Wednesday, 25 May 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Graduate students today have a plethora of academic and professional obligations as well as opportunities they may engage in during their graduate journey. There are also many ways to define success both within and after graduate school.

How do you choose which opportunities to take advantage of?

Are you setting yourself up to succeed in your intended career path after graduate school?

Do you even know that path?

Join this interactive workshop to take the lead of your education and hone your career intentions! The session will help you to:

Wednesday, 1 June 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

Doctoral Defence information session walk students through the doctoral examination process, and explains the different defence modes - in person, virtual, and hybrid. The session includes:

•    Steps in the doctoral examination,
•    Timelines and pressure points, and
•    a Q&A.


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

Thursday, 2 June 2022 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Graduate students are both creators and users of copyrighted works. From teaching to research and publication, copyright considerations can impact how and what you share from others in your work while accurately attributing their academic contribution, and how you make your own work available. This session will introduce copyright considerations for graduate students as they prepare to disseminate their work outside of the classroom and their research/thesis projects. We will also touch on broader copyright issues as they apply to the academy and scholarly publishing ecosystem.  

Wednesday, 8 June 2022 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

In this session, you will learn how to develop collaborations with industry and community organizations through Mitacs Accelerate. This will include strategies for identifying and connecting with potential partners, examples of previously successful projects, and information about the Mitacs Accelerate application process. In addition, you will have an opportunity to ask questions and participate in discussing the material. Finally, there will be an opportunity to meet with Mitacs Program advisors in the breakout rooms.

Thursday, 9 June 2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

We often talk about emotional intelligence but have you thought about your power intelligence? Power exists but we rarely talk about it. Amidst changing demands for equity and justice, it’s essential for us to step into our courage and transform power within ourselves, our relationships, and the teams and organizations we a part of.  

Tuesday, 21 June 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Writing grant applications is an important part of research and of your development as researchers. The first opportunity to put together something like a grant application for many graduate students is to apply for fellowships. But, why do these fellowships even exist? How do they relate to my time at UBC and my career? How are recipients for fellowships selected? The facilitator will provide perspective on the review process from the perspective of the committees that select fellowship recipients.

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