Graduate student resources

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Graduate Student Resources

Faculty of Arts

Home department

Your home department will be your first point of contact for graduate questions and advice. You can view your home department's website for more information about programs, rules, and regulations, or connect with your Graduate Officer and Graduate Coordinator.

Arts Graduate Office

Led by the Associate Dean of Arts, Graduate Studies, the Arts Graduate Office oversees all graduate programs in Arts. Business handled by the Arts Grad Office includes final approval of all graduate admission offers, overall management of graduate funding, and handling cases of academic disputes.

Student support

As a graduate student at Waterloo, there's resources to help you in all aspects of your graduate career. Whether you're looking to improve your student skills, hone your leadership style, or are in need of immigration advice, we're here to help.


We're committed to creating a safe, inclusive space for everyone. You'll meet, learn from, and live with students who bring different experiences and passions from around the world to their studies at Waterloo. 

The Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Anti-racism (EDI-R) works with students, faculty and staff to advance equity and inclusivity on campus.

The Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre (WISC) is a space on campus where you can connect with other First Nation, Inuit, and Metis students and members of the Kitchener-Waterloo community.

Health and wellness

We have teams of professionals on standby ready to help. Whether you're looking for physical or mental well-being, we are here to support you and provide the best care possible. It's okay to ask for help, and that's why we're here!

Career development

The Centre for Career Action (CCA) supports all students, alumni, and employees. Career advisors can help you with career planning, career management, and job search preparation.

Velocity is a world-renowned incubator at Waterloo University that engages entrepreneurially curious students by guiding them to start and grow their own business. 

The programs offered by Mitacs empower Canadian innovation by helping students develop their career through new research connections, experience, and professional skills training.

Student life and advocacy

Waterloo University has an exciting and energetic community of students who love to work hard and play even harder. 

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