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  1. May 15, 2020We’re planning for a combined approach for fall term learning - future students

    On Friday, May 15 the following email was sent to future Waterloo graduate students:


    To: Future Waterloo graduate students

    From: Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor

    Subject: We’re planning for a combined approach for fall term learning 

  2. May 15, 2020We’re planning for a combined approach for fall term learning

    On Friday, May 15 the following email was sent to the graduate student community:


    To: Current students

    From: Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor

    Subject: We’re planning for a combined approach for fall term learning 

  3. May 14, 2020Additional graduate student financial support now available

    Graduate student organizations and the University partner to provide support to students

    Recognizing the unprecedented circumstances that graduate students are facing as a result of COVID-19, the Graduate Student Association (GSA) and the Graduate Student Endowment Fund (GSEF) with support from Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) have extended funding opportunities for spring and fall 2020.

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  1. May 8, 2020Productivity Tips from a Graduate Procrastibaker: steps to set yourself up for success working from home

    If you’re anything like me as a grad student, with the onset of Covid-19 and subsequent quarantine, you are constantly being bombarded on social media by conflicting articles about how to stay productive, how being unproductive in times of crisis is okay, and my personal favourite, (and consequently one I contribute to) idealized and highly stylized procrastination social media posts, mine are usually in the form of posting my many baking projects. Quarantine has both changed many things and at the same time, very few.

  2. Apr. 20, 2020Making the most of your time away from the lab: Tips on conducting research remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic!
    Stay home

    Given the unprecedented situation with the Covid-19 outbreak, we have seen a new global reality unfold before our eyes. In response to this outbreak, many universities across the world have suspended all in-person classes, events and research operations and are in the process of transitioning to a remote work style.

  3. Feb. 24, 2020Bringing Google to campus (twice!): Leveraging a professional network
    Google stuffed animal.

    At the University of Waterloo, participating in student activities enables the evolvement of leadership skills and creates career/networking opportunities for graduate students, but students can also take the initiative to establish their own opportunities. From my own experience, taking this initiative can have great professional development benefits.

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