The Waterloo Centre for the Advancement of Co-operative Education (WatCACE) advances the practice of co-operative education and, more generally, work-integrated learning, by connecting research and practice.
WatCACE aims to ensure that opportunities and challenges that exist in the co-op/WIL educational model inform the co-op/WIL research agenda, which then, provides findings that can advance the model and practice. By conducting and facilitating research, engaging in thought leadership, and ensuring the dissemination of research findings to relevant stakeholders, WatCACE strengthens Waterloo's global leadership in co-operative education.
Our work is organized within three main objectives:
- Conducting and facilitating research
- Providing thought leadership on co-op and work-integrated learning within and outside the WIL community
- Dissemination of research findings