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Fall 2016
The Graduate Calendar

Calendar - General Information & Regulations

General Information

Important Notices
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The course listings and academic programs described in the Calendar represent Senate-approved requirements for the completion of graduate degrees. Circumstances beyond the control of the University may result in restrictions in the number and range of course and program choices, or other resources available to students as compared with those listed herein. Prospective students or new registrants should consult the most current printed or electronic information available from the Graduate Studies Office or the various academic departments. Department Graduate Officers should be consulted by applicants prior to submission of their application to graduate studies, and by currently registered students prior to course selection.

Non-discriminatory Policy

The University of Waterloo admits students of any race, colour, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the University. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin, or any other grounds prohibited by law in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs.

University Jurisdiction

The University exercises its statutory jurisdiction and authority with respect to the operations, protection and control of its property and plant and the regulation of persons on campus insofar as is necessary to ensure the orderly performance of the University's functions.

All members of the University community, as members of society at large, are subject to the law (federal, provincial, municipal) with respect to their actions, whether those actions occur on or off campus.

By registering and paying fees, students assume responsibility for knowing the regulations and pertinent procedures as set forth in this calendar.

The University reserves the right to require a student to withdraw from a program for academic reasons.

The Senate and Board of Governors of the University of Waterloo reserve the right to invoke changes in this Calendar, in either its printed or electronic form, at any time without prior notice.

Calendar as a Contract

The Graduate Studies Calendar is the main contractual document between the student and the University. Material provided by a department/Faculty, which is additional to that contained in the Calendar, is also deemed to be a university/student contract.

Religious Holidays/Examination Scheduling

The University acknowledges that, due to the pluralistic nature of the University community, some students may on religious grounds require alternative times to write examinations and tests. Accordingly, a student who requires an alternative examination or test time on religious grounds should consult with the Associate Dean of the Faculty offering the course regarding alternative arrangements. Such a request should be made within one week of the announcement of the test or examination date. For students in courses taught at the Federated University or affiliated Colleges, the responsibilities of the Associate Dean in these procedures are exercised by the Dean of the Federated University or affiliated Colleges (or Head in cases where there is no Dean).