News archive - 2019

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Further Education Fair is coming October 23

The Further Education Fair is coming to the SLC! The annual Fair, on October 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., is your chance to learn more about how to take your education to the next level!

Professional and graduate school representatives from Canadian and international universities/colleges will provide information to help you in planning your further education. Representatives from environment, teaching, law, MBA, health, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, social work and college post-degree/certificate programs will be attending.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Co-op: Moving out and moving on

Student working on laptop

This story was originally written and published on Imprint by Sunny Fleming.

You might not know exactly what to expect until you get there —
and that’s okay.

I just finished a five-year English co-op program in April.

I came to UW wondering what was in store for me as a student.

I never really gave much thought to what co-op would be like until my second year, when I got my first co-op placement with Humber College. 

I was going to work in the Writing Centre as a tutor, and I was beyond excited.


Photo by David Yin


Monday, August 26, 2019

Retiring the CECA acronym

In February 2017, the portfolio of Co-operative and Experiential Education (CEE) was created, consisting of Co-operative Education, Centre for Career Action, CEE Services, WatPD, WatCACE, and Communications and Marketing. For the past two years, CEE has had a very soft launch across campus.

Friday, August 9, 2019

University of Waterloo signs Global Charter for Co-op and Work-Integrated Education

Norah McRae signing the WACE charter

The first-ever Global Charter for Co-op and Work-Integrated Education has been signed by more than 50 university and college presidents, education association executives and high-ranking government officials. The signing happened on August 6, 2019, as part of the 2019 WACE World Conference in at the University of Cincinnati.

Among the charter signatories was Dr. Norah McRae, Associate Provost, Co-operative and Experiential Education for the University of Waterloo. 

“For over 60 years, the University of Waterloo has been a world-leader in co-operative education, largely due to our focus on training students to be adaptive, resilient, future-ready problem solvers,” says McRae. “It was an honour to sign this charter to symbolize our ongoing global commitment to developing stronger international work-integrated learning experiences that prepare students to address the critical, growing needs of the world’s economy.”

Friday, July 19, 2019

Welcome to the new co-op website!

Student navigating co-op website

For some time now, we’ve heard from students that our co-op website needed a face-lift. And we couldn’t agree more! 

Over the past few months, we’ve consulted with students and staff across campus to gather feedback on our website and brainstorm how to make it a more useful resource for current co-op students. Our own co-op students played a significant role in this project by helping us inform and implement changes to the structure and design of the site.

Now, our new site is set up to help current co-op students navigate the co-op process by laying out information in a more user-friendly way and focusing on the many supports and resources available across campus.