Weekly updates - February 17, 2017

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Weekly updates - February 17, 2017

General updates

GBDA specific updates

MDEI specific updates


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.

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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:

On campus:

  • 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

Off Campus:

  • Stratford Public Library, 19 St. Andrew's Street,
    • 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


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

Connect with us!

There are lots of ways you can connect with the Stratford Campus for updates, event information, and more.

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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.

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

National Survey of Student Engagement

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


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.  

See more at:

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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:

PMP Schedule

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)
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For any questions, comments, or concerns regarding the weekly updates, please contact Andrea West.

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