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.

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

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…

Award Winners
BC Public Service Staff Award of Excellence

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.

Events & Announcements
2019 ACE Conference

May 12-15, 2019 in Victoria – we are looking for volunteers!

Events & Announcements
CEWIL Canada/ECAMT 2018 National Conference

July 29 – August 1, 2018, hosted by Concordia University.

Award Winners
2017 ACE Lifetime Achievement Award

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.

Events & Announcements
Co-op and WIL Week 2018

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.

Humans of ACE
Humans of Ace Interview: Jim Ketelsen

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…

Events & Announcements
Co-Op Collision Day on February 27th is SOLD OUT!!

BC Tech launches Co-Op Career Fair on Feb 27th and has received an overwhelming response from students all over BC.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Sydney Goodfellow at

Events & Announcements
Grub in the Hub event January 12, 2018

By Heather Workman

The first “Grub in the Hub”  event between BC Tech and ACE BC/Yukon kicked off on Friday January 12th at the BC Tech offices. BC Tech provided pizza and refreshments…

Success Stories
Jiliane's Co-op Success Story

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 Cooperative Education Diploma at Capilano University—after having applied for every available position that looked interesting.

“Especially the jobs I had…

November 2017 PD Recap

Written by Jennie Nilsson

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…