Events

Thursday, 25 April 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This session will help you learn how to make your ideas and research accessible to a general audience, and provide you with simple tools to get your messages across effectively and efficiently. 

Friday, 26 April 2019 - 5:30pm

Can doctoral research into social justice contribute to the creation of a better world? Join us as four Public Scholars have seven minutes each to talk about how their work into social justice will change the world.

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.

Thursday, 9 May 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

This four-hour workshop is for graduate students looking for new tools to help get, or keep, their thesis on track.

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.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm

This interactive session draws on the principles of Design Thinking to help participants begin to orient their plans and philosophy regarding their career and professional life, and for locating a career within life overall. We’ll also use practical skills and exercises to develop tools for evaluating and investigating alternatives and choices. Our goal is for participants to leave the session able to see the years ahead as rich with potential for change and promise, and equipped with tools to tap into that potential.

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 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm

G+PS is offering a workshop for new faculty members, focusing on graduate supervision.  Please forward this information to new faculty members in your unit (the category “new faculty members" can be defined by you).

The workshop covers the fundamentals of effective graduate supervision, including:

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, 23 May 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm

G+PS is offering a workshop for all faculty members, both new and established, focusing on graduate supervision. In this workshop we will share best practices in graduate supervision related to:

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Many graduate students feel unsure about how to move from an academic-style CV to a resume format (widely used to apply for most types of jobs outside of academia). This workshop will address common questions about how to highlight accomplishments, transferable skills, and appeal to non-academic employers in a range of sectors.

Tuesday, 4 June 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

*This session is being offered in collaboration with MITACS Training. Mitacs Training provides professional development training to advanced degree graduates, supplementing their education and research experience with the tools necessary to succeed in today’s workforce.

Wednesday, 5 June 2019 - 9:00am to Thursday, 6 June 2019 - 5:00pm

*This session is being offered in collaboration with MITACS Training. Mitacs Training provides professional development training to advanced degree graduates, supplementing their education and research experience with the tools necessary to succeed in today’s workforce.

NOTE: Participants must commit to attending both days (June 5 - 6)

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.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 19 June 2019 - 5:00pm

*This session is being offered in collaboration with MITACS Training. Mitacs Training provides professional development training to advanced degree graduates, supplementing their education and research experience with the tools necessary to succeed in today’s workforce.

Note: Participants must commit to attending both days (June 18 and 19)

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?

 

Thursday, 20 June 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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, 9 July 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

*This session is being offered in collaboration with MITACS Training. Mitacs Training provides professional development training to advanced degree graduates, supplementing their education and research experience with the tools necessary to succeed in today’s workforce.

Wednesday, 7 August 2019 - 9:00am to Thursday, 8 August 2019 - 5:00pm

*This session is being offered in collaboration with MITACS Training. Mitacs Training provides professional development training to advanced degree graduates, supplementing their education and research experience with the tools necessary to succeed in today’s workforce.

NOTE: Participants must commit to attending both days (August 7 and 8)

Tuesday, 24 September 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

*This session is being offered in collaboration with MITACS Training. Mitacs Training provides professional development training to advanced degree graduates, supplementing their education and research experience with the tools necessary to succeed in today’s workforce.

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