Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Congratulations to our graduating studentsOct. 28 (Waterloo) and Nov. 1 (Brantford) is convocation for grad students. We are proud of our convocating student, and we are pleased to announce the fall 2016 academic medal recipients.
Career Development Day for Graduate StudentsFriday, Nov, 4 is Career Development Day for Graduate Students. The day is aimed at supporting your progression into a meaningful career. Log in to Naviagator to register.
Tips for applying to grad student scholarships
Scholarship proposals can be intimidating for even the most seasoned graduate students. Make the process slightly less intimidating with these strategies for applying to graduate scholarships.
Learn about competitive graduate scholarshipsJoin us for an information session about the fundamentals of applying for external scholarships and get some advice for putting together a strong application.
Skills Training for Graduate StudentsVisit our current listing of all workshops and professional development opportunities available to Laurier graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is an academic faculty that is led by the dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. The faculty is responsible for establishing and administering policies and procedures related to graduate admissions, academic progression requirements, and graduate student scholarships and financial support funding in all graduate programs, including the Waterloo Lutheran Seminary.
Within the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is the faculty office. In our office, we provide academic leadership and administrative support to graduate programs and graduate students. In short, we are the subject matter experts on issues that matter to graduate students and their programs.
We support the graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the following broad areas:
- Enrolment management: We manage the application processes for graduate programs, maintain application records, develop and maintain Laurier’s supporting admission platforms, establish admission targets, and provide records management support to programs as it relates to the admissions process.
- Student records: We verify and monitor student registration, grades submission and student progress. This includes managing a number of student records processes, for example: annual progress reports, the Ontario Visiting Graduate Student program, petitions, coordinating doctoral defenses and clearing students to graduate.
- Student funding/scholarships: We establish and oversee all procedures related to federal and provincial scholarship and postdoctoral fellowship programs, and manage the institutional TA and scholarship budget.