Co-operative and Experiential Education Employer Impact Awards

2020 Employer Impact Award trophies (glass with black background)

The Co-operative and Experiential Education (CEE) Employer Impact Awards recognize and honour employers for their industry excellence and the incredible opportunities they provide to University of Waterloo students.

With a global network of more than 7,500 distinguished employers in over 65 countries, CEE’s employers provide quality work-integrated learning experiences—as well as opportunities for growth, training and development—to more than 25,000 students from Waterloo. Our students are successfully prepared to enter the future workforce thanks to the commitment and guidance of our valued employers.


Submit your nomination

To be eligible, your company must currently be registered as a University of Waterloo employer and have provided a work term to one or more students over the past year. Submit your nomination to be considered for one of the CEE Employer Impact Awards, see the categories below.

Nominations are closed for the 2021 awards.

The nomination form will open in early January 2023 for 2022 nominations.


Award categories and criteria


Award prizing

CEE Employer Impact Award recipients will receive:

  • Acknowledgement of your award win displayed on a plaque in the Tatham Centre
  • Recognition at the awards ceremony
  • Award trophy and recognition package
  • A short video highlighting your industry excellence and contributions to the students employed by your organization (shareable across all platforms)
  • A package of digital assets (including badges, images and written content) for use on your company website, social media, advertising and email signatures
  • Story features on the University of Waterloo's websites and social media

Honourable mention recipients will receive:

  • A certificate of acknowledgement
  • Recognition of your achievement at the CEE Employer Impact Awards ceremony
  • Acknowledgement on the CEE Impact Award winners and honourable mentions webpage
  • Recognition in a story featured on the University of Waterloo's websites and on social media