Thursday, June 27, 2019 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

Join the immigration consultants to learn about working in Canada as a graduate student and the Canadian regulations for working on and off campus and during co-op work terms. 

Additional information: Registration is required on LEADS

Monday, June 24, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Feedback on both short and lengthy written assignments plays a critical role in students' learning about disciplinary content, as well as communication conventions. Yet this mode of instruction often yields dissatisfaction from both students and instructors. In this workshop, we consider how to improve the effectiveness of written feedback to ensure that the time and effort instructors put into providing feedback fosters student learning. We identify challenges to providing feedback to students, define strategies for improving our approaches, and practice hands-on feedback techniques.

Monday, June 24, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

This workshop offers graduate students an introduction to the world of academic publishing. You will learn about the steps in the publication process, including revising course work before submitting it to journals, communicating effectively with journal editors, and handling comments from reviewers.

Additional information: Registration required

Friday, June 21, 2019 — 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

What are the factors that hold students back from learning and performing the best they can? How should students go about learning new content? In this interactive workshop, we will introduce and explore students’ mindsets—their identities, insecurities, and beliefs about intelligence and how one should learn—that enter the classroom with them and that can affect their learning before learning has even begun. You will work in small groups to discuss and develop strategies that can be implemented in your classroom to address these issues.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
Thrive, building positive mental health for all

Join your graduate student peers for a Spring Thrive event! On Wednesday, June 19 from 11:30am-1:30pm Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs along with the Graduate Student Association will be set-up on the Grad House green with lawn games and popsicles. Take a break and drop by for a sweet treat and some fun!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 — 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Our classrooms are filled with students who represent a broad range of racial, cultural, linguistic, physical, and intellectual backgrounds. This workshop provides a starting point for honouring and benefiting from this diversity in our classrooms. Through self-reflection and discussion, we'll provide teaching strategies for optimizing our diverse students' engagement, comprehension, and retention.

Friday, June 14, 2019 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

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.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 — 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

This interactive workshop will provide teaching assistants with the techniques and confidence to effectively deliver an engaging lesson in the classroom. Topics covered in this workshop include: (i) methods for structuring your delivery, (ii) developing visual aids, (ii) strategies for preparation, (iv) dealing with nerves and anxiety and (iv) tips for engaging your students throughout the lesson.

Additional Information

Registration: Registration is required and will open on May 13, 2019.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

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.

Monday, June 10, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Whether you are considering a career in industry or academia, having a broad skill set and being able to recognize the value of your skills is important for success.  Attend this workshop to explore the skills you already have and to create an action plan for skill development during your graduate studies.

Additional information: Registration required through WaterlooWorks.

To browse and register for Centre for Career Action (CCA) workshops and events, follow these steps:

Thursday, June 6, 2019 — 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
beans made into the world
Thursday, June 6, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

You already know about the Matrix Method from Literature Review Part A and have completed one.  Now in Part B, learn to situate your research within the body of existing related scholarship.  Bring your completed matrix and your ideas for how best to organize and present the research so that it meshes with your own contribution to the field.

Additional information: Registration is required

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Are you worried that active learning is incompatible with lecture-style instruction? That you have to choose between one and the other?  In this workshop, we address these concerns, investigating a variety of "lecture breaks" that can be easily integrated between lecture segments without significant cost in instructional time.  Along the way, we will examine the benefits of making lectures more interactive, in terms of student attention and recall.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Most instructors teach the way they were taught, which may or may not be a good thing. This interactive workshop will provide participants with a toolbox of activities suitable for any classroom. We will introduce the concept of active learning and teacher-centred versus student-centred classrooms. In this workshop we will also discuss some of the reasons for using different teaching methods and help you decide which ones are right for your classroom.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

In this session, participants will be introduced to copyright concepts as they apply to the writing and publication of their thesis on UWSpace. This session will cover:

  • Your copyright responsibilities when writing your thesis
  • Considerations for using your own work
  • Considerations for using third party materials (images, figures, etc.)

Connecting to the Webinar

This webinar will be hosted using Skype. There are two options to join the webinar:

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Come out and talk about your startup or side hustle, commercializing your research, and get to know other grad students with entrepreneurial interests. Whether you are hard at work on a startup or research, are interested in entrepreneurship, or just want to meet like minded grad students, this is the event for you. We supply the food, while you supply the conversations!

Additional information: Register required through Eventbrite
Monday, June 3, 2019 — 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

Finding and building a rewarding career involves gaining a clear understanding of the key problems you want to solve. Exceptional employees recognize the value of using strategic problem identification to advance quickly in their careers. We invite you to hear from Larry Smith, Director of The Problem Lab and Adjunct Associate Professor of Economics, as he discusses practical tactics to position yourself for developing and advancing rapidly in your career.

Monday, June 3, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Planning tutorials, labs, and guest lectures requires careful attention to goals, content, activities, and timing. In this workshop, you'll learn to streamline your lesson preparations and strengthen your teaching.

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