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 GSPA maintains a calendar of important dates each term. Keep track of holidays and University closures, course add and drop deadlines, tuition refund dates, and more.
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 udergraduate 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.