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.

Success Stories
Taylor's Co-op Success Story

In 2015 Taylor Mckinney had the incredible opportunity to complete an 8-month Co-op term in Whitehorse, working with the Communications Unit of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC). At the time Taylor was studying at Simon Fraser University, and her interest in the work of INAC was driven by a…

Where are they now?
Where are they now? Tess Lipinski

Tess Lipinski’s Co-op experience was certainly not a smooth ride. Half way through her first Co-op semester as Marketing Executive for new start-up the company were forced to lay off half of the staff, and Tess was one of the unfortunate ones. Tess recalls the moment vividly, “I called…

Where are they now?
Where are they now? Aimee Gagnon

Aimee Gagnon attended Langara College as a mature student, having previously graduated art school in Toronto before moving into the commercial world for a number of years. Determined to progress her career and advance into more senior management positions, Aimee enrolled in the Marketing Management BBA program at Langara, and…

Success Stories
Genevieve's Co-op Success Story

Selkirk College alumna Genevieve Thibault had actually graduated from the Recreation Fish and Wildlife Program when she walked through the doors of Selkirk’s Co-op Education & Employment Services (CEES) office.

Thibault was looking for an opportunity that would be pertinent to her completed studies, and as Selkirk College’s CEES Assistant Olga…

Events & Announcements
Industry News: Student Work Integrated Learning Program

The Student Work Integrated Learning Program (SWILP) is an initiative of the Federal Government through Employment and Skills Development Canada (ESDC). This four-year project intends to distribute 73 million dollars in funding to support co-op placements in STEM and Business, through offering wage subsidies to employers that hire co-op students.…

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

Paul Kim is a biochemistry student at the University of Victoria. Passionate about science, he is committed to utilizing his education to have a far reaching, positive impact in healthcare and medicine. During two Co-op terms, Paul has met world leaders in his field, completed innovative research, and witnessed scientific…

Where are they now?
Where are They Now? Almira Bardai

Almira’s road to success was one paved with right choices, hard work and the decision to complete two different eight-month Co-op terms whilst completing her degree at Simon Fraser – a decision that Almira now cites as the major stimulus for her exciting career.

Award Winners
2016 ACE Outstanding Contribution Award

We are delighted to award the 2016 ACE Outstanding Contribution Award to long term advocate and contributor to the Co-op profession, Cynthia Maclean of BCIT. A practitioner for the last 25 years, Cynthia has been a member of the ACCE for 10 years and from 2014-2016 was the Chair of the council and served on the ACE Board.

Award Winners
2016-17 Industry Partner of the Year

The Association for Co-operative Education BC / Yukon is pleased to announce the recipient of the Industry Partner of the Year Award for 2016: Parks Canada

Humans of ACE
Meet Hannah Yao

Hannah Yao has worked in a variety of student services roles on both the west and east coast of Canada and is dedicated to seeing students succeed in both academic and professional realms.

Events & Announcements
Co-op Week 2017

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.

Award Winners
Announcing ACE 2016 Co-op Student of the Year Winners

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