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.

Announcements, Award Winners
2020 ACE-WIL Outstanding Service Award

Lindsay is committed to ensuring equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) on the ACE-WIL board and in programming and training. Lindsay has advocated for WIL practitioners to become certified in emotional intelligence (EI), resulting in 76 individuals in 20 BC institutions in obtaining the EQ-i certification. Research indicates emotional intelligence is…

Announcements, Award Winners
2020 ACE-WIL Industry Partner of the Year

PCL’s student program is well-established across Canada and has an objective of developing high-potential students with the promise of becoming major contributors to the organization. Students are treated as salaried employees and are provided with challenging experiences and exposure. In 2020, PCL hired over 440 students across Canada into many…

Humans of ACE-WIL
Meet your ACE-WIL Membership Committee

Over the next few months, you’ll meet the ACE-WIL Membership Committee, the committee that welcomes and takes care of our association’s members. First up, we’re excited to introduce Drew Jenkins, Co-op Coordinator at Simon Fraser University this month.

Episode 1: Drew Jenkins – the man, the myth, and the gilly…
Co-op Wisdom Series
ACE-WIL Symposium May 2021 - Keynote Speaker Recap

2021 ACE-WIL BC May Symposium: Sharing Innovation in WIL

Keynote Speaker Thursday May 6th, 2021

Linda Edgecombe: Resilient Living in 2021- How to get started in a state of Overwhelm

By Heather Workman

Linda Edgecombe kicked off the Keynote address with a bang by issuing a challenge for attendees: What…

Professional Development
April 2021 PD Recap
Creating Ripples of Change

On April 29th, 57 ACE-WIL educators representing 18 post-secondary institutions in BC came together for our Spring PD session on Anti-Racism Training (A.R.T) with skilled facilitators Thanh Tazumi, Naomi Wolfe and Sanchit Mittal.

The session included rich conversation, powerful personal stories, interactive activities, and tools on…

Employer resources
Hiring for and Cultivating Initiative

By Debby Reis

Does the idea of micromanaging a student employee prevent you from hiring a student? You’re not alone. 

The Conference Board of Canada and The Future Skills Centre published an Impact Paper identifying the number one barrier to small and medium sized…

ACE-WIL BC Symposium - May 2021

Sharing Innovation in WIL

Experience the learnings and shared impacts of the 66 Work-Integrated Learning initiatives spearheaded by public post-secondary institutions across British Columbia. Projects range from capacity building with students, employer recruitment and engagement strategies, WIL program development and resources to support equity, diversity and inclusion, to name a…

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…