Events

Tuesday, 18 August 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

This webinar will provide a detailed overview of the Vanier, CGSD and related upcoming doctoral award competitions. It will review eligibility criteria, competition details, as well as application procedures.

Who should attend? Full-time, research-based domestic and international students who are:

  • Master’s students planning to undertake a PhD program in May 2021, September 2021 or January 2022 or
  • PhD students who are currently starting the first, second or third year of their program.

There will be time for Q&A.

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

Participants will work in learning teams of approximately 5 people formed at the beginning of the two-day course. Building on the skills developed in Foundations of Project Management I: A team-based approach, this course will emphasize skills of risk assessment, estimation, budgeting, resource schedule crisis management and continued focus on participating, building and managing teams.

Wednesday, 26 August 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

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, 17 September 2020 - 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

Thursday, 24 September 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

This is the first workshop in a 6-part series focused on the foundations of statistics.

Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) is essential for understanding your data and a necessary step prior to any testing or modeling. You will learn insightful graphical and numerical techniques for investigating important aspects of your data such as relationships between variables and unusual observations. More specifically you will learn about:

Friday, 2 October 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Publishing in academic journals is crucial for academic knowledge dissemination and can enhance your academic CV. However, the academic publishing landscape is complex and navigating this system can be challenging for scholars and authors.

In this webinar, you will:

Wednesday, 7 October 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, 8 October 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.

Thursday, 15 October 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

You’ve all heard the saying “you are only as good as your network,” but have you ever wondered how to get one? This full-day course is designed to provide insight and interaction along with the know how to build and stabilize business relationships through effective networking.  We will cover who-what-where-when and why to network and participants will have the opportunity to practice what they learn. Details on the actual networking exercises will be determined by the location of each event. Activities will be customized to reflect the interests of the participants.

Thursday, 22 October 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

This is the 2nd workshop in a 6-part series focused on the foundations of statistics.

This webinar focuses on the first two crucial steps in a statistical investigation:  1) identify a question and 2) collect the right data to answer this question.  You will learn about:

Monday, 26 October 2020 - 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.


Participants must commit to attending both days (October 26th and 27th).

Wednesday, 28 October 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.

Thursday, 29 October 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. 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.

Tuesday, 3 November 2020 - 10:00am 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, 4 November 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. 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, 5 November 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

This is the 3rd workshop in a 6-part series focused on the foundations of statistics.

In this webinar, you will learn how to gain insight from a random and unbiased data sample of a population:

Wednesday, 18 November 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Are you looking for ways to build confidence and be assertive in challenging situations? You may find yourself in conflict situations where there is a difference of power or unclear expectations but you lack the courage or tools to address the situation. This practical course will give you the skills necessary to engage in difficult conversations and express yourself with conviction.

This workshop will support you in:

Tuesday, 24 November 2020 - 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.

Participants must commit to attending both days (November 24th and 25th).

Thursday, 26 November 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

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. 

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

This is the 4th  workshop in a 6-part series focused on the foundations of statistics.

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:

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

This is the 5th workshop in a 6-part series focused on the foundations of statistics.

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

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 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.

The focus on extensive practice and feedback is what makes the program meaningful, and is what makes the learning stick.

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

This is the last workshop in a 6-part series focused on the foundations of statistics.

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:

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.

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