENT OF THE YEAR | CO-OP UNIVERSITY: Himali Chhabra
Himali Chhabra, University of British Columbia

Himali is a fourth-year student at UBC, who is passionate about the intersection of emerging technologies and understanding future societal trends. Her background in psychology and economics, combined with her interest in technology, has enabled her to excel in people and product strategy Co-op roles.

As…

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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 | 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…