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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. Dec. 11, 2018A new website for Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs

    Welcome to the new site!

    The Graduate Studies website has undergone a transformation! The name of the site has been changed to Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, and we have collapsed content from several of our other existing websites, including the following:

  2. Nov. 23, 2018New professional skills foundation workshop introducedProfessional skills foundations

    Professional Skills Foundations is a new professional skills credential for graduate students at the University of Waterloo. Foundations is designed to offer master's and doctoral students broad exposure to and experience in four key skill areas: career preparation, communication, leadership and personal effectiveness. 

    The program in completed in three steps:

    1) introductory activities

    2) core workshop and activities

    3) capstone

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  1. Dec. 10 to 13, 2018Dissertation boot camp

    Stop stalling. Start writing.

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

    The December 2018 iteration of Dissertation Boot Camp will be hosted online. This intensive program runs Monday, December 10 to Thursday, December 13 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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

  2. Dec. 11, 2018Grad writing cafe (every Tuesday)

    Write together. Connect to our grad writing community to stay focused and motivated!

    Tuesdays & Fridays  9 am –  12 pm, SCH 228F

    Writing regularly helps with productivity and motivation. The Writing Centre is offering weekly group writing sessions for grad students. These loosely-structured events are designed to help grad students connect to a larger writing community, to stay focused, and to keep making writing progress.

  3. Dec. 18, 2018Professional Skills Foundations: Introductory Workshopprofessional skills development

    This introductory workshop is a requirement for participating in the Professional Skills Foundations program, a new professional skills credential for graduate students at the University of Waterloo. 

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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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