Stratford IT and Equipment Loans:
Single-sided Printer Queues!
You asked for it, we got it! There are now single-sided printer queues on uPrint for the Stratford Campus. Once you are in uPrint and on the "Choose a Printer" page, look for mediaprint2\smc-print1-clr-s-s (Colour Single Sided) and mediaprint2\smc-print1-bw-s-s (Black and White Single Sided)
Employer Information Sessions – Main Campus
Employer Information Sessions are open to all students. Please note that some sessions are open to both graduating and co-op/internship students, while others are for graduating students only.
Be sure to register for the info session that you will be attending.
Stratford Campus Life
In addition to the existing project rooms and open spaces that are open to all students for study and collaborative work, we would like to encourage you to use the following spaces as well on a first come first served basis:
- DMS 1008 Accelerator Centre Boardroom (Tuesdays and Fridays only)
- Accelerator Centre open area
- DMS 1013 Engage Lab
- DMS 2129 and 2136 Mac Labs
- DMS 3036
- DMS 3018 for quiet study
- Stratford Public Library, 19 St. Andrew's Street, http://www.stratford.library.on.ca/:
- Quiet study space (7 spots)
- Individual study carrels (4)
- 5 tables with 4 chairs each for group project work
- Collaborative space (for 4 people) with couch and bean bag chair
- Auditorium for larger and 'louder' discussions (needs to be reserved)
Busing for students living in Stratford
In addition to the regular Tuesday and Friday shuttles, which are open to all students space permitting, we will provide the following service on a trial basis for this term. The bus service will begin with one small bus per return trip (24 passengers):
- Departure Stratford Campus 5:15PM - Arrival UW Campus 6pm (Drop and pick up in Waterloo at the Hagey Hall bus layover)
- Departure UW Campus 11pm - Arrival Stratford Campus 11:45PM
- Departure Stratford Campus 11am - Arrival UW Campus 11:45AM
- Departure UW Campus 7PM - Arrival Stratford Campus 7:45PM
There is no charge for this service and no sign-up is required (it is on a first come- first serve basis).
3rd Floor Quiet Room
Please remember that this space is for QUIET study and work. There are many spaces on campus available for groups to gather and for students to socialize.
The Quiet Room is for those that wish to study independently in a quiet atmosphere.
Smoking on campus
A reminder that smoking is not permitted at the front entrance of our campus, and those smoking must be at least 10ft from all other entrance doors to the building. With the winter weather, it has been noticed that students are smoking under the overhang at the front doors – this is not permitted.
From the Counselling Corner
DROP IN MEDITATION is back!
Stop, Take a Moment and Breathe - Opportunities to de-stress, focus and calm your mind
TUESDAYS WITH LINDA - 12:30-12:50PM
Join us in the Quiet Room on the 3rd floor, room 3018 for a short, 20 minute, guided practice. See for yourself how mindful meditation can help calm, relax and renew.
Contact Linda with any questions or to book an individual consultation firstname.lastname@example.org.
@uwstratford Instagram takeover
Want to share your student experience with others?
Applications for the Winter term are now open. Apply today!
Show the world your #UWStratford story.
Connect with us!
There are lots of ways you can connect with the Stratford Campus for updates, event information, and more.
For information regarding all events and activities happening at the Stratford Campus, please visit the events calendar online.
OSAP Repayment online sessions
Student Sessions are available online.
NSLSC Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment Portal
The NSLSC Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment Portal (ECE Portal) will allow Canadian students to have the following completed:
- Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) requests for students who have:
- Pending loan/grant funding, along with optional tuition remittance;
- Entered into or are continuing their studies in order to maintain or resume their interest-free status
- Submit Early Withdrawal / Change in Student Status notification
If you are interested in this service, please reach out to Andrea directly and she will provide you with more information and help you with the signup process.
Becoming a Social Media Influencer
February 14, 2017 - 12:00 PM
Accelerator Centre Lunch and Learn with Alen Palander
Housing Showcase 2017
March 21, 2017 - 12:00 PM
The Housing Showcase provides students and landlords with the opportunity to meet and discuss housing opportunities. Open to current students and area landlords interested in connecting.
National Survey of Student Engagement
Survey Start Date: Thursday Feb 9, 2017
Survey End Date: Tuesday April 4, 2017
NEXTGEN Dinner Series 2017
Breaking into the industry can be tough and demanding, so we’re providing students a once in a lifetime opportunity to help them learn from the best.
This coming March, we are hosting a dinner with industry leaders in the Marketing, Advertising, Technology, Design and Communications industries. It’s an evening where students will have the opportunity to chat one-on- one and receive mentorship from top industry players.
Don’t miss this great opportunity – apply now http://adlounge.ca/dinnerseries/
July 30 – August 3, 2017
SIGGRAPH is the world's largest, most influential annual event in computer graphics and interactive techniques. The SIGGRAPH experience encompasses five mind-blowing days of conference content packed with research, demos and screenings of the latest breakthroughs in the field. It also includes three days of exhibits showcasing cutting-edge technology and presentations from industry-leading companies.
No updates this week.
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Schedule for Winter 2017
To continue giving our Global Business and Digital Arts students a superior advantage, you can complete the requirements for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification as part of the program.
To achieve the CAPM certification issued by the Project Management Institute, you need to fulfill the following requirements:
A secondary degree (high school diploma or the global equivalent) AND
At least 1,500 hours of project experience OR
23 hours of project management education by the time you sit for the exam administered by the Project Management Institute.
At the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus certified project managers will offer the required 23 hours of project management education. The Project Management modules will be taught in addition and as part of the existing curriculum. You'll also have the opportunity to practice what you learned during your team-based industry projects.
How it works:
ARBUS 200: CAPM modules are built into the course
ARBUS 300: CAPM modules are built into the course
CAPM workshops: you must attend all scheduled workshops on main campus in addition to ARBUS 300
Current Workshop Schedule:
|Class||Date||Start time||End Time||Location|
|GBDA #1||Thursday, November 10, 2016||18h00||21h00||RCH 105|
|GBDA #2||Thursday, February 2, 2017||18h00||21h00||RCH 103|
|GBDA #3||Thursday, February 16, 2017||18h00||21h00||RCH 103|
|GBDA #4||Thursday, March 16, 2017||18h00||21h00||RCH 103|
|GBDA #5||Thursday, March 23, 201||18h00||21h00||RCH 103|
|Important Internship Dates - Summer 2017 - Recruitment Cycle 2|
|Employer Rankings Due||Friday, February 10 2017 @ 4:30 PM|
|Match notifications||Monday, February 13 2017 – Friday, February 17 2017|
GBDA Traces Project
4th-year GBDA students are invited to the GBDA Traces kickoff, Monday Feb. 13 from 12:15–12:45 in the Engage Lab.
Arrive on time to not only get your pizza lunch, but to learn how your 4th-year class will be decorating the giant Engage Lab table and leaving its traces for years to come!
Information Session for Graduating Students
Where: DMS 1004
When: March 2, 2017, 12:30 PM
Description: Graduating in 2017/2018? Maximize your employment opportunities upon graduation by learning about Waterloo's new job board, WaterlooWorks. Also hear about the many services and benefits offered by Career Action and Alumni Relations that remain available to you after you graduate
Intent to Graduate Form submissions:
If you are an undergraduate student:
Submit an Intention to Graduate form to the Office of the Registrar according to the deadlines listed below once your degree requirements have been met and you have verified your eligibility to graduate.
- December 1 for spring convocation if degree requirements are completed during the fall term
- March 1 for spring convocation
- August 1 for fall convocation
NOTE: If you want your requirements reviewed before you submit the Intent to Graduate form, please submit the form to Andrea West (room 1007C) before March 1st.
Graduation Photos 2017
For any students wishing to book Graduation Photos at the Stratford campus, booking information will be posted on the Waterloo Lifetouch website: http://lifetouch.ca/waterloo in January.
Booking information is listed towards the bottom of the page – you will need to make sure that you select "Global Business and Digital Arts" as this will give you appointment times at the Stratford Campus. Appointments will take place during the week of February 13th - dates and times will be posted on the lifetouch website in January 2017.
If you'd like to book something prior to the Stratford dates or at the Waterloo campus please contact LifeTouch directly.
Grad Writing Café
Fridays 9am – 11 a.m., SCH 228F
Need a space to write? The Grad Writing Café helps you improve your productivity and avoid the isolation common in large projects.
Write together. Connect to our grad writing community to stay focused and motivated!
Writing regularly helps with productivity and motivation. The Writing Centre is offering weekly group writing sessions for grad students. These loosely-structured events are designed to help grad students connect to a larger writing community, to stay focused, and to keep making writing progress.
We break these two hours into 25-minute writing sessions divided by 5-minute breaks, following the Pomodoro technique. This technique has lots of benefits. Check it out!
We’ll provide free coffee, tea, and snacks. Just come and write!
For more information, please visit: https://uwaterloo.ca/writing-centre/current-graduate-students/grad-writing-cafe
All classes take place on Fridays, 9am-12pm unless otherwise noted, in room 3129 at the Stratford Campus. Dates for the Winter 2017 and Spring 2017 are:
- February 3
- February 17
- March 3
- March 17
- May 5
- May 19
- Saturday June 3, 2017 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
New Grad Digital Internships in the Ontario Government
Use your talents to make government work better for people.
Jump into the creative, hands-on world of digital and mobilize your post-secondary skills, courage and passion to do good and impact lives.
APPLY ONLINE: January 3-19, 2017 (before 12 PM Eastern Standard Time on the 19th)
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For any questions, comments, or concerns regarding the weekly updates, please contact Andrea West.