Explore the work of ACE-WIL and Co-operative Education in BC / Yukon through our blog. Here you will find inspirational stories from students, profiles of all our award winners, and wisdom from the wonderful humans that contribute to the vision of ACE-WIL.

Events & Announcements
Lighting up a new era of Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning

Read about the highlights of the 2019 “Light It Up” ACE-WIL conference in beautiful Victoria, BC.

Award Winners
2018 ACE-WIL Outstanding Service Award

We are delighted to award the 2018 ACE-WIL Outstanding Service Award to a long-term member, volunteer extraordinaire, and advocate for enhancing the learning experiences of students and our ACE-WIL community, Jennie Nilsson of UVic.

Co-op Wisdom Series
ACE/WIL Conference 2019 - Keynote Speaker Recap


“You are perfect!”, words of wisdom from Ivan Coyote’s late grandmother that we all need to listen to. The ACE-WIL 2019 Conference in Victoria, BC kicked off with a powerful, engaging, funny and educational keynote presentation by Ivan Coyote. Through stories of personal experience, lessons on proper language and…

Award Winners
2018 ACE/WIL Industry Partner of the Year

The Association for Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning BC / Yukon is pleased to announce the recipient of the Industry Partner of the Year Award for 2018: DND-CFB Esquimalt.

Humans of ACE
Meet Shawn Read

Meet Shawn Read – Humans of Ace Blog
Jean-Luc Lemire

For this month’s Humans of Ace blog, we spoke to Shawn Read, Co-op Coordinator and chair of the Career and Experiential Learning Department of Thompson Rivers University. From working with small business owners and distributing federal wage subsidies to…

Success Stories
Samuel's WIL Success Story

Samuel Dunkley – Camosun College – Bachelor of Sport and Fitness Leadership

Born in Vancouver and raised in Squamish, BC; sport and recreation became passions at a young age. Over the past ten months, Sam had gained great experiences completing two WIL experiences; one as an Operations Intern, working for…

Success Stories
Dara's WIL Success Story

Dara Jarallah – University of Victoria – Master of Global Business

Dara Jarallah is a social entrepreneur who started Shoppinglee – a social enterprise – while she was pursuing her undergraduate business degree at Ryerson University. She completed a Masters of Global Business (MGB) at the University of Victoria in Canada and…

Success Stories
Salehah's Co-op Success Story

Salehah Hakik – Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Bachelor of Arts in Criminology

Salehah Hakik recently graduated and successfully obtained her Bachelor of Arts -Criminology (Honours) Degree with Co-op distinction at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.  Salehah completed her third and fourth co-op work terms with the RCMP in their Integrated Homicide Investigation…

Award Winners , Events & Announcements
2018 ACE-WIL Co-op/WIL Student of the Year Award Winners

These awards recognize BC / Yukon Co-op and WIL students who demonstrate an outstanding level of achievement in their co-op or WIL placements.

Award Winners , Success Stories
Lucy's Co-op Success Story

Lucy Morrow is a third-year BBA Marketing student who recently completed a four-month co–operative education work experience in India as part of a new initiative called “The India Connect Scholarship Program”. This program is a partnership between Langara College, Optimus Information Inc. and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Selected as one of…

Award Winners , Success Stories
Lara's WIL Success Story

Lara Griner is the Alumni Relations Officer, at Alumni & Community Engagement, in Langara College. An alumna of the Post Degree Diploma program in Marketing Management, she creates motivating projects and activities for alumni, connects with stakeholders to develop programming, and provides opportunities for former students to reconnect with the…

Award Winners , Success Stories
Kira's WIL Success Story

Kira Cheeseborough is a Thompson Rivers University Bachelor of Social Work student in her third year of the four-year degree program. She is also a part-time Youth Advisor and Peer Support Navigator for A Way Home Kamloops, the organization where she completed a work-integrated learning practicum experience from January-May 2018.…