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.
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.
As long-time members of Co-operative and Experiential Education (CEE), Scott (BES ‘84, MA ‘88) and Linda (BA ‘81) Davis both know the importance of work-integrated learning at the University of Waterloo. As a testament to that importance, the Davises have committed $5,000 to the Co-op for Community fund.
Mary-Ellen Cullen and Steve Menich want to help build stronger communities in Waterloo Region. They have found an outlet for their passion to give back by funding co-op students jobs at non-profit organizations through their contributions to the University of Waterloo’s Co-op for Community fund.
Colleen Philips-Davis becomes associate director of equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism (EDI-R) in Co-operative and Experiential Education. Co-operative education will change to deepen staff knowledge and to future-proof students through an EDI-R lens.
Dr. Norah McRae (she/her) and Shabnam Ivković were awarded best paper at WACE’s 4th International Research Symposium on Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education in September, 2022.
Study findings show 13 per cent of students from the Faculty of Environment's co-op terms work is directly related to the UN SDGs. The study's findings suggest more could be done to increase awareness for the SDGs and better assessment is required.
Research from the Work-Learn Institute (WxL) identified three key factors for students working from home during the pandemic.
When the world turned upside down in 2020, a Waterloo Engineering student decided to take it upon himself to help people adapt to new surroundings.
The University of Waterloo looks to be an ally for change and to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) through teaching, work-integrated learning, research and partnerships.