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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
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…

COVID-19, Employer resources, Success Stories
Food Bank Inventory Project- Impact 2020 Story

The Association of Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning BC/Yukon is pleased to recognize international student Shiven Khera who has won an award for his co-op story about creating an inventory management system for the Central Okanagan food bank.

Shiven worked closely with his supervisor, Associate…

Announcements
Upcoming Annual General Meeting

We look forward to welcoming you to our 2021 Annual General Meeting on May 20th from 12-1pm. We will elect new board members and executives to the ACE-WIL Board, congratulate our Industry Partner award winner, and present our ACE-WIL Outstanding Contribution Award. Join us in reflecting on the work of…

Announcements, COVID-19, Success Stories
Read the student stories from IMPACT 2020

Congratulations to the five student winners and three honourable mentions of IMPACT 2020: WIL Student Story Showcase! The winners will receiving $250 each and the honourable mentions, $57 each. Keep reading to see why these student stories stood out as messages of impact…

Employer resources, Member resources
Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Toolkit for Employers and Hiring Managers

Students from International Pathways (SFIP) bring diverse and global perspectives to the workplace that can lead to an increase in revenue, innovation, and productivity. Do you want to equip your employer network with tools to support SFIP?

The ACE-WIL Research Committee is delighted to share a toolkit with six easy-to-use resources…

Past Events
ACE-WIL Townhall on March 30, 2021: Let’s Connect!

Join your WIL colleagues from across the province for a chance to connect, with breakout rooms for networking along with updates from ACE-WIL and across BC.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a full year since our first Townhall in March of last year. We were all scrambling as…

Announcements, COVID-19
IMPACT 2020 Voting & Submission Results

Join us in celebrating student achievement throughout March by voting on your top 5 IMPACT 2020 WIL student stories. Voting opens on March 8th and closes at 11:59 pm on March 31st.

We received 70 total submissions! Thank you to all our members who helped spread…