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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.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Campus marks National Day of Remembrance and Action

Today the University of Waterloo will host a vigil to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (Government of Canada website).

The campus event is being held today, Tuesday, December 6 from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Sedra Student Design Centre in Engineering 5.

Read the Daily Bulletin for more details, including a statement from the president.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

A day in the life of a Grad Student

Over the last two weeks, we've given you a glimpse into what life as a Waterloo grad student looks like.

Friday, November 17, 2017

GRADtalks: Tipping Points in Complex Systems

Final GRADtalk event of 2017: Speakers present to a full house

On Thursday, November 16, the final installment of our GRADtalks series took place in the Board and Senate Room. Opening remarks were made by special guest Bryan Tolson, President of the Faculty Association.

Friday, November 10, 2017

UWaterloo graduate students remember soldiers through their research

On the eve of Remembrance Day many of us are wearing poppies and thinking of the sacrifices that many soldiers made for our freedom in Canada.

Two Waterloo graduate students are thinking about those soldiers every day.  As a matter of fact, they have made their letters and lives the subject of their research.

Read more in Waterloo Stories.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

UWaterloo Graduate Studies wins award of innovation and excellence for parental and daycare bursaries

Jeff Casello accepts the CAGS award for Excellence and Innovation

Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) has won the 2017 Canadian Association of Graduate Studies (CAGS) Award for Excellence and Innovation for Enhancing the Graduate Student Experience through our parental and daycare bursaries.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

New graduate student medical leave award

Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) is pleased to announce that a Graduate Student Medical Leave Award has been created for eligible research-based master’s and doctoral students who must go inactive for medical reasons (e.g., physical or mental health) and, as a result, may have their current university funding discontinued. Effective January 1, 2018, eligible students may receive a one-time award valued at a maximum of $5,000. 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Mental Health Wellness Day

On Tuesday, October 24, campus will unite to end the stigma of mental health concerns, share stories, and spread the word about resources available both on and off campus. Find out how you can get involved in this year’s Mental Health Wellness Day: https://uwaterloo.ca/campus-wellness/mhwd

Monday, October 16, 2017

University of Waterloo is ranked Canada's most innovative university, for the 26th time

The University of Waterloo is Canada’s most innovative university, according to a reputational survey from Maclean’s magazine.

Maclean’s annual ranking of Canadian universities, released this week, also named Waterloo second for best overall, highest quality, and leaders of tomorrow out of the 49 universities surveyed.

For more information, refer to the Daily Bulletin.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Nominations open for the Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision

Nominations for the Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision are now open!

Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA), in collaboration with the Graduate Student Association (GSA), established this award to recognize exemplary faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in graduate student supervision. Normally, three faculty members will be recognized annually. The winners receive $1,000 (taxable) and are recognized at Spring Convocation. 

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