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UWaterloo Coffee Chats

What is a coffee chat?

Coffee chats are monthly opportunities for UWaterloo faculty and staff to connect, network, share and listen, all while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea. They are informal gatherings for faculty and staff to engage in professional development, participate in a dialogue about best practices within the field of advising and learn about the different services and resources available on campus. These events are hosted by the Community of Advisors and the Student Success Office. 

When do coffee chats take place?

Each event begins at 8:30 a.m., with presentations/roundtables taking place between 8:45 - 9:45 a.m.

Who's invited?

All UWaterloo faculty and staff are invited, but topics will be geared toward those in academic advising roles. Registration is not required and you are welcome to attend any sessions that interest you.

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August coffee chat

New Student Transition for Undergraduate Students

Kate McCrae Bristol, Manager Student Experience, Student Success Office
Christina Pope, Recruitment & Student Engagement Coordinator, Faculty of Environment
When: August 2, 2017
Time: 8:45 - 9:45 a.m.
Location: DC 1302

Description: The University of Waterloo seeks to support students and their families in their successful transition by fostering a welcoming community, articulating expectations, and encouraging a holistic student experience. In this presentation you will learn about how the University of Waterloo supports new undergraduate students in their transition to our campus, through faculty 101 days, communication over the summer before they arrive, and Orientation. We will discuss what we know about this year’s incoming undergraduate class and what research tells us about helping students in their transition.

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