Wednesday, September 15, 2021 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Scholarship application

Are you looking for guidance on how to submit a successful application for a major federal or provincial scholarship? Join us for a presentation on “Applying for Graduate Scholarships: Insider Academic Advice” on Sept 15 and hear from our experts.

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Friday, April 16, 2021 — 3:00 PM EDT
forest

Interested in learning about the animals and plants you might come across in the forest? Take a swing at our virtual Canadian Nature Escape Room, presented by the Graduate Student Association (GSA-UW) and Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA). Solve puzzles and riddles with friends to find your way through the forest.

Friday, April 16, 2021 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Budget, calculator and pens

In this hands-on, interactive session, we’ll discuss how to most effectively spend and save your income, while understanding something called, opportunity cost. It might not sound sexy, but it’s actually really cool!

Friday, April 16, 2021 — 9:45 AM to 11:15 AM EDT
Rock craft showing activity options like walking and lifting weights

This presentation will be filled with strategies for increasing your physical activity levels.  We will debunk the idea of motivation while discussing the importance of finding your why. We will walk through actionable steps to help you develop sustainable habits over time.

Friday, April 16, 2021 (all day)
Flowers blooming in a pot

This event has been postponed due to the recent provincial lockdown. Stay tuned for an alternate date. 

Join us for our Spring-themed social event, offered jointly by the Graduate Student Association (GSA-UW) and Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA).

Thursday, April 15, 2021 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
hand holding a rainbow ribbon

We’ve all done it. Said the wrong pronoun, used the wrong name, and/or otherwise referred to someone in some sexed/gendered way and immediately wished we could take it back. (And, guess what? We are all going to do it – we’re all human; we all make mistakes.) So, how can we as professionals forestall these mistakes in our practices and activate in ourselves an inclusive ideology for gender and sexed identities in our work?

Thursday, April 15, 2021 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Alarm clock and paper surrounded by numbers

Procrastination is a common enough experience, but it can cause significant stress, difficulties in planning and deprive you of a feeling of accomplishment and calm as you work. If you find yourself identifying with some of these struggles, this workshop is for you. 

Thursday, April 15, 2021 — 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
People holding signs with symbols for skill development

At this session, you’ll hear several short lightning talks from four different University of Waterloo staff members presenting on relevant topics from their areas of expertise. After the lightning talks, you’ll have an opportunity to join a breakout room with one of our lightning talk facilitators to learn more about the topic and ask questions.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
Pile of open books

Participants will be guided through the process of identifying unique stories from their personal and professional experiences that make them unique and create a compelling professional narrative that will enable them to stand out during networking, informational interviewing and job interview processes.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
two wooden figures fitting puzzle pieces together

Leadership starts with you! As you move from interaction to interaction, how you show up matters and creates a ripple effect. As the pace of change and demands increase in our work and personal lives, our ability to lead from within and demonstrate strong personal leadership becomes more important. Emotional intelligence and social intelligence have been linked to leadership and managerial success in the workplace.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 — 9:45 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
people having a virtual meeting

In this workshop, you’ll learn how the meeting is a tool with great potential to help you get the resources you need and get projects completed. You’ll also learn why this tool is so often misused or misapplied, and how to avoid common mistakes in meeting planning, so your meetings can be well organized and meet deliverables.

Monday, March 15, 2021 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Abstract image of network and human facial profile

In this workshop, we will discuss the value of making connections throughout your graduate and postdoctoral studies that can positively contribute to career exploration, decision-making, and creating a community of support in your career.

Monday, March 15, 2021 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
People working in the Velocity garage

Want to learn more about career possibilities in this startup ecosystem after grad school? Attend this panel discussion to hear from former grad students who work (or have worked) in the startup space. This session will be relevant to you as someone seeking a potential career in a startup company, or as a potential founder.

Monday, March 15, 2021 — 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
People holding signs with symbols for skill development

To start off the GRADventure Professional Skills Conference, you’ll hear lightning talks from four different University of Waterloo staff members presenting on relevant topics from their areas of expertise. After the lightning talks, you’ll have an opportunity to join a breakout room with one of our lightning talk facilitators to learn more about the topic and ask questions.

Thursday, February 4, 2021 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
Foundations logo

This introductory workshop is a requirement for participating in the Professional Skills Foundations program, a professional skills credential for graduate students at the University of Waterloo. Professional Skills Foundations is designed to offer master's and doctoral students broad exposure to and experience in skills that help them succeed in graduate school, land a job, and thrive in their future workplace.

Friday, January 29, 2021 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST
GRADflix logo

Our GRADflix 2021 Showcase is taking place virtually on Friday, January 29, 2021 at 3:00 pm (EST)!

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