Why Choose UR

Experiential Learning – Coop Education Opportunities

Co-operative Education (Co-op) alternates practical, career-related, paid work terms with semesters in class, giving you 12-16 months of supervised work experience by the time you graduate.

The U of R’s Cooperative Education program is accredited by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE), meeting the standards for commitment and quality set by the national governing body.

What are the benefits for CS students to get involved in the Co-op program?  In a word: experience. Students will kick-start their career. Earn while learning-typical salaries range from $8,000-$13,000 per semester – as student’s sample different career choices, work environments, and locations. Coop students integrate classroom theory with practical experience on the job and end up with a degree greatly enhanced by experiential learning.  

Teaching & Research

The faculty members in our department are both active researchers and dedicated teachers. They use their research to inform their teaching, and their teaching to support their research. Many of our faculty members are recognized both nationally and internationally, and are dedicated to provide a quality education to both our undergraduate and graduate students.