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Co-op Student of the Year Awards

Waterloo's 2017 Co-op Student of the Year winnersWaterloo Co-op Students of the Year Award

Every year, one student from each faculty is presented with a Co-op Student of the Year Award for exceptional contributions to one or more of their work term employers. These awards take place towards the end of the winter term and celebrate student achievements from the winter, spring and fall terms of the previous calendar year.  

If you’ve made an exceptional contribution to one or more of your work term employers in 2018, you could be eligible for a 2018 Co-op Student of the Year Award (ceremony held in March 2019). You must be currently registered as a Waterloo student and preferably have an academic term at Waterloo in either Winter or Spring 2018.

Recipients will:

  • Receive a gift certificate redeemable at Waterloo's Retail Services.

  • Receive a framed recognition plaque.

  • Have a personal photograph taken, which will appear with an article about your award and will be presented in various university publications.

  • Names of the year's recipients of the award will be displayed on a plaque and mounted on the award wall on the ground level of the Tatham Centre.

  • Two names chosen by the selection committee from the recipients of the Waterloo award will be submitted to the Education at Work Ontario (EWO) and Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning (CEWIL) Canada 2018 Co-op Student of the Year Awards.

We are now accepting nominations for Winter and Spring 2018 work terms. For more information, please reach out to Brent Thornhill.

Thank you for your interest!