UBC Psychology Student Himali Chhabra awarded University Co-op Student of the Year in BC and Yukon


UBC Psychology and Economics student Himali Chhabra has been recognized as the recipient of the 2023 University Co-op Student of the Year award by ACE-WIL (Association for Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning) BC/Yukon. She played a pivotal role in researching innovative technologies in her position as the Strategy Consultant Co-op at TD Bank.

The University Co-op Student of the Year award recognizes students who demonstrate outstanding levels of achievement in their co-operative education or work-integrated learning experience; combined with a strong academic record, volunteer activities, and significant contributions to promoting co-operative education in their school and the community.

In her day-to-day responsibilities at TD, Himali contributed to over 10 projects and evaluated a purchase flow that is predicted to yield increased incremental revenue. She also delved into secondary research on industry trends, emerging technologies, and competitor behavioral patterns. 

Himali applies her studies in Psychology and Economics to the workplace, utilizing valuable academic skills. She uses research-backed insights to examine how emerging technologies affect individuals and to develop strategies addressing hesitations around retirement savings.

“Going forward, I hope to leverage my psychology background and interest in emerging technologies to design better product and service offerings for Canadians.”
UBC Psychology and Economics Student

Through the Arts Co-op Program, Himali was able to discover confidence in her career and make a positive impact in the real-world. 

Join us in congratulaing Himali on this recognition!