Success Stories

Award Winners, Success Stories
2021 ACE-WIL Student of the Year Awards | Honourable Mention | WIL University: Danielle Lowe

Danielle is in her final year of the UVic BCom program where she is specializing in entrepreneurship and service management. She is inspired by innovative companies that prioritize consumer wellbeing and the environment. Danielle is dedicated, curious, and ambitious.

Combining her love for dogs, sustainability, and business development during her…

Award Winners, Success Stories
2021 ACE-WIL Student of the Year Awards | Honourable Mention | Co-op College: Mikayla Haynes

Mikayla is a recent graduate of Langara College, receiving her Bachelors of Business Administration (Co-operative Education) with distinction. During her time at Langara, Mikayla completed four co-op terms, two back-to-back terms at the Government of Canada as a Student Procurement Officer, a term at Accenture as a Consulting Summer Analyst,…

Award Winners, Success Stories
2021 ACE-WIL Student of the Year Awards | Honourable Mention | Co-op University: Han Ocean

Ocean joined the Biochemistry and Microbiology Co-op Program with an 8.96/9.00 GPA cumulative average. Ocean chose to major in biochemistry with a minor in physics to nurture his interdisciplinary interests in biology, chemistry, math, and physics. Through the co-op program, Ocean has had multiple research experiences, most recently, in a…

Award Winners, Success Stories
2021 ACE-WIL Student of the Year | Co-op University: Carly Pistawka

Carly Pistawka, 22, is a fourth year undergraduate student in the joint UBC-BCIT honours in Biotechnology program. As a physically disabled student with chronic pain, Carly is passionate about pain research and clinical treatment approaches. Through research on her own condition, Carly found Dr. Caroline MacCallum, a physician specializing…

Award Winners, Success Stories
2021 ACE-WIL Student of the Year | WIL University: Gurleen Cheema

Gurleen Cheema is a student at the University of British Columbia and a current Research Assistant for the Punjabi in BC Project at UBC. She joined this project as a means of connecting with her own community and understanding the importance of oral histories as a community-based research methodology.…

Award Winners, Success Stories
2021 ACE-WIL Student of the Year | Co-op College: Matthew Hicks

Matthew Hicks is a second-year Arts and Psychology student at Camosun College, where he works to develop his social sciences skills in pursuit of becoming a Social Worker. Having left a successful career as an electrician due to a workplace injury, he has spent the last two years studying and…

Award Winners, Success Stories
2021 ACE-WIL Student of the Year | WIL College: Madeleine Beach

Madeleine is currently halfway through her 8-month Marketing Coordinator internship with Shift at Redbrick. Over these past few months, she has had the opportunity to work with an innovative, hard-working, and dynamic group of people. Shift has encouraged her to be authentic, take risks, ask questions, and challenge herself.…

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…