Student of the Year

In recognition of your exceptional contribution to your co-op/internship employer and workplace.

Meet the Winners

Hunter Schofield & Maheen Sani

Your turn

What you need to apply for this award

What you win

Awarded to two exceptional students at the L’Oscars each year.

Congratulations to all students nominated for Co-op Student of the Year!

Nascent Co-op Students of the Year 2017

2018 Students of the Year: Hunter Schofield and Maheen Sani

Hunter – Full Stack Developer, Regional Municipality at York

Maheen – UP Infrastructure Intern, Metrolinx

“His demonstrated leadership, technical expertise and vision have made a positive impact on our projects and I have no doubt that this will continue in his future endeavors.”

Olga Lawton – Program manager, Technology Projects & System Support, Regional Municipality of York

“My team and I truly believe that Maheen is deserving of this award. She has definitely raised the standard for future students here at Metrolinx and her hard work needs to be recognized.”

Christine MacNeil – Project Coordinator, Metrolinx


Ridwan Chowdhury

Civil Engineering

Vladimir Martintsov

Software Engineering

Moustapha Seck

Electrical Engineering

Matei Iliescu Stieghelbauer

Mechanical Engineering

Gauri Wahi

Computer Science


  • Rijul Aggarwal – Computer Engineering
  • Madlool Alsabak – Civil Engineering
  • Mashruf Kabir Chowdhury – Computer Security
  • David Dobrzanski – Space Engineering
  • Semi Hasaj – Space Engineering
  • Linar Ismagilov – Mechanical Engineering
  • Farhan Janmohammed – Electrical Engineering
  • Minho Lee – Computer Science
  • Milirsan Pugalendiran – Civil Engineering
  • Behshad Sebthosseini – Software Engineering
  • Sied Hoa Tjin – Computer Science
  • Mohammad Hossein Zarifi – Computer Science

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 nominates students receive a letter and certificate of recognition for their nomination at the 2018 L’Oscars in September.

Our Selection Criteria

The Lassonde co-op team will review application and present the top applicant to the Co-op & Internship Faculty Advisory Committee for a final vote and selection of the two award winners. The decision of the selection committee is final and may not be appealed.

  • Co-op/Internship job achievement(s)
  • Supervisor’s personal comments
  • Extra-curricular achievements at Lassonde/York University
  • Satisfactory completion of the Co-op/Internship Courses
Nascent Digital company logo

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 from 2018 to 2020.

How to Apply



How did you perform above & beyond your employer’s expectations & your job descriptions?

How did you use your skills (team work, interpersonal, etc.) to contribute to the role?

One page, single-spaced, size 12 Arial font

500 – 700 words



Your supervisor’s perspective on your exceptional contributions and admirable skills.

Minimum 150 words

Submitted via email



Contains your most recent co-op/internship experience

Includes your extra-curricular activities at Lassonde and/or York University

By submitting your application, you agree to allow co-op education to use your name, profile, and photograph for publication and promotional purposes.