Arts Co-op Student of the Year: Emily West

Friday, March 18, 2016

The Faculty of Arts congratulates Emily West, one of UWaterloo's six top co-op students of the year.

Emily West - Psychology (Faculty of Arts)

Emily West
Working as the assistant project manager at the Games Institute, West was the first point of contact for day-to-day activities, but also for the organization and execution of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Grant Mid-Term Meeting, hosted by the Games Institute. She organized guest speakers, catering, and equipment rentals, created the final conference schedule, and designed the brochures for the event. She also streamlined the communication process, creating an improved means of transmitting important information to the members and researchers of the Games Institute.

Emily has done an immeasurable amount to help propel The Games Institute forward, towards building a more collaborative and immersive space for all the student members [...] She demonstrates how to make the most of your working experience, by molding her role to better fit the general vision for the future of The Games Institute and her personal development."

- From The Games Institute

“We take great pride in the strong contributions our students make on their work terms,” said Rocco Fondacaro, acting executive director of Co-operative Education & Career Action at Waterloo. “This year’s winners embody the world-class talent that thrives here at the University, finding solutions that drive innovation and improve the lives of people in their community and beyond.”