Each year CEWIL Canada recognizes outstanding student achievement of students completing co-op terms, practicums, internships, applied research projects (and many other forms of work-integrated learning) from coast to coast.

As we wrap up WIL month, we are pleased to announce that fourth-year, urban & regional studies student Josh Radford was awarded an Honourable Mention for the category of Other WIL at the university level by Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning (CEWIL) Canada.

Josh has completed a total of seven applied studies (APST) courses with the Town of Coaldale (five disciplinary courses in geography and urban & regional studies and two second-year APST courses). In 2019, Josh completed four of these applied studies ranging where the foci of his courses included: managing public relations during a municipal crisis, working with the Chief Administrative Officer, exploring community enhancement through good design, and civic engagement and community planning. His courses previous to 2019 focused on bylaw and policy formation; planning, designing, and drafting of architectural controls; and public engagement and community planning.

What started as a part-time volunteer opportunity has turned into the opportunity to work with multiple members of the Town of Coaldale’s senior leadership. Josh has secured a full-time, continuing position with the Town of Coaldale, before graduation (of course, with a plan to complete his few remaining degree requirements).

Lukas Neamtu, Coordinator
Career Bridge (Co-operative Education & Applied Studies) | lukas.neamtu@uleth.ca