Students of the Year Award
If you’re a Lassonde co-op/internship student, then apply now! Each year, two recipients will be selected based on their achievements. The two winners will receive a certificate and $500 cash prize.
Students of the Year 2022
3rd year Computer Science student, in the process of completing a 16-month internship at CIBC in the role of Test Analyst Co-op
“Yanni was a valuable member of our team who we have learnt that we can rely on, regardless of the difficulty of the tasks or the novelty of the challenge. Her combination of intelligence, commitment, perseverance and a compassionate character will certainly make her a valuable member of any academic program or challenging position in the industry.”
– Hogan Chen, PhD. PEng
Sr. Technical Consultant, CIBC
3rd year Software Engineering student, completed a 16-month co-op at Deloitte in the role of Associate Software Engineer
“As Mohaimen’s manager I have always looked forward to our weekly 1-1s. He has introduced me to several practices that have benefitted both my home and work lives and he has helped me to grow as a manager as he did not shy away from the harder problems and brought me in to help him along his way.”
– Nigel Maynard
What You Win
The two winning students receive a certificate and a $500 cash reward from the Lassonde Co-op Program to recognize their achievements. All nominated students can request a letter/certificate of recognition for their nomination after the award recipients have been announced.
Our Selection Criteria
The Lassonde Co-op & Internship team will review applications and present the top applicants to the Co-op & Internship Faculty Advisory Committee for a final vote and selection of the two award winners. The selection criteria for this award includes:
Student Personal Statement on how you went above and beyond in your co-op/internship work term(s), including your impact on the employer, self and institution
Satisfactory completion of the Co-op/Internship courses
The decision of the selection committee is final and may not be appealed.
Forms & Guidelines
Lassonde Co-op/Internship would like to recognize the contributions of Nascent Digital to the Lassonde Student of the Year Award. We would like to thank them for their acknowledgement of the success of our two students through their annual $1000 donation since 2018.
“From the moment that Ignacio Isola joined our team, he has been an invaluable employee, participating and contributing to our work at a level that is years ahead of what would be expected from an undergraduate student. Over the past 5 years, I have worked with dozens of interns at Canadensys Aerospace. Several of these have been exceptional, but I would rank Ignacio at the top of even this elite group.”
Electrical Team Lead
“DecisivEdge has opened the doors for Julia Paglia whether as an intern next summer or a regular employee after graduation for we know she will be an asset to our company or any company she will join.”
Lead Software Engineer
“I found Aryeh Weinberger to be an exceptionally talented engineering student in all areas, and a pleasure to work with. In my opinion, after mentoring many co-op students from across the province, … I believe that Aryeh would be an ideal candidate for this co-op student award.”
Jason Young, B.E.Sc., M.A.Sc., P.Eng.
Founder & President,
Advantage Forensics Inc.
“Antonia Pennella has made major contributions to the establishment of my research group and laboratory. I have been thoroughly impressed by Antonia’s interest in research & I firmly believe that she has a bright future in both research and engineering.”
Garett Melenka, PhD
Mechanical Engineering Department,
Brandon Loy, Electrical Engineering and Sonia Kodgule, Mechanical Engineering
Can Unlusoy Mechanical Engineering
Chirag Sardana Computer Engineering
Dan Colvin Mechanical Engineering
Joshua Abraham Computer Engineering
Moamenbellah Moustafa Civil Engineering
Mohammad Syed Electrical Engineering
Ziad Ahmed Mechanical Engineering
Hunter Schofield, Space Engineering and Maheen Saini, Civil Engineering
Pictured with Shawn Konopinsky, Partner and CEO of Nascent Digital