Co-op fee deep dive project team

Project Team Members

We are a team that believes in the power of co-op and seeks to improve on Waterloo's co-op model. Each of us is open to your questions, comments or concerns, so please feel free to reach out. 

Project Sponsor
Director, CEE Services
Dianne Bader

  • Provide strategic leadership and direction for the project
  • Sponsor and represent the project across campus, and internally to CEE.

Project Manager
Co-op Student Experience Manager, Co-operative Education
Brent Thornhill

  • Active participant in core project working group
  • Represent the project to stakeholders, as needed
  • Manage administration and advancement of project

Steering Committee Members
Executive Officer, CEE Services
Laurie Kitchen

  • Active participant in core project working group
  • Represent the project internally to CEE, as needed
  • Provide financial accounting expertise
  • Advise on university, or CEE, financial data/resources/policies, etc

VP Education, Federation of Students
Matthew Gerrits

  • Active participant in core project working group
  • Represent the project in students groups, as needed
  • Represent student government partnership

Co-op Affairs Commissioner, Federation of Students
Connor Plante

  • Active participant in core project working group
  • Represent the project in student groups, as needed
  • Provide co-op student perspective, and represent student constituents

Director, Communications & Marketing, Communications & Marketing, Co-operative Education
Suman Armitage

Provide ongoing input to ensure consistency in project messaging

  • Manage internal and external communications updates as project reaches benchmarks

Strategic Communications Manager, Communications & Marketing, Co-operative Education
Kari Pasick Stewart

  • Provide ongoing input to ensure consistency in project messaging
  • Manage internal and external communications updates as project reaches benchmarks