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Employer resources
5 top tips for successfully recruiting students in a virtual world

With the potential of economic recovery heading into fall, it would be smart to start looking at how to recruit the best in post-secondary student talent now. Whether you’re looking to get a student onboard as part of a work-integrated learning opportunity or hire a soon-to-be graduate…

Member resources
Get ready for virtual recruiting this Fall

On July 14 and 15, 2020, Brainstorm Strategy Group hosted a virtual Campus Recruiting Forum, to give participants the opportunity to explore how to optimize virtual recruiting heading into Fall. Moving to virtual means that organizations need to be more thoughtful in their approach to students. Here’s how WIL practitioners can help.

Announcements , COVID-19 , Employer resources , Funding
New SWPP Measures

UPDATED as of July 20, 2020.

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. Additional measures were revealed…

Ideas flow during townhall on pivoting WIL curriculum online

On Tuesday, June 16, about 60 WIL practitioners got together for a collaborative session to discuss pivoting their WIL curriculum online during an ACE-WIL BC/Yukon townhall. The townhall was hosted by Helena Prins, BCcampus, and facilitated by Jennie Nilsson, ACE-WIL President.

Since the theme of the day was sharing ideas,…

Two collaboration townhalls in June

Come join us in collaborating with peers about moving your WIL preparatory curriculum for students online for remote delivery. These will be informal, interactive sessions on Zoom with breakout room for brainstorming and sharing ideas. Bring your questions, inspiration, success stories…

COVID-19 , Events
ACE-WIL Virtual Townhall #5 – Taking care of YOU!

Join us for the fifth virtual ACE-WIL townhall. You’ve taken care of your family and your students through the COVID-19 crisis. We want to take care of you during this fun townhall!

Two experts will give us tips on self-care: Sarah Chettleburgh, Counsellor, Royal Roads University and Miranda Massie, Workplace…

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.

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…