WATERLOO, Ont. (Thursday, Mar. 15, 2012) The University of Waterloo, the world’s leader in co-operative education, will honour Health Studies student Christina Marchand and five other accomplished co-op students during National Co-op Week.
As part of the week’s celebrations, which occur March 19 - 23, one co-op student from each of Waterloo’s six faculties will receive the 2011 University of Waterloo Co-op Student of the Year Award. The ceremony will take place at the William M. Tatham Centre on Thursday, March 22 at 11:00 a.m. The university is recognizing these students primarily for exemplary workplace performance on a 2011 work term, along with factors such as community involvement, academic excellence, and contribution to co-operative education.
"The winners are among the many exceptional students enrolled in co-op," says Peggy Jarvie, executive director of Co-operative Education & Career Action. "Their successes demonstrate the determination and passion for learning that Waterloo represents. It is with great pleasure that we recognize their accomplishments and thank them for their dedication."
National Co-op Week celebrates the growth of co-op education programs across the country. Waterloo is home to the world's largest co-op program. The co-op system has benefited students, employers and academic institutions since its launch at the University of Waterloo in 1957.