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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 more than 180+ master's and doctoral programs on our Discover Graduate Studies website.

  1. Jan. 10, 2019GRADflix winners announcedGRADflix winners

    On Thursday, January 10 the first GRADflix showcase was hosted by Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs.

    GRADflix is a research communication opportunity for graduate students. Participants create a video, moving slide show, or animation of no longer than 60 seconds (one minute) in length that describes their research. 

    The Board and Senate room in Needles Hall was filled to capacity with an eager audience who enjoyed beverages and popcorn while viewing the fifteen top video submissions.

  2. Jan. 9, 2019Additional funding for incoming domestic graduate studentsfunding graphic

    The University of Waterloo has recently announced additional financial incentives totalling $1.5 million to encourage the continued development of Canadian graduate student research. The funds are available for both domestic Master’s and PhD students.

    Funding details and eligibility requirements are specific to each faculty. 

  3. Dec. 18, 2018Holiday lunch closure Holiday knife and fork

    Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs will be closed on Wednesday, December 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for our annual holiday lunch. 

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  1. Jan. 21, 2019Dissertation Boot Camp

    Stop stalling. Start writing.

    Dissertation Boot Camp is designed to help dissertation writers get a jump start on meeting their writing goals.

    This Dissertation Boot Camp takes place over eight weeks in the winter term: Monday mornings from 9:00am to 12:30pm beginning January 21st and ending March 4th (excluding the Family Day holiday). 

    Our next in-person, intensive Dissertation Boot Camp will take place in April 2019.

  2. Jan. 21, 2019Teaching Methods (CTE1217)

    Most instructors teach the way they were taught, which may or may not be a good thing. This interactive workshop will provide participants with a toolbox of activities suitable for any classroom. We will introduce the concept of active learning and teacher-centred versus student-centred classrooms. In this workshop we will also discuss some of the reasons for using different teaching methods and help you decide which ones are right for your classroom.

  3. Jan. 21, 2019Effective Lesson Plans (CTE1202)

    Planning tutorials, labs, and guest lectures requires careful attention to goals, content, activities, and timing. In this workshop, you'll learn to streamline your lesson preparations and strengthen your teaching. Using a popular model of lesson planning called “BOPPPS,” you’ll learn to design lessons that align learning activities and assessments with learning outcomes. Together, we’ll analyse examples of successful lesson plans, and you'll begin to develop a lesson plan that is compatible with your teaching context and instructional style.

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  1. Oct. 31, 2018Cross-cultural leadership from Canada to France to China and back: My Mitacs journey as a global citizenJustine Salam with Globalink Research Interns in Niagara Falls

    This post originally appeared on the Mitacs blog.

    In Summer 2016, I took a three-month paid position as a mentor for Mitacs ... My mentor experience at Mitacs not only shaped me into a leader, emotional supporter, and global citizen, but it also transformed us as we moved from mentor-mentees into peers.

  2. Oct. 16, 2018Collective Competition: The Value of (totally platonic and in no way romantic) Academic Life Partners Paula, Devon, and Becky at congress 2018

    Upon my entry to the PhD program three years ago, graduate students were cautioned during orientation that grad school—well, academia in general—can be isolating and therefore a real challenge to one's mental health. [...] Little did I know when sitting through those early fire-and-brimstone orientation sessions, I was also sitting adjacent to someone that I would come to refer to adoringly as my "academic life partner".

  3. Sep. 25, 2018GRADventure profile: Justine SalamJustine Salam

    I am a University of Waterloo PhD candidate in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. My research is on oil governance in Alberta, especially the role played by corporate actors, government, NGOs, and civil society groups in making policy. I am also a racket and water sport enthusiast, so I love swimming, kayaking, scuba-diving, and badminton.

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