Student of the Year Award

Student of the Year Award 2023

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.

  • $1000 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 or be in the process of completing 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 following items, in one PDF, 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)

Submit your application package electronically to Nora Becker at


The deadline for the 2023 nominations is 09:00AM PDT November 1, 2023.


Download Application Package


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