Events

Monday, 23 January 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

* This session is being offered in collaboration with the Mitacs Step program. Mitacs Step offers a holistic, inter-disciplinary approach to professional skills development. The workshops that are offered provide practical tools in business, communications, and project management through experiential learning from industry professionals in an interactive environment, arming graduate students for success within or beyond academia.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
How to model the relationship between two quantitative variables by regression or correlation analysis is discussed. We expand the regression model to include additional predictor variables, including other quantitative variables (multiple regression) and categorical variables (ANCOVA). NOTE: Due to the large # of statistical software available, this session will not be about any specific software but, rather, the methodology behind the software.
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 - 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.
Thursday, 26 January 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Are you interested in forming a writing community, or curious about the benefits of being part of one of the existing writing communities on campus? Join writing specialists from the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication for a webinar where we will discuss the value of writing in community, share evidence-based tips for starting your own writing group, and lastly, ideas to help you manage your writing and research time independently.
Thursday, 26 January 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

How can education go beyond the classroom to reach the lives of the public? In the first event of the 2017 PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series, seven PhD students from UBC's Public Scholars Initiative have seven minutes to talk about their research involving education, and how it can make a positive contribution in and out of the university.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Are you contemplating entering 3MT 2017 @UBC?  Are in the planning process?  Do you need to get your presentation butterflies flying in formation?  This is an opportunity to learn how to prepare for the competition and create a winning entry!

This interactive coaching session will provide presentation tips and techniques, demos and small group practice.  If you are attending the in person session, please be prepared to present your research in small group setting.

What is 3MT?

Wednesday, 1 February 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Are you contemplating entering 3MT 2017 @UBC?  Are in the planning process?  Do you need to get your presentation butterflies flying in formation?  This is an opportunity to learn how to prepare for the competition and create a winning entry!

This interactive coaching session will provide presentation tips and techniques, demos and small group practice.  If you are attending the in person session, please be prepared to present your research in small group setting.

What is 3MT?

Thursday, 2 February 2017 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
This session features the tools and tips of better verbal communication. It will test your assumptions and mental models and for many it may be the first time you learn about the Ladder of Inference, the Johari Window and more. The goal is to make you more aware of the tools available to help you become a better communicator in both your work and personal lives. The mastery of these skills is a long-term process, but by simply becoming more conscious of the various communication styles, including your own, you can approach conversations differently and change conversational direction to achieve better outcomes.
Tuesday, 7 February 2017 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Do you want to see your work in the news? Do you have something to say about the stories you read in the newspaper, hear on the radio, or see on television?
Wednesday, 8 February 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
In this session theory is introduced in short bursts and participants spend the majority of time practicing their presentation skills while receiving onsite feedback.
Thursday, 9 February 2017 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
We live in a culture that emphasizes being perfect as a virtue in everything from body image to relationships to career achievements. The problem is that life and being human, in spite of our best efforts, is messier than this. Having high standards is one thing, but taking a perfectionistic approach to life can actually get in the way of your success.
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
If you find yourself frequently running out of time on a project or impending deadlines are making you anxious, this workshop is for you. You’ll learn how to make the most of every minute, avoid procrastination and other “time thieves,” and create achievable plans and schedules, based on project management best practices.
Thursday, 16 February 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
No matter what field you’re working in, written communication is a critical part of your day-to-day duties. Regardless of your comfort or skill level, you can benefit from learning techniques to entice your readers and achieve your goals. This workshop will help all professionals hone their writing skills using proven techniques and processes.
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
How to compare two groups when the response is binary or count data. What happens if we have more than two groups or more than one predictor whether numeric or categorical. We talk about logistic, Poisson and negative binomial regression analysis with an introduction to generalized linear models. NOTE: Due to the large # of statistical software available, this session will not be about any specific software but, rather, the methodology behind the software.
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Have you ever wondered about strategies you can use to build strong relationships with your supervisor? Have you thought about ways of avoiding conflicts or managing them? If that is the case, this is the workshop for you! We will be describing important strategies for developing strong working relationships that support progress through your graduate program and for addressing and managing conflict. We will also share some scenarios for small group work that are derived from actual supervisor-student situations.

Monday, 6 March 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

* This session is being offered in collaboration with the Mitacs Step program. Mitacs Step offers a holistic, inter-disciplinary approach to professional skills development. The workshops that are offered provide practical tools in business, communications, and project management through experiential learning from industry professionals in an interactive environment, arming graduate students for success within or beyond academia.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017 - 9:00am to 10:15am
This session is intended for graduate students who are preparing to submit their thesis.
Tuesday, 7 March 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
This session is intended for doctoral candidates who are ready (or nearly ready) to defend their research findings before an examining board for their Final Doctoral Exam.
Tuesday, 7 March 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
This session is intended for graduate students who are preparing to submit their thesis.
Tuesday, 7 March 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
This session is intended for doctoral candidates who are ready (or nearly ready) to defend their research findings before an examining board for their Final Doctoral Exam.
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Methods like Regression and ANOVA model the mean structure of the observed data while making specific assumptions about the variance. Mixed effects models allow us to model the variance structure of the data as well as the mean. Data that contain repeated measurements on the same statistical unit or clusters of related statistical units are examples when mixed effects models should be used. NOTE: Due to the large # of statistical software available, this session will not be about any specific software but, rather, the methodology behind the software.
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Learning teams of approximately five people each will be formed at the beginning of this session and will work together throughout the session. This will enable the participants to enhance their learning from each other, to experience the development of a strong team, and to develop a model of the culture that they will want to create and execute their projects.
Thursday, 6 April 2017 - 9:00am to 11:45am
These workshops provide an opportunity for graduate students to have an introduction to business financial management and to learn personal financial literacy concepts. Session one will provide an introduction to business financial literacy concepts while session two will provide a starting point as you transition into a professional career and wish to secure your personal financial wellbeing.
Tuesday, 16 May 2017 - 9:00am to 10:15am
This session is intended for graduate students who are preparing to submit their thesis.
Tuesday, 16 May 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
This session is intended for doctoral candidates who are ready (or nearly ready) to defend their research findings before an examining board for their Final Doctoral Exam.

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