Nongnaphat Jaijon   Mabel Leung   Dr. Charles (Chuck) Lucy   David McKay   David Meharg   Kediemetse Lucia Mokotsi  
                         
  Class of 2009
Sripatum University
Bachelor of Accountancy, Accounting
  Class of 1985
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Diploma, Computer Science
  Class of 1983
University of Victoria
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Honours)
  Class of 1987
University of Waterloo
Bachelor of Mathematics, Mathematics and Business (Information Systems Minor), Co-operative Program
  Class of 2008
Charles Sturt University
Master of Health Services Management
  Class of 1986,1998, 2013 and 2014
Vaal University of Technology (VUT)
Secretarial Certificate, M-Tech Marketing; Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education and Certified Public Relations Manager (CPRM),
Marketing Management; Leadership and Transformation in Higher Education, Leader in PR and Communications

NOMINATED BY
Prof Irene Moutlana, Vice-Chancellor and Principal
Vaal University of Technology (VUT)

Ms Mokotsi started her career as a secretary in 1986 and progressed to a Director in various positions at both public, private and institutions of higher learning. She achieved a breakthrough in 1994 when she was appointed as Secretary to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Student Affairs and Marketing at VUT. This became possible due to academic qualifications that she acquired, mostly through private studies. She leads a team of 30 staff members in Marketing & Branding, PR and Corporate Communications at VUT. She is currently enrolled for Higher Certificate in Management Development through the Education SETA to improve her leadership skills and competencies.
 
                       
  NOMINATED BY
Asst. Prof. Dr. Wirat Lertpaitoonpan, Vice President
Sripatum University
  NOMINATED BY
Prof. Keith Chan, Dean of Student Office
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  NOMINATED BY
Dr. Norah McRae
Executive Director, Co-operative Education Program and Career Services
University of Victoria
  NOMINATED BY
Feridun Hamdullahpur, President &
Vice-Chancellor
University of Waterloo
  NOMINATED BY
Andrew Vann, Vice Chancellor and President
Charles Sturt University
   
                       
  Miss Nongnaphat Jaijon graduated from the Faculty of Accountancy at Sripatum University in 2009. She joined the cooperative education program at Central Pattana Public Company Limited, where she got inspired and became passionate about her career as an internal auditor. She also showed very strong abilities during her first job as an internal auditor at Oishi Group. There, she extended her interests to the field of Information Technology for internal auditing. Looking for bigger challenges, she moved to LH Bank. Currently, she magnificently works at Thai Credit Retail Bank as an Assistant Manager in the Internal Auditing Section.   Currently VP - China Gas Marketing, Mabel has held various managerial positions in ExxonMobil including international assignments and has worked in Hong Kong, Singapore, Virigina and Texas in the US and most recently Beijing. Her career highlights include business development and startup of a number of downstream ventures in China, strategic advisory and planning roles in HQ, Sales & Marketing roles in AP. Before taking on the latest assignment in Gas Marketing in China, Mabel was the Retail Sales Cluster manager for South East Asia and Hong Kong, managing a network of over 600 petrol stations.   As a highly regarded professor with the University of Alberta’s world-class analytical chemistry program, Dr. Charles Lucy is still reaping the benefits of his co-op experience. He was one of the first students to graduate from the University of Victoria’s Co-op Program, completing six chemistry work terms between 1978 and 1983. Dr. Lucy has worked as a faculty member at the University of Alberta since 1999 and has received numerous research and teaching awards, including the 3M National Teaching Fellowship. He credits his co-op experiences in industry and government labs for enriching his teaching practice and for helping him understand the perspective of collaborators in these sectors.   David McKay completed six co-operative education work terms at RBC Financial while a student at the University of Waterloo in the mid 1980s. “My co-op experience changed the way I learned, both in the workplace and in the classroom at Waterloo,” McKay reflects. Today, McKay is President & CEO of RBC. Prior to assuming his role with RBC in February of 2004, McKay served as Group Head of Personal and Commercial Banking, and was responsible for RBC’s banking businesses in Canada, the U.S., and the Caribbean. Under McKay’s leadership, RBC remains a strong supporter of co-operative education, and currently hires about 1,600 co-op students a year.   David Meharg is a proud Aboriginal man. He grew up in an environment where going to university was not aspired to. He had always wanted to go to university and at the age of 23 took steps to pursue his dream. Through hard work and determination, he received Dean’s awards, was accepted into the Golden Key International Honour Society and graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Health Services Management from CSU in 2008, then went on to graduate with a Master of Public Health with Distinction in 2013. In 2015 he was selected for the Aurora Indigenous Scholars International Study Tour, attending Ivy League universities in the US and the UK. David is passionate about changing the way public health services are delivered to Aboriginal people. He is a strong advocate in ensuring the public health service is responsive to his community’s needs and engages and collaborates with the community to improve systems and processes.