The Arts Co-op Program’s iSchool Student of the Year Award is given annually to two students; one to a MLIS or dual student (who used their MLIS background on the co-op job) and the other to a MAS or dual student (who used their MAS background on the co-op job). These awards recognize outstanding achievement in all aspects of the UBC iSchool co-op student’s performance, including academics, the workplace, and professional/community involvement.
MLIS Co-op Student of the Year: Olenna Hardie
Area of Study: Library & Information Studies
Work Term: Student Librarian, UBC Koerner Library
In her co-op terms with the Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS) unit of the Koerner Library, Olenna performed nearly the full duties of a professional librarian at UBC. Read more about Olenna’s co-op experience here.
MAS Co-op Student of the Year: Dayna Fleming
Areas of Study: Archival Studies, First Nations Curriculum Concentration
Work Term: Project Archivist, SFU Archives and Records Management
During her work term, Dayna processed three archival collections; the Arthur Erikson fonds, the Adbuster’s Media Foundation Fonds, and a faculty member’s fonds. Read more about Dayna’s co-op experience here.
MLIS Co-op Student of the Year,
Honourable Mention: Katie Punia
Areas of Study: Archival Studies, Library and Information Studies, First Nations Curriculum Concentration
Work Term: Systems Archivist, Artefactual Systems
Working in the Business Development unit, Katie prepared, distributed, and collated results of customer surveys, prepared content for identified topics such as scripts and slides, and provided front-end technical user training to new internal staff and external clients. Read more about Katie’s co-op experience here.