News & Stories

Stay connected and engaged in our Co-op Learning Community as we discuss the benefits of partnering with our program and the advantages of hiring a co-op student, celebrate our recent graduates, highlight a student success story, introduce our newest team member and more…

Attraction and retention priorities can be achieved through Co-op take advantage and hire a student this summer. Student stories, including Co-op Student of the Year, Wage Subsidy Grants and more.

As a third-year creative writing student with a passion for history, Jenna Luis’s four-month co-op work term as an interpreter and communications/ marketing assistant with Vernon’s Caetani Centre was a natural fit.

In this newsletter, connect with Co-op students for work experiences in 2023; read how Co-op alumni are contributing to their communities; be invited to connect with our work-integrated learning (WIL) network of Co-op, Capstone, and WIL students; access free employer resources, and more!

Throughout 2021-22, the Interdisciplinary Co-op Program continued to advance program objectives of creating an interdisciplinary program grounded in reflective practice and seeking to create more equitable access to learners across the UBC Okanagan campus. With continued attention to fostering strong relationships with organizations in BC’s interior region that offer engaging workplace learning experiences locally with global relevance.

The Interior & Northern Work Integrated Learning (INWIL) Coalition, a partnership between the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO), Thompson Rivers University (TRU), and University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), aims to direct connection between industry and institution, opening the door for employers to innovate, increase capacity, and contribute to a future skilled workforce. The initiative aims to align student talent in supporting the changing needs of small and medium sized organizations, while encouraging students to explore the many regionally based opportunities available.