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For twenty-seven years running, the University of Waterloo has ranked first in Canada as most innovative university.

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 our more than 180+ master's and doctoral programs.

  1. Nov. 18, 2019Graduate LaTex-writing Workshop

    Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) will be hosting an introduction to LaTeX workshop on Thursday December 5, at the Science Teaching Complex (STC), presenting the basics of writing academic and professional papers, including your thesis. Using Overleaf, presenters will share how to include images, design beautiful mathematical equations, and show how to easily manage your documents.   

    Full-day and afternoon only registration options are available.

  2. Nov. 14, 2019International Education Week

    From November 18-22, the University of Waterloo will be joining over 100 countries to celebrate International Education Week (IEW)

    Activities, programs, and events promoting the opportunities and benefits of international education will be held by a variety of campus partners. Events this year will include a photo contest, student panels, a keynote speaker and more!

    For full details, check out the events page.

  3. Nov. 7, 2019Graduate Student Medical Leave Award

    Effective since January 1, 2018 eligible research-based master's and doctoral students who must go inactive for medical reasons (e.g, physical or mental health) may be eligible to receive a Graduate Student Medical Leave Award, valued at a maximum of $5,000. 

    Students must have been registered full time for at least one academic term and have been in receipt of a financial package from their Department/School in the term immediately prior to going inactive for medical reasons.

    Level: 
    Masters, Doctoral

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  1. Nov. 21, 2019Funding your Graduate International Experience
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    UWaterloo is excited to be joining over 100 countries from November 18-22, 2019 in celebrating International Education Week (IEW). International education has a significant impact on our campus community and Canadian social, economic and cultural well-being.

  2. Nov. 21, 2019Effective Communication Skills for University Teaching, CTE1181 (Fall 2019)

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    Registration: Registration is required. Registration will open mid-October

  3. Nov. 21, 2019Effective question strategies, CTE1190 (Fall 2019)

    "Any questions?" This is, perhaps, one of the most widely used questions in the classroom. However, it is not the most effective. When you ask your students questions, are you often met with blank stares and no response? How can you use questions effectively to elicit responses and facilitate learning?

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  1. Nov. 6, 2019Recognizing, building and articulating skills: The Foundations experience
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    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.

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

  3. Sep. 27, 2019Keys to research productivity: Work-life balance in the Waterloo Region
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    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.

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