PSI March Info Sessions
Thursday, 18 February 2016
Listen to the recording: UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative (PSI) provides academic and financial support (up to $10,000), professional development, and networking opportunities for doctoral students pursuing impactful, collaborative scholarship relevant to a diversity of careers.
Innovation, University, and the Public Good
Sunday, 7 February 2016
Joining as a guest speaker to UBC Public Scholars Initiative's innovation-themed research talk event, UBC's Innovation Catalyst Angus Livingstone discussed how universities (and its graduate students) can promote innovation while purposefully generating positive social impact.
UBC Alumni Spotlight: Crossing Disciplines, Cultures, and Continents
Monday, 1 February 2016
With a UBC BA (hons) and an MA in philosophy in his backpack, James Giles followed his keen interest in Eastern philosophy and culture and set off trekking for a year through India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
Event: Innovation for Public Good
Wednesday, 20 January 2016
Promoting innovation is central to the mandate of a research-intensive university; so is advancing the public good. But how do they go together? In the second event of the PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series, seven PhD students from UBC's Public Scholars Initiative share how they've made that connection in their dissertation research.
Five Lessons on Rethinking the PhD
Tuesday, 19 January 2016
The Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) brought together faculty, staff, and students to continue the conversation on the future of the PhD, and how we can better prepare ourselves for it. Here are some takeaways.
Congratulations to UBC’s Newest Vanier Scholarship Recipients
Monday, 7 December 2015
Last month the federal government announced the 2015-16 recipients of the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Of the 166 recipients, 25 are pursuing graduate degrees at the University of British Columbia (UBC).
Report: UBC's Public Scholars Initiative as a way to "rethink the PhD"
Monday, 30 November 2015
In a recently published report featured by the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies, UBC Dean and Vice-Provost of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Susan Porter and Assistant Dean Jennifer Phelps introduce the Public Scholars Initiative as a pilot program offering an integrated approach to doctoral scholarship and career development.
Why Academics Need To Be Storytellers
Friday, 20 November 2015
VIDEO: Speaking at the inaugural session of the PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series, Emmy Award-winner journalist and UBC faculty Peter Klein makes a call to scholars at all levels to be storytellers to elicit positive social change.
UBC Graduate Student Places 2nd in Global U21 3MT Event
Tuesday, 3 November 2015
UBC’s Dean and Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is pictured here presenting Zoe with her U21 3MT award certificate. Congratulations go out to UBC Linguistics PhD student Zoe Wai-Man Lam who has received the 2nd place Highly Commended award from the judging panel in the third annual Universitas 21 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Global Final.
UBC Killam 2015 Recap
Tuesday, 27 October 2015
UBC Killam Prof. Emeritus David Dolphin enjoying last year's Killam Celebration with members of the Killam family. This past week the UBC community celebrated the 2015 UBC Killam Scholars. These various faculty, postdoctoral fellows and doctoral students have gained the distinction of receiving a Killam award in support of the teaching, research and scholary work they are conducting at UBC.
Being a Public Scholar: Professor Wade Davis’ Address to Doctoral Students
Tuesday, 20 October 2015
In his inspiring talk delivered at the inauguration of the Public Scholars Initiative, UBC Professor of Anthropology Wade Davis challenges graduate students to act as "entrepreneurs of knowledge".
UBC Launches a Pilot Public Scholars Initiative for Doctoral Students
Tuesday, 13 October 2015
The UBC Public Scholars Initiative (PSI) was launched as an innovative pilot program intended to explore how a top-tier university can offer PhD pathways that encourage purposeful social contribution, innovative forms of collaborative scholarship, and broader career readiness for doctoral students.
NEW Way to Access Buses & Transit Effective Sept 1
Monday, 17 August 2015
U-Pass BC is moving to the Compass Card U-Pass BC is the Vancouver-wide transit pass for university students. U-Pass BC is linked to TransLink’s Compass Card, which is the reloadable electronic fare card for the bus, skytrain, and seabus.
Meet Our Newest Trudeau Scholar - Meaghan Thumath
Tuesday, 9 June 2015
Congratulations go out to UBC's newest Trudeau Doctoral Scholar, School of Nursing PhD student Meaghan Thumath. Meaghan's research seeks ways to improve access to primary healthcare for Indigenous women in Canada and abroad.
3 UBC students are finalists in the national SSHRC Storyteller’s Challenge 2015
Thursday, 9 April 2015
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) announced in Ottawa April 1st, 2015, the top 25 finalists in the 2015 SSHRC Storytellers Challenge. The annual competition challenges postsecondary students from across the country to demonstrate—in up to three minutes or 300 words—how SSHRC-funded research is making a difference in the lives of Canadians.
Top 3 - UBC 2015 3 Minute Thesis Videos are Posted
Thursday, 19 March 2015
This year more than 100 University of British Columbia (UBC) graduate students took up the challenge of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) with the aim of effectively expressing their thesis research as a three-minute speech for a general audience.