Blog

Explore the work of ACE-WIL BC/Yukon through our blog. Here you will find inspirational stories from students, profiles of all our award winners, news, events, resources and wisdom from the wonderful humans that contribute to the vision of ACE-WIL.

Announcements , Award Winners
2019 ACE-WIL Outstanding Service Award

ACE-WIL BC/Yukon is pleased to announce Heather Workman of Langara College as the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Contribution Award.

Funding
New funding resources available

Now, more than ever, it’s critical for employers and community partners to know what options are available for funding, including wage subsidies, so they can bring post-secondary students on board to help elevate and energize their organization. To make it easy, we’re pleased to share two new resources.

Announcements , Award Winners
RebalanceMD announced as industry partner of the year, four students honoured by ACE-WIL BC/Yukon

News Release, May 11, 2020.

The Association for Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning BC/Yukon (ACE-WIL) recognizes Michelle Zapiola (UBC), Bashara Hussain (UBC), Quoc Cuong (Jack) Do (Langara), Salvatore De Simone (Langara), and RebalanceMD of Victoria, BC, for outstanding achievement and a commitment to promoting and supporting work-integrated learning (WIL) programs…

Announcements , Events
ACE-WIL AGM and Board Elections May 20, 2020

We welcome members to attend our Annual General Meeting, where we will elect new board members to the ACE-WIL Board, congratulate our Award winners, and present our ACE-WIL Outstanding Contribution Award. Our annual report will be available on our website prior to the meeting.

Date: May 20, 2020 Time: 12…
COVID-19 , Events
ACE-WIL Virtual Townhall #4 – Let’s Talk About Student Wellness

How are your WIL students managing during the pandemic? What resources are students seeking and what’s available for them? Are you seeing a spike in students accessing mental health and wellness services?

Join us to discuss this important issue at our fourth virtual townhall. We’re reaching out to guest panelists…

COVID-19 , Success Stories
#WILFromHome | Maria Tarasyuk
Surviving the Shift to Remote Work By: Maria Tarasyuk | Arts & Communication Co-op Special Projects Assistant Hi, my name is Maria and I’m currently doing a Co-op as a Special Projects Assistant with SFU Communication Co-op. I bet none of us expected it was coming: all of a sudden…
Announcements , Award Winners
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…

COVID-19 , Success Stories
#WILFromHome | Mary Ziel Boncajes

With the onset of COVID-19, WIL students across the province have had to make the transition to working from home. It’s a difficult time for them, given many are not able to work from home, are unsure about if they should return home not, or suddenly find themselves with unexpected…

COVID-19 , Success Stories
#WILFromHome | Lauren Frost

Due to COVID-19, WIL students across the province have had to make the transition to working from home. It’s a difficult time for WIL students, many of whom are not able to work from home, are unsure about if they should return home not, or suddenly find themselves…

COVID-19 , Events
ACE-WIL COVID-19 Town Hall

On Tuesday March 31st ACE-WIL held its first town hall to discuss how members are dealing with COVID-19. The town hall had a peak attendance of 99 people. The town hall in its entirety can be viewed here if you were unable to attend. This blog post also provides…

Announcements , COVID-19 , Funding
New SWPP Measures

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) joined CEWIL on Monday, April 6 to announce some temporary flexibility measures for Federal SWPP funding, to be delivered through existing SWPP partners.  These measures are expected to be in place until March 2021. If you have questions, they should be directed to the…

Success Stories
Student Success Stories: Kira Hewitt

Kira Hewitt is a graduate from the University of Victoria (UVic) with a degree in economics who is currently working as an Associate at Scotia Wealth Management’s Private Investment Counsel in Vancouver. Kira completed three Co-ops while at UVic. The first of these was as a member of…