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An intensive work term in Canada’s petroleum heartland

Co-op student, Dia Rahman abandoned her Waterloo comfort zone and reaped the rewards of an amazing work term in Calgary. Now in her final year of an environment and business co-op program, she just finished what she describes as the biggest highlight of her career so far: a work term at the City of Calgary’s Civic Innovation Lab.

One of Rahman’s main responsibilities at the Civic Innovation Lab was to do extensive research on Calgary’s innovation ecosystem and to find ways to promote innovation and entrepreneurship. She had the opportunity to meet with the CEO of Calgary Economic Development to discuss her findings on the existing ecosystem, and even pointed out the similarities she found between Waterloo and Calgary.

For more information, read the fall issue of the University of Waterloo’s magazine.

News Date: January 23, 2017