Policy 70 – Co-op Student Petitions and Grievances

Co-operative Education’s process and procedures are designed to support students in the employment process as well as ensure fair and equal access to co-op job opportunities.

Policy 70 is your opportunity to articulate in writing, why you feel an exception and/or different decision is warranted in your case.

If you feel that a decision made by Co-operative Education staff follows appropriate policies and procedures, but believe there are extenuating circumstances that may warrant exemption from the standard decision, you may choose to proceed with an official petition under the Student Petitions and Grievances Policy (Policy #70). 

If you feel that a decision made by Co-operative Education staff is unfair, unreasonable or made in error, have discussed the matter with your co-op advisor and remain dissatisfied with the resulting decision, you may choose to proceed with an official grievance under the Student Petitions and Grievances Policy (Policy #70). 

Timeline

Policy 70 submissions will be reviewed on a weekly basis by a committee within Co-operative Education that includes a student representative from WUSA. Please submit the appropriate form and supporting documentation by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Friday. Your case will be reviewed by the committee at the meeting scheduled for the following week. Final decisions will be communicated to you within 5 business days following a scheduled committee meeting.

How to submit a Policy 70 Petition or Grievance

  Petition Grievance

Undergraduate students               

Submit your petition and supporting documentation using the Petition for Exemption to Academic Regulation - Form 70A

Submit your completed package with supporting documentation directly to:

Director, Student & Faculty Relations
c/o Records Coordinators 
Co-operative and Experiential Education
cee.student.records@uwaterloo.ca

Graduate students (programs supported by Co-operative Education)

Submit your completed package with supporting documentation directly to:

Director, Student & Faculty Relations
c/o Records Coordinators 
Co-operative and Experiential Education
cee.student.records@uwaterloo.ca