Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA)
As the University of Waterloo celebrates its 60th anniversary and reflects back on all it has been and all that is to come, we are joining in the milestone year by marking the end of an era, and looking forward to a new beginning. The Graduate Studies Office (GSO) is now officially known as Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA). This new name embodies our ongoing support to graduate students and highlights our commitment to postdoctoral fellows.
Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) is responsible for many facets of graduate studies and postdoctoral affairs, including: recruitment, admissions, financial bursaries and awards, records, professional development, degree completion and ongoing community engagement – with graduate students, postdocs, staff and faculty.
GSPA remains in the same location in Needles Hall (NH 2201), though there is now an overarching (new) GSPA website that features the services supported by the unit.
Also changed is the academic nature of the graduate studies portfolio; Jeff Casello’s title of Associate Provost, Graduate Studies has been changed to Associate Vice-President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs.
This article was originally published in the Daily Bulletin.