Through managing over 20 social media accounts for UBC’s various athletics teams, Bachelor of Media Studies student Avril Hwang has applied and expanded the skills she has learned in the classroom.

Avril Espinosa-Malpica is the Arts Co-op Undergraduate Student of the Year for 2017! Avril is honoured for her impressive work at the Global Affairs Canada Trade Commissioner Service (TCS), and for her substantial contributions to the UBC co-op community.

Through his work terms at the Vancouver International Airport, co-op helped Stephen McCausland identify and explore the professional applications of his degree in Human Geography.

Co-op allows students to explore and exercise their passions – just ask Erin Grace, a human geography student working as Project Coordinator for the First Nations Fisheries Council (FNFC).

Through Arts Co-op, Kelly Chen has discovered and developed her professional passion in video marketing.

Diana can’t say her “BA alone would have prepared her for the workplace – I certainly wouldn’t have the job I do now without Arts Co-op.”

Helen’s remarkable work terms with Playwrights Theatre and Library and Archives Canada earned her the 2012 SLAIS MAS Student of the Year and 2011 SLAIS MAS Honourable Mention, respectively.

Arts Co-op alumna Alexa Evans asserts that the work experiences, transferable skills, and networks she developed through co-op are integral to her current position as Research Assistant at the Bank of Canada.

Grant’s work with Teck Resources’ Records Management Team and Corporate Library was described by his supervisor as being “thorough and outstanding,” demonstrating his determination and passion to succeed in the workplace. For that, he earned the 2014 iSchool MAS Co-op Student of the Year.

Josephine was received an Honourable Mention for the 2015 Arts Co-op Student of the Year Award for her work term at Canadian Literature. As the Editorial Assistant, she worked closely with editors to assemble 4 issues of the journal.