Events

Thursday, 6 September 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

This session will provide a detailed overview of upcoming doctoral award competitions, including advice on writing a successful application. Eligibility criteria for major funding agencies will be reviewed, as well as application procedures and tips for putting together a strong application. A faculty member will provide an adjudicator’s perspective on the review process.

Thursday, 6 September 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

This webinar will provide a detailed overview of upcoming doctoral award competitions, including advice on writing a successful application. Eligibility criteria for major funding agencies will be reviewed, as well as application procedures and tips for putting together a strong application.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

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

  • developing good writing and reading habits
  • managing time on your writing projects
  • finding and using resources at UBC and online that will support your writing
  • strategies for keeping motivated, including working in peer writing groups

Come prepared with questions, as we will include time for Q&A at the end.

Friday, 28 September 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

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.

Wednesday, 3 October 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Social media and other forms of communications allow you to control how you present yourself as an expert, but they also require some intentionality and strategy. Dr. Julian Dierkes hopes to persuade you that you should get started on establishing yourself as an expert voice, even before you think of yourself as an expert. 

Friday, 12 October 2018 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

In this workshop you will better understand intersectional identities; expand your knowledge and communication skills across difference; and be able to identify and interrupt disrespectful language, while also learning the best way to apologize when we make mistakes or offence is experienced.

Friday, 12 October 2018 - 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.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Before analysis begins the data should be visually inspected and explored. We discuss variable types, their appropriate 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 and how they help guide any future analysis.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

This workshop will support you in clearly defining assertiveness, communicating with self confidence, and using assertiveness skills to prepare and deliver your message.

Thursday, 25 October 2018 - 9:00am to 4:30pm

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. 

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am

This webinar will provide a detailed overview of the CGS-M award competition, including advice on writing a successful application. Eligibility criteria for major funding agencies will be reviewed, as well as application procedures and tips for putting together a strong application.

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

This session will provide a detailed overview of the CGS-M award competition, including advice on writing a successful application. Eligibility criteria for major funding agencies will be reviewed, as well as application procedures and tips for putting together a strong application. A faculty member will provide an adjudicator’s perspective on the review process.

Monday, 5 November 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

This 2-day workshop provides an experiential, collaborative learning experience to enable participants to integrate the principles of project management, team building, group dynamics and leadership that participants can apply immediately and in their future careers and lives. Participants experience the processes of collaborative planning and management and can see the benefits firsthand.

Thursday, 15 November 2018 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

In this workshop you will learn about the factors that drive and maintain procrastination; about the psychology of avoidance; and a variety of effective, concrete strategies to help you put a major dent in procrastination patterns.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This is a general introduction to the important role statistics play in the planning stage of a research project. We discuss both observational studies and controlled experiments, including the study population, the scientific question, sampling and randomization. We will focus on the experimental design, the effects of confounding, computing sample size and power.

Thursday, 22 November 2018 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm

In this workshop, you will reflect, interpret, and articulate your unique strengths and specify what they mean to you; discuss and share next ideas about how your strengths inform your degree and your future career plans; begin to create an individual graduate school success plan to help you explore your strengths and challenges, and to design goals for your life and work.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

A detailed discussion of how to compare data from two groups or conditions using a t-test and the assumptions involved. We generalize to compare more than two groups by analysis of variance (ANOVA) including two-way ANOVA where the groups are defined by two categorical variables.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Skills of Communication is a full-day session featuring the tools and tips of better verbal communication. It will test your assumptions and mental models and for many it may be the first time you learn about the Ladder of Inference, the Johari Window and more.  The goal is to make you more aware of the tools available to help you become a better communicator in both your work and personal lives. 

Monday, 21 January 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

This 2-day workshop provides an experiential, collaborative learning experience to enable participants to integrate the principles of project management, team building, group dynamics and leadership that participants can apply immediately and in their future careers and lives. Participants experience the processes of collaborative planning and management and can see the benefits firsthand. 

Thursday, 24 January 2019 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

This workshop will introduce participants to some of the concepts that drive perfectionism so that they may have a better understanding of what is going on as well as provide strategies to manage the challenging parts that arise.

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Model the relationship between two quantitative variables by regression or correlation analysis. We expand the regression model to include additional predictor variables, including other quantitative variables (multiple regression) and categorical variables (ANCOVA) and discuss the importance of checking the model assumptions.

Thursday, 31 January 2019 - 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, 12 February 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

How to compare two groups when the response is binary or count data. What happens if we have more than two groups or more than one predictor whether numeric or categorical. We talk about logistic, Poisson and negative binomial regression analysis with an introduction to generalized linear models and show how to interpret the model coefficients in each case.

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