News for Current students

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

 

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.”

Monday, July 15, 2019

Co-op student works to support sustainable development goals in Indonesia

View of Jakarta

By: Amy U

Third-year Architecture student Simone Delaney pursued an international co-op work term to gain new perspectives on the world. While working in Jakarta, Indonesia, she also gained life-changing experiences through the impactful work she did for Yayasan Peta Bencana, an organization that offers open-source mapping visualization software to help manage climate disasters. While on her work term, Yayasan Peta Bencana received the United Nations Public Service Award for ensuring integrated approaches in public sector institutions and helping to meet some of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals - especially those related to climate change.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

How to quickly build a productive working relationship with your new boss

Gloria Eid, Student Advisor
By Gloria Eid, Student Advisor for co-op students working in Western Canada

What does it take to set up a clear, open working relationship with your boss when you’re new to the job?