News for Alumni

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 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.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

What is the Future of Work and Learning?

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

Monday, July 30, 2018

Waterloo co-op harnesses AI in predictive hiring pilot

Plum and the University of Waterloo announce partnership

Starting this fall, Co-operative and Experiential Education will be piloting Plum.io’s predictive hiring platform to help better connect co-op students with the 7,000+ employers that recruit from Waterloo each year.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Co-op students build first-of-its-kind machine in Canada

Students and professor Kevin Musselman pose with ribbon cutters Sushanta Mitra, Jan Huissoon and Ross Johnston

By Lily Roth, co-op student

With the help of seven University of Waterloo co-op students, Canada’s first Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition (SALD) system is up and running. At the celebratory ribbon cutting on May 10, 2018, project leader Professor Kevin Musselman said he couldn’t have done it without the co-op students who helped design and build the machine.

“I was sitting at my desk the whole time. I don't think I ever lifted a finger so it was entirely built by the students,” laughs Musselman.