Graduate Student Services

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The University of Waterloo supports you with a large group of services designed to help you to succeed.

Connect with industry and experts

Graduate Students in the Faculty of Engineering can connect with industry experts through the Centre for Career Action (CCA), Velocity incubator, and Mitacs programs.
The Centre for Career Action (CCA) supports all students, alumni, and employees. Career advisors can help you with career planning, career management, and setting meaningful goals. Visit the link below to learn more about all the services that the CCA provides. 

Velocity is a world-renowned incubator at Waterloo University. Velocity engages entrepreneurially curious students by guiding them to start and grow their own business. Visit Velocity’s webpage to learn more about the Velocity Incubator.  

The programs offered by Mitacs empower Canadian Innovation by helping students Develop their career through new research connections, experience, and professional skills training. The Centre for Teaching Excellence supports graduate students through certificate programs and workshops about teaching, teaching dossiers, and teaching observation.

Student Support

Copyright Services is the central hub that provides copyright information, support, and guidance to all students, faculty, and staff. The Office of Research offers support to students regarding ethics clearance for research projects. Staff are available to answer your questions via Microsoft Teams, telephone, or in-person. The library offers Flexible spaces, access to hundreds of databases, and tools to help support students on and off-campus. Visit The Library’s webpage to learn more. Print and Retail Solutions offers products and services that are essential to an enriched campus experience.

The Student Success Office (SSO) has various resources to help support your academic and personal development. Visit the SSO to learn about all the services available to you. Visit The Centre located in Needles Hall South (NH), for administrative, financial, and registrarial support.

GRADventure is a central hub of professional development resources and programs designed specifically for graduate students. Visit the GRADventure webpage to learn more. 


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! Everyone's journey to success looks different because it is different. 

Remember that we're here to help! Whether you have a known or unknown disability/condition/illness, or if you're experiencing impacts from trauma, we can help you develop your individualized academic accommodation plan for all components of your academic career. Because the success of every student — at university, in life and into the future — is our priority.

International Students

We pride ourselves for bringing in some of the world's best graduate students looking to further their careers in all aspects of engineering and beyond! Visit the webpage linked below, for more information about all resources available to you as an international student.

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism

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. Engineering EDI (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) is a new initiative on campus, catering to faculty, staff, and students within the Engineering Faculty.

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 friendly space on campus where you can connect with other Indigenous (First Nation, Inuit, and Metis) students and members of the Kitchener-Waterloo community.

Visit the webpages linked below, to learn more about how Waterloo University supports equity and inclusivity on campus, as well as helping students with similar experiences connect with one another.

Student Life

Waterloo University has an exciting and energetic community of students who love to work hard and play even harder. There are a wide variety activities to choose from such as athletics, clubs, and associations. Visit the page linked below, to learn more about Student life at UWaterloo.