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  1. May 15, 2019Congratulations to the 2019 Vanier ScholarsTyler Hampton, Steven Pretty and Lei Yang

    Three Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship recipients will pursue their doctoral studies at the University of Waterloo. 

  2. May 14, 2019Inaugural PhD Candidacy Celebration PhD Candidates holding mug

    On Tuesday, May 14 Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) hosted the first PhD Candidacy Workshop and Celebration in the Board and Senate room (NH 3407).

  3. May 10, 2019National 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) People's Choice voting - now live!Group of students supporting UWaterloo 3MT winner, Haya.

    Haya Almutairi - pictured centre, surrounded by supporters

    Vote for Waterloo's Haya Almutairi as National 3MT champion

    The regionals of Canada’s 3MT are complete and the 12 finalists have been announced!

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  1. May 22, 2019How to Interview Effectively, Graduate Students (Spring 2019)

    In this interactive workshop, you’ll practice translating academic language to industry language, apply strategies for answering interview questions and evaluate the effectiveness of responses to interview questions.

    Additional information: Registration required through WaterlooWorks.

    To browse and register for Centre for Career Action (CCA) workshops and events, follow these steps:

  2. May 23, 2019 Graduate Literature Reviews A: Organizing Research (Spring 2019)

    Literature reviews are a keystone of academic writing. This workshop explores using the Matrix Method to manage your literature review.  Bring a laptop or mobile device so that you can begin applying this method to your own work. 

    Additional information: Registration required.

  3. May 24, 2019Fundamentals for writing your thesis (Spring 2019)People working on computers

    You’re about to finish your course work or comprehensive exams and have started to think about writing your thesis or dissertation. Where do you begin?

    Fundamentals for Writing your Thesis is a full-day workshop that will guide early stage graduate students through some of the first phases of planning and writing a thesis or dissertation.

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  1. May 20, 2019Gaining perspective through interdisciplinary collaborationSimron Singh, Audrey Chung, Justin Carpenter, George Dixon, and Jeff Casello at GRADtalks

    From left to right: Simron Singh, Audrey Chung, Justin Carpenter, George Dixon, and Jeff Casello at GRADtalks Beyond 60: The Promises and Realities of Artificial Intelligence.

  2. Apr. 23, 2019The Lake Shift: An interview with Becky and TariqBecky Anderson and Tariq Aziz

    In July 2018, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs sponsored two PhD students, Becky Anderson and Tariq Aziz, to attend the Lake Shift writing retreat. Hosted by Queen’s University, the Lake Shift is a thesis writing retreat for doctoral students from Ontario universities held at the Queen’s Biology Station on Lake Opinicon. I checked-in with Becky and Tariq to hear about their experience at the Lake Shift:

    Tell us a bit about yourself. What program are you in and what is your research focus?

  3. Mar. 26, 2019Adding fun to your grad life: Connect to your residence communityEkin Eray holds a gingerbread house made during a community event.

    When I first moved to Waterloo 3 years ago for my PhD studies, I didn’t know much about life in Canada. I decided to stay in residences for a term to be close to campus and to get used to the city, and then look for an off-campus options. But I enjoyed living in Columbia Lake Village (CLV) North so much that I never left after I moved in.

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