These students must have shown excellence in the following areas:
- On-the-job achievement (information provided by the employer)
- Academic achievement (information provided by the faculty)
- Extra-curricular activities at school, at work or in the community (information provided by selected students only)
These selection criteria were developed by Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL Canada), which grants a similar award. The University of Ottawa award serves to recognize some of our outstanding CO-OP students.
Our award recipients may also be nominated for the CEWIL and EWO (Education at Work Ontario) CO-OP Student of the Year Awards.