PhDs Go Public Research Talks are back in 2019!
Wednesday, 13 February 2019
The PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series returns once again in 2019 with five exciting talks, where doctoral students tell their community-engaged research stories in just under seven minutes. First initiated by the Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies in the 2015-6 academic year, the PhDs Go Public events spotlight PhD students from UBC's Public Scholars Initiative, who use the Pecha Kucha format to present on how their research is contributing to the public good, and making a change in the world. This year's themes include education, indigeneity, health, social justice, and environment. Mark your calendars, and stay tuned for updates!
Congratulations to the master’s and doctoral students graduating this November!
Tuesday, 27 November 2018
From November 28 to November 30, UBC holds graduation ceremonies to students receiving their baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Everyone crossing the stage this fall has their own story of hard work, challenges, setbacks, and achievements.
U21/PwC Innovation Challenge is launched
Tuesday, 9 October 2018
What is the U21/PwC competition? This online competition challenges U21 students to respond to contemporary, globally-important work-related issues (set by PwC) via a short three-minute video. The videos are judged by PwC and their clients, who are leaders in graduate career development. The challenge offers students the opportunity to apply their knowledge to ‘real-world’ situations and reflect on their own experiences.
UBC postdoc receives CIHR-IHSPR Rising Star Award for doctoral work
Wednesday, 30 May 2018
Lindsay Hedden, a postdoctoral fellow in the Faculty of Medicine, has received this year’s Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)'s Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) Rising Star Award, for her work on health services delivery and workforce issues in primary healthcare.
Congratulations to this year's graduating master’s and doctoral students!
Thursday, 24 May 2018
From May 22 to May 31, UBC holds graduation ceremonies to honour thousands of students receiving their baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Everyone crossing the stage this spring has their own story of hard work, challenges, setbacks, and achievements.
Two UBC students are finalists for SSHRC’s Storyteller challenge
Thursday, 19 April 2018
Meagan Black, an MFA student in Creative Writing, and Evan Bowness, a doctoral student in the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES), are among the 25 finalists of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)'s 2018 Storytellers challenge.
Dr. Julian Dierkes appointed as the new Associate Dean, Funding
Monday, 8 January 2018
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Julian Dierkes to the position of Associate Dean, Funding, effective January 1, 2018. He is taking over from Dr. Janice Eng, who completed her term in December. We are extraordinary grateful to Dr. Eng for the exceptional competence, collegiality, and commitment she brought to this important role over the past three years.
Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring announced
Monday, 4 December 2017
Associate Professor in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Dr. Eric Jan, and Professor in Sociology, Dr. Anne Martin-Matthews, received the Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring for their passion and dedication to mentoring students to reach their full potential as researchers.
Public Scholars Initiative project report now available
Friday, 27 October 2017
The report on the first two years of the pilot project Public Scholars Initiative is ready. Now in its third year, the PSI has funded 115 students from all disciplines across UBC who have worked and are working as part of their doctoral scholarship with over 100 different partner organizations in 32 countries.
ISGP Welcomes Incoming Chair, Barbara Weber
Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Barbara Weber has been appointed chair of the Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program (ISGP). Barbara is an associate professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education, and an associate of the UBC Philosophy Department.