Events

Wednesday, 13 November 2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm

Both academic and non-academic workplaces are fraught with difficult conversations, many of which take place across power differentials. This day-long workshop provides practical skills in how graduate students, recent grads and junior professionals can navigate situations in which they need to raise a difficult issue with a supervisor, or respond to a problem. We introduce some frameworks for understanding such dynamics, and tools for conflict analysis, boundary setting, managing our triggers, and preparing for difficult conversations.

Thursday, 14 November 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, 14 November 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, 21 November 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?

Thursday, 21 November 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

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, 26 November 2019 - 1:00pm 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, 3 December 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

This session is one of four being offered by Simon Clews. To register for other sessions in this series, please see:

Tuesday, 3 December 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

This session is one of four being offered by Simon Clews. To register for other sessions in this series, please see:

Wednesday, 4 December 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

This session is one of four being offered by Simon Clews. To register for other sessions in this series, please see:

Wednesday, 4 December 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

This session is one of four being offered by Simon Clews. To register for other sessions in this series, please see:

Tuesday, 10 December 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

In this session, we will introduce some statistical concepts such as mean, variance, hypothesis testing, statistical significance and distribution of the sample mean.

Thursday, 16 January 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

As a graduate student, you likely wear many hats - perhaps as a student, an employee or a friend. Each of these hats entails different responsibilities and commitments. How these responsibilities align with your personal priorities and relatedly, how you choose to spend your time, can contribute to your sense of work/school-life balance.

Tuesday, 21 January 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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:

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

In this session, we will start with a simple correlation analysis for two quantitative variables, and then discuss modelling the relationship between two quantitative variables by simple linear regression.

Thursday, 23 January 2020 - 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

Nick Rizzo, Senior Thesis/Information Clerk, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Thursday, 23 January 2020 - 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:

  • Overview of the major steps in the Doctoral Exam
  • Effectively planning your exam timeline
  • Foreseeing and avoiding stressful obstacles
  • Administrative responsibilities (yours, ours, your supervisor’s)
FACILITATOR

Robyn Starkey's work is focused on assisting UBC doctoral candidates with preparing for their final examinations.

Thursday, 23 January 2020 - 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

Nick Rizzo, Senior Thesis/Information Clerk, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Thursday, 23 January 2020 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm

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:

  • Overview of the major steps in the Doctoral Exam
  • Effectively planning your exam timeline
  • Foreseeing and avoiding stressful obstacles
  • Administrative responsibilities (yours, ours, your supervisor’s)
FACILITATOR

Robyn Starkey's work is focused on assisting UBC doctoral candidates with preparing for their final examinations.

Friday, 31 January 2020 - 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.

Wednesday, 5 February 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

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.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

In this session, we will show how to compare two groups when the response is binary or count data and cover what happens if we have more than two groups or more than one predictor whether numeric or categorical.

Friday, 14 February 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Participants will look at the role that stories play in social change work and will learn about the power of stories as tools for connection and reflection. Participants will learn how to develop and tell their own stories, as a strategy to move people to action.

Learning Objectives:

Wednesday, 19 February 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Discovering the Entrepreneur Within has participants analyze successful entrepreneurial ventures and identify what it took for those entrepreneurs to reach their goals. 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.

Wednesday, 26 February 2020 - 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. We will demonstrate with examples that ignoring the lack of independence due to repeated measurements on the same unit or clusters of related units may lead to wrong conclusions. We will show how mixed-effects models are used in such cases to model the variance structure of the data as well as the mean.

Want to get an idea of what to expect? Check out the video below for a teaser from last year's session.

Thursday, 5 March 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.

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