Events

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This workshop is designed to help you identify where you currently spend your time and how you would like to better manage your time. You will learn effective time management strategies that can be personalized to fit your values, priorities, and lifestyle in order to reduce stress and achieve success.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

This workshop is designed to help you identify where you currently spend your time and how you would like to better manage your time. You will learn effective time management strategies that can be personalized to fit your values, priorities, and lifestyle in order to reduce stress and achieve success.

Thursday, 28 September 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

What are the non-academic career options for PhDs, especially those in the social sciences and the humanities? What are the DOs and DON'Ts of the non-academic job application, the pre-interview, the interview, and the follow-up? Dr. Dean Oliver from the Canadian Museum of History shares his wealth of experience hiring and working with PhDs, and offers tips for your future career.

Thursday, 28 September 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

This workshop discusses Knowledge Mobilization, which is defined as a suite of services, tools and processes that enhances the two-way connection and collaboration between research and partners to maximize the social, economic, health and environmental impacts of research. 

Friday, 29 September 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

This one-day Symposium will be continuing the conversation we started on the future of doctoral education three years ago here at UBC. Join noted scholars, community partners, practitioners, and students to discuss how we can transform the doctorate in ways that facilitate community engagement, public contribution, and broader career readiness for students.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Join writing specialists from the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication for a webinar in which we will discuss:

Thursday, 5 October 2017 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

What does it take to make it in graduate school and beyond? Aside from a lot of coffee, relationship building skills, effective communication and compassion are key. Learning how to work effectively and respectfully with people from diverse backgrounds is foundational. 

Thursday, 5 October 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

What does it take to make it in graduate school and beyond? Aside from a lot of coffee, relationship building skills, effective communication and compassion are key. Learning how to work effectively and respectfully with people from diverse backgrounds is foundational.

Thursday, 12 October 2017 - 9:00am to 11:30am

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!

Monday, 16 October 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

This is the first workshop in a 6-part statistics series.

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.

Before analysis begins the data should be visually inspected and explored. We will discuss various graphics for univariate and multivariate data and provide tips on how to create meaningful and transparent graphics. We will explain how to compute simple data summaries and descriptive statistics to help guide any future analysis.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Minimum Funding Policy for PhD Students
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

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.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Using the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment, participants of this workshop will learn more about their particular top strengths, and how these strengths interact with each other and shape perspective.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Life as a graduate student can be stressful, and stress can impact your ability to feel good and achieve success. This workshop teaches the skills you need to balance your academic achievements with physical and mental wellness. You will learn tips and tricks to manage stress, time, and wellbeing as a graduate student.

By the end of this training, you will be able to:

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Life as a graduate student can be stressful, and stress can impact your ability to feel good and achieve success. This workshop teaches the skills you need to balance your academic achievements with physical and mental wellness. You will learn tips and tricks to manage stress, time, and wellbeing as a graduate student.

Thursday, 2 November 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.

Friday, 3 November 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This presentation provides a detailed overview of the upcoming CGS-M scholarship competition for Master’s students, and provides advice on writing a successful application.

Friday, 3 November 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

This webinar provides a detailed overview of the upcoming CGS-M scholarship competition for Master’s students, and provides advice on writing a successful application. 

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

This session is intended for graduate students who are preparing to submit their thesis.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm

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. 

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 - 9:30am to 10:30am

This session is intended for graduate students who are preparing to submit their thesis.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 - 10:45am to 12:00pm

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.

Thursday, 16 November 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

The objective of this one-day workshop is to use team-based, hands-on, experiential learning exercises to provide participants with an opportunity to build their ability and awareness participating in and leading an effective team unit that meets deadlines and sees results.

Saturday, 18 November 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

This two-day event will provide participants with tips on writing and managing their thesis, time and quiet space to work on their project, and access to a peer writing consultant.

Thursday, 23 November 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This is the second workshop in a 6-part statistics series.

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.

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