The Co-op Experience


Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) is about more than just building a bridge - we are committed to building partnerships with communities and our stakeholders on both sides of the border.

WDBA has partnered with the University of Windsor’ Co-operative Education & Workplace Partnerships program since 2016. The program integrates valuable work experience with classroom learning and professional development opportunities.

“The Gordie Howe International Bridge project is an exceptional learning opportunity for students.” Says Michelle Balga, WDBA’s Manager of Human Resources. “Their placement provides a practical workplace experience and allows them to earn credits towards their future degree.”

To date, WDBA has provided 32 paid work opportunities, all related to the students’ area of study.

Learn about our current roster of students as interviewed by our very own communications students, Courtney Ellis and Matthew Moxey.  

Photo of eight Co-Op Students at the WDBA Office in front of a Gordie Howe hockey jersey


People Profile - Christa Vadori
Meet one of our Students from the University of Windsor Co-operative Education & Workplace Partnership who is working with WDBA this term gaining valuable work experience and professional development opportunities.
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People Profile
The Gordie Howe International Bridge project is much more than just building a bridge – it is about building partnerships. Since 2016, WDBA has partnered with the University of Windsor’ Co-operative Education & Workplace Partnerships program to provide…
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Have Your Say in Community Benefits Initiatives
The Gordie Howe International Bridge project will include a Community Benefits Plan that will have a positive impact on communities in Windsor and Detroit and reflect what our stakeholders have told us is important to them. Since 2015, more than 230 suggestions…
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