Three PhD candidates join the GRADventure team

The three candidates

Over winter term 2017, PhD candidates Beth Timmers, Richard (Ruiqiang) Li, and Xiao-Bo Li are working on a range of projects in the Graduate Studies Office (GSO) which support graduate professional skills.

Waterloo PhD candidate is national 3MT champion!

Gah-Jone Won

Congratulations to Gah-Jone Won, PhD candidate in Vision Science and Biology who has won the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) national competition!

For the full details, read the Waterloo News

Waterloo PhD candidate wins SSHRC Storytellers Competition

Congratulations Emma Vossen, PhD Candidate in English, for being named one of the top 5 final winners in the Social Science and Humanities Research Council's (SSHRC) Storytellers Competition

Waterloo PhD Student wins Ontario Provincial 3MT

GRADventure congratulates Gah-Jone Won, PhD student in Vision Science and Biology at the University of Waterloo, who took home the trophy yesterday at the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Ontario Provincial Finals.

The 3MT competition challenges graduate students to explain their research in three minutes, using a single static slide and no props. Participating in 3MT is a wonderful opportunity to network, share your research with a wider audience, and hone key professional skills.

The CBC delves into PhD dissertations - think yours has what it takes?

PhD students usually share their research with colleagues and peers at specialized academic conferences or by way of publications in academic journals. How many of you have thought about reaching a wider audience by talking about your research on podcasts, radio or television?

Are you a good spokesperson for yourself?

Check out this great piece in Inside Higher Ed: "Grad Student: You Are Your Own Spokesperson"

Debate over tenure-track job outcomes for PhDs

Back in November, the Conference Board of Canada released a very valuable report about PhDs Inside and Outside the Academy in which the authors use census data to track the job outcomes of PhDs. The report sparked lots of discussion on social media and in the newspapers about the value of a PhD.

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