Thursday, April 15, 2021 — 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
People holding signs with symbols for skill development

At this session, you’ll hear several short lightning talks from four different University of Waterloo staff members presenting on relevant topics from their areas of expertise. After the lightning talks, you’ll have an opportunity to join a breakout room with one of our lightning talk facilitators to learn more about the topic and ask questions.

Thursday, April 15, 2021 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Alarm clock and paper surrounded by numbers

Procrastination is a common enough experience, but it can cause significant stress, difficulties in planning and deprive you of a feeling of accomplishment and calm as you work. If you find yourself identifying with some of these struggles, this workshop is for you. 

Thursday, April 15, 2021 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
hand holding a rainbow ribbon

We’ve all done it. Said the wrong pronoun, used the wrong name, and/or otherwise referred to someone in some sexed/gendered way and immediately wished we could take it back. (And, guess what? We are all going to do it – we’re all human; we all make mistakes.) So, how can we as professionals forestall these mistakes in our practices and activate in ourselves an inclusive ideology for gender and sexed identities in our work?

Friday, April 16, 2021 (all day)
Flowers blooming in a pot

This event has been postponed due to the recent provincial lockdown. Stay tuned for an alternate date. 

Join us for our Spring-themed social event, offered jointly by the Graduate Student Association (GSA-UW) and Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA).

Friday, April 16, 2021 — 9:45 AM to 11:15 AM EDT
Rock craft showing activity options like walking and lifting weights

This presentation will be filled with strategies for increasing your physical activity levels.  We will debunk the idea of motivation while discussing the importance of finding your why. We will walk through actionable steps to help you develop sustainable habits over time.

Friday, April 16, 2021 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Budget, calculator and pens

In this hands-on, interactive session, we’ll discuss how to most effectively spend and save your income, while understanding something called, opportunity cost. It might not sound sexy, but it’s actually really cool!

Friday, April 16, 2021 — 3:00 PM EDT
forest

Interested in learning about the animals and plants you might come across in the forest? Take a swing at our virtual Canadian Nature Escape Room, presented by the Graduate Student Association (GSA-UW) and Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA). Solve puzzles and riddles with friends to find your way through the forest.

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