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Nicole is our 2018/2019 iSchool MAS Co-op Student of the Year, recognized for her work term with Murney Tower Museum (MTM), where her efforts to modernize how the museum organizes its collections will greatly impact MTM in many ways.

The archival preservation techniques and database management tools that Aaron learned during his Co-op work term will be transferrable to other roles as he continues to pursue his passion of museum work.

During his Co-op experiences in rewarding public service roles, Christopher found his passion for working with public policy and library operations that propelled him into the management positions he currently holds.

Zoe’s passion for archiving led her to an exciting co-op opportunity in the cultural heritage site of the Barkerville Historic Town and Park, in which she formed a better understanding of what it means to be an information professional.

Nicole is now able to professionally curate exhibitions and create digital writing content since completing her co-op term with the University of Victoria’s Special Collections and University Archives Department.

After completing her co-op term at the Bamfield Marine Science Centre library, Yvette has grown her skills in data management and collection development that will help her feel confident in future careers.

Through co-op, Jessica was able to pave the way to her current position, gaining what she calls “invaluable experiences” each step along the way.

Emily is our 2017/2018 iSchool (SLAIS) MLIS Co-op Student of the Year, honoured for her work term with the UBC Learning Exchange and UBC Library’s Community Engagement team. Emily is extremely excited about a future in which libraries can help communities by dismantling barriers to information access.

Connecting with professionals in her field has been invaluable because she is able to “hear about others’ career pathways and the kind of work they do at the university, offering some perspective on the information field.”

The co-op program gave Susanne an opportunity to put the theoretical knowledge she gained in her studies into practice in both the private sector and in government, leading to a full time job upon graduation. Susanne believes that “it is important to be able to make the connection between theory and practice before you finish a school program as it prepares you for the reality of working in your chosen field and shortens the learning curve when you are hired.”