Effective March 16th, our office suspended all in-person business and is conducting all business over email until further notice.

Please refer to the EGSO COVID-19 Operating Guidelines (with attention to the "Records and Forms" section) and the GSPA COVID-19 Updates for Graduate Students for more information. 

Until further notice, all student forms (and inquiries) should be submitted to sydegsec@uwaterloo.ca, following the EGSO's operating guidelines linked above. Please remember to include your name as shown on Quest and your 8-digit Waterloo student identification number in the body of your email messages.


graduate studies

Department graduate office contacts

When contacting members of the SYDE graduate studies office please use your UWaterloo e-mail address. Always include your name as shown on Quest and student identification number in your message.

Jackie Leach
Graduate Administrative Coordinator
Email: sydegsec@uwaterloo.ca
Office: E7 6434

  • Available for student drop-in office hours Monday to Friday from 1:00-2:30pm, and by appointment outside of these times 
  • During COVID-19, available for online appointments only with current SYDE graduate students. 

Eihab Abdel-Rahman
Professor and Associate Chair of Graduate Studies
Email: eihab@uwaterloo.ca
Office: E7 6432

Academic requirements and resources

The sections below contain links to helpful information for current and new students. Questions should be directed to the Graduate Administrative Coordinator.