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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Location: MC 2036A


Join us for a research talk and a mini-workshop by doctoral students taking part in the advanced Certificate in University Teaching (CUT) program, and find out more about the educational research interests of your fellow graduate students across campus. This will be a 2.0 hour-long session that will count toward your Fundamentals workshop credit.

Overcoming Procrastination during Graduate School (15 min. research presentation followed by Q&A)
Ekin Eray, PhD candidate, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Procrastination is defined as the act of needlessly delaying tasks to the point of experiencing subjective discomfort and is a common problem among university students at both undergraduate and graduate levels (Solomon & Rothblum, 1984). In this presentation, we will discuss reasons and consequences of procrastination among graduate students and share research-based solutions for dealing with academic procrastination.

Fat, food, and feminism: Incorporating weight-based social justice frameworks into public health teachings (45 min. interactive workshop)
Amanda Raffoul, PhD candidate, School of Public Health and Health Systems

This interactive workshop aims to explore the integration of weight-based social justice frameworks into public health classrooms. Can weight-based social justice theories be successfully incorporated into public health teachings? And if so, what is best practice for this?

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Compare and contrast ‘weight-centric’ and ‘weight-neutral’ approaches to health education.
2. Describe how weight-based social justice frameworks can be beneficial in public health education surrounding weight.
3. Implement strategies that incorporate weight-based social justice frameworks
into public health classrooms.


  • CTE has a new registration system called GoSignMeUp. Before you can register for a workshop, you need to create an account (one time only). Once you’ve created an account, you can register for this workshop.
  • Participants will receive an attendance credit toward the Fundamentals program if they arrive on time and stay until the end of the event.
  • A maximum of one special topic workshops can be counted toward your Fundamentals certificate.


Many of our workshops have waiting lists, so if you've registered but can't attend, please cancel your registration well in advance through the registration system, so that someone else can fill your spot.


The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are studying, working, or visiting at Waterloo. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining information in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for a CTE workshop or event, please contact CTE via email (cte@uwaterloo.ca) or phone (ext. 33857) and include the session’s title and date. Our workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We also welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, or note-takers; notify us if accommodations are needed in this regard. Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.

Mathematics & Computer - MC
Room 2036A
200 University Ave West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1