Wednesday, March 21st saw the Dalhousie Top Co-op Awards take place during National Co-op & Work-Integrated Learning Week. The event is a joint collaboration between Dalhousie’s Management Career Services, Science, Information Technology, Engineering Co-operative Education and the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, and while in only it’s second year, the co-op award history at Dalhousie extends back to 2004.
Congratulations to this year’s award winners!
TOP CO-OP STUDENTS OF THE YEAR
As nominated by their employer.
- Faculty of Science | Karolyn Long, Marine Biology Student
Nominated by IWK Health Centre
- Faculty of Engineering | Christine Gaudet, Industrial Engineering
Nominated by Nova Scotia Health Authority
- Faculty of Computer Science | Eric Desjardins, Computer Science
Nominated by Brave New World
- Faculty of Management | Christian Thomas, Commerce
Nominated by TD Securities
- Architecture | Aaron Szeto, Master of Architecture
Nominated by Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd.
- Planning | Craig Dedels, Master of Planning
Nominated by Town of Bridgewater
TOP CO-OP EMPLOYERS OF THE YEAR
Presented to ten industry categories based on student nominations.
- Design Services:
Peter Braithwaite, Peter Braithwaite Studio
- Financial Services:
Sarah Jeffers, Citco Canada Inc.
- Information and Communications Technology:
Aaron Stafford, Ubisoft Halifax
- Management Consulting Services:
Andrea Wilkie, Ernst & Young LLP – Halifax
Andrew Crooks, Michelin North America
- Public Sector:
Leon de Vreede, Town of Bridgewater
- Research & Development:
Shelley Lonergan, Brier Island Whale and Seabird Cruises
Ryan Fuzi, Teck Resources Coal Division
Rebecca Paruch, Nova Scotia Power Inc.
- Technical Services:
Shaun Lafferty, ABM
EMERGING EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Recognizing employers new to Dalhousie’s Co-op programs within the past three years.
- Winner: Dash Hudson
- Finalists: CarteNav Solutions Inc. and Metamaterial Technologies Inc.
LEGACY EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Recognizing employers who have been active and supportive in Dalhousie’s Co-op programs for a minimum of five years.
- Winner: PepsiCo Canada
- Finalists: MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects and Scotiabank