News archive - September 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Waterloo awarded accessibility grant for co-op

The University of Waterloo has received a grant that aims to further enhance the work term experience for all Waterloo co-op students, including those with disabilities.

The one-year, Enabling Change Project funding enables the Waterloo Co-op AccessAbility Team (WatCAT) to develop a support model to ensure students with disabilities can engage in the University’s robust co-operative education program.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Waterloo first in Canada for employer partnerships

The University of Waterloo has been ranked the number one university in Canada for employer partnerships—and number four in the world—according to the 2018 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Graduate Employability Rankings.

This puts Waterloo in the top 1 percent of universities in the world for employer partnerships.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Growing a business with first work-term co-op students

When Nadesh Shanmuganathan launched his Mississauga-based software company in 2001 to develop a platform for loan management for the insurance industry, he turned to the Waterloo co-op program. He hired two first work-term students to transform his objectives into a concrete solution to help clients manage their loan portfolios.