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Fall Graduate Orientation

Photo of staff and students at tables at teaching orientation.

Tuesday, September 5

8:30

SAGE incoming grad student breakfast event with coffee and door prizes! (HH 248 and HH 232)

9:30 Official Welcome (HH 334)
9:45

Faculty speed dating: overview of grad courses (HH 334)

11:00

Taking grad courses, including library/research component (HH 334)

12:00 Lunch (HH 248 and HH 232)
1:00 Incoming PhD student session (HH 334) Co-op as a UWaterloo English Grad Student (HH 373) Key Permit Session (HH 253A)
2:00

Incoming MA student session with Games Institute presentation (HH 334)

3:00 Break
3:15-5:20

SAGE presentations (PAS 1241)

3:15pm

SAGE Introductions

3:30pm

Extras at UW: Enhancing Your Degree (Becky Anderson & Devon Moriarty)

3:45pm

Community Participation (Ashley Irwin & Zahra Jafari)

4:00pm

Navigating Funding (Devon Moriarty)

4:15pm

Work/Life Balance (Kyle Gerber & Ian Gibson)

4:30pm

What’s it like to be a TA and GI? (Jason Lajoie & Sara Gallagher)

4:45pm

Career Planning through Professionalization (Ben Woodford & Kyle Gerber)

5:00pm

Q&A

5:30-7:30 Games Institute Open House

Wednesday, September 6

8:30

Arts Continental Breakfast (3rd floor atrium - RCH 331)

9:00

General Welcome (RCH 101)

9:20

Academic Integrity Workshop (mandatory milestone, (RCH 101)

10:00

Centre for Career Action presentation (RCH 101)

10:30

Office of Research Ethics intro session (RCH 101)

11:00 TA info session (RCH 101) Continuing PhD student session (PAS 1229)
11:25 Closing remarks (RCH 101)
12:00

SAGE lunch (SAGE will be supplying a pot luck lunch) (HH 232)

1:00

TA and GI Mandatory Teaching Plenary Session (PAS 1229)
For all incoming and continuing TAs and GIs

  • Useful people to know
  • Teaching in UWaterloo English: an introduction
  • Workshop: Put Down the Red Pen! Developing Writers through Feedback (Clare Bermingham, UWaterloo Writing and Communication Centre
  • Online teaching resources
3:00

Mandatory session: all incoming students
(PAS 1241)

Introduction to LEARN (Graeme Northcote and Meghan Riley, Centre for Teaching Excellence)

Mandatory session:  all continuing PhD students
(PAS 1229)

Working with EAL (English as an Additional Language) Students (Stefan Rehm and Maria Pop, English Language Studies Unit)

4:00

Mandatory session: all incoming students
(PAS 1241)

Strategies for Online Teaching (Dorothy Hadfield and Bruce Dadey, Department of English)

Mandatory session:  all continuing PhD students
(PAS 1229)

Teaching as Performance (Tommy Mayberry, Centre for Teaching Excellence)

5:30-7:30 Department Welcome Reception (Location: The Graduate House)

Friday, September 8

9:00 ENGL 109 (online only) TA meeting (HH 373) ENGL 210F TA Meeting (HH 336)
10:30-12:00 ENGL 109 GIs only meeting (HH 373) Key Permit Session (HH 253A)
11:00-5:00 XDM Boot Camp (44 Gaukel Street)
5:30-7:30 SAGE Drop-in Social (Location TBD)