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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. 22, 2019A new look for Quest navigation

    During the February 2019 Reading Week, Quest will be updated to provide clients with a new navigation experience.

    The tile-based navigation structure (like the mobile view now) offers students, faculty, and staff a modernized, user-friendly experience. And while the initial style of the page and how you navigate the tiles will be different, the actual site content and how you use those pages will remain the same.

    These usability improvements are the result of a user engagement survey that was conducted in fall 2018 and offer clients:

  2. Jan. 11, 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.

  3. Jan. 10, 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. 

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  1. Jan. 24, 2019Say it in Your Own Words: Paraphrase & Summary for Graduate Students

    Academic integrity requires that you paraphrase and summarize other people’s work. Through hands-on practice, you will learn these skills and how to integrate your supporting research for improved credibility.

    Additional Information: Registration Required.

  2. Jan. 29, 2019Professional Skills Foundations: Introductory WorkshopProfessional Skills Foundations logo

    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. 

  3. Jan. 29, 2019Assessing and Improving your Teaching (CTE2160)

    Successful teachers make it a priority to critically reflect on their teaching by tapping into the many evaluation tools available to us. In this workshop, we'll explore how teaching assistants can get evaluations of their teaching from supervisors, peers, students, and others. We'll talk about whom to ask for feedback, when to ask, and how. You'll work in groups to analyze both formal and informal feedback tools, discuss how to incorporate them into your teaching, and consider how to interpret and make use of evaluations you receive.

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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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