Monthly Newsletter
June 2024
News & Services
We Got You! We’re here to support you through your graduate journey!
Know Your Policies: Brought to you by the Advising Coordinator 
Call for Volunteers!
Conference, From Targeting in Academia to Promoting Trust and Understanding
The University of Waterloo would like to invite you to the upcoming Conference, From Targeting in Academia to Promoting Trust and Understanding, set to take place at the University of Waterloo on June 27-28, 2024.  The Conference is a full two-day event, comprising keynote speakers, presenters, and special events. It focuses on the broad subject of responding to antagonistic and intimidating reactions to academic research and pedagogy.  
You may find the Conference Agenda, along with all other conference details, at the links below. The Registration Fee is very reasonable, and each registrant receives two breakfasts, full lunches, beverages and snacks, and entry to all conference activities. Early-has already ended but until June 13th you can register at full price.    

Conference Details, including the Agenda
An Animal Lover’s Chance to Make a Difference
he Animal Care Committee (ACC) looking for graduate student representatives starting September 2024. Members typically meet monthly (2 hours) and provide feedback on research ethics applications. More information about the terms of reference and the meeting dates for 2024-2025 can be found here. We are looking for students who have experience conducting research using animals (either in the laboratory or the field). If interested, please contact Jen Frayne at
Happy Indigenous History Month 

Indigenous History Month is an opportunity to reignite conversations around the incredible history of Indigenous people and the colonial tactics used to erase it. These same tactics pose barriers to Indigenous communities today, reducing access to basic needs such as clean water, education, mental health support, and dignified housing.

As settlers on Indigenous land, we benefit from the colonization of Indigenous people and land. It is our responsibility to promote and keep Indigenous traditions and practices alive. It is also our responsibility to incorporate an anti-oppressive and anti-colonialist framework into everything we do.

As we celebrate, reflect, and work toward reconciliation, Indigenous History Month is a time to honor the history, heritage, and diversity of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people across Canada.
A Month to Celebrate Pride! 

June is Pride Month! The 2SLGBTQIA+ community represents more than gender diversity and diversity of sexual orientation; the community embodies a rich culture that is deeply woven into the fabric of Canada. From music genres like house and dancehall to dance styles like voguing, from art to film, literature, and fashion - the 2SLGBTQIA+ community has always been and will always be a huge part of Canadian culture and society.  

When we speak about the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, we address not only the challenges they face, such as surging anti-trans legislation in the United States and outdated healthcare systems designed for the nuclear family model, but also their triumphs. This community has led the charge in rejecting gender norms and advocating for equality, benefiting everyone by promoting unapologetic authenticity.

Wishing everyone a very happy Pride Month!
June 13: WRCLS Virtual Housing Legal Drop-In Sessions  2-3 PM 

Drop-in to another Virtual Housing Legal Drop-In Session with the Waterloo Region Community Legal Services. Get all your tenancy questions answered before any potential issues arise!  

For the Eventbrite Registration Link 
click here. 

June 13th Summer Bon Fire  9-11 PM @ Laurel Creek Firepit

Summer days drifting away.......To uh, oh those summer nights. Spend one around the bonfire. 

Gather ‘round. Enjoy some s'mores and other tasty snacks, and prepare to be frightened! Join us on June 13th (Thursday) from 9-11 PM at the Laurel Creek Firepit (near ENV 3) for a fun summer night!   

Check out the Events section on our website for more information.
Graduate House
Monday and Tuesday from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday - Friday from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Service begins at 11:30 AM
Kitchen closes at 6:00 PM / 8:00 PM
Last call at 6:30 PM / 8:30 PM

PRIDE 2024 at Grad House! 

Events are getting loud and proud at GH this month – it’s PRIDE. Enjoy our classic cookie decorating (with FRIENDSHIP bracelets), v.v. queer Music Bingo, an open mic with CASH PRIZES, and a pub night where you could snag a free pint, you cheeky grad you 😉 Events are FREE and, additionally, pretty rad.
Check out more details about these events in the Events section of our website.


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