Centre for Work-Integrated Learning

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Creating work-integrated learning for all

The Centre for Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) is a leader in the pedagogy and practice of work-integrated learning. We design and deliver world-leading WIL curriculum that is informed by research and best practice and co-constructed by faculty members, industry and community partners, students, and WIL teaching and learning experts.

Waterloo undergraduate and graduate students engage in our curriculum via a suite of innovative academic courses and our alternative WIL programs. Through our courses and programs, we support students in:

  • preparing for the future of work,
  • understanding how their WIL experiences and classroom learning are connected, and
  • finding their sense of purpose.

Join our team!

We hire more than 80 co-op students each academic year. Our student staff are key to our success. Check out our available positions.

For staff opportunities, visit University of Waterloo careers.

Partner with us

We work collaboratively with stakeholders to deliver work-integrated learning opportunities to our students. From providing work experience opportunities to assisting in the development of curriculum, you can help students enjoy the benefits of work-integrated learning.

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Leaning on co-op students to support their peers is a structural pillar of the Centre for Work-Integrated Learning’s (WIL) approach to their courses and programs. With more than 70 co-op students employed every year, the multidisciplinary group is vital to providing close support to students and assisting staff.

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Centre for WIL website launches

The new Centre for Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) website launches today, bringing all programs and courses offered by the department together under one umbrella. The new website combines the old PD and EDGE websites, while highlighting recently added programs and initiatives.