BU Co-op program celebrates success

September 20, 2022

The students and supporters of Brandon University’s (BU’s) Co-operative Education Program were celebrated at a luncheon on Friday at Harvest Hall.

Three men stand. The man on the right holds a plaque.

Nathan Campbell, left, and Terry Burgess, centre, of RBC accept the Co-Op Community Support Award from Brandon University President and Vice-Chancellor David Docherty.

With the theme of Delivering Tomorrow’s Talent, Today! the event reviewed the successes of the past year, took a closer look at the Co-op program and the student activities during their work terms, and featured an awards presentation.

RBC, which was represented by Regional Vice-President Terry Burgess and Community Manager Nathan Campbell, was presented with the Co-op Community Support Award for their generous donation of $250,000 to the program over three years. Greenstone Building Products received the Prestigious Employee Award-Spirit for Co-op for employing the most Co-op students. Tilda Fortier accepted the award on behalf of Greenstone.

“The success of Co-op is a result of the support of employers in combination with the dedication and talent of our students,” said Davion Johnson, Co-operative Education Program Co-ordinator at BU. “It was rewarding to bring so many employers, students, and our faculty and staff together in a celebration of this symbiotic relationship.”

A man hands a plaque to a woman

Tilda Fortier, left, of Greenstone Building Products receives the Prestigious Employee Award-Spirit for Co-op Award from BU President and Vice-Chancellor David Docherty.

The Co-operative Education Program at BU provides a bridges academics with career preparation for students by allowing them to alternate study terms with work terms. Students gain valuable work experience and industry connections, while bringing in-demand skills, energy and ideas to their employers.

Learn more about Co-op at BU by visiting BrandonU.ca/Co-Op.

More photos from the event can be seen on the Brandon University Co-operative Education Program Facebook page.