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.

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.…

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

Biology Co-op Student, Brandon Huntington, is a gifted and dedicated young biologist who excelled in all of his Co-op work terms and academics, and contributions to Co-op and to the UBC Community.

Brandon’s Co-op journey allowed him to gain experience in broad range of subjects including Agriculture, Neuroscience and Biophysics. From his…

Co-op Wisdom Series
Student Engagement Series - Part I

According to the Glossary of Education Reform, Student Engagement defines as ‘the degree of attention, curiosity, interest, optimism, and passion that students show when they are learning or being taught, which extends to the level of motivation they have to learn and progress in their education.’ It certainly sums it…

Events & Announcements
National Co-op and WIL Week 2019
National Co-op and WIL Week 2019
March 18-22, 2019


Each year in March, organizations across Canada celebrate the important contributions that work-integrated learning makes to our country’s students, employers and economy.
Events & Announcements
2019 ACE-WIL Conference

Hotel Grand Pacific, Victoria, B.C.
May 12-15, 2019
Join us as we challenge ourselves to “SWITCH IT ON”!

Events & Announcements

By Lindsay Wood

Upon leaving the ACE-WIL PD on November 15th, I was once again reminded of what an incredible group of WIL professionals I am fortunate to know. We truly have such a special community of dedicated, caring, and innovative colleagues to connect and learn from and I walked…