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Waterloo is pleased to provide the President's Graduate Scholarship (PGS) to outstanding graduate students who hold major federally and provincially funded competition-based scholarships.

Do you want to be a part of the University of Waterloo graduate studies community? Explore more than 180+ master's and doctoral programs on our Discover Graduate Studies website.

  1. Oct. 16, 2019Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Scholarship - Deadline Extended

    Due to technical difficulties with SSHRC's online application system, the deadline for the SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship applications has been extended until Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. (EST). 

    For more information on the application process, visit the SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship competition website.

  2. Oct. 14, 2019Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision - nominations now open!
    Jean Andrey beside car



    Do you know a graduate supervisor that has demonstrated excellence in their field, as well as being a mentor, advisor, and role model? Nominate an outstanding faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in graduate student supervision at the University of Waterloo!

  3. Sep. 25, 2019GRADtalks: The Role of the University in the Modern World
    Jeff Casello James Rush, Two GRADtalks speakers

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  1. Oct. 22, 2019The Writing and Communication Centre presents – Research Statements for Academic Job Applications (Fall 2019)

    Postings for tenure—track academic positions often require a “research statement” or a “statement of research interests” in addition to a CV, cover letter and teaching dossier. In this interactive workshop, you‘ll learn and apply strategies for developing a compelling, cohesive research statement that is also realistic and written in an accessible style. Led by Nadine Fladd, Writing and Multimodal Communication Specialist, at the Writing and Communication Centre.

  2. Oct. 22, 2019Turn your Research Into a Startup (Concept Grad Event)

    Turn your research into a startup! Why not?

    At this panel discussion with local founders and University of Waterloo professors, learn how the skills and research gained through your graduate studies can enable you to be a great entrepreneur. Meet other graduate students and build your network with other aspiring entrepreneurs.

    Register now to reserve your spot at the event and enjoy snacks, refreshments, and a great experience!

  3. Oct. 23, 2019Practice Your Presentation Skills I (Mitacs, in-person)

    In this one-day course, theory is introduced in short bursts and participants spend the majority of time practicing their presentation skills while receiving onsite feedback. The focus on extensive practice and feedback is what makes the program meaningful, and is what makes the learning stick.

    Additional information: Registration required through the Mitacs EDGE platform.

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  1. Oct. 17, 2019GRADflix - Make every frame a painting
    The GRADflix winners pose on the red carpet

  2. Sep. 26, 2019Keys to research productivity: Work-life balance in the Waterloo Region
    Rocks balanced on the beach

    How does one avoid burnout in grad school, and maintain a high degree of personal effectiveness in one’s “GRADventure?” The answer to that is “don’t forget to have fun” – relaxation is key. ... Take advantage of what is around. There are many things one can do in Kitchener-Waterloo and surrounding areas.

  3. 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.

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