Co-operative Education Council

Chair: Norah McRae, Associate Provost, Co-operative and Experiential Education

Secretary: Deb Iler, Executive Assistant, Co-operative  and Experiential Education


Monitor progress related to the implementation of CEE review report recommendations and provide annual report to Senate and the Board of Governors.

Review reports from faculties/departments/schools related to the sustainability of co-op plans, ongoing or new.

Identify and assess best practices (at the university and elsewhere) related to co-op education, and highlight opportunities and support needed to enhance co-op at the University of Waterloo.

Provide oversight for co-op academic credit courses taken during work terms.

Identify strategies and actions to enhance a culture of co-op education within the university, especially for faculty and non-CEE staff.

Advocate and advise related to co-operative education at University of Waterloo.


Co-operative Education Council (CEC) will consist of the following members:

  1. The associate provost, cooperative & experiential education (chair).
  2. The executive director, Co-operative Education.
  3. The director, career action, Co-operative Education & Experiential Education.
  4. The director, employment relations, Co-operative Education.
  5. The director, student & faculty relations, Co-operative Education.
  6. An associate dean from each faculty.
  7. The vice-president, education, WUSA
  8. A student member from each faculty.
  9. The AVP Co-op Affairs, WUSA.
  10. The director, WIL Programs (non-voting member).
  11. The director, professional development for Engineering (non-voting member).
  12. The director, Work-Learn Institute (non-voting member).
  13. The director, Brand and Strategic Initiatives, CEE (non-voting member).
  14. The director, International Strategic Initiatives, CEE ( non-voting member).
  15. The director, CEE Business Services (non-voting member).
  16. The director, co-op service, Co-operative Education (non-voting member).


  1. Chair of council to be associate provost, co-operative & experiential education.
  2. Council to meet each term in March, June and November.


  1. Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at 1 p.m.
  2. Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at 1 p.m.
  3. Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 1 p.m.