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Co-op: Beyond experienced

Rachel McDonald exemplifies the combined power of education, research and experience. As a health studies student, McDonald spent five co-op work terms at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in the radiation oncology unit where she co-ordinated a radiotherapy program for people in the advanced stages of cancer. She was the lead author on seven published articles (and co-author on 18) and was named the 2015 Co-op Student of the Year in her Faculty, provincially and nationally. Her experiences and hard work paid off with acceptance to two of Canada’s most prestigious medical schools.

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This story was originally posted in Beyond Innovation, UWaterloo's 2016/17 State of the University Report.