Student of the Year Award

Student of the Year Award 2022

Award Info

The purpose of the UBC Science Co-op Student of the Year Award is to recognize a recipient’s achievements in their job performance, academic performance, contributions to the UBC community or their employer, to Co-op education, to the general community and their involvement in extra-curricular activities.


  • $500 cash prize
  • An engraved plaque
  • Opportunity to be nominated for the BC and Yukon ACE-WIL Student of the Year Award


  • The candidate must be a current UBC Science Co-op Student
  • The candidate has completed at least two Co-op work terms
  • The candidate has not previously won the award

Selection Criteria

Candidates are evaluated based on their impact to the three main stakeholders of co-operative education. Each criterion carries 1/3 of the overall score, out of 90.  Subsequent review within the committee of the merits of top candidates (based on initial scores) helps to determine the winners.

1.  Impact on employer (30 pts)

2. Impact on student (self) (30 pts)

3. Impact on institution (30 pts)

Candidates may self-nominate by completing the application themselves or be nominated by
a fellow student. A Co-op Coordinator from the Faculty of Science may also nominate students.

Nomination Package

Nomination packages should contain the follow items presented in the order below:

  • Nomination form
  • Employer support form (completed and signed)
  • Student’s 2-page essay on the Benefits of Co-operative Education
  • Student’s portfolio (optional, two (2) pages maximum)

Download Application Package


Submit your application package electronically to Nora Becker at

Application Deadline: Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022 @9am


View info on previous award winners