Office of the Associate Provost, Co-operative and Experiential Education

Norah McRae sitting, smiling wearing a pink blazer and a University of Waterloo pin
"Equipping today's learners for the workforce of tomorrow." - NORAH MCRAE | Associate Provost, Co-operative and Experiential Education University of Waterloo

Welcome to the office of the Associate Provost, Co-operative and Experiential Education (CEE). This site offers information about our Associate Provost, as well as the entire CEE portfolio including Co-operative Education, the Centre for Career Action (CCA), the Work-Learn Institute (WxL), Work-Integrated Learning Programs, International Strategic Initiatives and CEE Business Services.

Our CEE unit is made up of researchers, academics, dedicated staff and students committed to our mission to equip and empower learners for the future of work and lifelong learning. We do so by developing talent for a complex future, advancing research, and strengthening Waterloo’s sustainable and diverse communities through work-integrated learning.


Canadian tech company Communitech hires Waterloo students to work on "supporting and growing the tech ecosystem" through digital transformation to help tech start-ups develop strong business growth strategies. They share their top digital accelaration tips and how they've hired students from all departments to enhance their business.

The Future Ready Talent Framework developed by The Work-Learn Institute at the University of Waterloo is a fantastic guide to explain the skills needed in Future of work. In this episode of The Art & Science of Learning Inc. podcast, host Dr. Kinga Petrovai has a conversation with Anne Marie Fannon, Director of The Work-Learn Institute, about what employers & students need to know about skills & lifelong learning.