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 & Fridays  9 a.m. –  12 p.m., SCH 228F

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

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. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

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.

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.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 — 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EST
Keyboard


This full day workshop for graduate students is an introduction to LaTeX, giving you the basics that you need to know to get going on writing academic and professional papers, including your thesis. Using Overleaf, presenters will share how to include images, design beautiful mathematical equations, and show you how to easily manage your documents.

Friday, November 30, 2018 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

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.

Thursday, November 29, 2018 — 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM EST

We are currently facing a number of social, political, environmental, and health challenges. How do advances addressing these areas (in research or technology) affect the way we live and work? How and when should ethical implications be considered while navigating these challenges? 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 — 11:45 AM to 1:45 PM EST
People shaking hands

Are you speaking the same language? Language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) are important for communicating with others, but effective communication requires more than just speaking the same language, it requires a fifth skill – cultural understanding. 

Monday, November 12, 2018 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST
Monday, October 22, 2018 — 9:00 AM to Friday, October 26, 2018 — 1:00 PM EDT

Speak like a scholar

Learn to speak about your research with confidence!

Whether you are giving a conference presentation, a job talk, or defending your dissertation, as a graduate student you need to be able to speak with authority and knowledge about your research area, respond to questions, and engage in scholarly debate.

Speak like a Scholar is designed to help doctoral students develop their voices as independent scholars and give effective academic presentations with confidence.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 — 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

Save the date for the annual Academic Career Conference, a free full-day conference to better prepare you for the academic work search, including document and interview preparation as well as advice and insights from faculty members. Open to PhD students and postdoctoral fellows.

Visit the Academic Career Conference event page for the full conference schedule and program descriptions. 

Thursday, September 27, 2018 — 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM GMT

Social networks are used to model, gain insight on, and predict important phenomena. What are the strengths and limitations of these models? How can they be used to provide solutions to concrete problems?

Eve Deshane

PhD Candidate, English Language and Literature

Faculty of Arts

Eve studies how trans people take back narrative control through stories. films, apps, and other social networks. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 — 11:45 AM to 1:45 PM EDT
People in a meeting

Are you interested in elevating your workplace effectiveness? Join us for a professional development session on Workplace Best Practices and learn the key skills to help you successfully navigate the work environment and enhance your success.

Thursday, July 26, 2018 — 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
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Thursday, June 7, 2018 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Frederick Cheng

PhD Candidate, Civil Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

Frederick explores how 'green infrastructure' such as wetlands and rivers can improve the quality of our water resources.

Simone Philpot

PhD Candidate, Geography (Water)

Faculty of Environment

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 (all day)
A crowd

Please note: Full day registration is now sold out. If you would like to attend, please add your name to the waitlist and tickets will be released as spaces become available. You may register for the keynote only while spaces remain available.

Thursday, April 12, 2018 — 4:00 PM EDT to Monday, November 12, 2018 — 6:00 PM EST

Marcela Bomfin

PhD Candidate, Public Health and Health Systems

Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

Marcela explores gameful design methods and strategies to improve food literacy among students.

Rina R. Wehbe

PhD Candidate, Computer Science

Faculty of Mathematics

Rina examines the effects of gamification and Games4Change on behaviour and motivation

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 (all day)

Academic and professional success in grad school requires navigating a variety of different academic, professional and interpersonal situations. How should you respond to a student who seems to be struggling with mental health? How can you remain motivated and productive when writing your thesis? And, what strategies do you use to manage stress during a busy term? This event will equip you with practical skills and tools to achieve success academically, professionally and personally. In addition to a series of valuable workshops and sessions, we’ll provide you with some tasty food and time to connect with other graduate students.

Additional Information: Registration required. Full day or half day registration available.

Friday, January 19, 2018 — 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM EST
Stack of books

A full day event for postdocs and graduate students only. Lunch will be provided.

This event will cover a wide variety of publication issues, including the following sessions: 

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