University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext 32215
Fax: (519) 746-8115
Welcome to the Department of Physics and Astronomy! We hope you find your time here insightful and inspiring.
The Graduate Academic Calendar is the main contractual document between the student and the University. It is important that new students familiarize themselves with the content of the academic calendar as the requirements to complete your degree are listed there.
The Physics Graduate LEARNing Community puts all of the important dates, policies, procedures, forms, and program administration information in one central location. Use this community to submit forms, find answers, and chat with your peers.
Visit our Program Milestones page for supplemental information about the steps you will need to follow along your path to your degree.
An important part of every graduate student’s life is applying for funding. To get started, visit our funding and tuition page for more information on guaranteed funding, available scholarships and awards, and tuition fee schedules.
Health and Safety training is mandatory for all MSc and PhD students. Log on to the UW Health and Safety website and complete the following online courses:
All courses must be completed prior to any lab, key, or TA assignments. It is necessary you review the Health and Safety package provided to you upon your arrival.
Teaching assistantships (TAs) are an important and integral part of teaching and learning inour community. Tasks range from holding tutorials, to supervising undergraduate labs, to marking assignments. Multiple opportunities for TAs are offered each year.
Visit our teaching assistantship information page to learn more about this part of our program.
In order to be assigned office space, please contact the Administrative Assistant in the Physics Main Office. The Health and Safety modules mentioned above must be complete before keys will be given out.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations.