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Co-op Student of the Year Award

The Co-op Student of the Year Award recognizes outstanding students in the Science Co-operative Education program.

Our winners and nominees display exceptional job and academic achievements, and contribute in a meaningful way to cooperative education and extracurricular activities at McMaster and in the community. One Year 3, 4 and 5 winner is chosen each year, with the top scoring candidate being considered as McMaster’s nominee for the National CEWIL and Provincial EWO Co-op Student of the Year Awards. A call for nominations is sent in November each year to all employers.

In 2023, 30 nominees, three Co-op Student of the Year winners, and four students for honourable mention were celebrated at the 2023 Faculty of Science Co-op Awards ceremony.

Congratulations to all nominees for their well-deserved recognition, to the winners, Ariya Shiwram, Jasiya Janjua, and Jacob Novielli, and to the students who won honourable mention, Meghan Kostashuk, Paul Grzegorczyk, Spencer M. Chapple, and Amish Gungah.

In addition to being named Co-op Student of the Year, year five, Ariya Shiwram was recognized as runner-up for both McMaster Co-op Student of the Year and Ontario Education Work-Integrated Learning Co-op Student of the Year.

During Ariya’s work term, she designed, troubleshooted, and analyzed complex experiments as a member of the Repare Therapeutics Cancer Biology team. Her supervisors shared that her work contributed to the design of clinical trials that have the potential to positively impact the life of hundreds of cancer patients.

Read the full story here: Celebrating science co-op champions – Faculty of Science – McMaster University

Winners and students for honourable mention.