News archive - October 2018

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 article.

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

Monday, October 15, 2018

Kinesiology co-op student helps clinic take a step in the right direction

By Darlene Francis

There’s a growing demand for pedorthists in Canada. Addressing lower limb and feet issues is a critical aspect of keeping people mobile, and kinesiology is the perfect pre-requisite to pursuing this profession.

“Pedorthics is a patient-focused career. You really have to be committed to helping others in this line of work,” says Frank Pozzuoli, manager and clinic owner of BioPed in Windsor, Ontario.

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!