Ms. Harris (pictured left receiving an award from Dr. Antony Card at the 2011 Student Awards) also worked directly with patient rehabilitation as a therapist assistant and as a group exercise instructor for people with disabilities. Dr. Ploughman described Chelsea as having excellent organizational and time management skills, and as a critical thinker and problem solver.
While on work term Ms. Harris was also successful in winning a $5,000 research studentship from the Atlantic endMS Research and Training Centre at Dalhousie University, out-competing medical and graduate students from across Atlantic Canada.
Four awards are given annually to students enrolled in full-time co-operative education programs at Memorial. One award for each of the Engineering, Business, Human Kinetics and Recreation programs, and one award for the programs in Applied Social Psychology, Computer Industry Internship Option and Economics. The recipients will receive a framed certificate and their names will be inscribed on a permanent plaque mounted in the Division of Co-operative Education. The awards were given out by Dr. Peter Rans, director of the Division of Cooperative Education at an awards luncheon held on March 21, 2012 as part of National Co-op Week.
Co-operative programs at Memorial place more than 1,600 students each year with employers throughout the world in 10 different fields. They include business, computer science, economics, engineering, environmental science, folklore, kinesiology, physical education, political science, psychology, and recreation.