Tuesday, 18 May 2021 - 9:00am to 1:30pm

You’ve all heard the saying “you are only as good as your network,” but have you ever wondered how to get one?

This 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.

Wednesday, 19 May 2021 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

This will be an interactive session where participants will be presenting in small groups and in front of the larger group. Participants will be expected to communicate through chat, video, and audio. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
•    Create impactful opening and closing statements
•    Transition between topics and ideas smoothly
•    Effectively summarize key points to maximize retention and understanding
•    Apply strategies to make slide visuals more impactful

Thursday, 20 May 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Join us for an introduction to the graduate student and postdoctoral ecosystem at UBC, including resources and services that are available to help faculty members recruit, fund, and effectively mentor graduate students and postdocs, and an opportunity to meet fellow new faculty members. Designed for new faculty, but open to all faculty members who weren't able to make an earlier orientation session or would like a refresher.

This session will be presented via Zoom and details will be provided with registration confirmation.

Thursday, 20 May 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Are you in the midst of writing your thesis? Are there images or portions of published manuscripts you are planning to use in your thesis?  Do you have concerns over how copyright laws could delay your thesis submission?

In this session you will learn:

Wednesday, 26 May 2021 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

For Postdoctoral Fellows who would like to register for this event, please email

Goodbye awkward silences and drawn-out discussions on rain. Hello best practices in conversational skills that can last you a lifetime.

Wednesday, 26 May 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Cover Letters and Resumes are crucial elements of a job application package. This workshop will help you understand:

  • The purpose of a resume versus a cover letter
  • How they are structured, and
  • Strategies for using those document to highlight your accomplishments and motivations

The live session will include opportunities for Q & A.

Thursday, 27 May 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.

Friday, 28 May 2021 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Communicating your research and ideas effectively and ethically requires being accurate, objective, honest, and clear. This means understanding the writing conventions of your academic discipline and being attuned to and adept at all practices that ensure those objectives are met. This interactive workshop will:

Tuesday, 1 June 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.

Wednesday, 2 June 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Interviews are one of the most stressful elements in the job search process. This workshop will cover the following aspects of the interview process:

Wednesday, 2 June 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

This session will walk students through the doctoral examination process, and strategies for defending in a virtual environment. It includes:
•    Steps in the doctoral examination
•    Timelines and pressure points
•    Defending virtually (what has changed and what is the same)
There will be time for Q&A.

Facilitator Robyn Starkey's work is focused on assisting UBC doctoral candidates with preparing for their final examinations.
Thursday, 3 June 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Take the lead of your education and hone your career intentions!
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?

Monday, 7 June 2021 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Developed by a team of masterful project managers and adult instructors, Project Management 2020 delivers a balance of “core” project management knowledge and skills. These are blended with practical learning on key interpersonal skills essential to successfully achieving project goals.

Thursday, 17 June 2021 - 9:00am to 10:30am

An event within the Graduate Wellness Discussion Series. 

This interactive workshop will be facilitated by staff members of UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Counselling Services to assist graduate students in building strong working relationships with their supervisor and committee members to support their progress through their graduate programs. 

Tuesday, 22 June 2021 - 9:00am to 10:30am

The COVID-19 crisis has led to great uncertainty around the job market and the availability of work for advanced degree holders from across multiple sectors. Join Pedro Antunes, Chief Economist for the Conference Board of Canada, for a webinar on the current state of the labour market in Canada and beyond and how COVID-19 may continue to impact the labour market and economy in the weeks, months and years to come.

Wednesday, 23 June 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Negotiation is a common part of the hiring process, and many applicants find this part intimidating. This workshop will cover:

  • Benefits of negotiating your job offer
  • Things you can negotiate, and
  • Tips and strategies for job negotiation

This session also includes an interactive part to practice job negotiation with your peers.

Wednesday, 7 July 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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.