News for Parents

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Problem Pitch winner Scope Photonics competes for the James Dyson Award

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Scope Photonics has been recognized as one of the top 20 James Dyson Award entries in the world, competing for the top prize selected by James Dyson himself.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Catching Up with a Co-op Problem Award winner David Wheatle

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You submitted your Co-op Problem Award application because of an important problem you identified in your employer's industry. Can you tell us what that problem is and how you discovered it?

Thursday, May 14, 2020

University of Waterloo Recognizes 2019's Co-op Problem Award Winners

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Every semester, co-op students who conducted an exceptional analysis of a strategic problem affecting one of their co-op employers are awarded a Co-op Problem Award in recognition of their problem analysis skills. 

"Our winners demonstrate the powers of observation and analysis that are the hallmark of Co-operative Education," Larry Smith says, Director of the Problem Lab. "By identifying key problems, they exhibited an enviable maturity of judgment. In doing so, they mobilized their experience to offer focused insight."

2019 Co-op Problem Award winners are:

Monday, May 11, 2020

Winter 2020 First-Year Residence Problem Pitch Winners

While we are now into the first week of the new Spring 2020 term, we are happy to say our Winter 2020 First-Year Residence Problem Pitch winners have been selected. Changes due to COVID-19 meant the competition finals switched from a packed space in a Residence building, hosted by our partners at UWaterloo Housing, to competitors recording their pitches for a virtual panel of judges. After thorough post-pitch Q&A’s, and careful consideration on the part of the judges, two amazing teams emerged as the First-Year Residence Problem Pitch winners!

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