News archive - March 2021

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Waterloo co-op students adjust, succeed through challenging pandemic year

students wearing masks with the text future ready

By: Namish Modi

Friday, March 13, 2020 was a typical day at the William M. Tatham Centre at the University of Waterloo.

Hundreds of students, staff and employers attended co-op interviews, career advice and workshops.

Three days later, everything changed drastically.

Monday, March 15, 2021

2020 Co-operative Education Annual Report: Message from the Executive Director

As we reflect on another record-breaking year, it's impossible not to acknowledge the impact COVID-19 has had on Co-operative Education at the University of Waterloo. Practically overnight, Co-operative Education shifted our operations to ensure we could work with our students, employers, faculties, academic support units and staff to provide quality work-integrated learning experiences during this time. I'm proud to say that we also developed a number of new innovations in our programming - such as moving all co-op interviews and services to a digital landscape, introducing bulk hiring opportunities and leveraging additional funding to create more jobs. Throughout all of this rapid change, the resilience of our students, the collaboration with faculty and the unwavering support from our employers, has enabled us to grow and thrive.

Monday, March 1, 2021

University of Waterloo Recognizes 2020’s Co-op Student of the Year Award Recipients

2020 Co-op student of the year winners

By Namish Modi and Zahra Sakhi

From making a difference in important non-profit organizations to being a part of COVID-19 trials, University of Waterloo’s co-op students shone throughout a challenging and unprecedented 2020.  

They excelled – both digitally and in-person – as the pandemic hit in March 2020.