Monday, December 18, 2017 — 9:00 AM to Thursday, December 21, 2017 — 4:00 PM EST

Stop stalling. Start writing.

Dissertation Boot Camp is designed to help dissertation writers get a jump start on meeting their writing goals.

This intensive program runs Monday, December 18 to Thursday, December 21 from 9am – 4pm at The University of Waterloo's Waterloo campus.

Friday, December 8, 2017 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

What? This interactive, half-day workshop will teach you effective networking strategies and will give you the opportunity to improve your interviewing skills.

Thursday, December 7, 2017 6:00 PM EST
Maker jam poster

This isn't your average maker jam. This is a very serious, very literal maker jam.

Come to the CML on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 6PM and make a seasonal jam to take home!

After, we'll be heading to the Christkindl Market (around 7:30).

Please RSVP to this event so we can get a sense of numbers for supplies.

Event page

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 9:30 AM EST

What? This day is dedicated to helping you get your résumé and cover letter ready for your job search. Attend the morning session to learn how to prepare effective documents. Stay for the optional afternoon session to edit and improve your résumé and cover letter and get immediate feedback and advice from Career Advisors.

When? Wednesday, December 6 from 9am-12pm (workshop) AND 12:30pm-3:30pm (optional write-in session)

Friday, December 1, 2017 — 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST

You are invited to the Critical Media Lab for an Open House on Friday, December 1, from 4pm - 7pm. There will be demonstrations of new CFI-funded equipment such as a laser cutter, 3D printer, brain wave interface controller, and MYO armband developed by local startup Thalmic Labs. Come and join us in imagining how to critically deploy these instruments in a manner suitable to the arts and humanities.

Monday, November 27, 2017 — 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST
Friday, November 24, 2017 3:00 PM EST

Please join us for the upcoming talks in our Speakers Series:

  • November 24, 2017 (HH 373)
    Dr. Derek Gladwin

    SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Department of English
    University of British Columbia

  • January 26, 2018 (HH 373)
    Dr. Peter Walmsley
    McMaster University 
  • March 2, 2018 (TBD)
    Dr. Andrea Jonahs
    University of Waterloo
  • April 6, 2018 (HH 373)
    Dr. Sarah Sharma
    University of Toronto
    Director of McLuhan Centre

Refreshments will be provided.

Friday, November 24, 2017 3:00 PM EST

The Department of English Language and Literature is proud to announce “‘another, flickering world’: Petrocultures of the North Atlantic,” a talk by Dr. Derek Gladwin to take place Friday November 24, 3-5pm in Hagey Hall 373. All are welcome to attend. 

This talk explores the relationship between oil and memory in the North Sea. Linking place-based poetry, film, and web-based media, this talk considers how Roseanne Watt’s filmpoem Sullom (2014) unsettles dominant histories of North Sea oil culture (petroculture) in the Shetland Isles by confronting environmental and spatial injustices. Sullom’s musical score offers an additional element that creates an anti-aesthetic, ironizing petrochemical advertisement campaigns produced by energy companies such as Suncor Energy’s See What Yes Can Do (2013). Watt’s filmpoem ultimately confronts the spaces of Sullom Voe, which is an enormous oil terminal on Shetland, through a combination of literary and visual narratives of place that reclaim ways of being in the world from the dominant petroculture in which they function.

Friday, November 24, 2017 9:00 AM EST

What: This interactive, half-day workshop will teach you effective networking strategies and will give you the opportunity to improve your interviewing skills.

When: Friday, November 24, 2017 from 9am-12pm

Where: TC 2218 (Tatham Centre)

Thursday, November 23, 2017 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Derek Gladwin, our Banting scholar, will be hosting an information session on postdoctoral fellowships. Derek has held four visiting fellowships, three of which were international, and two postdoctoral fellowships. The information session will be an opportunity to find out more about applying for postdoctoral fellowships and to talk casually about funding, publishing, etc.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 9:00 AM EST

What: This day is dedicated to helping you get your résumé and cover letter ready for your job search. Attend the morning session to learn how to prepare effective documents. Stay for the optional afternoon session to edit and improve your résumé and cover letter and get immediate feedback and advice from Career Advisors.

When: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 from 9am-12pm (workshop) AND 12:30pm-4:00pm (optional write-in session)

Where: TC 2218 (Tatham Centre)

Monday, November 20, 2017 2:30 PM EST

The Policy Group at the Department of National Defence (DND) is currently conducting its 2017-2018 recruitment campaign for the Policy Officer Recruitment Programme (PORP).

Thursday, November 16, 2017 (all day)

*Free lunch for workshop participants

Are you curious about copyright, trademarks and patents? Do you want to know more about these as they apply to teaching, research, and possible commercialization? Are you struggling to negotiate authorship on your papers?

Friday, November 3, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Emily Andrew, senior editor at Cornell University Press, and Randy Schmidt, senior editor at University of British Columbia Press, will provide an opportunity to learn about the process of publishing with a university press, in Canada and the US. Topics of discussion include:

  • what distinguishes university presses from other publishers
  • how to locate the appropriate publisher for your work
  • how to prepare an attractive prospectus
  • how to turn your thesis into a book
  • the peer review process
  • sources of funding for scholarly monographs
  • what to expect of your publisher and what your publisher will expect of you
Friday, November 3, 2017 (all day)

University of Waterloo's Writing and Communication Centre is now accepting applications to participate in a program for doctoral students: Speak like a Scholar! Speak like a Scholar is designed to help doctoral researchers develop their voices as independent scholars and give academic presentations such as dissertation defenses and conference papers with confidence.

Thursday, November 2, 2017 (all day) to Friday, November 3, 2017 (all day)
Poster for Queer Canada

Thursday, October 26, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

How do you choose a quality journal? What are predatory journals? How do I avoid publishing in a predatory journal? If you are curious about answers to these questions, this workshop is for you.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
CIHR poster

Join us for the first Sex and Gender in Health Research Trainee Network meeting at the University of Waterloo!

Who: Students and trainees interested in sex and gender research
When: October 17, 4-6pm
Where: Grad House

Light snacks will be served! See the attached flyer for more details.


Wednesday, October 11, 2017 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Are you a PhD student or a postdoctoral fellow interested in an academic career? Hear advice and insights from faculty members about preparing a strong application package and impressing committee members in an interview. 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 — 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT


Free full-day conference to better prepare you for the academic work search, including document and interview preparation as well as advice and insights from faculty members.

  • Open to PhD students and postdoctoral fellows.
  • Lunch provided.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 11:30 AM EDT

Co-sponsored by the Confucius Institute and the Culture and Language Studies Department, this lecture, The Reception of Western Modernist Literature in China, will address how Western Modernist Literature has been received in China and examine how they find their way into not only the writings of Chinese writers but also the cultural landscape of both the nation and the individual, thus changing Chinese people’s perception of both China and the world. This lecture is open to everyone. Refreshments will be provided.

Friday, September 15, 2017 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

The department is hosting an instructional session / workshop (or as I like to call it, a “SSHRC-shop”) on Friday, September 15, from 1:00-4:00, in PAS 2438. Please be in attendance.

This session will mix advice on how to write the most compelling (and correct) application possible, as well as incorporate substantial work time to make significant progress on actually getting the thing done. Bring your laptop with you.

Also there will be coffee and cookies.

Thursday, August 17, 2017 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

In the middle of writing a paper or thesis? Do you know how to select meaningful images and figures? Are you confused about when to ask for copyright permission? Do you want to learn more about organizing your research? If yes, this workshop is for you.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 — 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

You're Invited to Attend CHEC's Workshop on Community Based Participatory Action Research!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 — 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
Location: EV1 241
Facilitator: Tommy Mayberry (CTE)

Workshop description

Just how mighty is the pen? In this workshop, we will examine writing as a learning tool in classrooms across campus. In particular, this session offers ideas to instructors who wish to move beyond the term paper, the most common writing assignment in many disciplines, though not necessarily the most effective or efficient. It will also offer practical strategies for instructors who typically do not offer writing activities in their courses, but are intrigued by the potential to implement writing as a learning tool, and consider the theoretical framework behind writing to learn.

Through a combination of interactive group discussions and exercises, we will consider a number of shorter writing activities which can easily be integrated into a variety of classrooms. Be sure to bring a pen to this workshop!


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