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Monday, April 9, 2018

Waterloo honours its top co-op students, including national winner

A student from the University of Waterloo is top co-op student for Canada, Ontario and the University for 2017.

Emily Pass, a student of physics and astronomy in Waterloo’s Faculty of Science, was just named Canada’s 2017 Co-op Student of the Year by Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada. She also won the Education at Work Ontario (EWO) Co-op Student of the Year award, Ontario’s top prize.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

A tale of two co-ops

by Mona Qutub, AHS Ambassador

Public Health is everywhere, whether it involves creating a website as a health and wellness resource or providing students experiencing a mental health crisis the resources they need.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Chasing the dream of clean water through co-op

by Shawn Syjueco

In some parts of the world, it can take several hours each day to find uncontaminated water. Third-year Chemical Engineering student Uchenna Mbanefo’s dream is to eliminate this burden by making clean drinking water easily accessible in her home country of Nigeria.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Largest student attendance in half a decade at Job Fair 2018

by Shawn Syjueco

Wintry weather didn't stop over 3,750 students from attending the Partnerships for Employment (P4E) Job Fair 2018 at RIM Park last month. The annual employment fair drew crowds of students from the University of Waterloo, University of Guelph, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Hiring Waterloo co-op students for the long haul

by Jacqueline Gergal

HTS Engineering uses Waterloo’s co-op program to feed the future of their company. After hiring hundreds of Waterloo students for work terms since 2006, they know firsthand the value of co-op.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Co-op student embraces work terms in the North

by Jacqueline Gergal.

Co-op students who consider travelling for their work terms often picture themselves in a warm and sunny location. That wasn’t the case for University of Waterloo Biology alumnus Andrew Vermeer (BSc ’12), who decided to venture up to Nunavut’s Baffin Island.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

St. Joe's hires "co-op army" to become leader in digital healthcare

When your supervisor tells you to hire 60 co-op students for the fall 2017 term, what goes through your mind?

"When I heard we needed 60 students, I thought it was crazy," laughs Chelsea King,

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Engineering a new future through nanotech career paths

by Jacqueline Gergal.

The Quantum Nano-Centre was bustling with 200+ nanotechnology students who attended the third annual Waterloo Nanotechnology Conference last month.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Co-op student redefines first work term success

What does a successful first co-op job look like?

For Kariem Abd El Salam, a second-year Science and Business student majoring in Biotechnology and Economics, it didn’t look exactly the way he had pictured it.

In fact, Salam was unable to secure a co-op job the first time he went through the job search process.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

From co-op student to engineering company owner

by Jacqueline Gergal.

Less than a decade after completing four co-op work terms with A-D Engineering Group Ltd., Waterloo grad Chris Newman, P.Eng, M.Eng, is now a principal co-owner of the company.

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