Tuesday, July 30, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Conferences present excellent occasions to network with a variety of people, but many are unfamiliar with what to expect at conferences and how to maximize opportunities to engage.  We will explore some networking basics with a focus on how to maximize the opportunities that present themselves during academic and professional conferences. 

Additional information: Registration required through WaterlooWorks.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Many graduate students experience low confidence in roles as teaching assistants and instructors, as they suddenly find themselves in the role of the "expert", rather than the learner. In this workshop, we will first explore the common roots of this lack of confidence. We will then consider different ways of thinking and strategies that can help all of us to increase our confidence in the classroom. 

Additional Information

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

Friday, July 26, 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.

Thursday, July 25, 2019 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

Are you a Master's or PhD student who will be completing your program soon? Are you hoping to remain in Canada and work full-time? Join the immigration consultants to learn what options are available to you. 

Tuesday, July 23, 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, July 17, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Do you need some dedicated time to compete your Individual Development Plan (IDP)? Would you benefit from feedback on your proposed activities? Attend the Foundations IDP drop-in lab!

Open to all current Professional Skills Foundations participants (those who have completed a Professional Skills Foundations introductory workshop), this drop-in lab offers an opportunity to work on your IDP and receive feedback or help brainstorming activities and workshops. 

Tuesday, July 16, 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, July 15, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Gamification focuses on the application of game mechanics and gameful thinking in non-game contexts, to engage users in solving problems or carrying out tasks. This interactive workshop will explore the theoretical and psychological relationship between games and learning, the elements of gameful design and a variety of gamification methods that can be used in a university classroom.

Monday, July 15, 2019 (all day) to Thursday, July 18, 2019 (all day)

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.

This 24-hour workshop will take place from July 15-18, 2019.

Thursday, July 11, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM 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 June 13, 2019.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 — 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Postdocs playing connect four.

Postdocs and their families (including partners and/or children) are invited to join in for an afternoon of outside fun.

Monday, July 8, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn how to prepare an effective curriculum vitae (CV) as well as how to write a professional and compelling cover letter for academic and postdoc positions.

Additional information: Registration required through WaterlooWorks.

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Monday, July 8, 2019 (all day) to Friday, July 12, 2019 (all day)

Stop stalling. Start writing.

Dissertation Boot Camp is designed to help dissertation writers get a jump start on meeting their writing goals.

This intensive Dissertation Boot Camp will take place from 8:30am to 4:30pm July 8-12.

Rules of participation

PhD and Master's students are welcome to apply (this includes Engineering students writing their dissertation proposals).

Friday, July 5, 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.

Thursday, July 4, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 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.

Tuesday, July 2, 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.

Tuesday, July 2, 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.

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