Monday, December 10, 2018 — 9:00 AM to Thursday, December 13, 2018 — 4:00 PM EST

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.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST
professional 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. 

Friday, December 21, 2018 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

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

  • Tuesdays 10 a.m. –  12:30 p.m., SCH 228F
    (Beginning May 15)
  • Fridays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., 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.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
Professional skills development 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. 

Thursday, January 10, 2019 — 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST
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Attend the GRADflix showcase!

We're rolling out the red carpet for a GRADflix showcase!

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 — 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM EST
Professional Skills Foundations logo
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
Professional skills development 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. 

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 (all day)

Good communication skills are essential to a successful research career. This short online workshop highlights the importance of communicating well and focuses on three common communication opportunities that researchers face on a regular basis: presentation skills; writing skills; and poster creation.

Delivered by one of our seasoned facilitators, this workshop will teach you the latest tips and techniques to make sure your next conference talk, email or poster presentation is impactful and memorable.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 (all day)

In today’s diverse workplaces, being able to navigate, build, and contribute to effective teams may be the single most important set of skills an employee can have.

In this workshop, you’ll learn about tools and techniques that will help you build your awareness of multicultural team performance, navigate workplace cultural and communication, and use effective conversations to deal with conflict in international and multicultural team settings.

Additional information: This is a free online workshop offered by Mitacs and can be accessed at anytime. 

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 (all day)

Reach project deadlines with less stress. Gain techniques and tools to help you create realistic project timelines and manage your time and energy. Using a customized project planning tool, you’ll be reaching your project deadlines with energy and time to spare.

Additional information: This is a free online workshop offered by Mitacs and can be accessed at anytime. 

To access the course, you will need to create an account on EDGE, the Mitacs online learning management system. To get started: 

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