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  1. May 3, 2021Update from IRCC on study permit processing time

    On May 4 the following email was shared with incoming international students for fall 2021


    As an international student, you may be wondering if you will receive your study permit approval in time to come to Canada for the fall 2021 term:

  2. Apr. 27, 2021Preparing for the spring 2021 term

    On April 28 the following email was sent to graduate students


    To: Graduate students

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

    Date: April 28, 2021

    Subject: Preparing for the spring 2021 term

  3. Apr. 22, 2021What the extended COVID-19 shutdown and stay-at-home orders mean for spring term 2021

    On April 22 the following email was sent to graduate students


    To: Graduate students

    From: Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor   

    Date: April 22, 2021

    Subject: What the extended COVID-19 shutdown and stay-at-home orders mean for spring term 2021

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  1. Nov. 23, 2020Engaging in Professional Development During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Navya and her supervisor stand by Navya's poster presentation.

    Tell us a bit about yourself. What is/was your program and research focus?

  2. Oct. 19, 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?!

  3. 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.

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