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Events & Announcements
May 2018 ACE PD: Expanding our Horizons
Registration is now open for our next ACE PD!
Date: May 17, 2018
Time: 10am – 4pm
Location: SFU Segal Centre, 500 Granville Street
Co-op BC sat down with Heather Workman, Co-op & Career Development Centre Chair at Langara College, for the next Humans of Ace Installment. Heather has been with Langara College for 18 years, starting off with a six-month, ¾ time contract doing business development for the computer science program students, she…
The Staff Award of Excellence: Cultivating the Co-op Employee Experience recognizes BC Public Service employees who have helped create a positive and valuable work experience for a co-op employee. Any BC Public Service employee may be nominated for this award provided the nominee has demonstrated excellence in training, mentoring and supporting a co-op employee.
We are delighted to award the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award to Andrea Giles of UVic. Devoted to data collection, dedicated to the co-op cause, her relentless work gathering provincial term placement stats and managing our business for over 22 years has helped BC be recognized as a national co-op leader.
Across Canada, organizations involved with Co-operative education celebrate in March each year in recognition of the important contributions that work integrated learning makes to our country’s students, employers, and economy.
For the next installment in the Humans of Ace series we sat down with soon to be retired Jim Ketelsen, who occupied the manager for co-operative education positon at Vancouver Island University for 27 years. Although Jim has not held the manager position for the last year and a…
In 2015, Capilano graduate Jillian Courteau was preparing for a summer co-op placement role in Vancouver with Destination Canada. She had landed the role as a component of her Tourism Management Co–operative Education Diploma at Capilano University—after having applied for every available position that looked interesting.
Our November 17, 2017 ACE professional development session was a wonderful opportunity to connect with colleagues and explore how much our roles have evolved – and haven’t! I have had the good fortune of being on the ACE Professional Development Committee since 2007, and while…