Events

Thursday, 26 November 2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

When working with others, we often forget the impressions and impact we have on those around us. We often dismiss just how important our personal reputation impacts the way we are perceived and in turn, how others relate to us and ultimately, what opportunities are opened to us. From first impressions to making a lasting impression, this one-day course provide you with tips, tricks and tools from dressing the part to knowing how to apply effective communication techniques and professional behaviour when working closely with others. 

Monday, 30 November 2020 - 9:00am to Tuesday, 1 December 2020 - 5:00pm

** Update as of November 18th, 2020: This event is no longer accepting registration submissions as registration has reached maximum capcity. Registration for this event is now closed.

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Thursday, 3 December 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Understanding relationships is a key part of the scientific inquiry process.  You will learn how to describe relationships between two numerical quantities through correlation measures and simple linear regression models.  This will also be extended to multiple linear regression for including additional predictor variables.  Specific topics include:

  • correlation vs causation
  • interpretation of regression model coefficients
  • assessing the “fit” of a model
  • model selection

Check out the video below for a teaser from a previous session:

Wednesday, 9 December 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Wondering how to talk about your skills and experiences? Worried about discussing your strengths, and the value you offer to an employer? This workshop will offer strategies and tips tailored to graduate students for networking and interviewing across a range of fields.

Wednesday, 9 December 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

If you wish to learn more about how UBC supports graduate student professional development join us on Dec 9th via Zoom.  We will be joined by representatives from various campus units including:

Tuesday, 19 January 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

This session will walk students through strategies for defending in a virtual environment and it will include:
•    What has changed about the Doctoral Examination process (and what is the same), and
•    Answers to questions about the Doctoral Examination process.

Facilitator

Robyn Starkey's work is focused on assisting UBC doctoral candidates with preparing for their final examinations.

Thursday, 21 January 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Learn about generalized linear models (GLM) for categorical and count outcomes.  Necessary for understanding and using these models, the following will be covered: 

  • interpretation of odds, odds ratios and rate ratios
  • variable “exposure” times
  • overdispersion
  • negative binomial regression
  • considerations for Likert scale outcomes
  • handling excess zeros

Check out the video below for a teaser from a previous session:

Monday, 25 January 2021 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Make an impact with your scientific and technical writing skills! This two-day, hands-on course is aimed at those with scientific and technical backgrounds. From structure and grammar to impact – get on-site expert feedback, a chance to work on a current, future, or past piece of your writing, and get exposure to many samples of writing, from atrocious to outstanding. 

Wednesday, 27 January 2021 - 9:00am to Thursday, 28 January 2021 - 5:00pm

Developed by a team of masterful project managers and adult instructors, Project Management 2020 delivers a balance of “core” project management knowledge and skills. These are blended with practical learning on key interpersonal skills essential to successfully achieving project goals.

Wednesday, 10 February 2021 - 9:00am to Thursday, 11 February 2021 - 5:00pm

Developed by a team of masterful project managers and adult instructors, Project Management 2020 delivers a balance of “core” project management knowledge and skills. These are blended with practical learning on key interpersonal skills essential to successfully achieving project goals.

Thursday, 18 February 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

This webinar is critical for understanding when linear regression models aren’t applicable and how to model dependent data.  Topics that will be covered are:

  • consequences of ignoring dependence (increased risk of false conclusions)
  • repeated measures and other examples of dependent data
  • variance components
  • interpretation in the linear and generalized linear mixed effects context

Check out the video below for a teaser from a previous session:

Tuesday, 2 March 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

This session will walk students through strategies for defending in a virtual environment and it will include:
•    What has changed about the Doctoral Examination process (and what is the same), and
•    Answers to questions about the Doctoral Examination process.

Facilitator

Robyn Starkey's work is focused on assisting UBC doctoral candidates with preparing for their final examinations.

Wednesday, 3 March 2021 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

This energetic, intensive one-day course will sharpen your professional time management skills and optimize your working week. Building on the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) best practices, methodologies, and productivity tactics, the workshop provides tools and techniques that can be applied to a partner industry project or employment-based role. Whether you’re handling dynamic timelines alone or within a team, you’ll be able to reach your project targets with the knowledge gained in this course.

Thursday, 11 March 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Working on your thesis? This session will review the UBC formatting and submission requirements and include:
•    Planning ahead
•    Thesis formatting requirements
•    Electronic submission of theses

Facilitator

Nick Rizzo, Senior Thesis/Information Clerk, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Tuesday, 16 March 2021 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

More than ever, organizational success depends on people working together - effectively. The pressure to communicate productively, quickly turn ideas into profitable action and consistently deliver results never decreases. Using team simulation exercises, participants work from a clear understanding of personal strengths and an appreciation of the differences in others will be the foundation of success in the future.

Wednesday, 17 March 2021 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Developed by a team of masterful project managers and adult instructors, Project Management 2020 delivers a balance of “core” project management knowledge and skills. These are blended with practical learning on key interpersonal skills essential to successfully achieving project goals.

Wednesday, 24 March 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Are you in the midst of writing your thesis? Are there images or portions of published manuscripts you are planning to use in your thesis?  Do you have concerns over how copyright laws could delay your thesis submission?

In this session you will learn: