The Joint Laurier-Waterloo PhD program in Religious Diversity in North America offers various resources and services to its students and alumni. The following links will take you to some campus resources as well as some useful external websites.

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UWaterloo resources

The University of Waterloo has several campus resources, services, and opportuntities available. Below is a sampling of these resources. For a full list, please visit the University of Waterloo offices and services web page.

Service Brief description of service
AccessAbility Services
  • Provides services, support, and academic accommodations for UWaterloo students who have a permanent disability as well as those with a temporary disability.
Blueprints for Student Success
  • Blueprints for Student Success website comes out of the Supporting Student Success research project which examines how colleges and universities support students to achieve their academic and personal goals. 
Campus Wellness
  • Student medical clinic, occupational health, mental health, nutrition services, and health education including seminars and workshops, which assist students with promoting and maintaining overall health and wellness.
Centre for Career Action
  • Workshops, events, and individual appointments for students. 
  • Appointments can be made for the following: résumé and cover letter critique, career exploration, job search advice, mock interviews for jobs and professional school, and assistance with grad/professional school process and review.
Centre for Teaching Excellence
  • Provides workshops, small-group practice teaching sessions (microteaching), classroom observations and other sessions that help prepare graduate students at uWaterloo for their teaching roles.
  • Certificate programs: Fundamentals of University Teaching, Certificate in University Teaching, Certificate in University Language Teaching.
Guide for Graduate Research and Supervision
  • Guidelines prepared to enhance the contribution of graduate education to the intellectual development and academic success of graduate students and the University 
  • Specific roles and responsibilities of students and supervisors
  • Locations and hours, borrowing services, special and archival collections, equipment loans, study space, photocopying and scanning, research data management, open access scholarly journal publishing, etc.
  • Religious Studies library liaison: Sandra Keys (Dana Porter Library, 519-888-4567 x 32279,
  • Library's Religious Studies research guide
  • Library information for graduate students
Scholarships and awards
  • Graduate student funding options. Includes: scholarships, grants, bursaries, loans, awards, student fees, work-study programs.
  • Location: Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA), 2nd floor, NH, UWaterloo
Student Success Office (SSO)
Writing and Communication Centre
  • Develop your scholarly voice, build strategies for tackling your research paper, article, presentation, thesis or dissertation.
  • Writing appointments, tutorials, drop-in sessions, writing groups, workshops, English speaking and writing practice

Joint PhD program resources

The joint PhD program offers various resources and services to its students and alumni. The following links will take you to some of these resources as well as some useful external websites:

Service Brief Description of Service
American Academy of Religion
  • The American Academy of Religion (AAR) is the world's largest association of scholars in the field of religious studies and related topics. It is a nonprofit member association, serving as a professional and learned society for scholars involved in the academic study of religion.
Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion
  • The Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion (CCSR) is a consortium of Canadian academic societies in the fields of religious studies and theology. The CCSR publishes the journal "Studies in Religion / Sciences Religieuses" with SAGE Publications, series of books "Advancing Studies in Religion" and "Studies in Christianity and Judaism" with McGill-Queens University Press and "Matière à pensée" with les Presses de l’Université de Montréal PUM.

Canadian Society for the Study of Religion
  • The Canadian Society for the Study of Religion (CSSR) / Société Canadienne pour l'Étude de la Religion (SCÉR) is a Canadian academic society oriented to the scholarly study of religion. It fosters an interdisciplinary environment; encourages research in the development of the study of religion, with particular reference to Canada; and promotes a critical examination of the goals, methods, and styles of teaching demanded by the discipline.
Library of Parliament Catalogue
  • The Library of Parliament Catalogue is a Canadian database with books, articles, research publications, sessional papers, and other resources related to the Canadian government.
UWaterloo Religious Studies reading room
  • PAS 1053 at the University of Waterloo is a reading room that can be used by any Religious Studies student.  If you would like to book it for an event or study group, please contact the administrative manager.
UWaterloo Religious Studies Student Society
  • Provides: a forum for discussion of traditional and contemporary religious issues among students and faculty through informal exchanges, information on events and activities sponsored by other religious associations on campus and in the community, opportunities for encounters with members of different religious traditions through Society sponsored events (both social and educational), support for individuals grappling with issues arising from their study of religions.

  • Please contact the graduate officer or administrative manager if you are interested in participating.