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519-888-4567 x43376
Location: 
E7 7416
Group(s): 
Associate Deans; Graduate studies
519-888-4567, ext. 48130
Location: 
E7 7402

Role and responsibilities:

Provides administrative assistance for Engineering PhD Comprehensive Exams, PhD Oral Defences, and PhD Thesis Submission and Acceptances; Manage finances and Award Administration for the Graduate Studies office; and provide governance support for Engineering Committee meetings.

Contact for:

  • Setup of a PhD Comprehensive Exam or a PhD Defence Exam
  • PhD Records and Administration support and questions
  • External Examiner information for PhD committee
  • PhD committee questions
Group(s): 
Graduate studies
519-888-4567, ext. 47688
Location: 
E7 7406

Role and responsibilities:

Markets and promotes the Faculty’s graduate studies programs to attract the best students and professionals from across Canada and internationally.

Contact for:

  • Marketing and communications initiatives to attract graduate students
  • Production of graduate studies brochure and print materials
  • Planning, development and execution of graduate marketing and recruitment  strategic plans and projects
Group(s): 
Graduate studies
519-888-4567 x43298
Location: 
E7 7408

Role and responsibilities:

Plans and implements strategic enrolment management initiatives related to graduate studies within the Faculty of Engineering to improve the student experience. 

Contact for:

  • Internal questions about faculty-wide enrolment management initiatives, the Eng Grad Salesforce CRM, new program development, and as a resource for department-level process and program improvements. 
  • External opportunities (Recruitment or Work Integrated Learning) for Waterloo Engineering’s graduate program  
  • Campus partner relationship building and collaboration on enrolment management initiatives.
Group(s): 
Graduate studies
519-888-4567 x47689
Location: 
E7 7412

Role and responsibilities:

Provides strategic and administrative support to the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies including financial administration of Graduate Scholarships, review of departmental offers of admissions, support and direction to engineering departments and other on-campus units, and support of strategic communications for graduate operation processes.

Contact for: 

  • Engineering graduate student award/scholarship ranking, approval and processing
  • Engineering graduate student data analysis to support the faculty and Associate Dean’s strategic goals
  • Engineering offers of admission
  • Department or student grievances 
Group(s): 
Graduate studies
519-888-4567 x40294
Location: 
E7 7404

Role and responsibilities:

Liaises with Engineering graduate department staff and Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs Office representatives in the mangement of Master’s thesis submission and acceptance, offers of admissions and records paperwork, and administrative details for the ExpecTAtions TA workshops.

Contact for:

• Advice on regulatory and procedural matters related to the Master’s thesis submission and acceptance, admissions and records paperwork for Faculty level approval
• Coordination of administrative details for the ExpecTAtions TA workshops 

Group(s): 
Graduate studies