Waterloo’s Co-operative and Experiential Education (CEE) unit has once again displayed innovation in sustainability with another award-winning project. CEE’s focus on sustainability through international work terms has earned the unit the Sustainability Education Award - Silver at Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Reimagine Education Conference and Awards.
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.
Associate Provost, Co-operative and Experiential Education, Dr. Norah McRae (she/her) and Director of International Strategic Initiatives, Shabnam Ivković were awarded best paper at WACE’s 4th International Research Symposium on Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education in September, 2022.
Norah McRae and Shabnam Ivkovic launched a pilot program to help co-op students on international work terms engage their employers in meaningful discussions about the SDGs in the context of the organization. They share the results of the pilot and how the conversations helped bring more awareness of the SDGs and their application to co-op students.
There is growing focus on graduating global citizens who can advocate for and operationalize sustainable futures. In this paper, researchers conducted a pilot study to classify a sample of international internships in terms of their impact on one or more of the 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
When The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario was overcapacity with children battling illnesses in November, two University Waterloo Pharmacy students, who were already in Ottawa for their co-op positions, stepped up to help. Parsa Ali and Duaa Osman brought an “injection of energy” to the hospital during a tough time.
University of Waterloo President Vivek Goel addresses the impact of COVID-19 on student university experience, mental health and financial situation. As the provincial government considers their next steps, Goel insists that university students and their on-campus experiences are priority.
Waterloo students have more opportunities to participate in international work-integrated learning with new funding through the Powering Change program.
University of Waterloo Engineers work with federal government and Magna International to ensure safety of autonomous vehicles. Magna has hired over 575 co-op students from the University of Waterloo in the last 15 years.
Conrad School of Enterprise and Business introduces spring 2021 co-op pitch winners. There are E-Launch Awards for non-engineering students and the Norman Esch Enterprise Co-op Awards for Engineering students.