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 few.

Building Faculty Capacity in Curricular WIL for Under-Represented Disciplines
This project focused on embedding curricular WIL into upper and lower level required courses in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, a faculty with historically few curricular WIL opportunities for students. The project involved a WIL project team mentoring 13 faculty members to (re)design 32... Read More »
Accelerating WIL at Selkirk College
Recognizing the benefits work integrated learning brings for students’ career development, employers’ human resources development, and community well-being as a whole, work integrated learning was confirmed as a key priority in Selkirk College's renewed strategic plan. The Selkirk College Work... Read More »
Toolkit for Employers, Organizations and Programs to Support Students from International Pathways
This project developed a toolkit for employers and organizations to aid them in hiring and supporting SFIP. This project will increase co-op and work-integrated learning opportunities by easing the hiring and on-boarding process for employers and organizations when working with SFIP. To ensure our... Read More »
What is the Greatest Reason in the World to start Volunteering?
The Community Service Leadership Project (CSL) is a program in which students are able to access opportunities to connect academic learning with real life experiences by participating in volunteer works in the community. Participating students select co-curricular volunteer opportunities at... Read More »
Bridging Diverse Bodies of Knowledge and Practice in WIL: Forging a WIL Community of Practice
Through this project, we demonstrate how WIL types intersect and diverge (considering pedagogy, relationships, practices, systems, tools and resources). Secondly, we highlight pathways and modes of participation for community partners (across the nine types). Thirdly, we use this process of... Read More »
Effective WIL Programs for Indigenous Students at UBC
The Effective WIL Programs for Indigenous Students at UBC project is a collaborative effort between UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. WIL Program Analysts Jackson Traplin and Jennifer Doyle have been engaging with students, industry, and Indigenous community partners in order to identify... Read More »
Employer Engagement Toolkit
The Applied Learning, Co-operative Education and Career Services department (CECS) at Camosun College is responsible for providing a wide-range of work-integrated learning opportunities and programs across the college. To do this successfully requires continuously developing employer relationships... Read More »
Communicating the Power of WIL: Tools, Techniques and Structures for Success
The combined ACE-WIL External Relations and WIL Communications project kicked off with the creation of a BC WIL Communications Plan, with objectives to increase brand awareness, and a knowledge and understanding of WIL amongst employer, industry and community partners and key stakeholders. Key... Read More »
Co-op for Arts PhD Students Creating Conditions to Grow Graduate-Level Co-op
Graduate student education is grounded in a “master-apprentice” paradigm. Faculty are training PhD students to become the next generation of professors—a career path that only a few PhD graduates will pursue. Yet UBC Arts graduate students in academic programs have lower participation rates... Read More »
Establishing and Managing The Practice of Institutional Wide-WIL Within An Established Institution
CapU has embarked on the process of building institutional WIL capacity and systems through the development of an integrated WIL Hub that builds from existing resources to support further growth. This roundtable presentation focuses on the work of developing increased curricular WIL opportunities... Read More »
CanWork Internship Program
CanWork is a pilot project that supports students who identify as having a disability or mental health challenge as they engage in meaningful, paid, degree-related work experience and develop tools for long-term success. As a partnership between the University of Victoria’s CanAssist and the... Read More »
Sustainable Work-integrated Learning for Liberals Arts & Indigenous Students
The University of the Fraser Valley, College of Arts incorporated and enhanced WIL opportunities through their Arts Worx initiative that, using a play on words in the title, provides intentional programming to infuse Liberal Arts programs/courses with gainful WIL experiences and that prepare... Read More »
Design-led Social Innovation in Work-Integrated Learning
Satellite Incubator is an entrepreneurship training hub that allows art and design students to leverage resources, space, and mentorship to engage in the early stage development of creative sector startups and projects to develop design-led solutions to real world problems. Key Learning Objectives:... Read More »
Micro-credentials Panel
Not a day goes by that we don’t hear about the growing popularity of micro-credentials as a way to provide learners with the opportunity to master discrete skills in a short time, often to meet labour market demand. Are micro-credentials the wave of the future or a passing trend? Can WIL programs... Read More »
WIL Provincial Technology Inventory and Analysis
The Provincial WIL Technology project consists of two parts: firstly, an inventory survey from all BC WIL/Co-op post-secondary institutes was conducted on the technologies they are currently employing for program delivery and second, an analysis of the technologies reported, alternate technologies... Read More »
The 3 P's of Project Success that Launched a Regional WIL Hub During Challenging Times
North Island College and Vancouver Island University partnered to create a regional hub, Vancouver Island Work-Integrated Learning (VIWIL). In our region, 98% of employers have fewer than 100 employees. SMEs are often challenged in providing WIL opportunities due to a lack of awareness of... Read More »
Expanding Work-Integrated Learning Opportunities with an Accessibility Approach
The intent of this project was to build an evidenced-based approach that validates the need for targeted on-going support for students with disabilities (SWD) in particular to engage with WIL programming. This idea was based on literature reviews that highlight the barriers that are unique to SWD,... Read More »
Review of Risk Management: Legal, Safety and Liability Coverage for Students Working in Diverse Types of Work-Integrated Learning
Risk is inherent in all Work-Integrated Learning experiences due to the complexities and uncertainties involved; these may include legal, financial, reputational, ethical, social, strategic and operational. Key issues as they pertain to Risk Management and WIL within the BC landscape will be the... Read More »