Mount Co-op Student of the Year Awards (2020)

The Mount Co-op Student of the Year Award was established in 1999 to recognize the achievements of Mount co-op students and to mark the 20th anniversary of co-operative education at the Mount. Each year, deserving students are nominated by employers for the Mount Co-op Student of the Year Awards.

The selection committee had the difficult task of choosing one student from each discipline to be named the Mount Co-op Student of the Year (2020). The selection criteria included academic achievement, community involvement, contribution to the employer, and the impact co-operative education has had on personal and professional development.

We are pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Mount Co-op Student of the Year Award:

Raf Peligro - BPR Co-op student of the year Headshot

Public Relations

Raf Mikhael Peligro (nominated by Downtown Halifax Business Commission – Halifax, NS)

Sarah Brining - BBA Co-op Student of the Year Headshot

Business Administration

Sarah Brining (nominated by Emera Inc. – Halifax, NS)

Ji In Yoo - BTHM Co-op student of the year Headshot

Tourism & Hospitality Management

Ji In Yoo (nominated by Fox Harb’r Golf Resort and Spa – Wallace, NS)

 

The selection committee was comprised of the Dean of Professional Studies, Dr. Kim Kienapple; Chair of Business & Tourism Programs, Dr. Peter Mombourquette; Chair of Communication Studies, Dr. Amy Thurlow; Co-operative Education Manager, Scott Daniels; and the Co-operative Education Coordinators, Courtney Davison and Raina DeBrouwer.

 

 

Mount Co-op Employer of the Year Awards (2020)

The Mount Co-op Employer of the Year Award was established in 2009 to recognize the important contributions of our co-op employer partners and mark the 30th anniversary of co-operative education at the Mount. In 2019, as part of our 40th anniversary celebrations, the awards were expanded to include two distinct categories: New Mount Co-op Employer of the Year and Longstanding Mount Co-op Employer of the Year. We are pleased to acknowledge co-op employers each year who have supported co-operative education at the Mount by demonstrating commitment to the program and providing excellent work term opportunities for students. These partnerships are critical for the success of our program.

The selection criteria included consideration of the work environment, leadership and mentorship, the supervisor’s demonstrated support of student learning, and the employer’s longstanding commitment to co-op.

We are please to announce this year’s recipients of the Mount Co-op Employer of the Year Awards:

New Public Relations Employer of the Year

Mary Acton-Bond, Executive Director
Family SOS Association – Halifax, NS
Nominated by: Cassidy Shatford, BPR Co-op Student

Family SOS logo

Longstanding Public Relations Employer of the Year

Erin MacDonald, Senior Communications Officer
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) – Sydney, NS
Nominated by: Chauntelle Brewer, BPR Co-op Student

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Logo

New Tourism & Hospitality Management Employer of the Year

Yuchen Ji, Owner
Sugar Bakery Halifax – Halifax, NS
Nominated by: Yu Hang Chen, BTHM Co-op Student

Sugar Bakery Logo

Longstanding Tourism & Hospitality Management Employer of the Year

Elliott Isenor, Director of Golf Operations & Human Resources
Fox Harb’r Golf Resort and Spa – Wallace, NS
Nominated by: Dylan Walsh, BTHM Co-op Student

Fox Harb’r Resort & Spa Logo

 

The selection committee was comprised of Co-operative Education Manager, Scott Daniels; Co-operative Education Coordinators, Courtney Davison and Raina DeBrouwer; and a senior Co-op Student.

Mount Co-op Student of the Year Awards (2021)

The Co-op Team is currently accepting nominations for the Mount Co-op Student of the Year Awards (2021). Complete the online nomination form here.

The deadline to submit a nomination to the Co-op Team for the Mount Co-op Student of the Year Awards(2021): Friday, January 7, 2022.


Mount Co-op Employer of the Year Awards (2021)

The Co-op Team is currently accepting nominations for the Mount Co-op Employer of the Year Award (2021). Complete the online nomination here.

The deadline to submit nominations to the Co-op Team for the Mount Co-op Employer of the Year Awards (2021): Monday, January 24, 2022.