Carlee Poleschuk, an Honours Chemical Biology student from Thompson Rivers University, completed an 8 month Co-op placement as a Nuclear Medicine Research Assistant at TRIUMF (Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics). During this time, she worked on a joint research project between TRIUMF and the BC Cancer Research Centre, where she aided the Nuclear Medicine team in understanding, diagnosing and treating subtypes of breast cancer. Her Co-op supervisor Paul Schaffer describes Carlee as "a critical thinker and an independent worker with a strong work ethic and advanced knowledge and ability for someone at the undergraduate level". According to Carlee, “Without this work term, and the Co-op experience, I probably never would have found my passion for Nuclear Medicine.”
Co-op Student of the Year Awards
The Co-op Student of the Year awards recognize a BC or Yukon Co-op student who demonstrates an outstanding level of achievement in their co-operative education work placement experience; combined with a strong academic record, volunteer activities, and significant contributions to promoting co-operative education in their school and in the community.