The Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs office (GSPA) works closely with the faculties, academic departments, the Office of Development and external agencies to develop and promote competitive-based scholarships and awards.

Awards are searchable via the graduate funding and awards database and additional information is available on the graduate studies awards and funding web page.

Many of our graduate students are successful in their applications for federal and provincial external scholarships through Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Program, or the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST) Program. You are encouraged to apply for internal and external awards for which you may be eligible.

Awards that Pharmacy students have applied for/held:

In Pharmacy, the President's Graduate Scholarship (PGS) department match is funded through TAs (120 hours per award year). If a student does not accept a TA position, they forfeit the department PGS match funding; those who do accept a TA position are also eligible for the Science Graduate Experience Award (SGEA).   

Graduate Awards-Pharmacy

Certain awards are specific to Pharmacy Graduate Students, including:   

Pharmacy Graduate Awards Collage

School of Pharmacy Annual Graduate Awards

Annual prizes are awarded in the winter term to selected Waterloo Pharmacy graduate students in recognition of excellent performance during the previous (fiscal) year (i.e. spring/fall/winter). 

Recipients receive a $250 cash prize, an engraved plaque, and have their names engraved on the School's corresponding historical display plaque. Awards are given in the following categories:

  1. Highest Final Grade in the Course Topics in Drug Development
  2. Best Student Presentation in the Pharmacy Research Seminar Series
  3. Best Graduate Student Teaching Assistant
  4. Special Merit Award for Substantial Impact on Pharmacy’s Overall Research Mission

The School of Pharmacy also recognizes an Outstanding Faculty Mentor in the Graduate Program with an annual honorary award. 

For more information about any of these awards, contact the Administrative Coordinator Graduate Studies and Research.