Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Doctoral students “dive into the dissertation” at the Lake Shift

Campfire pic at Lakeshift

"I will finish writing this dissertation come hell or high waters," says one boot camper to another as they clear the plates after lunch at the Lake Shift. Not only was the expression befitting as participants were near a body of water, but it was also a testament to the determination among doctoral students at the Lake Shift Dissertation Writing Bootcamp.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

IT campus systems to enable 2FA – July 24

A notice for grad students who have "opted-in" to two-factor authentication for any of the campus enterprise systems noted below:

What is happening? Opt-in, two-factor authentication (2FA) is being enabled for campus enterprise systems. Users who have opted-in to 2FA protection for their Connect OWA or Office 365 account will now receive a 2FA prompt when they log in to Quest, Workday, LEARN, Unit4, or Concur.

When is this happening? After 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24.

What do users need to do? No action is required.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Annual Postdoc Picnic - a huge success!

Postdocs chatting and sitting on a picnic table

On Wednesday, July 10, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) hosted its annual Postdoc Picnic at St.Jerome's Alumni Courtyard.


Friday, July 5, 2019

GRADtalks speaker recruitment now open for fall 2019!


University of Waterloo's GRADtalks speakers series began in 2017 as a way for doctoral students to share their research with a broader audience. Since then we've hosted eight GRADtalks events, where over fifteen students have participated.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Centre for Career Action offers online résumé critiquing software to students

Students, upload your résumé and you could win $50!

Students, we need your help! The Centre for Career Action (CCA) has partnered with an on online résumé critiquing software program to increase access to résumé support for our campus community.

We need your résumé to teach the software what Waterloo résumés look like for specific programs so that it can deliver relevant, tailored feedback based on student needs and industry standards.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Canada Day: Fireworks only at Columbia Lake

The following memo was posted to the campus community by Sandra Banks, vice-president, Univeristy Relations on June 26, 2019:

As you make plans for Canada Day, we hope you consider joining us at Columbia Lake Field as the University of Waterloo lights the sky with fireworks for the last time.

This year is a fireworks-only event, with the show beginning at 10 p.m., weather permitting. Unlike in previous years, there will be no musical performances, food vendors or other activities at the event.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Medical image analysis postdoc positions - Kimia lab

Postdoctoral Positions at Kimia Lab

Kimia lab invites applicants for several postdoctoral positions to work in a medical image analysis project. You will work in a well-funded and prestigious project at the University of Waterloo with collaborations with the Vector Institute. We offer multiple postdoc positions to develop AI algorithms for big image data retrieval in the medical imaging field. You will be part of our fast-growing team and will assist us to manage, coordinate and connect the outcomes of several collaborating teams.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Engineering graduate student becomes first to complete Professional Skills Foundations

Swakshar Saha shows off his Foundations completion letter

Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) is pleased to announce that Swakshar Saha (MASc, Civil Engineering) is the first graduate student to complete Professional Skills Foundations!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Five University of Waterloo doctoral students headed to Lake Shift

Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs is pleased to be sending five doctoral students to Lake Opinicon for the 2019 Lake Shift writing retreat. Congratulations to Jennifer Kandjii, Maša Torbica, Sagar Patel, Shefaza Esmail and Stephanie Barr, who will be spending July 15-19, 2019 at the Queen’s Biology Station on Lake Opinicon. While at Lake Opinicon, these students will have dedicated and structured time to write, partake in workshops on effective dissertation writing, and network with doctoral students from other Ontario universities.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision winners named

This week, University of Waterloo's 118 convocation takes place, with more than 6000 students claiming their degrees, diplomas and certificates, including 1289 graduate students.  Convocation is also a special time for the university to celebrate distinguished students and faculty - including those who have done an exemplary job of supervising graduate students.

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