Nominate an ACE-WIL member for a Board Position.
Your ACE-WIL Board is made up of a group of volunteers that represent a wide range of institutions and work on initiatives that forward the goals of WIL at our member institutions, including collaborating with each other and our external stakeholders, offering professional development and mentorship, formalizing partnerships that are mutually beneficial, hosting conferences, and a wide range of other activities that help to promote WIL. The typical workload for a board member is not overly strenuous and thus should not interfere with your work in your busy Co-op/Wil departments.
Note: The nominee does not have to be a Director in their organization to be on the ACE/WIL Board. The Director title refers to the board director position, not your work title. Board positions are open to any member of ACE/WIL regardless of institutional position.
Each May, the newly elected board meets to elect the ACE/WIL Executive Board-This is made up of a President, Vice-President, and Secretary. The board meets four times a year and meetings typically take place in Vancouver.
When I started with Co-op I had no contacts with other professional outside my school, nor did I fully understand the scope of the Co-operative Education Model in BC. I wasn’t a departmental director or a manager, I was a Co-op Coordinator. I started working with ACE (pre-WIL) on the communication committee, from there I joined the board and eventually became ACE President. I have gained so much professionally and personally from these experiences. I have met great friends and in a small way like to think helped be part of the changes Co-op has seen over the years. Professionally, I was part of conversations with leaders in our field, government officials and MLA’s and had the opportunity to travel and meet other co-op professionals nationally and internationally-all from starting on the ACE communications committee. It has been the highlight of my career. (Larry Iles-Thompson Rivers University)
If you are interested in a volunteer position, please fill out and send the ACE-Nomination-Form-2020.
Deadline for 2020-2022 term nomination forms is Friday April 17th, 2020
Please contact Jennie Nilsson (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions