New study finds that 13 per cent of students in the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Environment carried out work related to the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Waterloo created a pilot program to help increase both co-op student and employer awareness of SDGs.
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This Giving Tuesday, we share short vignettes of the large impact a small donation can have on the lives of co-op students.
How can you make a positive impact in the workplace? Dr. Norah McRae, associate provost of Co-operative and Experiential Education (CEE), discusses how the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals are used as a framework to create meaningful work experiences. Learn how concentrating on impact can open doors to new opportunities and enable both students and employers to tackle the future of work head-on.
Gen Z is taking over the world — and the workplace. In this episode, we sit down with Dr. David Drewery, associate director of the Work-Learn Institute, to discuss what Gen Z values most and how these core values are shaping their careers.
New York-based Balyasny Asset Management (BAM), engaged with University of Waterloo co-op students at a fireside chat recently. On May 24, at the University of Waterloo’s Davis Centre, BAM hosted a fireside chat with one of their leaders in technology followed by a “Bubble Tea with BAM” networking session.
Much like the namesake of the award they recently received, three University of Waterloo students are dedicated to the pursuit of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The students, who each have a strategic vision in this space, were awarded the Louis Giroux Scholarship in Greenhouse Gas Reduction Science.
What are your values and how do they inform your life choices? Jen Woodside, director of Waterloo’s Centre for Career Action, talks to Jodi about the role exploring, identifying and applying your values can play in finding your career path.
SDGs at Work is a new term-based activity launched by CEE, which aims to promote student discussion of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Students can then bring this learning into their workplace though work-integrated learning (WIL).
Michael Litt (BASc ’11) and Devon Galloway (BASc ’10), cofounders of video sharing app Vidyard, credit their success to the hands-on skillset they gained from co-op. With Vidyard now having over 12 million users, the founders have started a venture capital firm to invest in new talent and support the next generation of innovators.
SDG Week Canada promotes interdisciplinary engagement with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Over 70 events were held across 50 campuses in Canada to advance the 17 SDGs.
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