News archive - November 2018

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