Awards

Each year, ACE-WIL recognizes post-secondary students, industry partners and members who demonstrate outstanding achievement and a commitment to promoting and supporting work-integrated learning (WIL) programs across BC and the Yukon.

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Student of the Year awards 2019

ACE-WIL Student of the Year | WIL University: Michelle Zapiola

Michelle Zapiola is studying Economics and International Relations as an undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia. Her time at UBC has been immensely enriched by her work-integrated learning placements as they facilitated her explorations into multiple career paths. Her placements have included working for the Canadian federal government…
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ACE-WIL Student of the Year | Co-op University: Bashara Hussain

Bashara is a fourth-year Arts student majoring in Economics and minoring in Computer Science at the University of British Columbia. She started her co-op journey with one term as a Talent Management Data Technician with the BC Public Service Agency, followed by two terms as an Economic Development Analyst with…
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ACE-WIL Student of the Year | WIL College: Quoc Cuong (Jack) Do

Jack is someone that has a passion and zest for life, and he often lights up the room with his infectious positive energy. He is currently at Langara College. Since 2010, this eager and continuous learner has committed to helping local and international community members while volunteering both on and…
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ACE-WIL Student of the Year | Co-op College: Salvatore De Simone

Salvatore De Simone is an R&D engineer at Powell Canada, where he develops software and designs electronic devices that monitor ambient variables such as dust, temperature and humidity in industrial switchgear. Salvatore is a Langara student, who will be attending his graduation ceremony from the Computer Studies (co-op option) program…
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ACE-WIL Student of the Year Awards | Honourable Mention | WIL University: Avigail Marie Olarte

Avigail is a Filipino storyteller, mentor, and community connector. She is currently at Royal Roads University. Having practiced journalism in the Philippines and Southeast Asia for 18 years, she believes in the power of the written word and how it effects change. Prior to coming to Canada, she specialized in…
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ACE-WIL Student of the Year Awards | Honourable Mention | Co-op University: Lena Price

Lena Price is an active, socially engaged student in her third year studying Political Science, Public Administration, and Human Dimensions of Climate Change at the University of Victoria. Her study in these three disciplines has given Lena a strong understanding of the connections between theory, policy, and practice, informing her…
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Industry Partner of the Year award 2018

2019 ACE-WIL Industry Partner of the Year

ACE-WIL BC/Yukon is pleased to announce RebalanceMD as the 2019 Industry Partner of the Year for their ongoing commitment to providing highly sought after, valuable and unique learning opportunities for students since 2013. RebalanceMD has hired co-operative education and work integrated learning students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels…
RebalanceMD, Industry Partner of the Year, with CEO Stefan Fletcher and WIL student Ronak Sheiki working at Rebalance during her clinical kinesiology co-op work term. Credit: ReBalanceMD.
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Outstanding Contribution award 2018

2018 ACE-WIL Outstanding Service Award

We are delighted to award the 2018 ACE-WIL Outstanding Service Award to a long-term member, volunteer extraordinaire, and advocate for enhancing the learning experiences of students and our ACE-WIL community, Jennie Nilsson of UVic.

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