2015 Brock University Co-op Student of the Year Award

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2015 Brock University Co-op Student of the Year Award

What is the Brock Co-op Student of the Year Award?

It is an honour given by the Brock Co-op Programs Office recognizing a co-op student’s excellence in job performance, academic achievement and responsibility, based on a student’s particular contributions to their co-op employers, to Co-operative Education and the community-at-large.


What are the benefits of winning?

 The benefits of being awarded the Brock Co-op Student of the Year Award include:

  • Promotion through local publications including Brock News
  •  Recognition during the Co-operative Education Week
  • Presentation of a certificate for your career portfolio

If you are selected for this Co-op honour, you might then be considered for the:

  •  Education at Work Ontario (EWO) Student of the Year Award, or
  •  Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE) Student of the Year Award.


Who can nominate a student for the Brock Co-op Student of the Year Award?

  • A co-op employer
  • A co-op office staff member
  • A Brock faculty member


Are YOU Eligible?


  •  Are you registered as a full-time co-operative education program student?
  •  Have you completed at least one work term within the 2015 calendar year?
  •  Have you made outstanding contributions to your co-op program, co-op employer and community?


Criteria for Selection

(see nomination package for detailed guidelines):

  • Outstanding work term achievements
  • Contribution to Co-operative Education (e.g. volunteer ambassador for co-op, assisting at co-op events)
  • Student’s personal statement and resume
  • Contribution to extra-eurricular activities at school and / or the Community
  • Above average academic achievement (80 per cent average or above)
  • Employer evaluation / recommenation by a co-op employer and a Co-op Program Office staff 


To apply for the 2015 Brock University Co-op Students of the Year Award:

Ask your 2015 work term co-op employer if they will support your nomination for this award. Click here for an information sheet to provide to your employer. 

Complete all of the components of the nomination application package

Deadline: Please submit the required documents as one file via email with the subject title: [2015BrockSOTYA_ProgramName_firstname_lastname] any time before 5:00 p.m. Monday, January 4th, 2016 to Julia Zhu,  Associate Director at jzhu@brocku.ca



  • All nomination packages must meet all guidelines to be considered for this award. Incomplete packages will not be accepted.
  • Students are limited to one submission per year. 
  • The decision of the selection committee is final and may not be appealed.
  • You, as the co-op student applicant, must agree to allow Brock Co-op Programs Office to use your name, profile, and photograph for publication and promotional purposes.



The recipient of the CAFCE award is chosen from post-secondary co-op students nation-wide based on their standing in the following areas:

  •     workplace achievements (including mostly Outstanding ratings on work term evaluations)
  •     academic achievements (80 per cent average or above)
  •     contribution to the community and extra-curricular activity
  •     contribution to co-operative education

For more information about this award, please visit the CAFCE website.


EWO Award

The recipient of the EWO (university) award is chosen from post-secondary co-op students attending Ontario universities based on the same criteria as the CAFCE Award. The recipient of the EWO award will be presented with a certificate and $500. Nominees are selected and submitted to EWO by the student's school. Please visit the EWO website for additional details.

Nominees are selected to move forward in the CAFCE and EWO nomination process at the discretion of Brock Co-op Programs Office.




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