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  1. Jan. 28, 2020Coronavirus update

    Check out the University of Waterloo Coronavirus web page for the latest information.

  2. Feb. 11, 2020Waterloo invites scholars to apply for AMTD Waterloo Global Talent Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Are you a recent doctoral student graduate or a current postdoc interested in pursuing cutting-edge research with world-renowned faculty members at the University of Waterloo? The application process is now open with a deadline of March 16, 2020.

    The financial value of AMTD fellowship: annual salary of $75,000 plus $7,500 engagement fund, plus access to additional dissemination fund.

    Process: application by invitation of University of Waterloo researcher only

  3. Jan. 28, 2020 Campus Wellness is seeking input from University of Waterloo Teaching Assistants (TAs) for an important mental health initiative on campus.

    Campus Wellness is tasked with implementing Recommendation# 22 from the President’s Advisory Committee on Student Mental Health (PAC-SMH) report. This recommendation proposes that the University of Waterloo develops a role-specific mental health literacy training strategy for our campus community.

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  1. Feb. 18 to 21, 2020Speak like a Scholar (Winter 2020)

    Whether you are giving a conference presentation, a job talk, or defending your dissertation, as a graduate student you need to be able to speak with authority and knowledge about your research area, respond to questions, and engage in scholarly debate.

    Speak like a Scholar is designed to help doctoral students develop their professional scholarly voices and give effective academic presentations with confidence.

    Application required: Applications due January 20, 2020. 

  2. Feb. 21, 2020Résumé and Cover Letter Writing for PhDs and Postdocs (Winter 2020)

    Through discussion and hands-on activities in this half-day workshop, you will learn how to prepare an effective résumé and cover letter by analyzing job descriptions, assessing the relevance of your transferable skills and articulating these transferable skills in an action-oriented way.

    Additional information: Registration through WaterlooWorks not yet open - check back soon!

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

  3. Feb. 24, 2020Building Rapport with Students, CTE1203 (Winter 2020)

    As teaching assistants, we aim to establish positive relationships with our undergraduate students, but we rarely get the chance to hear honestly from our students about how to best do so. This panel and workshop features current undergraduate students who provide their perspectives on how to build rapport between students and TAs. Together, we'll discuss techniques and brainstorm simple but effective strategies to help you establish positive working relationships with your undergraduates.

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  1. Jan. 23, 2020Developing leadership skills as a grad student: My experience as a Community Assistant
    Betsy Mathew, second from left, with the Community Assistant team at the CLV Ping Pong/Foosball/Pool tournament. (Photo credit:

    I started my master’s program in September 2018 and have been living in Columbia Lake Village (CLV) since then. When I saw the posting for the CLV Community Assistant position for the winter semester, I was more than happy to apply. I’ve always wanted to develop my leadership skills and thought that this was the perfect opportunity.

  2. Nov. 6, 2019Recognizing, building and articulating skills: The Foundations experience
    Professional Skills Foundations logo

    In summer 2019, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs celebrated the first completions of Professional Skills Foundations (Foundations), including those by Irina Oltean and Swakshar Saha. To learn more about what it’s like to participate in Foundations, I checked-in with Irina and Swakshar to hear about their experience.

  3. Oct. 18, 2019GRADflix - Make every frame a painting
    The GRADflix winners pose on the red carpet

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