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). 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.

This site offers information about our Associate Provost, as well as the entire CEE portfolio including Co-operative Education, the Centre for Career Development (CCD), the Work-Learn Institute (WxL), the Centre for Work-Integrated Learning (WIL), Strategic Enablement Team (SET) and the Brand, Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives department.

Work.Learn.Repeat podcast

The Work.Learn.Repeat video podcast examines topics and issues about the future of work. Join Jodi Szimanski as she talks to industry experts and leaders in co-operative and experiential education about work-integrated learning, lifelong learning, and preparing for the future of work.

Available on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Spotify and YouTube.


Work-Learn Institute research shows increase in students’ teamwork and critical thinking after taking part in the program. WE Accelerate aims to help vulnerable first work-term co-op students build skills to enhance employment for subsequent work terms – and according to research, it has achieved that goal.