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Kaya Peters

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I did my co-op at Mission Hill Winery in the Okanagan. It was absolutely incredible; I learned a ton. Along with the other interns, I got to rotate through production, Pastries, and finally Garde Manger in the finishing kitchen, where we cooked and plated for the fine dining terrace restaurant. The talented kitchen team, under Executive Chef Chris Stewart, and Terrace Chef Patrick Gayler, were all helpful, welcoming, and worked together to create a wonderful ... Read more


Adelle Hoskins

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Adelle had the opportunity complete her internship with Nanaimo RCMP’s Criminal Intelligence Analyst, Ryland Wellwood. Her work included researching new initiatives and technology being used within other departments, and compiling reports based on open source research. Topics included; comparative statistics, body worn audio/visual recorders for police, crime severity index calculations, crime bulletins, crime rates, and Integrated Resource ... Read more


Jerren Heng

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As a strong believer of gaining education and experience at the same time, Vancouver Island University was a clear choice when deciding where I would study; purely based on the inclusion of an experiential learning aspect in the program. When deciding to leave Australia to pursue my dream career in the hospitality industry, there seemed no better place to go than Canada. Two years later and a diploma in Hospitality Management, I have studied in ... Read more