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  1. July 31, 2019Doctoral students “dive into the dissertation” at the Lake Shift
    Campfire pic at Lakeshift

    "I will finish writing this dissertation come hell or high waters," says one boot camper to another as they clear the plates after lunch at the Lake Shift. Not only was the expression befitting as participants were near a body of water, but it was also a testament to the determination among doctoral students at the Lake Shift Dissertation Writing Bootcamp.

  2. July 16, 2019IT campus systems to enable 2FA – July 24

    A notice for grad students who have "opted-in" to two-factor authentication for any of the campus enterprise systems noted below:

    What is happening? Opt-in, two-factor authentication (2FA) is being enabled for campus enterprise systems. Users who have opted-in to 2FA protection for their Connect OWA or Office 365 account will now receive a 2FA prompt when they log in to Quest, Workday, LEARN, Unit4, or Concur.

    When is this happening? After 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24.

    What do users need to do? No action is required.

  3. July 11, 2019Annual Postdoc Picnic - a huge success!
    Postdocs chatting and sitting on a picnic table

    On Wednesday, July 10, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) hosted its annual Postdoc Picnic at St.Jerome's Alumni Courtyard.

     

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  1. Sep. 23, 2019Professional Skills Foundations: Introductory Workshop (September 2019)
    Professional Skills Foundations logo

    This introductory workshop is a requirement for participating in the Professional Skills Foundations program, a new professional skills credential for graduate students at the University of Waterloo. 

  2. Sep. 30, 2019Graduate Literature Reviews A: Organizing Research (Fall 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. Oct. 1 to 2, 2019Foundations of Project Management I (Mitacs, in-person)

    This 2-day course provides an experiential, collaborative learning experience to enable participants to integrate the principles of project management, team building, group dynamics and leadership that participants can apply immediately and in their future careers and lives. Participants experience the processes of collaborative planning and management and can see the benefits firsthand. 

    Additional information: Registration required through the Mitacs EDGE platform.

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  1. Aug. 14, 2019GRADventure profile: Angela Rooke
    Angela Rooke

    Angela Rooke, manager of graduate and postdoctoral experience, launched GRADventure in 2015 shortly after she began working in Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs. Recently, Angela was interviewed as part of the TRaCE PhD project, and shared about her PhD experience and her career path.

  2. July 24, 2019How to Translate Your Graduate Degree: Learning to Speak the Language of Hiring Managers
    Close up of a page in a dictionary.

  3. June 18, 2019Internship 101, Part 1: Are graduate students too smart for internships?

    Few graduate students, especially those in PhD programs, pursue internships during their graduate studies. Are graduate students too smart for internships? Having completed an internship during my PhD, the short answer is, “certainly not.”

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