Each academic year (summer, fall and winter), 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.
Megan Young - Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Winner
Fourth year civil engineering student Megan Young completed her final CO-OP placement at Stantec, where her good work earned her a nomination for this special award. Thanks to her broad technical knowledge and her strong interpersonal skills, Megan’s contribution was highly valued by her employer. She exceeded the requirements for her position and showed outstanding initiative, including taking part in company activities and large-scale projects, for which conducted data analysis and processing, consulted stakeholders and produced a final report. And that’s not all: she’s also part of a competitive soccer team.