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2018 Co-op Students of the Year

February 14, 2019 - Ring

From supporting Syrian refugees’ arrival to Victoria, to curating interactive exhibits and identifying opportunities in the labour market, this year’s UVic Co-op Students of the Year are positive change makers. Each student was recognized by their co-operative education programs for their meaningful and outstanding contribution to multiple areas of their life including class, the workplace and the greater community. 

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Indigenous studies major joins the team at the First Peoples’ Cultural Council

July 16, 2018 - Ring

UVic Indigenous studies student Kevin Perkins is wrapping up three co-op work terms with a First Nations-run Crown Corporation that supports the revitalization of Indigenous languages, culture and heritage in BC. He’s also part of the cohort of students who pushed UVic’s co-op and career program past 85,000 co-op term placements since 1976.

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Carmanah Technologies named 2015 UVic Co-op Employer of the Year

March 2, 2016 - Ring

It takes a very special co-operative education (co-op) employer to stand out from the 1,130 organizations that provided outstanding dynamic learning opportunities for UVic co-op students in 2015. It is with great excitement that the Co-operative Education Program and Career Services (Co-op and Career) has named Victoria-based LED and solar technology provider Carmanah Technologies Corporation as the 2015 UVic Co-op Employer of the Year for putting students at the forefront of emerging clean energy technologies, and for welcoming and mentoring them in the workplace in exemplary ways. Carmanah Technologies has provided positions for an impressive 18 co-op students since 2011 and has hired eight of these former students into full-time positions after graduation. The company, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2016, is known for welcoming students into Carmanah’s open and inclusive culture as valued team members rather than temporary employees.

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UVic a top diversity employer, 2016

February 24, 2016 - Ring

The University of Victoria has been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, for the fifth year in a row. The winners of the 2016 competition were announced Feb. 24, recognizing 65 organizations across the country for a range of exceptional initiatives to attract and retain employees from diverse communities.

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