GPS Workshop: Managing Effective Collaborative Research Teams

Date & Time

Wednesday, 07 May 2014
09:30 to 12:00


Rm 125 David Lam Building, Sauder School of Business, 2053 Main Mall

Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success

Registration Closed / Past Event


This interactive workshop will equip participants’ with an enhanced understanding of collaborative groups in academia and will allow participants’ to develop tools and techniques that can be used in practice.  At the end of the presentation participants will:

  • Understand the different types, and importance of, collaboration in academia;
  • Develop a list of items to address when a collaborative group is being formed;
  • Develop an understanding of how to manage conflict within collaborative groups; and
  • Be better equipped to assist researchers with developing and maintaining collaborative groups.

The session will be conducted in a discussion format with work prepared ahead of time so that targeted discussion will take place.

Facilitator: gps_frances_chandler.JPG

Frances Chandler, PhD is a certified teacher, social worker, and professional planner who is currently the Director of Research Support Services at Sauder School of Business. She holds degrees in environmental studies/urban planning, social welfare policy, and education and her PhD research focused on leadership and collaborative groups in academia.  An award winning volunteer, she has worked in numerous locations and employment situations in Northern and Southern Ontario, Ghana, China and Vancouver.

Registration: Priority will be given to currently registered UBC graduate students.  To register, please visit

Confirmation of registration will be sent within two working days. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please email.

Refreshments: Beverages will be provided. Please bring your own mug.

For information on upcoming GPS Events, please visit Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies-Graduate Pathways to Success Program.



If you have a disability or medical condition that may affect your full participation in the event, please email, 604-827-4578, well in advance of the event.