University of Guelph

U of G Hiring Co-op Students to Help Move Fall Courses Online

  • The University of Guelph is hiring 85 co-op students to help faculty and students move to online course delivery in the fall.

    The University recently announced plans for a “hybrid” fall semester with courses and activities delivered both in-person and remotely. The many components of the plan will unfold in the coming weeks.

    Co-op hires earning between $5,000 and $7,000 will assist faculty to transform their courses over the summer.

    The initiative is funded by the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) of Employment and Social Development Canada in partnership with the Information Communications Technology Council. Funding will also come from U of G’s office of the provost and vice-president (academic). Read more here.

Entrepreneurship Co-op Brings New Opportunities To Students

  • The entire University of Guelph community has felt the impact of COVID-19. Faculty, staff and students have all had their own unique experience in coping with the global pandemic. As many co-op placements have been postponed, university administrators have had to find unique and innovative ways to help students gain hands-on, applied learning that U of G’s co-op program is known for.

    In partnership with U of G’s Co-op and Career Services, the John F. Wood Centre has developed the E-Coop Hub Incubator program to provide students with entrepreneurial education and experience during the pandemic. An extension of the Wood Centre’s successful Hub Incubator Program - which supports early-stage business ideas with high-potential, but unproven business models – the E-Coop Hub Program will enable ten co-op students to spend the next 4 months receiving mentorship, education, and financial support to help them bring their business idea to life. Read more here