The majority of forms used by graduate students at UW are found on the GSPA website:

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The following forms are internal to the Waterloo-Laurier Joint Program in Geography and/or Department of Geography and Environmental Management:

Students are required to submit a progress report each Spring term while registered in their program.

PhD Progress Report

Masters Progress Report

Effective Fall 2020, the Geography graduate program introduced a formal milestone for thesis proposals, which means all Master’s and PhD thesis students are now required to receive approval for their thesis proposal:

PhD Thesis Proposal

Masters Thesis Proposal

This milestone should normally be completed during the first year (for Master’s), or second year (for PhD), and must be completed prior to submitting the thesis for examination.