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Fall Graduate Orientation

Photo of staff and students at tables at teaching orientation.

Tuesday, September 4

Time Session
8:30 a.m.

SAGE incoming grad student breakfast event with coffee

  • HH 248 and HH 232
9:30 a.m.

Official Welcome

  • HH 334
9:45 a.m.

Meet the faculty & staff: overview of grad courses

  • HH 334 (and 336)
11:00 a.m.

Taking grad courses (including library / research component)

  • HH 334
12:00 p.m.

Lunch

  • HH 248 and HH 232
1:00 p.m.

Incoming PhD student session

  • HH 334

Coop as UWaterloo English Grad Student

  • HH 336

Key Permit Session

  • HH 232
2:00 p.m.

Incoming MA student session

  • HH 334
3:00 p.m. Break

3:15 -

5:20 p.m.

SAGE presentations

  • HH 334
Time  Session
3:15 p.m. SAGE Introductions / Welcoming
3:30 p.m.

Navigating Funding

  • Maša Torbica and Meghan Riley
3:45 p.m.

​Extras at UW: Enhancing Your Degree

  • Sara Gallagher and Ashley Irwin
4:00 p.m.

What’s it like to be a TA and GI?

  • John Yoon and Sara Gallagher
4:15 p.m.

Work/Life Balance

  • Jin Sol Kim and Maša Torbica
4:30 p.m.

Career Planning through Professionalization

  • John Yoon and Hannah Watts
4:45 p.m. Q&A

5:00 -

7:00 p.m.

Department Welcome Reception

Wednesday, September 5

Time Session
8:30 a.m.

Arts Continental Breakfast

  • 3rd floor atrium - RCH 331
9:00 a.m.

General Welcome

  • RCH 101
9:20 a.m. 

Academic Integrity Workshop (mandatory milestone)

  • RCH 101
10:00 a.m. Break
10:10 a.m.

GradTalks

  • ​RCH 101
10:30 a.m.

Centre for Career Action presentation

  • RCH 101
10:50 a.m.

Office of Research Ethics intro session

  • RCH 101
11:10 a.m.

TA info session 

  • RCH 101

Continuing PhD student session

  • HH 334
11:25 a.m.

Closing remarks

  • RCH 101
12:00 p.m.

Brown Bag Lunch with SAGE and current grad students

  • HH 248 and HH 232
1:00 p.m.

Teaching Orientation: TA and GI mandatory plenary session (HH 334)

  • Introduction to Teaching in UWaterloo English
  • Accurate, Effective, Efficient Marking
  • Expand Your Commenting Strategies
3:00 p.m.

Mandatory session: all incoming students: Intro to LEARN (Bring a laptop)

Dorothy Hadfield, Bruce Dadey

  • HH 336

Mandatory session:  all continuing students:  Classroom Dynamics and Engagement (CTE 906; counts toward Fundamentals of University Teaching certification)

Kyle Scholz, Monica Veseley (CTE)

  • HH 334
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Mandatory session: all incoming students: Strategies for Online Teaching (Bring a laptop)

Dorothy Hadfield, Bruce Dadey

  • HH 336
5:30 - 7:30  Games Institute Open House

Friday, September 7

Time Session

9:00 –

10:30 a.m. 

ENGL 109 (online only) TA meeting

  • AL 208

ENGL 210F TA meeting

  • HH 336

10:30 a.m. -

12:00 p.m.

ENGL 109 GIs only meeting

  • HH 336

Key Permit session

  • HH 252

11:00 a.m. –

5:00 p.m.

XDM Boot Camp

  • 44 Gaukel Street

5:30 - 

7:30 p.m.

SAGE Post Orientation Party