Events

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 - 9:00am to 11:30am

This session teaches you how to think about the non-academic job search, and how non-academic employers think about people with graduate training and about job applicants in general. It shows you how to prepare to conduct a non-academic job search, should you ever want or need to, and discusses the mechanics of a search. You should leave this session knowing how to conduct a non-academic job search on your own, including what to do in the immediate near term. Slide lecture with extensive Q&A, with an exercise on how to build a resume, a sample resume, and a slide list.

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm

What do you want out of life, at UBC and beyond? This interactive session draws on the principles of Design Thinking to help participants begin to orient their plans and philosophy regarding their career and professional life, and for locating career within life overall. We’ll also use practical skills and exercises to develop tools for evaluating and investigating alternatives and choices. Our goal is for participants to leave the session able to see the years ahead as rich with potential for change and promise, and equipped with tools to tap into that potential.

Friday, 31 January 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

In this one-day workshop, theory is introduced in short bursts and participants spend the majority of time practicing their presentation skills while receiving onsite feedback.

Tuesday, 4 February 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Can you tell me about your research? This question is not always easy to answer when talking to individuals outside your immediate field of research, even harder when you have a short amount of time, and especially when you are alone on stage. How do you engage your audience and maintain their attention? Should you use humour? What is your story?

This interactive coaching session is designed to help participants communicate their research effectively and will provide advice on planning presentations, tips and techniques on delivery, demos and even an opportunity for small group practice.

Wednesday, 5 February 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Make an impact with your scientific and technical writing skills! This two day, hands-on workshop 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.

Monday, 10 February 2020 - 9:30am to 1:00pm

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? The workshop will help you learn how to make your ideas and research accessible to a general audience, and provide you with simple tools to get your messages across effectively and efficiently. Later experts will share their experiences and advice when interacting with the media.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

In this session, we will show how to compare two groups when the response is binary or count data and cover what happens if we have more than two groups or more than one predictor whether numeric or categorical.

Friday, 14 February 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Participants will look at the role that stories play in social change work and will learn about the power of stories as tools for connection and reflection. Participants will learn how to develop and tell their own stories, as a strategy to move people to action.

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Tuesday, 18 February 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Are you feeling uncertain or worried about getting experiences and making connections necessary for your journey at UBC and into meaningful work? Is the stress around pursuing your goals making you feel avoidant and unmotivated rather than confident and focused? You are not alone! If your stress or nervousness is getting in your way, this workshop will offer useful information and effective coping strategies to turn your unease into motivated, productive energy that will help you approach your career development with increased comfort and confidence.

Wednesday, 19 February 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Discovering the Entrepreneur Within has participants analyze successful entrepreneurial ventures and identify what it took for those entrepreneurs to reach their goals. Using an interactive, team-based approach, this full-day workshop builds awareness of the current Canadian entrepreneurial landscape and resources available to those looking to start their own business.

Wednesday, 26 February 2020 - 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. We will demonstrate with examples that ignoring the lack of independence due to repeated measurements on the same unit or clusters of related units may lead to wrong conclusions. We will show how mixed-effects models are used in such cases to model the variance structure of the data as well as the mean.

Want to get an idea of what to expect? Check out the video below for a teaser from last year's session.

Thursday, 5 March 2020 - 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 course will help all professionals hone their writing skills using proven techniques and processes.

Friday, 6 March 2020 - 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.

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 18 March 2020 - 5:00pm

Participants will work in learning teams of approximately 5 people formed at the beginning of the two-day course.

Wednesday, 25 March 2020 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

Putting things off to the last minute? Having a hard time starting a project? Or is it hard to finish and actually put a close to something you are working on? This workshop is here to help you procrastinate less and get more done. Contrary to what most people think, procrastination is not fundamentally a time management problem, which is why just trying to manage your schedule better is limited in effectiveness in changing this pattern of behaviour.

In this workshop you will learn:

Tuesday, 31 March 2020 - 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.

Tuesday, 21 April 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

In this session, you will learn about 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. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and participate in a discussion of the material. 

Please note this session focuses in particular on programs in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 

Thursday, 23 April 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

In this session, you will learn about 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. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and participate in a discussion of the material.

Please note this session focuses in particular on programs in the arts and social sciences.

Wednesday, 29 April 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Have you ever wondered how to tap into your resilience during challenging times? Imagine a situation where you face a critique of your writing from a supervisor, do not get the grant you were counting on, or have to shift your academic focus because of the realities of the job market. With scenarios such as these in mind, this interactive session will:

Tuesday, 12 May 2020 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Many graduate students feel unsure about how to move from an academic-style CV to a resume format (widely used to apply for most types of jobs outside of academia). This workshop will address common questions about how to highlight accomplishments, transferable skills, and appeal to non-academic employers in a range of sectors.