Current Award Recipient

Dean Herman Schneider Award – Educator

Peggy Jarvie, University of Waterloo (Retired)

Peggy Jarvie retired in 2018 as the Associate Provost, Cooperative and Experiential Education at the University of Waterloo. Prior to that role, she led a team of people in diverse roles operating Canada’s first, and the world’s largest, co-operative education program and offering all students and alumni career preparation programs and support. With her leadership team, she introduced a new organization structure and targeted roles for staff, and partnered with an external vendor to upgrade and implement a technology solution to Waterloo’s uniquely high co-op volumes, enabling the University to support steadily and dramatically increasing co-op enrolment.

As the value of experiential learning became increasingly evident, an expanded portfolio including research on work-integrated learning, professional development courses, and support for multiple forms of experiential education was created, and she became the founding associate provost, co-operative and experiential education.

Prior to the University, she spent 25 years in financial services, gaining broad experience in marketing, information technology, corporate finance, team building and change management in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility, most recently in corporate branding and marketing.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Allison University, a Master of Arts from the University of New Brunswick, and a Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of California at Berkeley.

She is now enjoying an active retirement in Waterloo, Ontario and Venice, Florida where she continues her community involvement through volunteering.