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October 20, 2017
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Educational Development

Graduate and Professional Student Symposium (GPSS)

Navigating Your Success
Sep 3/13


Date: Sep 3/13 - Sep 5/13
Time: 8:00 - 16:30
Location: Bricker Acedemic
Cost: $15 until July 15, 2013 - $20 after this date

Navigating your success at Laurier begins (and continues) by registering for and actively participating in GPSS. This event provides an invaluable orientation and professional development opportunity for new and returning graduate students as well as teaching and instructional assistants (TAs/IAs). Join us!

Register for this event to:
  • network and build community with faculty and staff,
  • develop knowledge and skills transferable skills to your academic program and professional career path,
  • engage in academic and social activities,
  • orient yourself to the Laurier campus and community,
  • learn about academic support services and resources, and
  • build long-lasting relationships.

Whether you are new to Laurier or a returning graduate student, there is something for everyone! New students are encouraged to maximize their GPSS experience, while returning students are encouraged to explore new and signature sessions that extend and build upon previous learning and development opportunities.


Plan ahead! Check-out the online program and discover what interests you most. Register early to secure your spot, receive the early bird rate of $15 until July 15, 2013, and a chance to win a $20 gift certificate at Veritas Café. After July 15, 2013 registration fees will be $20.

Registration Begins: July 1, 2013

Early Bird Registration Deadline: July 12, 2013

Registration Closes: August 26, 2013

For the full program and detailed information about GPSS please visit

See you in September!

Steering Committee Contacts:

Ellen Menage, General Manager of Graduate Students’ Association

Frances Humphreys, Manager Career Services, School of Business and Economic, Graduate Programs

Jeanette McDonald, Manager of Educational Development, Teaching Support Services

Leanne Holland Brown, Dean of Students of Laurier Waterloo

Tamas Dobozy , Associate Dean of Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Contact: GPSS
Phone: 519.884.0710 ext.3501

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