What is the Postdoc e-news? 

The Postdoc e-news is a newsletter published by Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) in collaboration with campus partners. It is sent to all UWaterloo postdocs through their official @uwaterloo.ca account on the first and third Tuesday of every month, and the subscription process occurs automatically for all postdocs within two weeks of their contract being processed by Human Resources. It is also possible for anyone to self-subscribe to the Postdoc e-news to stay informed about what is being communicated with the postdoc community. 

The purpose of the Postdoc e-news is to support postdocs at Waterloo by providing a central curated collection of relevant information about upcoming events and workshops, as well as other important news and reminders. It contains valuable information about: 

  • News and updates 

  • Events and workshops 

  • Awards and funding opportunities 

  • Connecting with the postdoc community 

  • Resources from across campus 

Postdocs can use the Postdoc e-news to plan ahead by registering for events and workshops, applying for awards or funding, exploring opportunities to connect with the postdoc community, or taking advantage of resources that can improve their postdoc experience. 

Submission guidelines  

Submissions to the e-news can be made by any staff member, faculty member, or postdoc who has information that is relevant to the UWaterloo postdoc community. Submissions are due on the Thursday prior to the publication date for each issue of the e-news, with specific deadlines and publication dates listed in the e-news schedule below. Content should be submitted via the Postdoc e-news submission web form. All submissions for the Postdoc e-news must:  

  • Be no longer than 250 characters (including spaces)  

  • Have information that pertains to postdocs at the University of Waterloo  

  • Include at least one hyperlink to a relevant information page, event page, or contact.  

The Postdoc e-news will typically only publish submissions relevant to the following 2-3 weeks, with specific ranges listed in the e-news schedule. Ongoing events, resources, or opportunities can be included if launch dates, deadlines, or other significant milestones fall within this period. Otherwise, submissions may be held until the appropriate publication date. 

GSPA may revise submissions as appropriate, to ensure guidelines are met or to maintain stylistic consistency with other submissions. For a better understanding of the Postdoc e-news format and style, review the sample submission below: 

Events and Workshops 

For more examples of previous e-news submissions, visit the archive page

E-news schedule and archive 

Winter 2024 issues

Publication date Time period for which information is relevant Submission deadline
Tuesday, January 9  for the weeks of January 15 and 22 Thursday, January 5
Tuesday, January 23 for the weeks of January 29 and February 5 Thursday, January 19
Tuesday, February 6 for the weeks of February 12 and 19 Thursday, February 2
Tuesday, February 20 for the weeks of February 26 and March 4 Thursday, February 16
Tuesday, March 5 for the weeks of March 11 and 18 Thursday, March 1
Tuesday, March 19 for the weeks of March 25 and April 1 Thursday, March 15
Tuesday, April 2 for the weeks of April 8, 22, 29 (end of term edition) Thursday, March 29

To review previous issues of the Postdoc e-news, visit the archive page.  

Contact us 

For clarification about the subscription or submission process, or any questions or comments about the Postdoc e-news, please contact postdocs@uwaterloo.ca.