Events

Monday, 8 June 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, 9 June 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.

Wednesday, 10 June 2020 - 10:00am 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:

Thursday, 11 June 2020 - 2:00pm
What is a Collaborative PhD?


Monday, 15 June 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

From the comments in red pen in the margins of papers to the peer review process to the eye-rolls and laughter of an audience during a presentation, much of the academic exercise of advancing knowledge is based on the concept of giving and receiving feedback. While the skillful exchange of feedback can be very fruitful, it is difficult to be criticized and it can be equally difficult to provide constructive negative feedback.

Tuesday, 16 June 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, 18 June 2020 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Take the lead of your education and your career objectives!

Graduate students today have a plethora of academic and professional 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?

Thursday, 18 June 2020 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Take the lead of your education and your career objectives!

Graduate students today have a plethora of academic and professional 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?

Tuesday, 23 June 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Your CV is one of the most important components of your profile as an academic and researcher. If you have questions about organization, structure, or how to use the CV to highlight your accomplishments, you may benefit from this workshop. We’ll cover typical sections, what makes the CV different from a business-style resume, and how to understand the ways in which the hiring committee will use the CV.

Tuesday, 23 June 2020 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Your CV is one of the most important components of your profile as an academic and researcher. If you have questions about organization, structure, or how to use the CV to highlight your accomplishments, you may benefit from this workshop. We’ll cover typical sections, what makes the CV different from a business-style resume, and how to understand the ways in which the hiring committee will use the CV.

Wednesday, 8 July 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 (July 8th and 9th).

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Thursday, 4 March 2021 - 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.

Tuesday, 16 March 2021 - 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.

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