Thursday, March 14, 2019

A multi-million dollar alumni donation supports postdocs and graduate students

Feridun and Calvin Choi

Hong Kong-based Accouting alumnus Calvin Choi (BA'01) delivers a multi-million dollar fund to create a unique postdoctoral program and support exisitng programs at Waterloo

Monday, March 11, 2019

Fostering connections: UW International Spouses group

Life can be lonely for the spouses of international students, visiting professors, staff, faculty and postdocs who follow their partners abroad.  Since 2005, the UW International Spouses group has served as a community for those wishing to meet other people, learn about Canada, go on outings and make connections.  To learn more about the group visit their website and check out their Facebook page.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Three Waterloo grad students among top entries for the NSERC Science, Action! contest


Three University of Waterloo Graduate Students are among top entries for the NSERC Science, Action! Video contest:

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.