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Vital Signs Survey 2020

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The Vital Signs Survey 2020 is now closed.
Thank you to all graduate students who have completed the survey!  Your feedback will directly impact our strategic planning. A report of the results will be provided as soon as possible. Winners of the prizes will be emailed shortly.

The Vital Signs Survey (VSS) is designed to take the pulse on Graduate Student experiences at UWaterloo, and understand how we, the GSA, can improve its services and efforts.

The survey is administered every three years and informs the multi-year Strategic Plan of the GSA outlined in GP-15—a step-by-step process to improve our services and the overall graduate student experience. The findings of the VSS will also benefit the next generation of graduate students at UWaterloo.

The survey covers three areas: demographics; graduate student experience; and GSA supports and services.

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We have extended the deadline to complete the VSS. The VSS will be now be open from FEBRUARY 14 at 2:30 PM until MARCH 8 at 5:00 PM. The survey takes between 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

Note: Data collected from the VSS will be anonymized.

To begin the survey, click on the link below:


Participants of this survey will be entered* into a competition to win one of the following:

  • Two $100 cash prizes in each Faculty for 1st prize
  • Two $50 Amazon gift cards in each Faculty for 2nd prize
  • One $50 Graduate House coupon in each Faculty for 3rd prize
  • One $30 Graduate House coupon in each Faculty for 4th prize
  • One $20 Graduate House coupon in each Faculty for 5th prize

 *Participation in the raffle is not obligatory. Only those participants who provide their email at the end of the survey will be entered into the raffle.

Thank you for your time, feedback, and supporting the Graduate Student Association-University of Waterloo!

Last Updated: March 6, 2020

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