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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Co-op Student of the Year Alumna, now Employer: Wins Rotary “People of Action: Young Innovators”

Christina Hassan

Congratulations to Christina Hassan, an alumna of Applied Health Sciences program at the University of Waterloo for receiving the Rotary People of Action; Young Innovators Award. Christina Hassan has demonstrated exceptional achievement in developing FullSoul, a non-profit organization that works to provide sterile medical supplies for pre-and post- natal procedures to safely deliver and care for newborns.

Monday, November 26, 2018

XE co-founder reveals his secret to finding the right grad for the job

Beric Farmer (Computer Science ‘94) has discovered the secret to hiring top University of Waterloo grads: get them before they graduate.

“You need to hire them early or they get snapped up by other companies,” he explains.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Waterloo co-op earns two awards for international work

University of Waterloo's international co-op team

Waterloo’s international co-op team has won two Excellence Awards from the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE). The awards recognize the team’s extraordinary work in the design, planning implementation and management of high-quality endeavours in international education.

Monday, November 12, 2018

BLOG: Tackle workplace injuries and save your organization lost time

We caught up with some researchers here at University of Waterloo to find out how Canadian organizations could reduce injuries in the workplace.

As the saying goes “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of the cure”. Kinesiology researchers at the University of Waterloo have taken this adage to heart. The growth of the knowledge industry has given rise to sedentary work environments. This article examines the elements necessary for a healthy, productive workplace and shares a few simple, pragmatic measures that any organization can adopt to help prevent injuries.

Friday, November 2, 2018

The Globe and Mail profiles rising interest in work-integrated learning among postsecondary students

Two female software engineering co-op students from the University of Waterloo

The Globe and Mail recently released a profile on the growing number of Canadian students pursuing co-operative education and other forms of work-integrated learni

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Partners for Employment celebrates 25 years of career fair

by Victoria Chan

Last month, eager students leaped at the opportunity to network with more than 265 potential employers at the Partners for Employment (P4E), Career Fair. This event took place in the Manulife Sports Complex at RIM Park, with over 3000 students attending – almost half were UWaterloo students.

Monday, October 22, 2018

CASE STUDY: Quick hiring turnaround demonstrates agility of co-op recruitment process

Photo from a 2017 Blog.to article.

John Sterling, owner of Saulter Street Brewery in Toronto, needed talent. And he needed it fast.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Maclean’s student survey ranks University of Waterloo #1 for Experiential Learning

University of Waterloo south entrance in summer

Maclean’s magazine surveyed over 23,000 students across the country, who ranked University of Waterloo #1 for Experiential Learning.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Biology co-op student diverts two tonnes of waste from landfills

This story originally appeared as a blog post via University Health Network. 

“While it may be true that human activities are threatening the world as we know it, it’s not true that we aren’t doing anything about it,” says third-year University of Waterloo biology student Rachel Shantz. In fact, Shantz' work helped save over two tonnes of ice packs from landfill – the equivalent of one hippopotamus!

Monday, September 24, 2018

CASE STUDY: Toronto Health Centre owner never overlooks potential of co-op students in earlier years

During the 30+ years that Dr. Jenny Bekeschus has run the Toronto Health Centre, her downtown Toronto clinic, she has hired close to 100 co-op students. All hail from Waterloo, and all but a few have come from Kinesiology.

Her clinic specializes in treating accident, trauma and orthopaedic injuries, as well as providing preventative and recuperative care for sports and occupational injuries, back problems and stress-related ailments.