CO-OP Student of the Year Award

Each year, one student per faculty receives a Student of the Year Award. These students must have shown excellence in the following areas:

  • On-the-job achievement
  • Academic achievement
  • Extra-curricular activities at school, at work or in the community

These selection criteria were developed by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE), which grants a similar award. The University of Ottawa award serves to recognize some of our outstanding CO-OP students.

Our award recipients may also be nominated for the CAFCE and EWO (Education at Work Ontario) CO-OP Student of the Year Awards.

  • VALUE OF AWARD: $500
  • NUMBER OF AWARDS: One per faculty
  • FREQUENCY OF AWARD: Once per year, in March

Details and Eligibility

  • Potential nominees must be registered as full-time CO-OP students. They must have completed at least one CO-OP work term and received an outstanding evaluation from the employer, have an excellent academic record and be in good standing in their faculty and with the CO-OP Office.
  • Students can be nominated by their faculty, the CO-OP Student Association, employers or the CO-OP Office.
  • Each faculty winner is selected from a group of nominees, by a selection committee chosen by the Faculty.

Timeline

April to December 

Nominations

  • Winter term: Nominations are accepted until April 28th
  • Summer term: Nominations are accepted until August 25th
  • Fall term: Nominations are accepted until November 27th

January

  • Faculty selection committees assess their candidates.

February

  • Faculties present their awards.

March

  • One University of Ottawa winner is selected and announced at the CO-OP Celebration of Excellence.

  I have read and accept the terms of the contest.