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2020 Student of the Year Awards

posted on October 28, 2020

Student of the Year Awards 2020

It’s more important now than ever to celebrate the achievements of our students in this unprecedented time! Whether working remotely or in-person, students across the country have shown incredible resilience and fortitude this past year. CEWIL Canada is looking for a university student and a college student that was outstanding in co-op or other forms of WIL in the year (2020) and you can help! The winning students, their institutions, and employers will receive national recognition as a result of these awards. Each winning student will receive $1,000 (a CEWIL Canada award of $500.00 and the Emery-Dufault award of $500.00).

Please submit your outstanding co-op/work-integrated learning student for the CEWIL Canada Co-op Student of the Year Awards (2020). We encourage you to nominate one candidate per award. The students will be evaluated on their job and academic achievement, contribution to co-operative education/WIL and involvement in extra-curricular activities at school and/or in the community at large.

Please read all the materials thoroughly and provide the necessary documentation. All applications must follow the current year's Nomination Form process. Those applications that follow an earlier year's application process will have their applications edited by CEWIL Canada office to meet the current year's criteria.  Completed nominations must be received  by Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (EST). 

This year, nomination submissions will be handled a bit differently. Rather than submitting by email, we will be taking nominations via Google Forms. Each category will have its own Google Form, to which you’ll be able to submit a nomination. So for example, if you have a nomination for the College – Other WIL category, you can upload it as a PDF to the corresponding Google Form. Contact the CEWIL office to access the Google Forms nomination portal.

We look forward to receiving your nominations for the CEWIL Canada Co-op Student of the Year (2020) - celebrating students and their successes by recognizing a college co-op/work-integrated learning student and a university co-op/work-integrated learning student for their accomplishments.


Nomination Checklist

  • Nomination Form – Information provided (must be legible), dated and signed by CEWIL Canada Institution Member and Student nominee.
  • Partner Organization Support Form – completed and signed (Or a signed letter that contains all the information that the form requests, including permission statement.)
  • Student Nominee’s Essay– 2 page maximum, 1 inch margins, 10 point font minimum on benefits of work-integrated learning
  • Nominee Bio – 150 word maximum that may be used for CEWIL communications once awards are granted. 
  • Student Nominee’s portfolio (optional, two (2) pages maximum)