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.
Waterloo is the only university in Canada to have a paid parental leave policy for both PhD and master’s students that aims to maintain their income at 95% of the average level of income (net tuition) they received prior to their leave (to a maximum of $8,000 in total). Students may take up to three consecutive terms off for parental leave, with a bursary available for up to two of those terms.
Jeff Casello, Associate Vice-President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) accepted the award at the CAGS conference on November 8 in Quebec City.
For more information, check out the CAGS press release.