Thursday, February 21, 2019

Handmade with love: Waterloo staff provides baby items with graduate parental leave bursaries


The parental leave and daycare bursary programs at the University of Waterloo have a long standing history of providing a supportive and accessible environment to graduate students.  In 2017, the awards received national recognition when the University of Waterloo won the 2017 Canadian Association of Graduate studies (CAGS) Award of Excellence and Innovation for Enhancing the Graduate Student Experience (read full story on CAGS website).

Friday, February 8, 2019

3MT faculty-based heats to begin in under three weeks!

In less than three weeks, the University of Waterloo's 7th annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) season will commence with the first faculty-based heat, Electrical and Computer Engineering!

Over 200 graduate students have registered for the 2019 3MT competition and are working to perfect their three-minute presentations and their one static slide. Over the years, our 3MT competitors have told us about many unique ways that they have prepared their presentations, including: 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

2019 Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey (CGPSS) launches

Graduate student survey launches

Earlier this week, Waterloo graduate students received a personalized e-mail asking them to participate in the 2019 Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey (CGPSS), to share their thoughts about their university experience. The purpose of this national survey is to improve teaching, learning, graduate student services, programs, student support and overall campus life for current and future graduate students.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

A new look for Quest navigation

During the February 2019 Reading Week, Quest will be updated to provide clients with a new navigation experience.

The tile-based navigation structure (like the mobile view now) offers students, faculty, and staff a modernized, user-friendly experience. And while the initial style of the page and how you navigate the tiles will be different, the actual site content and how you use those pages will remain the same.

These usability improvements are the result of a user engagement survey that was conducted in fall 2018 and offer clients:

Friday, January 11, 2019

GRADflix winners announced

GRADflix winners

On Thursday, January 10 the first GRADflix showcase was hosted by Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs.

GRADflix is a research communication opportunity for graduate students. Participants create a video, moving slide show, or animation of no longer than 60 seconds (one minute) in length that describes their research. 

The Board and Senate room in Needles Hall was filled to capacity with an eager audience who enjoyed beverages and popcorn while viewing the fifteen top video submissions.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Additional funding for incoming domestic graduate students

funding graphic

The University of Waterloo has recently announced additional financial incentives totalling $1.5 million to encourage the continued development of Canadian graduate student research. The funds are available for both domestic Master’s and PhD students.

Funding details and eligibility requirements are specific to each faculty. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Holiday lunch closure

Holiday knife and fork

Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs will be closed on Wednesday, December 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for our annual holiday lunch. 

Monday, December 17, 2018

Applications open for Velocity Graduate Student Startup Fund

Graduate student entrepreneurs can now apply to a new startup fund!

Friday, December 14, 2018

Register to attend the GRADflix Showcase

GRADflix showcase

We're rolling out the red carpet for a GRADflix showcase!

Thursday, January 10
NH 3407 (Board and Senate Room)

Friday, December 14, 2018

PhD candidate wins President's Community Impact Award

Robin Mazumder

Launched in 2017, the annual President’s Community Impact Awards recognize and celebrate those who embody the spirit of innovation and contribute to making Waterloo region strong and prosperous.

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