University of Waterloo Graduate Studies Academic Calendar
The Graduate Studies Academic Calendar is your primary source for program outlines, university-wide policies, procedures, and guidelines. It is maintained by the Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) and covers information such as academic deadlines, regulations about enrolment and grading, thesis submissions and convocation, fees and registrations, and awards and financial assistance.
The Calendar also includes introductions to individual programs including program overviews, admission requirements, options and degree requirements, and links to course descriptions.
Academic, career, and professional development
- Offers career advising to students, alumni, employees and post-docs.
- See the website for information on workshops, appointments, internal resources and job postings.
- Offers information on learning online, teaching online, and opportunities for professional development.
- Offers a variety of programs and services for faculty and staff, including:
- Workshops and presentations throughout all terms
- An overview of policies, handbooks, and templates to answer many questions that arise for instructors
- One-on-one consultations for guidance on a particular issue
- Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) grants to support research and teaching enhancement
- Teaching awards to celebrate teaching excellence
- The Faculty of Health CTE Liaison facilitates the uptake of teaching and learning initiatives established by CTE, emphasizing blended learning, learning technologies and course design.
- Provides a hub for professional development resources designed specifically for graduate students at UWaterloo.
- This position was established as part of a university-wide effort to raise the profile of teaching and learning, and to support and encourage teaching excellence.
- To connect with a Faculty of Health Teaching Fellow, please contact Elena Neiterman (SPHS), Zara Rafferty (REC), or Chris Vigna (KHS).
- Offers writing and communication practice, support, and research on campus.
- The main contractual document between graduate students and UWaterloo.
- Information about academic deadlines, graduate programs, graduate courses, and Faculty-specific program information can be found on the website.
- Responsible for many facets of graduate studies and postdoctoral affairs, including recruitment, admissions, financial bursaries and awards, records, professional development and degree completion.
Graduate Studies website
Contains information on departmental contacts, awards and funding, forms and campus resources.
- The Quest website outlines important dates for each academic year, such as the course selection period, course drop/add dates, fee deadlines, Convocation, and University holidays.
- The Secretariat website provides a list of policies, procedures and guidelines that apply to all members of the UWaterloo community.
- Offers information about UWaterloo accounts, email, printing, and software.
- See the Health Computing Office website for IT support for faculty and staff.
- Provides for all of the student's textbook needs, more than 30,000 titles of non-required books, engineering, art and optometry supplies, stationery and crested merchandise.
- Includes information on: UWaterloo buildings, places to eat, accessibility on campus, construction sites, Grand River Transit (GRT), GO Transit and Greyhound bus stops, and parking.
- The Early Childhood Education Centre provides half day programs for children 32 months to 4 years-of-age.
- Bright Starts Co-operative Early Learning Centre Inc. provides care for children infants to 5 years-of-age.
- Provides a variety of services for persons dealing with conflict, human rights issues or workplace harassment.
- Provides advice to students on the application of Policy 33 - Ethical Behaviour.
- A central source of expertise on substantive equality, diversity, and inclusion matters.
- See the Equity Office website for information on current equity initiatives, learning and development opportunities, and the holy day calendar for 2017.
- Available at Columbia Lake Village (CLV), an apartment-style residence community offering single rooms in 2-bedroom and 4-bedroom townhouses.
- A private club operated by the GSA, offering a student space with food and bar service.
- Provides support and training services for instructors and students, management and support of UWaterloo LEARN, and information regarding use of podium computers, laptops, and classroom bookings.
- Hours and locations can be found on the Library website.
- The University is linked to the Ontario Inter-University Library System whereby it is possible to obtain a copy of a book or journal that is not available in our library within 48 hours. The inter-library loan (ILL) service reaches across North America.
- Provides a variety of services for undergraduate students, faculty, and staff. Relevant information for faculty and staff can be found on the RO website.
Health and wellness
- Provides support for students with permanent and temporary disabilities. Students can apply online for support.
- AccessAbility Services will contact instructors directly if accommodations are needed in their course. It is a student's right to request and receive alternative classroom and examination procedures on the basis of a documented disability.
- Tips for instructing students with disabilities can be found on the AccessAbility Services website.
- Offers individual appointments, group therapy, peer support, and seminars and workshops for UWaterloo students.
- Information for faculty and staff who are supporting students can be found on the Campus Wellness website.
- Appointment times specifically for Faculty of Health students are available at Health Services. Please contact Counselling Services at 519-888-4096 for more information.
- Provides healthcare for all registered UWaterloo students.
- Information about student medical insurance and the cost of uninsured services can be found on the Health Services website. University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) coverage is compulsory for every student not covered by a Canadian provincial health plan.
- Offers a range of health and wellness services to UWaterloo employees and their dependent family members, including counselling services (face-to-face), plan smart services (by telephone), and online services.
- Employees who have the temporary benefits program are not eligible for EFAP services.
- Provides information and support for students, faculty and staff who have experienced sexual violence.
- The WatSAFE app provides push notifications in case of major campus emergencies.
- Hosts events, offers financial support, and provides a number of services for graduate students, including legal aid, student advising, and supplementary health and dental plans.
- The ISE team provides support for international students and promotes integration into UWaterloo student community.
- Programs and services include English speaking and writing practice, a Global Representative Program, and International Student Advisors.
- Provides student support for academic and personal success.
- Information on communicating effectively with students and supporting students in distress can be found on the SSO website.
- Provides peer mentorship to students who are experiencing social difficulties, mental health challenges, and transitional challenges adapting to university life or different cultures.
- Provides academic and social support for new students in the Faculty of Health during their transition to university through workshops, peer mentoring, and academic and community-based programming.