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.
To upskill workers in a remote setting, employers need to provide the proper training and resources needed in a digital environment. Anne-Marie Fannon, former director of Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) explains how the University of Waterloo used training to transition into remote work.
Positive and negative work-integrated learning (WIL) experiences help to develop entrepreneurs. Judene Pretti, former director of the Work-Learn Institute at the University of Waterloo, says that WIL enables students to become problem solvers.
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.
This study explores the relationship between work-integrated learning (WIL) and teaching and learning (T&L). WIL and Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) organizations completed this survey.