Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Seeking graduate student valedictorians for fall 2024

Graduate students walking in to convocation

The University of Waterloo is seeking five graduate valedictorians for the fall (October) 2024 convocation ceremonies.  

If you’re a graduate student completing your degree  in 2024, this is a fantastic opportunity to represent your faculty and share your experiences with your peers, faculty, and guests during the ceremony. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Changes in fellowship funding for postdoctoral scholars announced in recent federal budget

The recent federal budget announcement brings promising news for current and prospective postdoctoral scholars at Canadian universities. As part of a comprehensive package to address the cost-of-living challenges and enhance Canada’s research capabilities, significant increases have been made to fund master's and doctoral student scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships. 

Increased tri-agency postdoctoral fellowship amounts 

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Changes in scholarship funding for graduate students announced in recent federal budget

The recent federal budget announcement brings promising news for current and prospective graduate students at Canadian universities. As part of a comprehensive package to address the cost-of-living challenges and enhance Canada’s research capabilities, significant increases have been made to fund master's and doctoral student scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship 2024 competition launched

The prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2024-2025 competition has been officially launched!

This fellowship program provides funding to outstanding postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who contribute significantly to Canada’s economic, social, and research-based growth. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Updates to the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar

As of April 2, 2024, the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar has a new look and feel. A new software system is being used to publish the academic calendar, resulting in a few key changes. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Apply to dive into the Lake Shift writing retreat!

Lake and trees

The Lake Shift is back! Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs is thrilled to announce that we will be sending two doctoral students to experience the fun and writing development opportunities offered through Lake Shift.

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Waterloo recognizes outstanding supervisors of graduate students

Three Awards of Excellence in Graduate Supervision were recently announced recognizing faculty members from the Faculty of Engineering, Science, and Mathematics.  

“As an institution, we are committed to creating environments in which graduate students are empowered and supported as they pursue their academic, professional and personal successes,” says Jeff Casello, associate vice-president, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs. 

Monday, February 26, 2024

Outstanding plastic waste research earns prestigious Polanyi Prize

Dr. Elisabeth Prince has been awarded the John C. Polanyi Prize in recognition of her work creating more degradable and recyclable plastics. 

This prestigious award is presented by the Council of Ontario Universities to an individual or team whose research has led to outstanding advances in the field of natural sciences or engineering.

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Update on graduate student financial support

Effective May 1, 2024, the minimum funding rate for eligible graduate students in a PhD program and graduate Teaching Assistants (TAs) and graduate Research Assistants (RAs) will see an annual increase of 4.5%. 

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