Fall Teaching Orientation

Photo of staff and students at tables at teaching orientation.

Tuesday, September 6


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

9:30 Official Welcome (HH 373)

Faculty speed dating: overview of grad courses (HH 373)


Taking grad courses, including library/research component (HH 373)

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

Incoming MA student session with Games Institute presentation (HH 232)

3:00 Break

SAGE presentations (HH 373)

  • Work/Life Balance in Kitchener/Waterloo (Hosted by Devon and Phil)
  • Mental Health/Accessibility as a Grad Student and a TA (Hosted by Evelyn and Phil)
  • So... How do I get more funding? And what is this "SSHRC" thing everyone's talking about? (Hosted by Jess and Patricia)
  • Planning your graduate career (Hosted by Kyle and Keely)
  • But what is it really like to be a TA? (Hosted by Jess and Meghan)
  • Quickfire Q&A!

Department Welcome Reception

Don Craig Atrium (School of Accounting and Finance Lobby in the new Hagey Hall)

Wednesday, September 7


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


 General Welcome – Linda Warley and Doug Peers (RCH 101)


Academic Integrity Workshop (mandatory milestone, (RCH 101)


Centre for Career Action presentation, C. Kampen Robinson (RCH 101)


Office of Research Ethics intro session, Sacha Geer (RCH 101)

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

Brown Bag Lunch with SAGE and current grad students (Location TBA)


TA and GI Mandatory Teaching Training Sessions


General Introduction (PAS 1229, all graduate students) Contact List


Teaching Writing through Feedback (PAS 1229, all graduate students).

Note: This workshop can count toward your Fundamentals of University Teaching certification.

3:00 Strategies for Online Teaching (PAS 1241, all incoming students) Course and lesson planning (PAS 1229, continuing PhD students)
4:00 Introduction to LEARN (PAS 1241, all incoming students) Panel: The Lessons I Learned--Practical Strategies for Classroom Teaching (PAS 1229, continuing PhD students)
5:30-7:30 Games Institute Open House with refreshments, games, socializing, and a tour of the space (EC1)

Friday, September 9

9:00 ENGL 109 (online only) TA meeting (HH 373) ENGL 210F TA Meeting (HH 232)
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 (Molly Bloom's)