UBC Faculty of Arts Co-op student Sophia Kim has been recognized by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education for her work with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC). The honour is being presented to Kim as part of National Co-op Week (March 19-23, 2012).
During her co-op work term with AANDC last summer, Kim conducted interviews with First Nations groups, the private sector, and government. She presented a report to the Treaties and Aboriginal Government – Negotiations West office, where her findings sparked debate about the treaty system as it relates to economic development.
Kim also received an honourable mention for provincial co-op student of the year by the Association for Co-operative Education in B.C. and Yukon, and top undergraduate co-op student of the year by the UBC Arts Co-op Program.
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