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Friday, March 24, 2017

UWaterloo 3MT 2017 winners are announced!

Emmanuel Alabi and Andria Bianchi

On Thursday, March 23, 2017 fifteen 3MT finalists from across 6 faculties competed in the UWaterloo 3MT finals.  The winners are:

First prize:
Emmanuel Alabi, PhD Candidate, Vision Science
Presentation title: Objective Measurement of Pain

Runner up:
Andria Bianchi, PhD Candidate, Philosophy
Presentation title: Sex, Dementia, and Consent

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Potential Grand River Transit Service Interruption

From:             D. George Dixon, Acting President

Members of the University of Waterloo campus community should be aware of a possible Grand River Transit labour disruption, which could begin as early as 12:01 a.m. on March 20, 2017.

Students, staff and faculty are advised to consider alternative transportation arrangements in the event that transit service is unavailable.

More information will be provided as it becomes available at uwaterloo.ca.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

2017 UWaterloo Three Minute Thesis finalists are announced

The judges have decided

After nearly a month's worth of faculty-based heats, the fifteen finalists for UWaterloo's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) final competition have been identified. On March 23, 2017 they will compete for prizes and the opportunity to advance to the Ontario Provincial 3MT finals.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

An update on the U.S. Executive Order on Immigration and Travel

Feridun Hamdullahpur, University of Waterloo President and Vice-Chancellor has provided An update on the U.S. Executive Order on Immigration and Travel (Office of the President website).

Friday, February 3, 2017

Fall 2017 application deadlines extended

At the University of Waterloo, we are committed to offering world-class graduate studies to students from Canada and around the world.  Waterloo’s diverse graduate student body is comprised of ambitious individuals who strengthen our community, advance the state of knowledge and drive innovation.

Many graduate studies programs with application deadlines in January or February have extended their deadlines for fall 2017 admissions until March 1, 2017.  We look forward to receiving applications from highly qualified students from Canada, and abroad.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Mitacs is accepting applications for competitive international research opportunities

Mitacs is now accepting applications for competitive international research opportunities, including student travel to and from Canada. The deadline to apply is March 31, at 5 p.m. PST.

Projects last 12–24 weeks and are open to graduate students. Select destinations are also open to senior undergraduates. Funding varies by destination.

Monday, January 30, 2017

UWaterloo President makes a statement on the U.S. Executive Order on Immigration and Travel

Feridun Hamdullahpur, University of Waterloo President and Vice-Chancellor has made a statement regarding the U.S. Executive Order on Immigration and Travel (Office of the President website).

Thursday, January 26, 2017

SSHRC announces the 2017 International Policy Ideas competition

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is pleased to partner with Global Affairs Canada on the second International Policy Ideas Challenge, which seeks to tap into Canada’s emerging scholars and graduate student talent for international policy ideas. Postdoctoral fellow and graduate students in the social sciences and humanities are invited to put forward short policy proposals on emerging trends and issues affecting key priorities in Canadian international policy.

Monday, January 23, 2017

GSO welcomes three PhD students to its team GRADventure Specialists Beth, Richard and Xiao-Bo

Over winter term 2017, PhD candidates Beth Timmers, Richard (Ruiqiang) Li, and Xiao-Bo Li are working on a range of projects in the Graduate Studies Office (GSO) which support graduate professional skills. If you would like to learn more about the GRADventure Specialists, read more on the  GRADventure website.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2017: University of Waterloo celebrates 60 Years of Innovation

A message from Feridun Hamdullahpur, UWaterloo's President and Vice-Chancellor, to students, faculty and staff:

I am excited to welcome you back to the University of Waterloo for 2017. As we all return to campus after the holiday break, we should take a moment to reflect on the significance of this New Year. It is anything but a regular year.

This year we are celebrating Waterloo’s 60 years of innovation: 60 years since our founding, but also what the next 60 years has in store for this institution.

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