Computer Science Co-op Corner - Fall 2005

Potts Wins Mantle-Blachford Award

Mishayla Potts is the winner of the second annual Mantle-Blachford Award for Co-operative Education. The Award, established in 2004, recognizes students in the University of Regina Co-op Program that have excelled in academia, on work terms, and in the community. The Award is named after Mr. John Mantle and Dr. Cam Blachford, who established the Co-op program in the Faculty of Engineering in 1969.

In her application letter in which she identified "what Co-op Has Done for Me" Potts stated, "Co-op has given me the confidence to know that I can do whatever I put my mind to. I walked into established businesses with no knowledge of their internal workings, and came out with experience and confidence." She added, "My Co-op work terms have given me a real-world insight into the topics covered in my classes...Co-op has truly given me the tools and skills that I need to achieve my goals and develop a great career"

Potts received exemplary reviews from her employers throughout her Co-op career. She completed five co-op work terms with companies including Consumers Co-operative Refineries Ltd. and the Department of Computer Science at the University of Regina.



Mishayla Potts

Mishayla Potts receives Mantle Blachford
Award Presented by Student Affairs AVP
Ron Byrne


SaskTel Calls on Computer Science Co-op Grad


Young-Sook Park
One of the many benefits of participating in the Co-op Program is the offer of permanent employment for post-graduation. Computer Science grad Young-Sook Park was ecstatic when she received just such an offer from Co-op employer SaskTel.

Young participated in five Co-op terms as a Computer Science student and had the opportunity to experience a variety of work environments. Her first three work terms were as a Security Analyst with Syncrude in Fort McMurray, Alberta. These experiences each added new responsibilities and skills, leading to her fourth work term with Shell Canada and duties in enterprise programming. She completed her fifth and final work term with SaskTel in April 2005, again working as a junior programmer analyst.




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