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

Success Stories
Samuel's WIL Success Story

Samuel Dunkley – Camosun College – Bachelor of Sport and Fitness Leadership

Born in Vancouver and raised in Squamish, BC; sport and recreation became passions at a young age. Over the past ten months, Sam had gained great experiences completing two WIL experiences; one as an Operations Intern, working for…

Success Stories
Dara's WIL Success Story

Dara Jarallah – University of Victoria – Master of Global Business

Dara Jarallah is a social entrepreneur who started Shoppinglee – a social enterprise – while she was pursuing her undergraduate business degree at Ryerson University. She completed a Masters of Global Business (MGB) at the University of Victoria in Canada and…

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Salehah's Co-op Success Story

Salehah Hakik – Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Bachelor of Arts in Criminology

Salehah Hakik recently graduated and successfully obtained her Bachelor of Arts -Criminology (Honours) Degree with Co-op distinction at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.  Salehah completed her third and fourth co-op work terms with the RCMP in their Integrated Homicide Investigation…

Award Winners , Success Stories
Lucy's Co-op Success Story

Lucy Morrow is a third-year BBA Marketing student who recently completed a four-month co–operative education work experience in India as part of a new initiative called “The India Connect Scholarship Program”. This program is a partnership between Langara College, Optimus Information Inc. and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Selected as one of…

Award Winners , Success Stories
Lara's WIL Success Story

Lara Griner is the Alumni Relations Officer, at Alumni & Community Engagement, in Langara College. An alumna of the Post Degree Diploma program in Marketing Management, she creates motivating projects and activities for alumni, connects with stakeholders to develop programming, and provides opportunities for former students to reconnect with the…

Award Winners , Success Stories
Kira's WIL Success Story

Kira Cheeseborough is a Thompson Rivers University Bachelor of Social Work student in her third year of the four-year degree program. She is also a part-time Youth Advisor and Peer Support Navigator for A Way Home Kamloops, the organization where she completed a work-integrated learning practicum experience from January-May 2018.…

Award Winners , Success Stories
Brandon's Co-op Success Story

Biology Co-op Student, Brandon Huntington, is a gifted and dedicated young biologist who excelled in all of his Co-op work terms and academics, and contributions to Co-op and to the UBC Community.

Brandon’s Co-op journey allowed him to gain experience in broad range of subjects including Agriculture, Neuroscience and Biophysics. From his…

Award Winners , Success Stories
Jessica's Co-op Success Story

Jessica Jun recently completed a 12-month co-op term at the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) and will be graduating with a B.Sc. in Integrated Sciences from the University of British Columbia.

As a co-op student, Jessica worked closely with the medical writing team and Canadian Research Initiative in Substance…

Award Winners , Success Stories
Robin's Co-op Success Story

Robin Stone is currently completing the fourth year of her Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting degree at Camosun College and she completed her co-op work term in the IM/IT Capital Investment Branch within the Ministry of Citizen’s Services for the BC Government.

During her work term, Robin played an…

Success Stories
Interview with BCIC Tech Grant recipient Virtro

Can you tell us a little about your company?

Virtro is is a female led VR/AR content studio, based in Gastown, Vancouver. Incorporated just over a year ago,
we have released VR and AR games on a range stores including Playstation VR, Steam, Oculus, Google Play
and the…