Co-operative education and professional affairs office (CEPA)

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This office is responsible for matters related to co-operative education within Waterloo Engineering. We develop strategies and programs to enhance the student co-op experience, and are the liaison between the Faculty and the central office of Co-operative and Experiential Education (CEE).

We assist faculty, staff and students applying for professional engineering registration (P.Eng.) and subsidize the cost of the application for full time faculty and staff.  We interface with the licensing body to confirm application requirements and assist the applicant when needed. 

We interface with Engineers Canada to arrange accreditation of all undergraduate programs by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB). We assist programs with data collection and document preparation for an accreditation visit.

We provide assistance to Camp 15 with the organization of events related to and including the Iron Ring Ceremony held on our Waterloo Campus for undergraduate students who will attend a convocation ceremony in either June or October.  

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Derek Rayside, PhD, PEng
Associate Dean
Co-operative Education and Professional Affairs
Engineering Undergraduate Office

Sarah Mark
Academic Services Coordinator
Engineering Undergraduate Office

Derek Rayside

Derek RaysideAssociate Professor and Associate Dean Co-operative Education and Professional Affairs (CEPA)

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