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  1. July 30, 2020Reminder: Face coverings are now required on campus

    On Thursday, July 31 the following email was sent to current graduate students 


    To: All employees and graduate students 

    From: Kate Windsor, Director of Safety

    Subject: Reminder: Face coverings are now required on campus


    What’s changed:

  2. July 30, 2020Academic Readiness Bursary now available to students

    The new Academic Readiness Bursary provides assistance for students who are or will be registered in the fall 2020 term and who may incur costs related to studying remotely in the fall term, as a result of COVID-19. Applications must be received by September 30, 2020.

    Review the graduate student funding and fee information web page for details about what this new bursary covers, determine if you are eligible, and how you can apply.

  3. July 22, 2020Update on campus activities

    On Thursday, July 23 the following email was sent to incoming graduate students for fall 2020


    To: Incoming graduate students

    From: Jeffrey Casello, Associate-Vice President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA)

    Subject: update on campus activities


    As the University of Waterloo continues to plan for the fall 2020, below are some updates that were recently shared with the University of Waterloo community and that may also impact you, as incoming graduate students:

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  1. June 19, 2020Benefits of a team-driven PhD

    Before starting my PhD at the University of Waterloo, I had the expectation that a PhD would involve me picking my own research problem and working independently on the problem. My first semester during the PhD brought me to the realization that I would be working in teams on multiple industry projects, which were supposed to guide me towards identifying a relevant research problem.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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