Annual General Meeting
April 12, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Needles Hall room 3308 & 3318
Graduate students meet at the AGM to elect directors, adopt the annual report and audited financial statements, approve the appointment of the auditor, approve GSA Bylaw amendments, and approve motions as noted on the agenda. More information and supporting documents can be found here.
Book your personal consultation with our accountant for help with filing your income tax! To see available dates and book a consultation, please refer to the GSA Tax Aid request form.
The next Legal Aid session will take place on Thursday, April 20th, from 1-3pm. To book your 15-minute appointment with our lawyer, please use the Legal Aid Request Form.
The due date to submit your payment or Promissory Note to become Fees Arranged for Spring 2017 term without a late fee is April 24, 2017. If there is a balance on your account prior to the due date, the due date applies. If you are not Fees Arranged by June 30, you will be withdrawn from your program. See here for details (PDF).
GSA Annual Report
Wondering what the GSA has been working on this year? Our Annual Report highlights GSA services and projects for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Volunteer Opportunities: The Grad House is always looking for volunteers to help with events. Please email email@example.com for more information and to get on our mailing list
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Congrats to the winners of the UWaterloo 3MT!
First prize: Emmanuel Alabi, PhD Candidate, Vision Science Presentation title: Objective Measurement of Pain
Runner up: Andria Bianchi, PhD Candidate, Philosophy Presentation title: Sex, Dementia and Consent
Ontario Finals: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 10:00am
Come watch Emmanuel compete with students from across Ontario presenting their thesis in 3 minutes with 1 slide. All are welcome to attend this free event!
INT'L SPOUSES - Tea & English, Irish Country Dancing, knitting, & cooking
Spouses and partners of int'l students, post-docs, and visiting scholars are invited to attend Int'l Spouses' activities.
These include: Tea & English with Nancy (on Thursday mornings, children welcome -- not an English class, just a chance to chat with people from around the world); the Knitting Group (some Monday evenings at Coffee Culture in Uptown Waterloo); and the Cooking Group (cook and eat int'l foods). You're also invited to a fun night of Irish country dancing on Saturday, April 8th.
For full details, check our our website (https://intlspouses.wordpress.com/). Sign up to receive email updates on our activities and become a friend on Facebook (University of Waterloo International Spouses). New people are always welcome! :)
The University of Waterloo is hosting the Excellence and Quality of Academic Life in STEM (EQUALS) Conference this May 11-12, 2017 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
EQUALS is a venue for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and young scholars considering an academic career in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) field. The purpose of this conference is to explore the spectrum of pathways of academic success in STEM with an explicit focus on gender equity and its intersections with other identity markers.
- Keynotes by Dr. Lesley Yellowlees, University of Edinburgh and Dr. Lesley Shannon, Simon Fraser University
- Workshops on strategic networking, academic interviewing, and work-life balance
- Presentation by Ontario’s Pay Equity Commissioner on salary negotiation
The registration deadline is April 28th.
Recruiting New Coordinator
Recruiting Board Members
GSEF is recruiting committed MATH and ARTS faculty graduate students to volunteer to join our board! If you are a graduate student from one of these faculties please send a resume/CV to email@example.com. Please see the job description (PDF). We will be selecting a candidate on a rolling basis so apply soon! If you have any questions about your commitments please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Recruiting Project Review Committee Members
GSEF is recruiting committed ARTS faculty students to join our Project Review Committee! If you are a graduate student from one of these faculties please send a resume/CV to email@example.com. We will be selecting candidates on a rolling basis so apply soon! If you have any questions about your commitments please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
With a focus on aging research, Symposium on Aging Research (SoAR) is a one-day meeting for engaging with graduate student research beyond disciplinary and professional boundaries, and across areas of expertise. SoAR encourages graduate students from any discipline to present, dialogue, and learn about current research on processes, experiences, and systems related to aging. The interdisciplinary SoAR is an opportunity for graduate students to network across disciplines and professions, initiate trans-departmental collaborations, and engage in integrative conversations on aging research.
AIESEC is the largest not-for-profit student run organization worldwide representing over 2,400 universities. Our goal is to develop strong leadership skills in the participants that we send on volunteer and professional internships aboard. We're currently looking for students (undergraduate and graduate) interested in going aboard to opportunities in Columbia, Italy, Mexico, Germany, Poland, China, Korea, Taiwan, and many more. If interested please visit our Facebook page and the AIESEC website for details.
The Office of Sustainability is hosting a variety of events for Earth Month 2017. Earth Month 2017 is attempting to spark a community conversation around energy and climate change and what we can do to take action.
We are partnering with several local organizations include Climate Action Waterloo Region, Power Shift Waterloo Region and REEP Green Solutions, which are all champions for promoting a more sustainable Waterloo Region.
Have you been positively impacted by teaching or research at UWaterloo? Make it known! Your comments could be quoted at this year's President's Reception for Excellence in Teaching and Research!