2021 recipient of the Math Co-op student of the Year Award, Laura Bumbulis, discusses her experience of working as a bioinformatic analyst at Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. Focusing on pancreatic cancer, she worked with a team to determine specific treatments based on cancer types.
As a clinical research assistant for LMC Manna Research, Noah Franco participated in advancing the research for a COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial. He shares insights into his unique opportunity and what he learned.
Recipient of the Environment Co-op Student of the Year Award, Emma Schuster, shares her experience working in social media for Habitat for Humanity - Ontario Gateway North.
Not-for-profit organizations look to Waterloo Psychology co-op students to fill their talent pipeline as they aim to help vulnerable populations in their declining mental health. They value their critical thinking, ability to analyze problems and thinking outside of the box.
JEDI (Justice, Equity, Decolonization and Inclusion) coach Rosie Yeung is an Master of Climate Change alumna whom understands the value of co-op from her own experiences.
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.
Working to ease children's anxiety and distress around receiving a vaccine, Waterloo Computing and Financial Management student, Anthoy Ilersich, helped to develop a game that will help children cope with getting a needle.
Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) facilitates research to improve global access to sustainable and affordable energy with the help of engineering co-op students. Aysha Cotterhill, a Systems Design engineer's project focused on clean energy in Indigenous communities.
Trexo Robotics was co-founded by Waterloo alum Manmeet Maggu after his nephew developed cerebral palsy and had limited ability to walk. Trexo's first hire was a co-op student as the co-founders say value in their problem-solving and innovative mindsets.
Waterloo students support Engineers Without Borders Canada in various roles helping small African organizations like FullSoul to develop projects, help with planning and organization. Learn more about FullSoul and the work co-op students undertake when working for Engineers Without Borders Canada.