Friday, August 9, 2019

University of Waterloo signs Global Charter for Co-op and Work-Integrated Education

Norah McRae signing the WACE charter

The first-ever Global Charter for Co-op and Work-Integrated Education has been signed by more than 50 university and college presidents, education association executives and high-ranking government officials. The signing happened on August 6, 2019, as part of the 2019 WACE World Conference in at the University of Cincinnati.

Among the charter signatories was Dr. Norah McRae, Associate Provost, Co-operative and Experiential Education for the University of Waterloo.

“For over 60 years, the University of Waterloo has been a world-leader in co-operative education, largely due to our focus on training students to be adaptive, resilient, future-ready problem solvers,” says McRae. “It was an honour to sign this charter to symbolize our ongoing global commitment to developing stronger international work-integrated learning experiences that prepare students to address the critical, growing needs of the world’s economy.”

Friday, March 29, 2019

Co-op student creates "bot-tender" on his first work term

Bot-tender

By: Jillian Smith

Caleb Dueck, a first work-term co-op student in mechatronics engineering, created not one, but two robot bartenders while working at Eascan Automation in Winnipeg. The pair of robots, one for pouring and one for serving, can pour a perfect pint in just a minute and a half.

Friday, March 22, 2019

University of Waterloo Recognizes 2018's Co-op Student of the Year Award Recipients

Every year, six exceptional co-op students, one from each faculty, are recognized by the University of Waterloo for their contribution to their employer, their community and the further development of experiential education.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Participate in National Co-op & WIL Week 2019!

National Co-op Week Logo

From March 18-22nd  2019, Cooperative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL Canada) invites co-op and work-integrated learning employers / partners to participate in a social media contest celebrating Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Week!

Thursday, February 28, 2019

What is the Future of Work and Learning?

Panelists at Future of Work and Learning sit in front of banner.

Friday, February 1, 2019

2018 Co-operative Education Annual Report: Message from the Executive Director

Ross Johnston

For more than 60 years, Waterloo has developed, grown and innovated upon what is now a world-class program in co-operative education and career preparedness. Our reflections from the 2017/18 fiscal year show that Waterloo’s co-op program remains one of the top influencing factors in student enrolment and a leading facilitator employer-student relations in engagement and recruitment.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Health Studies student saves a life

Co-op student Jashandeep Sohal is presented with an award by her employers, Rex and Meera Mohamed

During her first year of studies at Waterloo, Jashandeep Sohal volunteered at the Waterloo Walk-in Clinic, one of 17 medical clinics that comprise the family-owned business founded by Rex Mohamed and his wife Meera.

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.