WACE is delighted to announce the recipients of our WACE 2023 Awards were granted at the WACE World Conference Gala on June 29th, 2023 in Waterloo, Canada. Congratulations to our recipients and thank you to all those who submitted nominations.
WACE LEADERSHIP AND INNOVATION AWARD:
Recipient: Dr Nancy Johnston
Adjunct Professor, Simon Fraser University, Canada; President of NJ Consulting.
WACE OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTION AWARD:
Recipient: Dr Judene Pretti
Director, Business Services, University of Waterloo, Canada
WACE EMPLOYER/ PARTNER CONTRIBUTION AWARD:
Recipients: Robert Douglas and Brian Train
Organisation: Strategic Policy and Initiatives Branch, BC Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills
WACE 2023 Conference Best Paper Award
Title of the paper: Neuro-typical inclusion through Work-integrated Learning: How to manage neuro-typical individuals through WIL for an inclusive future of work?
Author: Antoine Pennaforte
Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers – CNAM
Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire en Sciences de l’Action – LIRSA
WACE Outstanding Professional Contribution Award
In recognition of outstanding and significant contributions to cooperative and work-integrated education (CWIE).
The recipient will have:
The award is in memory of Donald MacLaren Jr., the former Public Affairs Manager of Air Canada, who was an avid supporter of closer working relationships between all cooperative education institutions throughout the world.
Since the inception of this prestigious WACE Award in 1983, the following individuals have been honored:
WACE Leadership and Innovation Award
In recognition of a significant and sustained contribution to executive leadership during which innovative strides were undertaken to produce transformational results.
The recipient will have:
This award is in memory of Dr. Constantine “Taki” Papadakis. Taki, who was highly respected, internationally, as a passionate leader and advocate for high quality CWIE. Taki was Chair of the National Commission for Cooperative Education (which has recently joined WACE) for five years and served as a trustee for 13 years. During his tenure as trustee, he pioneered many innovative initiatives.
Since the inception of this prestigious WACE Award in 2011, the following individuals have been honored:
WACE Employer/Partner Contribution Award
In recognition of outstanding and sustained contributions as an employer or partner organisation to the practice of CWIE.
CRITERIASignificant contribution to international CWIE will be given priority in the selection of the recipient for this award. The recipient will have:
This award acknowledges the contribution of Dr. John A. Curry for his outstanding leadership of WACE and his lifetime advocacy on behalf of work integrated learning.
Since the inception of this prestigious WACE Award in 1995, the following individuals have been honored: