Bill Marino, Geraldine Ymana, Judy Bornais, Kristen MorrisGeraldine Ymana, team lead for early talent acquisition at TD Bank Group, accepts co-op and internship employer of the year award. From left: Bill Marino, Geraldine Ymana, Judy Bornais, Kristen Morris.

TD Bank Group and students honoured for contributions in co-operative education

Hosting 62 UWindsor co-op students in 2022 and 60 more in 2023 makes the TD Bank Group a worthy recipient of the Co-op & Internship Employer of the Year Award from the Office of Co-operative Education and Workplace Partnerships, according to manager Kristen Morris.

“Those are incredible numbers and we are very grateful to have this partnership that is intrinsic to our work-integrated learning program,” she said. “We’re happy to celebrate and recognize TD’s commitment to the University of Windsor and want to say thank you for believing in the benefit of hiring our students.”

Morris noted that the company actively engages with on-campus activities to the benefit of student learning, has enjoyed a long-standing partnership with the University of Windsor, and creates exceptional work-term experiences throughout the year.

Morgan Klein-MacNeil, vice president of finance technology with TD Bank Group, says the company values the relationship: “University of Windsor has been a great partner for us. We are a big fan of the talent we’ve recruited and continue to recruit.”

Rising Star Awards recognizing the outstanding achievements, contributions, and performances of co-op and internship students and their employers, went to:

  • Selina Pescara, business co-op student and three-time intern working in both advisor sales and exchange traded funds at Fidelity Investments Canada;
  • Celia Liburdi, electrical engineering co-op student and former distribution design engineer at Entegrus Inc.;
  • Angel Grace Salomi Richard Samuel, a graduate of the Master of Applied Computing program and former developer for RBC Canada;
  • Julie Israel, kinesiology co-op student and former student therapist at Schlegel Villages who will be completing her final co-op work term this summer as a student ergonomist with Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare; and
  • Brandon Mailloux, a computer science co-op student, former programmer with Health Canada and active member of Students Helping Students, an open learning organization on campus.