Our students and programs

light bulb iconFresh perspectives at workCanada's most innovative university 27 years in a row (Macleans)
globe iconWorld's largest co-op programMore than 21,000 active students from 120+ programs
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The University of Waterloo is a member of Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning (CEWIL) Canada. In 1979, CEWIL established the Accreditation Council to regulate post-secondary co-operative education programs in Canada and to accredit those that meet specific criteria in an effort to ensure the quality of the co-operative education program. To date, the University of Waterloo has more than 120 CEWIL Canada accredited co-op programs across six faculties.

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