Student of the Year Award

Student of the Year Award – January to December 2022

Award Info

Each year, one co-op student from the Applied Science Co-op Program is presented with a Co-op Student of the Year Award to recognize the co-op student’s exceptional contributions to their employer, their achievements in their job performance, contributions to the UBC community and/or their employer, to Co-operative Education, and to the general community.

The award takes place at the start of the Winter co-op term (January) and celebrate student achievements from Winter, Summer and Fall terms of the previous calendar year.

The recipient of the Applied Science Co-op Student of the Year Award will have the opportunity to be considered as a nominee for the provincial and national Co-operative Education awards through:

  • The Association for Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning British Columbia/Yukon (ACE-WIL) Student of the Year Award

  • The Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL) Student of the Year Award

Award recipients will:

  • Receive a $1000 prize

  • Receive an Applied Science Co-op Student of the Year Certificate

  • Be featured and appear with an article about your award and be presented in various University publications

  • Opportunity to be nominated for the ACE-WIL and/or CEWIL Student of the Year Award(s)


  • The candidate must be a current UBC Applied Science Co-op Student (Vancouver or Okanagan) and will be a registered full-time student in good standing at the time of receiving the award (January)

  • The candidate must have a CGPA 65% at the time of nomination submission

  • Since starting the Co-op Program, the candidate must have completed at least two Co-op work terms by the end of the current nomination year (December 2022)

  • The nominating work term must be within the current nomination year January – December 2022

  • The candidate has not previously won the award

Award Selection Criteria

Candidates are evaluated based on their impact to the three main stakeholders of co-operative education as well as the candidate’s resume. Overall, each portion of the criterion equals an overall score of 100.

  • Impact on Student (self) (30 points)

  • Impact on Employer (30 points)

  • Impact on Institution (30 points)

  • Candidate Resume (10 points)

Nomination Package Checklist

Either the co-op student or the student’s employer may initiate the nomination process. In either case, the student and employer are responsible for submitting their respective information required for the nomination package.

Please check your nomination document to ensure all required materials are included.

1.   Student Self-Nomination Information – Submissions are now closed

  • Completion of all information requested in the form

  • Upload of 1 PDF document containing the following items in the following prescribed order:

    • Student Personal Letter

    • Resume

2.   Employer Nomination Information – Submissions are now closed

  • Completion of the information requested in the form

Once the online form is submitted, responses cannot be revised.

Nomination Deadline

The deadline for the 2022 nomination year is 11:59 pm Sunday, December 4, 2022

Only complete packages that meet the guidelines will be forwarded to the Applied Science Co-op Awards Committee.