Cooperative - Education Student Profiles

Vicki Latter (B.Env.St. Honours Co-op: 2010) has participated in volunteer opportunities at Boeing Canada as lead in the company's waste audit and NPRI reporting process. She is an active member of Manitoba Emerging Green Builders and the Manitoba Environmental Industries Association's student chapter where she is assisting in various conference planning and development initiatives. Vicki continues to combine her academic studies with industry opportunities and to this end is currently working on a review of risk management issues in association with the University of Manitoba. Vicki represents the University as our nominee for the Canadian Association for Cooperative Education 2010 Student of the Year.

'Co-op is added value to your academic program –you gain relevant experience, professional mentors, and also better grades – all while getting paid and having fun!'

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Shoni Shukster Litinsky (B.Env.St. Co-op: 2009), received honourable mention for the Co-operative Education Manitoba (CEM) Student of the Year Award for 2008. Shoni was recognized for her ambition and accomplishment during her job placement, implementing the Province of Manitoba's first E-waste Round-up. She was also acknowledged for her promotion and dedication to the Cooperative Education program through spearheading a Sustainable Water Management course which won the Education for Sustainability Award from the Province of Manitoba. Shoni continues to work actively in the field promoting environmental awareness and sustainable transportation initiatives.


Alison Murata (Honours Environmental Science Coop Program) worked for researcher Dr. David Lobb (Department of Soil Science) this past summer to fulfill a placement required in the Cooperative Education Option. As a recipient of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Undergraduate Student Research Award, Alison had the opportunity to work on current research in the field of soil erosion and wetland hydrology. A component of the position required that she assist with stream bank sampling along the South Tobacco Creek (on the Manitoba Escarpment) while other responsibilities took her to Brandon to measure electrical conductivity of water taken from wetlands at the Manitoba Zero-Tillage Research Association (MZTRA) farm. Alison has published her research findings in a poster “Electrical Conductivity as an Indicator of Wetland Hydrology” and competed in the 2009 NSERC poster presentation. She will also present this poster at the 2010 Manitoba Soil Science Society conference held in February, 2010.