Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

In her role as a Research Assistant, Deborah was able to gain first-hand experience with the public sector by applying her academic knowledge.

2011 Student of the Year winner Sophia Kim says her co-op experiences at Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada helped to land her “dream job” at the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco/Silicon Valley.

Simon credits both his classes and co-op for preparing him for the workplace. His Sociology background, coupled with the experience and skills gained through his co-op work terms, gave him the confidence to relocate and find work in a new country post-graduation.

Following an introductory SLAIS course to the field of records management, Naomi was keen to gain work experience in the area; her eight-month co-op term with the Community Infrastructure Directorate of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada gave her the hands-on experience she was looking for.

The analytical skills and passion for feminist issues that April developed through her coursework were essential in obtaining her position at Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. Through Co-op, was able to find a career that she could pursue with her major.

Arts Co-op Student of the Year, Audrey Tong, was recognized for her work term as a Research Assistant at Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), her dedication to the Arts Co-op community through her work with the Arts Co-op Students’ Association (ACSA) as Co-President, and impressive academic achievements throughout the year.

Alice credits Arts Co-op for “the opportunity to see how Canadian history directly impacts government policy and legislation in the 21st century” and the value of studying History.