News archive - 2021

Friday, August 13, 2021

Waterloo student’s entrepreneurship, ingenuity highlighted in BlogTO story

By: Namish Modi

When the world turned upside down 2020, a Waterloo Engineering student decided to take it upon himself to help people adapt to their new surroundings.

Charlie Frise, an Architectural Engineering student, began designing spaces for people working from home amid COVID-19 while pursuing an Entrepreneurial Co-op option.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

First work term student excels in person in Winter 2021

Vanessa Vanpopic sitting at table in meeting room with two of her colleagues.

By: Namish Modi

Vanessa Vanpopic, a second-year Arts and Business student (Sociology) worked in-person for her first work term at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Company (TMMC) from January to April 2021.

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Finding co-op success beyond Canada

Picture of the view from inside an airplane looking at blue sky and an airplanes' wing

By Krista Henry

Amid the uncertainty of the global pandemic, Ayman Mahin Gostar and Marco Lamothe’s co-op journey led them to international success.
Lockdowns and travel restrictions made securing co-op roles a challenge. These two University of Waterloo students were resilient and landed jobs in Europe and the Middle East.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Leading Healthcare Data Scientist shows WE Accelerate students that success in AI is about more than technical intelligence

Dr. Helia Mohammadi, National Chief Data Scientist and Healthcare Industry Lead for Microsoft Canada, smiling

By: Matthew King

In their first day of the skill development component, students in the Waterloo Experience Accelerate Microsoft Azure Artificial Intelligence stream saw a real-world application of the skills they are about to learn.

Friday, June 11, 2021

Health Studies students recognized for outstanding cancer research

Outstanding Young Investigator Award winners: Tara Berhoozian and Emily Lam

By: Namish Modi

Two University of Waterloo Health Studies students are being recognized for exceptional contributions to cancer research during their co-op terms at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

Emily Lam and Tara Behroozian are winners of the Outstanding Young Investigator Award for 2020 and 2021, respectively.

The award will be officially presented by the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) at its virtual conference on June 24 to 26.