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Co-op Student Awards

For Camosun students and their employers, the co-op experience has added to their educational and professional success. Our co-op participants are often recognized with provincial and local awards for their time in the program.

2016 Co-op Award Winners

Chelsea Dunbar

Chelsea Dunbar

Chelsea Dunbar is a recipient of the Yvonne Thompson Page (YTP) Co-op Student of the Year Award (Intern) and has received an Honourable Mention, ACE Co-op Student of the Year 2016. Chelsea, who is taking Environmental Technology, is an extremely dedicated student. Chelsea had a baby in March 2016 and returned to class with her newborn after only one week! Chelsea completed her co-op term at the Pacific Forestry Centre and now has her sights on a PhD in Forestry.

Melanie Gold

Melanie Gold

Melanie Gold is a recipient of the Yvonne Thompson Page Co-op Student of the Year award (Co-op) after completing three co-op work terms, including two at the Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida and one at BC Timber Sales in the Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resources. She is now at her final work term at Grant Thornton. Melanie will graduate this year with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and will pursue her Chartered Professional Accountant designation.

Julia Macartney

Julia Macartney

Julia Macartney is a recipient of the Yvonne Thompson Page Co-op Student of the Year award (Intern) after completing a co-op work term as the lead event supervisor at Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse in Saanichton. She is a Camosun-trained Red Seal Chef with 5 years in the industry. Julia will graduate with a Hospitality Management diploma.

Gavin Poole

Gavin Poole

Gavin is a recipient of the Yvonne Thompson Page (YTP) Co-op Student of the Year Award (Intern) and the ACE Co-op Student of the Year 2016. Gavin began his post-secondary path as an engineering student. After completing a co-op placement he found that engineering wasn't the right fit. With a passion for fixing electronics and computers, Gavin is now taking the Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology program to help transform his skills and enthusiasm into a career. Gavin’s co-op work term with the Victoria Electronics Workshop at the Canadian Coast Guard utilized his talents to design and produce components for a faster turn-around time for repairs.

Robin Stone

Robin Stone

Robin is a recipient of the Yvonne Thompson Page Co-op Student of the Year award (Intern) after completing a co-op work term in the Risk Management Unit at the Department of National Defense, CFB Esquimalt. She is a graduate of Camosun’s Fine Furniture program and was the Artist-in-Residence at York House. She is president of Board of Directors at Smithers Art Gallery. Robin is a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting student and will graduate in 2018.

Peter Van Buren

Peter Van Buren

Peter is a recipient of the Yvonne Thompson Page (YTP) Co-op Student of the Year Award (Co-op). Peter is an Environmental Technology student who has completed two work terms with the Institute of Ocean Sciences where he built and prepared equipment for four major arctic research cruises. He is now back at the Institute of Ocean Sciences where he has just begun his third work term.

Past Winners

2015

  • Christopher Cocker, Computer Systems Technology
    • Honourable Mention 2015 Provincial Co-op Student of the Year
  • Jules Looy, Civil Engineering Technology
    • 2015 Civil Engineering Technology Co-op Award
  • Joel Mellish, Electronics and Computer Engineering
    • 2015 Queale/Interior Electronics Award for Electronics & Computer Engineering Co-op Students
  • Ross Palin, Bachelor of Business Administration - Marketing Communications Management Major, Co-operative Education Designation
    • 2015 Grant Thornton Chartered Accountants Co-op Academic Award
  • Samantha Potts, Bachelor of Business Administration Accounting Major
    • 2015 Hutcheson & Co. Chartered Accountants Co-op Award
  • Alli Rickson, Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
    • Yvonne Thompson Page (YTP) Co-op Student of the Year Award for 2015 (Coop)
  • Paul Swalwell, Mechanical Engineering Technology
    • Adam Johnston Memorial Scholarship Co-op Award
  • Maria Tepina, Human Resources Management Advanced Diploma
    • Yvonne Thompson Page (YTP) Co-op Student of the Year Award for 2015 (Intern)
    • 2015 ACE Co-op Student of the Year Award – college level

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