The Ring

75,000 co-op placements . . . and counting

Wed, 2016-02-03 17:07

Budd and co-op supervisor Christine Young. Photo: UVic photo services
Budd and co-op supervisor Christine Young. Photo: UVic photo services

Forty years after launching one of Canada’s largest co-operative education programs, the University of Victoria is celebrating its 75,000th co-op placement.


UVic student heads to Australia on first Indigenous co-op exchange

Tue, 2015-09-08 14:42

Elder May Sam providing guidance to Hanton. Credit: UVic photo services
Elder May Sam providing guidance to Hanton. Credit: UVic photo services

When UVic student Kimberly Hanton packed her bags for her work term in Australia last month, she carried words of encouragement from the local Indigenous Elders. Hanton recently embarked on the university’s first Indigenous co-op exchange after attending a departure ceremony at First Peoples House in her honour.

This unique co-op exchange saw Hanton travel to the University of Newcastle in Australia in August, while UVic will welcome Australian Indigenous student Cristal Walters to campus this fall. 


Teck named 2013 UVic Co-op Employer of the Year

Thu, 2014-02-27 08:40

It takes a very special co-op employer to stand out from the nearly 1,000 employer organizations that hired UVic co-op students in 2013, since each and every organization has provided outstanding learning opportunities to our amazing co-op students. So it’s with great excitement that Co-op and Career has named Teck, Canada’s largest diversified resource company, as our 2013 UVic Co-op Employer of the Year.


Co-op Students of the Year announced

Thu, 2014-01-16 10:38

Rittenburg (at left) with friends.
Rittenburg (at left) with friends.

They may study disparate subjects, but Connor Bildfell, Angus Rittenburg, and Ross Prager have something in common: they’ve all been named UVic Co-op Student of the Year by their respective co-op programs.


European exchange program blends co-op and academic exchange

Tue, 2012-05-15 08:30

Alicia Butula (left) and her European "twin" Alexander Wengert (right).
Alicia Butula (left) and her European "twin" Alexander Wengert (right).

When Alicia Butula was searching for an international co-op work experience, she knew she wanted more than a trip abroad. The UVic social sciences co-op student wanted to truly experience the culture and community of her exchange destination. She wanted a guide, and found the perfect solution when she discovered UVic’s CANEU-COOP exchange program.


Recreation Integration Victoria named UVic Co-op Employer of the Year

Tue, 2012-01-03 13:33

Recreation Integration Victoria (RIV) has been named the 2011 Co-operative Education Employer of the Year in recognition of the organization’s outstanding contribution to student learning.


Co-op Students of the Year celebrated for accomplishments in 2011

Wed, 2011-11-23 11:01

Three outstanding UVic co-op students have been named “Co-op student of the year” by their respective co-op program areas.


Work term in China leads to full-time career

Mon, 2011-11-07 14:01

Jason Zapantis. Photo: Joy Poliquin
Jason Zapantis. Photo: Joy Poliquin

While many soon-to-be graduates are preparing to dive into job search mode, Jason Zapantis can rest easy. The mechanical engineering graduate has been employed by Victoria’s Silian Sapphire for four years, and is happily settled into his role as process engineer.


A Day in the Life: Ian Robertson

Thu, 2011-08-04 09:08

Ian Robertson. Photo: Robie Liscomb
Ian Robertson. Photo: Robie Liscomb

Aspiring writers, community developers, doctors, financial advisors...they’ve all passed through Ian Roberston’s doorway. As a career educator with UVic’s Co-operative Education Program and Career Services office, Robertson has helped thousands of UVic students and alumni uncover their career possibilities and turn these into reality.


UVic Co-op Program celebrates 60,000 work term placements

Thu, 2011-02-10 08:37

Thirty-five years after launching one of Canada’s largest co-operative education programs, the University of Victoria is celebrating its 60,000th co-op placement. Biochemistry student Britney Allen became the 60,000th co-op student to secure a co-op work term when she was hired by Science Venture to work as a science/technology camp instructor this summer.