PEY Co-op Recognition Reception


We Invite You to Celebrate With Us!

The Professional Experience Year Co-op Program (PEY Co-op) celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. To recognize and celebrate the employers and students who contribute to the excellence of this flagship work-experience program, you are invited to our inaugural PEY Co-op Recognition Reception on February 28, 2019. Registration will open in early December – please keep an eye on your inbox for your invitation!

Calling all Employers: Nominations are Now Open

During the event, a number of employers and students will be acknowledged and honoured for their role in making the PEY Co-op program a success. Between now and December 5, please consider submitting nominations in the categories below.

Please note, we are currently collecting nominations from former PEY Co-op students for two employer awards: Employer of the Year and Mentor of the Year. Students may be in touch with you to complete their nomination packages.

Student of the Year Award

Awarded to an outstanding student who completed their PEY Co-op position within your company in the 2017-2018 academic year (i.e., hired in 2017 and returned to school in 2018).

  • Type: Individual Award
  • Nominator: An individual who oversaw the work of the nominee in the 2017-2018 academic year
  • Nominee: Must be a student who completed their PEY Co-op in the nominator’s company in the 2017-2018 academic year
  • Deadline: Monday December 17th at 11:59PM


Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Recognition

Recognizes an employer’s ongoing commitment to advance the equality of opportunities for its employees that are underrepresented in the workforce. This effort is demonstrated through strategic operational, recruitment, and retention policies and practices that foster an inclusive work culture that celebrates the diversity of its employees.

  • Type: Company Recognition
  • Nominator: Companies nominate themselves
  • Deadline: Monday December 17th at 11:59PM


If you have any questions about the nomination process, please contact:


Who is evaluating the nominations?

An awards selection committee has been established to evaluate the nomination forms. The awards selection committee comprises of individuals from the PEY Co-op Office, Faculty, Staff and the Engineering Society.

Can I submit multiple nominations for the same award?

Yes! All nominations will be considered by our awards selection committee, but only successful nominations will receive awards.

How will I know if my nomination was successful?

We will let all nominators know whether their submission was successful in the New Year.

Will award winners be notified prior to the PEY Co-op Celebration & Awards Dinner event?

Recipients of our award and recognition categories will be notified ahead of the event, but some honours will be a surprise for everyone!

Can I nominate a PEY Co-op student who is currently working in my company?

The focus of this year’s awards program is to recognize students from our last cohort of PEY Co-op students (i.e., completed their PEY Co-op positions in 2018 and are currently in school finishing their degrees). Please do keep your current PEY Co-op students in mind for future recognition opportunities.