Posts for the Topic Health

Humanizing healthcare: building connections in the workplace

University of Waterloo Health student, Lexi Stumpf, smiling

Lexi Stumpf (she/her) is a third-year student in the Faculty of Health. She discusses how co-op gave her the opportunity to explore different areas of healthcare and how connecting with patients motivates her to do her best.

Co-op advice: don’t take a backseat to your life

University of Waterloo Health student, Kaitlyn Neustaedter, smiling

Kaitlyn Neustaedter (she/her) is a fourth year Faculty of Health student, minoring in psychology with an option in aging studies. She discusses her growth as a new professional through co-op and the importance of self-advocacy and intentionality during the application process.

Pollution awareness for a healthier future in Yellowknife

University of Waterloo Health student, Muskaan Grewal, posing and smiling

Muskaan Grewal (she/her), a fourth-year Public Health student, discusses her most recent co-op term working in the Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) under the Crown–Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada directorate.

Finding passion in the workplace through physiotherapy

Claire Lemon at work on desk

Claire Lemon (she/her), a fourth-year Kinesiology student, shares her journey from being a co-op student herself to now supervising new co-op students, the importance of building connections in the workplace and always putting her patients’ comfort first.

Research towards remission 

Rahul posing in a suit

Rahul Desai (he/him), a third-year Health student, discusses his experience at the Odette Cancer Center, his love for research and the wide variety of work within healthcare. 

Turning co-op dreams into reality through genetic counselling

Danielle Lebowitz smiling while standing in front of staircase

This year’s Co-op Student of the Year for the Faculty of Health is fourth-year Health Studies student Danielle Lebowitz (she/her).

All hands on deck: co-op at the School of Anatomy

University of Waterloo students, Kaija and Megan, posing with their arms crossed in their lab coats.

Kaija Donaldson (she/her) and Megan Davitsky (she/her) are both entering their third year of Kinesiology. Having completed their first two co-op terms at the School of Anatomy, Kaija and Megan discuss their work as anatomy program assistants, the positive impacts they have made on Waterloo youth and what they hope to accomplish in the future.   

From campus to cancer research

Janvi Tamakuwala smiling

Janvi Tamakuwala (she/her), a fourth-year Health student, discusses her most recent co-op term as a pancreatic cancer medical research assistant at the Notta Lab under the University Health Network (UHN).

On a mission to reduce emissions

University of Waterloo student, Paige Sharpe, smiling on a balcony.

Paige Sharpe (she/her), a third-year Health Sciences student with a minor in Addictions, Mental Health and Policy, discusses her most recent co-op job at Environment and Climate Change Canada.

"Doing meaningful work in entry level jobs will help you grow"

Aisley Ellis pointing to her written name on the window of Student Life Centre.

Aisley Ellis (she/her), is a fourth year Honours Public Health and Human Resources student. To say her tenured co-op résumé is inspiring would be an understatement. Her blog discusses her journey from the campus store all the way to a role within government service, the importance of communication during every term and how finding meaningful and impactful work in entry-level positions are important to growing.

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