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Welcome Waterloo co-op students

Co-operative education is synonymous with the University of Waterloo. It’s one of the innovations that the University was founded on nearly 60 years ago. Today, our incomparable co-operative education program is the reason 70% of incoming undergraduate students choose Waterloo.


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  1. July 19, 2018Co-op students build first-of-its-kind machine in CanadaStudents and professor Kevin Musselman pose with ribbon cutters Sushanta Mitra, Jan Huissoon and Ross Johnston

    By Lily Roth, co-op student

    With the help of seven University of Waterloo co-op students, Canada’s first Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition (SALD) system is up and running. At the celebratory ribbon cutting on May 10, 2018, project leader Professor Kevin Musselman said he couldn’t have done it without the co-op students who helped design and build the machine.

    “I was sitting at my desk the whole time. I don't think I ever lifted a finger so it was entirely built by the students,” laughs Musselman.

  2. July 18, 2018What really goes on during a co-op interview day

    By Tiffany Liu

    What goes on in TC day-to-day you ask? How do employers get set up in their respective interview rooms? How do the correct students get paged to their interviews? How does manning the call centres work?

  3. July 5, 2018Waterloo Pharmacy celebrates Costco, long-time supporter of the SchoolWaterloo Pharmacy honours Costco

    By Alana Rigby

    Co-op is what makes Waterloo Pharmacy unique: we’re the only co-operative education pharmacy school in Canada. Offering a co-op program is challenging and requires the support of the pharmacist community all across the country. Without employers to consistently hire students and offer invaluable learning opportunities, our program would not be possible.

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