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
3:30-6:30pm​
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.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Grad students and alumni win big at the 23rd Velocity Fund Finals

Graduate students and graduate alumni were well represented in the 23rdVelocity Fund Finals, where finalists present a three-minute pitch for the chance to win a $25K or $5K prize!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

A new website for Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs

Welcome to the new site!

The Graduate Studies website has undergone a transformation! The name of the site has been changed to Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, and we have collapsed content from several of our other existing websites, including the following:

Friday, November 23, 2018

New professional skills foundation workshop introduced

Professional skills foundations

Professional Skills Foundations is a new professional skills credential for graduate students at the University of Waterloo. Foundations is designed to offer master's and doctoral students broad exposure to and experience in four key skill areas: career preparation, communication, leadership and personal effectiveness. 

The program in completed in three steps:

1) introductory activities

2) core workshop and activities

3) capstone

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