Events

Monday, 25 February 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

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. Using the tools and techniques used in the first part of the workshop, teams create a product or service concept that they will present to the group.

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 - 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. Ignoring the lack of independence due to repeated measurements on the same unit or clusters of related units may lead to wrong conclusions. We show how mixed effects models are used in such cases to model the variance structure of the data as well as the mean.

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Hear from a panel of recruiting professionals as they share their insights on hiring and the job search. 

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Looking for dedicated writing time in a beautiful space and in community with other graduate students? Graduate Pathways to Success (GPS) and the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication (CWSC) are hosting a thesis boot camp to help.

Tuesday, 5 March 2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

UBC's Public Scholars Initiative is a groundbreaking, award-winning scholarship program launched in 2015. Now in its fourth year, PSI has a network of 150 scholars from almost all faculties across UBC. Public Scholars enjoy (1) continuous academic support, in particular with alternative dissertation ideas; (2) up to $20,000 financial support over 2 years and; (3) numerous professional development and networking opportunities.

Thursday, 7 March 2019 - 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.

Monday, 11 March 2019 - 9:00am to Tuesday, 12 March 2019 - 5:00pm

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

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm

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Friday, 22 March 2019 - 9:30am to 10:30am

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

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

Max Read, Associate Director of Student Academic Services, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Friday, 22 March 2019 - 10:45am to 12:00pm

This session will walk students through information on our website to assist doctoral candidates who are ready (or nearly ready) for their Final Doctoral Exams and will include:

Friday, 22 March 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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

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

Max Read, Associate Director of Student Academic Services, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Friday, 22 March 2019 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm

This webinar will walk students through information on our website to assist doctoral candidates who are ready (or nearly ready) for their Final Doctoral Exams and will include:

Tuesday, 26 March 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm

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Tuesday, 16 April 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:30pm

How can you translate your research into policy?

The process begins with adapting your message to reach and connect with policy audiences. But while researchers are generally trained to communicate with colleagues, policy audiences often have very different backgrounds and expectations. This workshop will take you through the unique needs and priorities of policy audiences and help you craft your message to increase your policy impact.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

The goal of the workshop is to decrease your stress levels and optimize your well-being as you pursue academic success and your career aspirations.

Thursday, 2 May 2019 - 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, 14 May 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

With the arrival of the internet came the promise of a faster, cheaper, and more democratic method of disseminating scholarly research. Almost 20 years later, the scholarly publishing ecosystem is largely dominated by the same small group of publishers and many are still struggling to make their work available to a general audience. Join Stephanie Savage to discuss the current realities of academic publishing, what the future might hold, and how you, as scholars and authors, fit into a system of diverse stakeholders and competing interests.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

People today report feeling increasingly pressed for time, undermining health and happiness. In this talk, I will outline the strategies that individuals, organizations, and policy makers can employ to combat rising feelings of time scarcity.

Vivien M. Srivastava Lecture

This event is supported in memory of Dr. Vivien M. Srivastava – first woman to receive a PhD in Zoology at UBC: https://science.ubc.ca/grad/wis/srivastava . We thank them for their generous support of this event .

Thursday, 16 May 2019 - 9:30am to 10:30am

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

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

Max Read, Associate Director of Student Academic Services, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Thursday, 16 May 2019 - 10:45am to 12:00pm

This session will walk students through information on our website to assist doctoral candidates who are ready (or nearly ready) for their Final Doctoral Exams and will include:

Thursday, 16 May 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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

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

Max Read, Associate Director of Student Academic Services, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Thursday, 16 May 2019 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm

This webinar will walk students through information on our website to assist doctoral candidates who are ready (or nearly ready) for their Final Doctoral Exams and will include:

Thursday, 13 June 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Quick – tell us the top five things you are good at! Can you do it? Or would it be easier to tell us the things you’re not good at? The truth is many of us spend more time focused on (and trying to fix) what we’re not good at, instead of discovering, appreciating, and cultivating our strengths.

Thursday, 13 June 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Quick – tell us the top five things you are good at! Can you do it? Or would it be easier to tell us the things you’re not good at? The truth is many of us spend more time focused on (and trying to fix) what we’re not good at, instead of discovering, appreciating, and cultivating our strengths.

Thursday, 20 June 2019 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

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?

 

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