Honours Biochemistry student Stephanie Chan (left) was recognized with an honourable mention certificate yesterday at the University of Waterloo Co-op Student of the Year Award ceremonies.
Waterloo’s top award for students in a co-op program recognizes a student's exceptional contributions to co-operative education and their community.
“Our students never cease to amaze us,” said Peggy Jarvie, associate provost, Co-operative and Experiential Education at Waterloo. “The contributions they make on their work terms are truly remarkable. This year’s winners embody the world-class talent that the University has become known for over the past six decades.”
Stephanie Chan spent two co-op terms with Dr. Edward Chow at the Radiation Oncology department at Sunnybrook Health Services Centre.
“Dr. Chow really encouraged me to take on responsibilities that weren’t in my original job description,” says Stephanie. “Every co-op has a basic job description that has certain expectations but there are also so many opportunities for students to reach out to their employer to ask to take on more responsibilities or initiative.”
The 2016 University of Waterloo Co-op Students of the Year also included Natalya O'Neill (Science), Pearl Zaki (Applied Health Sciences), Adnan Kahn (Arts), Baraa Hamodi (Engineering), Regan Zink (Environment), and Alister D’Costa (Math). This year’s Honourable Mention awards went to John Pagado (Applied Heath Sciences), Jona Cho (Arts), and Karan Bir (Engineering).