Non-Academic Career Paths for Humanities and Arts PhDs: Advice on the application process

Date & Time

Thursday, 28 September 2017
13:00 to 15:00


Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road

Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success

Registration Closed / Past Event


What are the non-academic career options for PhDs, especially those in the social sciences and the humanities? What are the DOs and DON'Ts of the non-academic job application, the pre-interview, the interview, and the follow-up? Dr. Dean Oliver from the Canadian Museum of History shares his wealth of experience hiring and working with PhDs, and offers tips for your future career.


Dean F. Oliver (Ph.D., York) is Director, Research at the Canadian Museum of History, Ottawa. He was formerly Assistant Director of York University’s Centre for International and Security Studies and, from 1996-98, a post-doctoral fellow at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. He has taught military history, political science, and international security.

Registration Information

Registration opens Monday, Sept 18th at 9:00am.

Priority will be given to UBC graduate students registered in the current academic session. Postdoctoral fellows are welcome.  Confirmation of registration will be sent within two working days. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please send a message to:


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