ACE-WIL Student of the Year

ACE-WIL BC /Yukon is looking to recognize students that participated in work-integrated learning (WIL) and you can help! The four awards recognize: a college and a university student participating in co-operative education; and a college and a university student participating in other forms of work-integrated learning. Each of the four winning students, their institutions, and partner organizations will receive provincial recognition, as a result of these awards. Each winning student will receive a $500 cash award.

An ACE-WIL BC/Yukon institutional member may nominate one (1) candidate per award type (Co-op or Other Forms WIL) with the support of the host organization/employer and approval of the student. All nomination materials become the property of ACE-WIL BC/Yukon to be used in promoting work-integrated learning. Each winning student may be required to provide their Social Insurance Number once announced.

ELIGIBILITY

A. Undergraduate, diploma, or postgraduate student registered in a recognized post-secondary work-integrated learning program at an ACE-WIL BC/Yukon Member institution throughout the period from January – December 2019. Secondary school students are not eligible for this award.

B. Student must be nominated by an ACE-WIL BC/Yukon institution member with support of the host organization/employer. An ACE-WIL BC/Yukon institution member may nominate no more than one (1) candidate per award type (Co-op or Other Forms WIL.)

C. Each nomination must focus on one WIL experience in 2019, even if the student participated in more than one. Candidates may not be nominated twice in two consecutive years for a work-integrated learning experience that spans two calendar years. The work-integrated learning must fall under one of the 9 WIL categories as per the CEWIL WIL Definitions.

SELECTION CRITERIA

The ACE-WIL BC/Yukon Student of the Year Awards Committee evaluates candidates on their impact to the three main stakeholders of work-integrated learning. Each criterion carries 1/3 of the overall score, out of 90. Subsequent review within the committee of the merits of top candidates (based on initial scores) helps to determine the winners.

1. (30 pts) impact on partner organization
2. (30 pts) impact on student (self)
3. (30 pts) impact on institution

Further information about what the committee is looking for is described below.

NOMINATE A CO-OP STUDENT

Nomination MUST be submitted in one (1) PDF electronic document titled by the Student’s Surname, First Name and Institution (example: Brooks, Samantha, University College of BC.pdf) with the following items presented in the order below.

  1. Nomination form (fillable .pdf, completed and signed)
  2. Organization/Employer Support form (fillable .pdf, completed and signed)
  3. Bio of their nominee (a maximum 150 words) to be used in ACE-WIL BC/Yukon communications
  4. Student’s 2-page essay on the Benefits of Work-Integrated Learning
  5. Student’s portfolio (optional, two (2) pages maximum)
  6. Student’s current unofficial transcript

All applications must follow the current year’s application process. Incomplete or improperly prepared nominations will be disqualified by ACE-WIL BC/Yukon. To avoid this happening, we recommend that you submit your nomination well in advance of the deadline, so that the ACE-WIL BC/Yukon committee can try to alert you if something is missing.

We wish all nominees the best in their consideration for the Student of the Year Awards. Any questions regarding the nomination requirements may be directed to ACE-WIL BC/Yukon Awards committee chair (sstanley@sfu.ca).

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