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Friday, February 16, 2018

Webinar offered for students interested in Rhodes Scholarship

Are you interested in attending a graduate program at the University of Oxford? Did you know that the Rhodes Scholarship, one of the most prestigious and oldest international scholarship programs in the world, is available annually to eligible, elite candidates to hold at Oxford in England?

Basic eligibility requirements are that you must be between the ages of 19 and 25 by October 1, 2019 and that you must have completed an undergraduate degree prior to going to Oxford.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Quest will be unavailable February 16-22 for scheduled upgrade

What is happening? PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, the foundational software for Quest, will be upgraded to the most recent, supported release.

When is this happening? Starting Friday, February 16 at 4:30 p.m. until Thursday, February 22 at 8:00 a.m. (EST).

What is the impact? The Quest system will be down and unavailable to clients during this upgrade window. Following the upgrade, clients will notice a new service login page.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Register now for GRADnavigate

Academic and professional success in grad school requires navigating a variety of different academic, professional and interpersonal situations. How should you respond to a student who seems to be struggling with mental health? How can you remain motivated and productive when writing your thesis? And, what strategies do you use to manage stress during a busy term? 

GRADventure is offering a full-day of workshops to equip you with practical skills and tools to achieve success academically, professionally and personally. 

Monday, February 5, 2018

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) faculty-based heats begin Monday, February 5

On Monday, February 5 the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) faculty-based heats will kick off with the Faculty of Engineering hosting competitors in the the Electrical and Computer Engineering program.  With almost 200 students registered campus-wide for the 3MT 2018, the competition is sure to be exciting! Winners of the faculty-based heats will advance to the university-wide final on March 21.

Audience members are welcome to attend at all levels of the competition, and admission is free.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Waterloo offers an additional $1.5 million incentive for Canadian graduate scholars

University of Waterloo has recently announced additional financial incentives totally $1.5 million to encourage the continued development of Canadian graduate research. The funds are available for both domestic PhD and research Master’s students beginning their studies in fall 2018.

For more information on this exciting initiative, visit Discover Graduate Studies.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

3MT coaching session to be hosted by the Writing & Communication Centre

Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) is excited to host the 6th annual 3 Minute Thesis Competition! As a resource to competitors the Writing and Communication Centre will be offering 3MT coaching sessions which will include:

Part 1) A panel discussion of experts and former competitors on January 18, including: 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Happy Holidays from Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA)

Wishing all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at University of Waterloo a safe and happy holiday, from Jeff Casello, Associate Vice-President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs and the GSPA staff.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Faculty of Environment announces 35 funded doctoral opportunities

The Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo is inviting the best and the brightest to join their doctoral programs. The Faculty has 35 funded doctoral opportunities $100,000 over four years, for Canadian/Permanent Resident students. 

For more information, visit the Faculty of Environment website.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Office Closure: Friday, December 15

Cup of hot coco.

Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs will be closed this Friday, December 15 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. We will reopen for business as usual on Monday, December 18 at 8:30 a.m.

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