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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. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tri-Agency Scholarship Info session presentation is now available

Tri-Agency scholarship info session audience

On September 11 and 12 members of the Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) team gave scholarships information presentations to a large and captive audience in Modern Languages.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

UWaterloo Scholar websites now available to graduate students

The University of Waterloo is using OpenScholar, an open source software solution built on Drupal, to provide dynamic and customizable personal websites for Waterloo faculty and researchers. Faculty and researcher personal sites are offered on a self-serve basis and are built using the WatIAM userid of the faculty member or researcher.

This new service will allow faculty members and researchers to quickly and easily build personal websites using an interface that is logical and intuitive, and does not require previous programming or coding experience.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Future Forward

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