International

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.

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 the Reimagine Education Conference and Awards.

This study examines the international professional development needs for work-integrated learning (WIL). The survey data shows that the WIL community experienced both positive and negative impacts due to COVID-19.

In this paper, Andrea Prier, Anne-Marie Fannon, Jamieson Cox and Suman Armitage analyze the Waterloo Experience Accelerate (WEA) program. UWaterloo created WEA to respond to co-op student employment challenges amid the pandemic.

Shabnam Ivković and Norah McRae’s paper addresses the need for higher education institutions to adapt a model that grows their contributions in the UN’s Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs). They examine the value of using a low-cost, low-resource conversation-based model.

In this study, David Drewery, Jennifer Woodside and Kristen Eppel examine the use of unsupervised AI-based résumé critique. Considering the growth of co-op, this study aims to find solutions to career services and to see whether AI software is useful.

David Drewery, Judene Pretti and Anne-Marie Fannon’s article analyzes the quality of work-integrated learning (WIL) experiences. WIL stakeholders can benefit from the LIRN model (learning, impact, relevance and networking) to provide excellent work experiences.