Practical Tips for Growing your Network

Date & Time

Thursday, 18 January 2018
09:30 to 12:00

Location

Michael Smith Laboratories, 2185 East Mall, Point Grey Campus

Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success and Mitacs Training

Registration Opens

Tuesday, 2 January 2018 - 9:00am
 
 

*This session is being offered in collaboration with MITACS Training (formerly Mitacs Step). 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.

Get the knowledge you need to build your network! Your time at graduate school/during your post doctoral fellowship will be filled with opportunities to make connections in and outside of your field. This short online and in-person workshop with Dr. Jennifer Gardy will give you the information you’ll need to make the most of each opportunity.

Building a strong personal and professional network may be one of the single most important things you can do for your career.  Learn how to plan, prepare, build and foster your network and watch opportunities unfold in front of you.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the session, you will:

  • Have learned the importance of building a strong network
  • Techniques on tapping into the existing network around you
  • Have learned practical tips on identifying and planning networking opportunities
  • Learn to strategically prepare for an upcoming event
  • Have a better understanding of social networking tools available and tips on how and when to use them

Facilitator

Dr. Jennifer Gardy

Dr. Jennifer Gardy has been working with Mitacs Step since the inception of the program in 2008. Dr. Gardy leads BCCDC’s Genome Research Laboratory and is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of British Columbia. She obtained her BSc in Cell Biology & Genetics from UBC in 2000 and completed her PhD at Simon Fraser University in 2006. She completed three years of postdoctoral training in the R.E.W. Hancock laboratory at UBC, using systems biology techniques to study the mammalian innate immune response and working on visualization tools to facilitate scientists’ exploration of biological network data. Dr. Gardy joined BCCDC in 2009, where she works in the emerging field of genomic epidemiology, combining whole genome sequencing with both new and old epidemiological techniques to understand the origins, evolution, and transmission dynamics of outbreak organisms, including tuberculosis and influenza. She also leads BCCDC’s Research Development Unit and is a member of several Research Advisory Councils, including the Womens’ Health Research Institute, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, and the Provincial Health Services Authority. She is also a passionate science communicator involved in a number of science media projects, including regular appearances on CBC Television’s documentary series The Nature of Things.

Registration Information

Registration opens Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 9:00 am.

NO SHOW FEE: No shows are costly for our program and, most importantly, leave students on the waiting list. Students who register and do not attend will be charged a $25 no show fee. To avoid this fee, please cancel at least 2 business days before the session by e-mailing graduate.pathways@ubc.ca . This will allow us to offer your spot to an individual on the waiting list and run a full session. If we are able to fill your spot from the waiting list, you will not be charged. 

Participants must commit to attending the entire session. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all BC post-secondary institutions are eligible to register. Priority will be given to currently registered UBC graduate students. After registering, you will receive confirmation and additional event details within two business days at the e-mail associated with your community.grad.ubc.ca account. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please e-mail us at graduate.pathways@ubc.ca.

If you are a postdoctoral fellow, please register here. For non-UBC students who would like to register, please send an email to: graduate.pathways@ubc.ca after the registration open date/time stated above. 

 

Accessibility

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