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Katherine Williams

ACE award winner Katherine Williams

March 25, 2010

For the third consecutive year, a Camosun College student has been awarded the provincial Co-op Student of the Year award at the college level. The Association for Co-operative Education in British Columbia/Yukon (ACE) award is presented to a co-op student at both the college and university level annually. Congratulations to Katherine Williams, a second year student in the Computer Systems Technology program, who received this prestigious award based upon the student’s achievement on the work term, academics, and on contributions to co-operative education and the community.

Award winner saves company $$$

Williams spent her co-op work term last summer at Enquisite, Inc., a software company in Victoria, working as a member of an integrated software development team. “Katherine Williams was an exemplary co-op student, certainly the best co-op student we’ve ever had (we’ve had over a dozen). She exceeded our expectations on all fronts,” states Greg Caws, vice-president of technology operations.

Logo: Enquisite, Inc.Williams completed programming of two critical applications in the four scant months she worked with Enquisite, Inc. “These two applications probably saved our company approximately $50,000 in development time and has lead to greater customer loyalty. Indirectly I would estimate a $150,000 impact on our business on an annualized basis,” say Caws.

Williams has completed two co-op work terms and is currently enrolled in a third.

Dusty Silvester

CAFCE award winner Dusty Silvester

That's not all!

A national Co-op Student of the Year award is presented to a student at both the college and university level by The Canadian Association for Co-operative Education, (CAFCE). “We are extremely proud to have two of our Camosun College co-op students receive an honourary mention in the college category,” says Gloria Darroch, director of co-operative education at Camosun.

Dusty Silvester, a second year student in the Environmental Technology program and Katherine Williams (yes, Katherine again) Computer Systems Technology, received this major recognition.

Previous award winners

The ACE award was presented to Kevin Ginley (Applied Communications) in 2008 and to Jen LeMercier (Environmental Technology) in 2009. Kevin Ginley also received the CAFCE award in 2008.

Learn more

Learn more about co-op education and internships from Camosun’s Co-op department or

Last updated: April 6, 2011 11:13 am

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