100The 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 the 2020 recipients of the Mount Co-op Employer of the Year Awards:

Longstanding Employer of the Year – Public Relations

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

Longstanding Employer of the Year – Tourism & Hospitality Management

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

New Employer of the Year – Public Relations

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

New Employer of the Year – Tourism & Hospitality Management

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

 

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.