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Co-op of the Year Awards:
2013 Recipients

Ying Zheng

Recipient of the 2013 Co-op of the Year Award for a 1st Co-op

Ying is a student in the Accounting and Management Technology program. She did her co-op at First Choice Financial Inc., an insurance and financial services company located in Ottawa. Ying was appointed project leader and her main responsibility was to oversee the development of a draft financial and investment book intended to assist new immigrants to Canada. As project leader, Ying led a four-people team who researched and gathered information about Canada's tax system.

“My co-op not only provided me with the opportunity to gain precious work experience, but also allowed me to put into practice my academic knowledge and develop my leadership skills.”

- Ying Zheng

“Ying was an excellent employee with initiative and a high sense of responsibility. We are proud to have her work with us this summer and very pleased to be able to recognize her contribution with this award.”

- James Lui, Ottawa Branch Manager, First Choice Financial Inc.

Brittany Lowd

Recipient of the 2017 Co-op of the Year Award for a 2nd Co-op

Brittany is a student in the Hotel Management program. She did her co-op at the Ramada Plaza / Manoir du Casino Hotel in Gatineau. Brittany started her co-op as a guest service agent at the front desk. During the course of her co-op, Brittany was promoted and replaced front desk supervisors during their absences throughout the remainder of her co-op.

“Being a supervisor was a big challenge for me because I was the person who made all the decisions during a shift. I was always trying to do what was best for the hotel and for the guests by being proactive in different situations. I have learned that I should not be afraid to make decisions.”

- Brittany Lowd

“Brittany has demonstrated that she has the capacity to manage front desk operations when she replaced supervisors during their absences. She is an employee with an exemplary attitude and we are proud that she is part of the team.”

- Audrey Letendre, Front Desk Manager, Ramada Plaza / Manoir du Casino Hotel

For more information, please contact:

Alain Beauparlant
Co-op Coordinator
Room 128
T. 819-778-2270 x1280