The Waterloo Centre for the Advancement of Co-operative Education (WatCACE) has many resources for fellow co-op practitioners, employers, staff and students interested in work-integrated learning and experiential education.
CEWIL Research Matters is a monthly newsletter in partnership with the research committee from Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning (CEWIL) Canada highlighting research on work-integrated learning with accompanying thoughts by co-op practitioners and students. View our latest and past issues and subscribe today for regular co-op news and updates sent straight to your inbox.
The Waterloo Co-op Accessibility Team (WatCAT), with support from the Government of Ontario, engaged in a project to create toolkits and online resources for co-op students, staff and employers. The focus of the project was on enhancing access to and participation in Co-op’s competitive employment process and work terms. The project aimed to build student capacity and readiness to enter a co-op experience and support the University and co-op employers in strengthening an inclusive co-op experience.
With the support from the Ontario Human Capital Research and Innovation Fund (OHCRIF), WatCACE investigated the indicators, influencers and outcomes of quality work term experiences for co-op students. From this project, the supervisor toolkit was created as a series of support tools for success in the workplace.
Research seminars and conference presentations
WatCACE hosts and presents at many events and conferences inside and outside of the University of Waterloo. Presentations and notes are available for past events. For upcoming research seminars and conferences, visit our events page.