Blog

Explore the work of ACE 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.

Humans of ACE
Meet Leanne Mackenzie

For this month’s Humans of Ace blog, we had the pleasure of talking to Co-Op Instructor Leanne Mackenzie of the Co-Operative Education department in Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Leanne completed her Bachelor of Commerce Degree at UBC in Marketing, and after spending time with the Canadian Airlines marketing department and Clinique…

Co-op Wisdom Series
“Myth-Conceptions” of Working for Government

Name another co-op employer that can give you opportunities to fight forest fires, present at conferences in front of hundreds of curious co-workers, and work directly with some of the most influential decision makers in the province, while still allowing you time to unwind every other Friday during bi-weekly ‘flex…

Events & Announcements
ACE-WIL PD Recap

Pop Quiz: Which of these statements do you agree with?

Co-op practitioners in BC have great knowledge that they share willingly Increasing ours and our students’ emotional intelligence is our next challenge and success Attending ACE events is always a fun and informative time I would like strategies on how…
Award Winners
2017 ACE-WIL Outstanding Service Award

We are delighted to award the 2017 ACE-WIL Outstanding Service Award to a long-term leader and advocate of the co-op profession, Claudia Sperling of UVic.

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

Jessica Jun recently completed a 12-month co-op term at the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) and will be graduating with a B.Sc. in Integrated Sciences from the University of British Columbia.

As a co-op student, Jessica worked closely with the medical writing team and Canadian Research Initiative in Substance…

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

Robin Stone is currently completing the fourth year of her Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting degree at Camosun College and she completed her co-op work term in the IM/IT Capital Investment Branch within the Ministry of Citizen’s Services for the BC Government.

During her work term, Robin played an…

Award Winners
2017 ACE-WIL Co-op Student of the Year Award Winners

These awards recognize a BC / Yukon Co-op student who demonstrates an outstanding level of achievement in their co-op work placement.

Award Winners
2017 Industry Partner of the Year (less than 50 employees)

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 2017 (less than 50 employees): Rovalution Automotive, Vancouver.

Award Winners
2017 Industry Partner of the Year (50+ employees)

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 2017 (50+ employees): BCI, Victoria.

Success Stories
Interview with BCIC Tech Grant recipient Virtro

Can you tell us a little about your company?

Virtro is is a female led VR/AR content studio, based in Gastown, Vancouver. Incorporated just over a year ago,
we have released VR and AR games on a range stores including Playstation VR, Steam, Oculus, Google Play
and the…

Events & Announcements
May 2018 ACE PD and AGM Luncheon

Registration is now open for our next ACE PD!
Date: May 17, 2018
Time: 10am – 4pm
Location: SFU Segal Centre, 500 Granville Street

Humans of ACE
Meet Heather Workman

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…