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Asper student wins UM wide co-op award 

Recipient, Aimy Johnson, said program made significant impact on her life

March 26, 2021 — 

Fourth-year Asper student, Aimy Johnson, has been awarded the 2020 UM Co-op Champion Award.  
In 2020, Johnson worked as a marketing intern at Innovair Group where she was involved in website development, new products and services planning and managing the company’s social media. She also had the unique opportunity to be a member of the corporate Pandemic Response Team, Safety Committee, and Wellness Team. Johnson also helped launch Innovair’s marketing campaign, Connections.  
On March 24, CEWIL National Day of WIL, the Asper Co-op team celebrated Johnson’s award over Zoom with her co-op employer, Innovair Group. 
“She has an insatiable energy and drive to make an impact, to produce top quality work, and has contributed in an important, measurable, and lasting way to a key strategic focus area of our company’s future,” said Robyn Normandale, Manager, Organization and People Development, Innovair Group.  
Johnson is well deserving of the award. During her time in the Asper Co-op Program, she served as Director of Promotions with the Asper Students’ Co-operative Association and was responsible for promoting the program to other students. She improved her academic performance at the University and demonstrated significant personal and professional growth throughout her time at Asper. 
“The Co-op Program is life changing. I was exposed to a huge range of marketing projects, requiring me to adapt and develop countless new skills,” said Johnson. “I have become confident in myself and my abilities, making me realize that I’m not ‘just a student’, but rather someone who has established themselves as a contributing member to the marketing profession.” 

The Asper School of Business would also like to congratulate UM Co-op Champion Awards honourable mention, Margot Henry, from the Faculty of Science. Read Margot’s story here.

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