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Co-op Alumni Profile: Akeem Johnston

Co-op Alumni Profile: Akeem Johnston

Akeem Johnston completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2021 with a major in English, and is currently working as Brand Coordinator at Bylands Nurseries in West Kelowna. Recently, Akeem Akeem shared more about his time here at UBCO, including his time in the Co-op Program, and what he is doing now that he has graduated.

Interdisciplinary Co-op is creating opportunities for students to access practical learning experiences

UBC Okanagan Interdisciplinary Co-op Program continues to enhance, support, broaden and explore new relationships with community, and collaborate with partner organizations to develop a wide range of meaningful work experiences for students. Through co-operative education students have the opportunity to ‘learn by doing’, enhancing career pathways and possibilities, and infusing a passion for reflective learning.

March 2022 Co-op Newsletter

In this newsletter, UBCO co-op students are seeking work experience for this upcoming summer, supports for Indigenous co-op students and employer partners, new wine sector co-op program announced, an upcoming virtual event, and more!

UBC Okanagan Arts student receives Interdisciplinary Co-op Student of the Year Award

UBC Okanagan Arts student receives Interdisciplinary Co-op Student of the Year Award

The UBC Okanagan Interdisciplinary Co-op Student of The Year Award recognizes one outstanding co-op student for their personal and professional development through work-integrated learning. This year’s winner, Bachelor of Arts student Lisvet Parra Montas shares how her co-op experience played a pivotal role in igniting passions and uncovering future career pathways.

October 2021 Co-op Newsletter

In this newsletter, opportunities to engage with eager Co-op students this January, develop your HR toolkit with helpful employer resources and guides, an invitation to connect with our Capstone students, free virtual employer seminars, and more!

June 2021 Co-op Newsletter

In this newsletter: Partnership opportunities to develop talent in the BC Interior region, UBC Okanagan Co-op students continue to make an impact, diversity and inclusion hiring toolkit for employers, virtual events and more!

UBC Okanagan Co-op Students Win IMPACT 2020 Award

This year, the BC Association for Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning introduced an initiative to showcase the impact and innovation that post secondary students continue to bring to organizations across the province, despite the unique challenges presented by COVID-19. Read on to hear about three featured students from the UBCO campus and the meaningful contributions they’ve made during their work integrated learning experiences.

Employer Spotlight: Agents of Discovery

Employer Spotlight: Agents of Discovery

Agents of Discovery, a Kelowna based education technology platform, shares how they have incorporated Co-op work integrated learning into their ongoing recruitment practices since 2019.

February 2021 Co-op Newsletter

In this newsletter: UBC Okanagan Co-op students are seeking work experience this summer, wage subsidies available for Co-op positions, upcoming virtual events, and more!