Dr. Patricia Rowe is a Professor Emerita in the Department of Psychology and the former Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Waterloo. She began to investigate co-operative education as an extension of her work in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, rooted in her belief in the importance of work in our lives. Along with her graduate students, Dr. Rowe has published a number of articles on various aspects of co-operative education, which have been recognized by the awarding of the Don Maclaren Award, the James W. Wilson Award, and the Tyler Award. She is currently studying work experience including its nature and effects on the young worker, and the various characteristics of work that are related to those effects.