Explore the work of ACE-WIL BC/Yukon. Here you will find inspirational stories from students, profiles of all our award winners, news, events, resources and wisdom from the wonderful humans that contribute to the vision of ACE-WIL.

Member resources
New BC-designed framework helps PSIs understand socio-economic impact of WIL

While those deeply connected with work-integrated learning (WIL) programs often see examples of how WIL students have made an impact on the organizations they work with and the BC economy, the lack of a structured approach to gathering data has meant that post-secondary institutions (PSIs) may not have the data…

Humans of ACE-WIL
Meet Stephanie Greaves – President-Elect 2022-2023

How on earth did I get here? Like most of you, I didn’t set out to be part of a co-op program. Looking back, however, it all makes sense – in reverse.

When I was a kid, I spent a lot of time inside cardboard boxes (willingly, in case you…

Award Winners
2021 ACE-WIL Outstanding Contribution Award

Helena Prins, BC Campus

Helena has been contributing her time, energy, and ideas to the ACE-WIL Professional Development committee since 2017-2018. When Helena left her post at Royal Roads University and moved to BC Campus in 2019, she continued her involvement on the committee and brought BC Campus in as…

Professional Development
Spring 2022 PD Highlights

As the PD Committee wraps up the Spring 2022 PD event, we want to thank all members who were able to join the PD Committee on March 9th and May 4th, 2022. Both of the sessions were meant to inspire us to action – locally and globally – and both…

Humans of ACE-WIL
Meet your ACE-WIL Membership Committee - Episode 6
Episode 6: Meet Cristina Eftenaru – Finding the inspiration to keep on keeping on

If you have joined ACE-WIL BC & Yukon over the past year or so, you most probably received a warm welcome email from me on behalf of the Membership Committee. I am honoured to have Co-chaired…

Humans of ACE-WIL
Meet your ACE-WIL Membership Committee - Episode 5
Episode 5: Meet Dionne Orrange

About Dionne

Dionne is an Instructor at Langara College in Vancouver, BC, currently working in the Co-op and Career Development Centre. In addition to teaching Work Experience courses, Dionne works with the Business Management, Marketing, International Business, and Recreation Management students, supporting them in their…

Announcements, Award Winners
2021 ACE-WIL Industry Partner of the Year

BC’s Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, Corporate Services Division has been recognized for their outstanding commitment and support of Cooperative Education and Work Integrated Learning.  Nominated by Camosun College, this valued employer partner hired a record number of students in 2021 and stepped up by taking on a…

Humans of ACE-WIL
Meet your ACE-WIL Membership Committee - Episode 4
Episode 4: Meet Tara Bond – Coffee Lover Extraordinaire

Tara Bond began her career with the Career and Experiential Learning Department in 2017 as a Co-operative Education Coordinator and is currently working as a Career Services Coordinator. Tara is the Faculty Lead for the Career Ambassadors through the Career and…

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
2021 ACE-WIL Student of the Year Award Winners

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 2021. 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…

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…