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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

2018 Governor General's Gold Medal and University Finalists announced

The Advisory Committee on Graduate Scholarships and Awards has named the winners of the 2018 Governor General's Gold Medal and University Finalists.  The winners were chosen from a group of nominees with superb academic performances and tremendous records of scholarship. These outstanding students represent our exceptionally gifted community of graduate scholars who are creating knowledge and generating transformative research to the betterment of society.

Governor General’s Gold Medals:

For Highest Standing in a Master’s Program:

Friday, June 8, 2018

GRADtalks: Drinking Water

On Thursday, June 7, GRADtalks: Drinking Water took place in the Board and Senate Room with opening remarks made by Jean Andrey, Dean, Faculty of Environment and Jeff Casello, Associate Vice-President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs. Our speakers presented to a large audience including UWaterloo's very own President and Vice-Chancellor, Feridun Hamdullahpur.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Waterloo PhD candidate a 3MT national favourite

The Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) announced today that University of Waterloo’s Gregory Lui is the national Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition People’s Choice award winner, as well as the second place winner overall in this year’s national 3MT.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Two Waterloo doctoral students head to Kingston for Dissertation on the Lake

Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) is pleased to announce the two University of Waterloo doctoral students who will be attending “The Lake Shift” – a dissertation writing retreat hosted by Queen’s University in July.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Change in fall 2018 convocation dates

For students graduating in the fall: On May 22, 2018, Senate approved new dates for the fall 2018 Convocation:

  • Friday, October 26
  • Saturday, October 27

The above dates replace the previously Senate-approved dates of October 19 and 20, 2018.

Friday, May 18, 2018

National Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition launches: Vote for Waterloo's Gregory Lui

Gregory Lui

The regional competitions of Canada’s 3MT are complete, and the 11 finalists have been chosen, including Gregory Lui, a PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering from right here at the University of Waterloo!

As of May 22, the 11 videos of the finalists’ presentations will be live on the CAGS 3MT page. This kicks off the final round of the search for the winner of Canada’s 3MT national competition.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

CUT Award recipient leverages reflection for instructional development

Each year, the Centre for Teaching Excellence and Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs recognize and celebrate the teaching development efforts of a Waterloo graduate student with the Certificate in University Teaching (CUT) Award.

Caitlin Scott, from the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability is the 2018 award recipient.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Lake Shift writing retreat

Lake shift

The Lake Shift is a thesis writing retreat for doctoral students from Ontario universities, held at Queen’s Biology Station on Lake Opinicon (a 50 minute drive north of Kingston). The retreat takes place between Sunday, July 15 and Friday, July 20, 2018.

The retreat provides graduate students with structured time to write, workshops on tips for effective dissertation writing, opportunities to network with other graduate students and all in a beautiful location.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Non-Academic Career Conference sold out within 12 hours!

Non-Academic Career Conference panel

Registration for the 2nd annual Non-Academic Career Conference opened at 9:00am on April 12th and sold out within 12 hours!

Hosted by GRADventure, in partnership with the Centre for Career Action, the Non-Academic Career Conference is a full day event designed to better prepare PhD students and postdocs for careers outside of academia.

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