DT Goal T3

Goal T3: Continue to lead the world in co–operative education and support the workforce of the future through fully integrated academic and experiential learning opportunities.


T3A Leverage employer, industry, government, and alumni networks

T3B Recruit and retain future ready talent

T3C Increase interdisciplinary research opportunities for co-op students

Selected initiatives

Faculty highlights

New Environment program gives undergraduates the opportunity to tackle sustainability from all angles

The Sustainable Futures Mentorship Program (SFMP) helps students of the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability (SERS) in their academic journey by giving them access to colleagues, environmental practitioners, and industry professionals who can provide insights and advice on co-op, graduate school opportunities, how to secure jobs upon graduation, career options, and skills and practices to support mental health. This program offers mentorship that will help students prepare for careers that tackle the most challenging environmental issues facing society. Learn more about how this program is helping students.

New initiative helps non-profits hire Arts talent

Introducing co-op for Social Good

The Co-op for Social Good program fosters Waterloo’s commitment to developing the leaders of tomorrow and agents of change. This program offers co-op placements to students who want to experience alternative concepts and practices of business and entrepreneurship through not-for-profit organizations. It’s an innovative program that eliminates the financial barrier of not-for-profits while giving Arts students the option to gain vital work experience in fields that align with their values and career goals. Find out more about Co-op for Social Good.

ENV’s first eLearning course developed by grad students for grad students

PhD students from the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability (SERS) developed a successful workshop series for Grad students, followed by a speakers series that was co-organized with the Faculty on respectful research practices. They curated this material into an eLearning course for fellow Grad students that addressed a gap in graduate training in relation to research methodologies. The content supports fellow students with insights and practical techniques on how to incorporate diversity and inclusion into academic efforts to enhance connections within communities, Canada, and the world. Read more about this new e-learning course

Selected indicators

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