People

Brendan’s organizational and management skills, as well his ability to think on his feet have been developed through his position as a Program Supervisor with Catching the Spirit Youth Society.

Often, Arts students struggle to transition their academic skills into workplace success. Greg states, “Co-op is a way to bridge this gap.”

Alex used his co-op work terms to test his strengths and apply his academic studies. He went above and beyond in his Junior Officer role at the Northeast Asia Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) and was recognized by his team as an essential member of the division.

Emily will always remember being, “the first co-op student to translate industry profiles for public access on the internet” at Employment and Social Development Canada.

Simon was honoured as the 2016 iSchool MLIS co-op student of the year for his work term with McBride and District Public Library as the Student Intern – Library Promotions & Archival Assistant. In this role, Simon was responsible for facilitating the relationship between the local community and the library.

Rebecca received an honourable mention for the 2016 iSchool MAS Co-op Student of the Year Award. As Co-op Student Archivist with the Government of BC’s Ministry of Community, Sport, and Cultural Development, Rebecca appraised an impressive amount of more than 2,600 boxes of records from the BC Enterprise Corporation.

Lara – 2016’s iSchool MAS co-op student of the year – was honoured for her work term as Archives Project Assistant for UBC Okanagan Campus Library, Special Collections and Archives. One of her main responsibilities was to finalize “workflows for ingesting digitized collections into a shared online repository.”

Jennette received an honourable mention for the 2016 iSchool MLIS Co-op Student of the Year Award. As the Summer Intern Librarian at BGC Engineering, she spent most of her time in library operations, assisting with reference and cataloguing services.

Rebecca Peng was honoured as the 2016 Arts Co-op Undergraduate Student of the Year for her work term at PHEMI Systems, where her supervisor commended her as “the best marketing co-op student” she had worked with.

Morrell Andrews received an honourable mention for the 2016 Arts Co-op Undergraduate Student of the Year Award. She was recognized for her co-op term as the Desk Officer for Global Affairs Canada, where her manager described her work as “above and beyond what would be normally expected of an undergraduate intern.”