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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Message to campus community on Saudi Arabia

Earlier today, Ian Rowlands, Associate Vice-President, International made the following statement to the campus community on Saudi Arabia:

The University is working to understand the actions being taken by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the impact these will have on our campus.

Based on information from our Registrar’s Office, Waterloo currently has 84 students from Saudi Arabia enrolled at the University with the majority of those students enrolled in graduate programs.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Commercialize your research

Are you a University of Waterloo graduate student or postdoc interested in commercializing your research? Hosted by GRADventure, in collaboration with the Waterloo Commercialization Office (WatCo) and the Library, this half-day event will provide you with the basics of Market Research, Intellectual Property and Commercialization to start turning your research into a commercial success!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Self-serve proof of enrolment now available in Quest

Most students no longer need to order a proof of enrolment letter online or in-person. They can now visit Quest under the ‘My Academics’ tab and print a letter at no cost, at their convenience.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Construction begins in Needles Hall for new Student Service Centre

If you happen to stop by Needles Hall to visit Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) over the next few months, you might be surprised  by the changes you find.  Construction has started on the new Student Service Centre, which is slated to open in late fall 2018.  The Centre will amalgamate the front-line services of GSPA, the Registrar’s Office (including Student Awards & Financial Aid), and the Student Success Office. Some services of other units, such as Finance - Student Financial Services, will also be incorporated. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Office of Research is implementing a new research ethics system

A new research ethics system will be available for researchers to use beginning August 13. In preparation, the current research ethics system will close Friday, August 3 at 4:30 p.m. Between 4:30 p.m. August 3 and 9:00 a.m. August 13 the system will be unavailable while all active applications are migrated to the new system. The new system will allow for applications and supporting documentation to be managed completely online, using electronic approvals, automated workflows, and notifications.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Apply to graduate is now available online

Master's and Doctoral students who have completed their degree requirements can now apply to graduate online, using Quest.

This new self-serve feature is available on desktop and mobile devices. Login into Quest and navigate to My Academics, Graduation, and select Apply for Graduation for the next convocation.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Celebrate Canada Day 2018 with Waterloo!

Every year University of Waterloo hosts the biggest Canada party in the city!  This year is no exception, with special musical guests, food and craft vendors, children's activities and of course, fireworks! 


For more information, check out the Canada Day website.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Environment PhD student named 2018 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation scholar

Image of Phoebe Stevens

Phoebe Stephens, PhD candidate in social and ecological sustainability at UWaterloo has been named a 2018 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar.  Congratulations Phoebe!

To learn more about Phoebe's exciting research, read the Waterloo story.

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.

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