Tuesday, March 31, 2020 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

This event is cancelled, as per the university-wide COVID 19 update from March 12

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. 

Friday, March 27, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
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This event is cancelled, as per the university-wide COVID 19 update from March 12. 

Monday, March 23, 2020 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

This event has been cancelled, as per the university-wide COVID 19 update from March 12.

Have you ever had to deal with disruptions in your classroom, like talkative, confrontational and interruptive students, or students who arrive late and leave early? Most instructors face at least occasional classroom disruptions, with new faculty and teaching assistants being primary targets. Such challenges can be unpleasant and disturbing, but you can help to minimize their frequency and impact.

Thursday, March 19, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

This event is cancelled, as per the university-wide COVID 19 update from March 12. 

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.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

In this workshop, we will explore networking basics in academia and learn how to maximize the opportunities to engage in networking events and practices that will benefit your career. We will focus on networking at academic and professional conferences, work search strategies to increase your network and effective social media uses to actively engage with those in your network and more widely share your accomplishments.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

This event has been cancelled, as per the university-wide COVID 19 update from March 12. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
This event has been cancelled, as per the university-wide COVID 19 update from March 12.
 

The assertion-evidence model is commonly used in academic and conference presentations to support results and other important messages withvisual evidence. In this workshop you will learn how to organize your presentation to enhance audience understanding and project confidence on its delivery. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

This event has been cancelled, as per the univeristy-wide COVID 19 update from March 12.

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.

Friday, March 13, 2020 — 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Discussion-based tutorials and seminars allow students to articulate their ideas, respond to their classmates' points, and develop skills in evaluating the evidence for their own and others' positions.  Initiating and sustaining lively, productive discussions are among the most challenging activities for a teaching assistant (TA). In this workshop, you will participate in small group discussions on issues such as how to start and guide a discussion, how to deal with problem situations and prevent the discussion from deteriorating, and how to encourage student participation.

Friday, March 13, 2020 — 11:00 AM to 12:30 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. Registration for this workshop will open on February 14.

Thursday, March 12, 2020 — 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM 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, March 10, 2020 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

You've spent years mastering your research topic, now what? Professor Larry Smith, Director of The Problem Lab, author and TED speaker shares how you can use your research skills and ideas to stand out in a crowd of job applicants.

Additional information: Registration required through WaterlooWorks.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Do you aspire to make a positive impact on the lives of people around you? Are you ready to explore new concepts and challenge yourself while working with a diverse cohort of scholars? Are you excited to learn from peers and mentors with a variety of lived experiences and academic paths? The McCall MacBain Scholarships team wants to meet you!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Group work is often used as a tool to increase collaborative learning. Students are assigned to learn (as a group or independently) and have to come together and share their knowledge with one another.  In teams/groups, they will often have to produce deliverables on which they are assessed. Depending on the context, students often have mixed experiences with group work. Without careful planning, it may be infuriating for both the instructor and the students. On the other hand, group work can ultimately prepare students with collaborative skills that are often applicable in the future.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 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. 

Monday, March 9, 2020 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
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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, March 5, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

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. 

Thursday, March 5, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST

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

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

In this interactive workshop, you’ll practice translating academic language to industry language, apply strategies for answering interview questions and evaluate the effectiveness of responses to interview questions.

Additional information: Registration through WaterlooWorks not yet open - check back soon!

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