Information for

Engineering Co-op Living-Learning Community

Engineering Co-op

Live in a dynamic environment where your community supports your personal and professional development.

Join the co-op community to increase your confidence in the job search process and increase your likelihood of being employed earlier.


Join the co-op community


You will have support from your Peer Leader - an upper-year co-op student who has knowledge about the co-op process and ability to connect you with the people and resources within Co-operative Education and Career Action (CECA). This community will help you:

  • Receive guidance
  • Build professional networks 
  • Connect you with peers, industry professionals, and on-campus resources 

Activities and Events


The events from this community are done in collaboration with industry partners. This year's events include: 

  • Welcome Event: IT ALL ADDS UP | September 13, 2017
  • How to Apply 101 | September 18, 2017
  • Mock Employer Interviews | September 28, 2017
  • Networking 101 | November 7, 2017
  • End of Term Celebration | November 16, 2017

Participating Companies


Employers are essential to the Co-op Living-Learning Community. Each company that has partnered with Living-Learning will have an opportunity to connect, mentor and advise students within the community. Each event will provide company representatives and students an opportunity to connect through one-on-one, small group and large group interactions.


Peer Leaders



Brianne Litt


Chris Boodoo



Joanna Liu


Kevin Guo



Nancy Wu


Subhan Altaf



Tracy Chen


About UW Place and Claudette Millar Hall


The Engineering Co-op Community will be located in UW Place. Students who select the Engineering Co-op Community will have the opportunity to rank their preference between 3 different room types:

UWP Residence

Single room in a UW Place suite

New Residence Building

Single or semi-private room in Claudette Millar Hall (formerly the New Residence Building)


Please note that selecting the Engineering Co-op Community guarantees you a place in the community, it does not guarantee that you will receive your first choice of room type.  Many students select the same room type and there are only so many rooms available to the Engineering Co-op Community.  Therefore, it is impossible to guarantee every student their first choice.


How to join


Applications for Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 Living-Learning Communities are now closed.

Incoming students can indicate their interest in a Living-Learning Community on the Residence Community Ranking Form during the residence application process.

If you are interested in living in residence, please apply for our fall 2017 first year waitlist.



If you have any questions regarding Living-Learning Communities, please email Living-Learning or call us at 519-888-4567, ext. 31314.


Living-Learning Community logo

Examples of past participating companies

Linamar logo

Christie logo

Blackberry logo

TMMC logo

Student profile

Read about the Co-op Living-Learning Community from a Peer Leader's Perspective.

How to apply

Indicate your interest in the the Co-op Living-Learning Community on the Residence Community Ranking Form during your residence application process.


The Co-op Living-Learning Community is open to all first-year 4-steam students entering the Faculty of Engineering in September.  


If you have any questions regarding Living-Learning communities, please contact Living-Learning or call us at 519-888-4567, ext. 31314