Tuesday, February 19, 2019 (all day) to Friday, February 22, 2019 (all day)

The Writing and Communication Centre will be hosting its Winter 2019 iteration of Speak Like a Scholar from February 19th to 22nd. This program 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.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST

GSPA will be hosting presentation/question and answer workshops that will focus on the academic side of applying for scholarships.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 (all day) to Friday, October 18, 2019 (all day)

The Writing and Communication Centre will be hosting its fall iteration of Speak like a Scholar from October 15th to 18th.

Thursday, September 26, 2019 — 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

PhD English Language and Literature student Christin Taylor will be speaking at GRADtalks: The Role of the University in the Modern World.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

GSPA will be hosting presentation/question and answer workshops that will focus on the academic side of applying for scholarships.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

GSPA will be hosting presentation/question and answer workshops that will focus on the academic side of applying for scholarships.

Friday, September 13, 2019 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

As noted in the Graduate Orientation Schedule, the Critical Media Lab will be hosting an Open House THIS FRIDAY from 4-6 pm in its relatively new location at the Communitech Hub, 151 Charles Street West.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

This session will provide a simple overview of copyright, and the implications it has in your teaching. By the end of this session you will be better prepared to:

  • Use copyright protected works in the classroom, on LEARN, or through Course Reserves, and
  • Choose alternate options for using materials, if necessary

Connecting to the Webinar

This webinar will be hosted using Skype. There are two options to join the webinar:

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

What? Conferences present excellent occasions to network with a variety of people, but many are unfamiliar with what to expect at conferences and how to maximize opportunities to engage.  We will explore some networking basics with a focus on how to maximize the opportunities that present themselves during academic and professional conferences.

When? Tuesday, July 30, 1:30pm-3:30pm

Where? TC 2218 (Tatham Centre)

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 — 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

The students of ENGL 799: Making Media Theory are pleased to present the results of their course-based work at the Communitech Hub. These hacked-together, interactive projects reflect on complex theories such as brainwave storytelling, conductive upcyclying, technosexuality, automated genocide, dirty media, digital devolution, and the value of uselessness. 

Monday, July 15, 2019 — 9:00 AM to Thursday, July 18, 2019 — 3:00 PM EDT

The Writing and Communication Centre will be hosting its fall iteration of Speak like a Scholar from Monday, July 15th to Thursday, July 18th from 9am to 3pm each day.

This program 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.

Monday, July 8, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

What? In this interactive workshop, you'll learn how to prepare an effective curriculum vitae (CV) as well as how to write a professional and compelling cover letter for academic and postdoc positions.

When? Monday, July 8, 1:30pm-3:30pm

Where? TC 2218 (Tatham Centre)

How do I sign up? Registration instructions found here.

Monday, July 8, 2019 — 9:00 AM to Thursday, July 11, 2019 — 4:00 PM EDT

Waterloo’s Writing and Communication Centre is currently accepting applications for Dissertation Boot CampThis online program, which is designed to help dissertation and thesis writers to get a jump start on their writing goals, runs Monday, July 8th to Thursday, July 11th from 9am to 4pm each day.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 (all day) to Saturday, June 22, 2019 (all day)
Colourized picture of William Shakespeare by Andy Warhol.

Organized by University of Waterloo English professors Kenneth Graham and Alysia Kolentsis (St.

Monday, June 10, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

What? Whether you are considering a career in industry or academia, having a broad skill set and being able to recognize the value of your skills is important for success. Attend this workshop to explore the skills you already have and to create an action plan for skill development during your graduate studies.

When? Monday, June 10, 1:30pm-3:30pm

Where? TC 2218 (Tatham Centre)

Monday, June 3, 2019 — 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

What? Learn from Larry Smith (Director of the Problem Lab, Adjunct Associate Professor of Economics, Author, TED Speaker) as he presents on how to identify the challenges your employer is facing using advanced Google and YouTube searches to become a promotable employee.

When? Monday, June 3, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Where? TC 2218 (Tatham Centre)

How do I sign up? Registration instructions found here.

Sunday, May 26, 2019 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

UWaterloo English's Lamees Al Ethari and Carrie Snyder and writer Tasneem Jamal facilitated the X Page Workshop, a SSHRC Connection Grant project in which immigrant and refugee women from the Waterloo region wrote stories based on their life experiences.

Come hear their work at Quilt of Stories, a storytelling performance about home and belonging.

Friday, May 24, 2019 (all day)

You’re about to finish your course work or comprehensive exams and have started to think about writing your thesis or dissertation. Where do you begin?

This full day workshop, sponsored by adventure, will guide early-stage graduate students through some of the first phases of planning and writing a thesis or dissertation.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

What? In this interactive workshop, you’ll practice translating academic language to industry language, apply strategies for answering interview questions and evaluate the effectiveness of responses to interview questions.

When? Wednesday, May 22, 1:30pm-3:30pm

Where? TC 2218 (Tatham Centre)

How do I sign up? Registration instructions found here.

Monday, May 13, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

What? Bring your laptop or pen and paper and get drafting or improving your résumé and cover letter. Career Advisors and your peers will be available for feedback and guidance. Note: To attend this afternoon session you must attend the morning workshop “Résumé and Cover Letter Writing for Graduate Students and Postdocs.”

When? Monday, May 13, 1:30pm-3:30pm

Where? TC 2218 (Tatham Centre)

Monday, May 13, 2019 — 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

What? Through discussion and hands-on activities in this half-day workshop, you will learn how to prepare an effective résumé and cover letter by analyzing job descriptions, assessing the relevance of your transferable skills and articulating these transferable skills in an action-oriented way.

When? Monday, May 13, 9:30am-12:30pm

Where? TC 2218 (Tatham Centre)

How do I sign up? Registration instructions found here.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 (all day) to Friday, May 10, 2019 (all day)

The University of Guelph is hosting a series of 4-day workshops on topics related to digital humanities research and teaching. In our largest array of offerings to date, there are courses on augmented reality, digitizing manuscripts, public engagement, teaching from the archives, and text transformation. 

Friday, April 26, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Dr. Reisa Klein is a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta. Dr. Klein’s current project examines the emergent digital cultures of breast cancer survivors who use mastectomy tattoos in response to post-operative surgery and implications for the mobilization of a transnational and intersectional feminist politics and gendered and race-based health activism. In addition, she is co-editing a special issue of Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies on "Reimaging Breasts" slated for publication in Fall 2019.  


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