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  1. Oct. 23, 2020Access to campus facilities other than research laboratories

    On Oct 23 the following email was sent to the graduate students


    To: Graduate students

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

    Subject: Access to campus facilities other than research laboratories


    As the University community continues to collectively respond to unprecedented circumstances, I thank you for your ongoing resiliency and dedication to your research and academics.

  2. Oct. 14, 2020Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision - nominations now open!
    David Hammond



    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. Oct. 13, 2020Waterloo welcomes AMTD postdoctoral scholars

    Jeff Casello, Associate Vice-President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, is thrilled to welcome AMTD scholars: Oluwakemi (Kemi) Amodu, Rhea Hoskin, Alex Krolewski and Edris Madadian to the University of Waterloo.

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  1. Oct. 28 to Dec. 28, 2020Virtual Graduate Student Services Fair
    Virtual Graduate Student Services Fair

  2. Nov. 2 to 6, 2020Canadian Career Symposium for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
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  3. Nov. 4, 2020Arts Graduate Studies Information Webinar
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    Are you curious to learn more about graduate studies?

    Join us and learn valuable information about graduate school including:

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  1. Oct. 18, 2020From Field to Film: Making Science Accessible

    We all care about our research. We think our projects are cool, our data is important, and the answers to our questions will save the world. We know the lingo, speak the language, and understand the background. We are immersed in our topic 24/7, 365 days a year, for what feels like forever. So when asked why other people should care about my research, and to explain it in only 60 seconds, I really had to stop and think. Because why WOULDN’T everyone care?!

  2. Sep. 9, 2020Getting involved in student associations for professional and personal development: Reflections from a year-long mandate as the Computer Science (CS) Graduate Student Association (GSA) President

    As a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, there are many opportunities to develop personal and professional skills by joining a student association. These individual benefits, as usually advertised by the associations, include: making a positive impact in students’ social lives, influencing community life on campus, networking, and transferring the skills we learn as students into a more professional dynamic.

  3. 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.

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