Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Designing a business during a challenging situation

University of Waterloo Enterprise Co-op (E Co-op) student, Madison Greenough.

By: Namish Modi (he/him)

After recovering from a concussion last year, Madison Greenough (she/her) took on a new challenge.

The concussion, which halted Greenough’s Winter 2021 co-op term at British Columbia Investment (BCI) Management, started her journey into entrepreneurship.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

E co-op student elevates senior care through technology

Waterloo e co-op student Katie aubrey walking with an elderly woman smiling.

By: Namish Modi

Pioneering her own health tech start-up helped Katie Aubrey develop entrepreneurial skills for the future.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

My international work term in India

By Mahek Kacheria, 3A Environment and Business co-op student

For my first co-op term, I landed an international job opportunity with Kaizen Institute in my hometown Ahmedabad, India. I worked at their regional marketing division for India & Africa as the Business Development and Marketing Associate.

Adaptability was the theme of the term. From starting work the morning after a 30-hour journey to travelling to another city for a conference jet-lagged, this experience gave me the confidence to overcome so many obstacles.

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.”

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