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.
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.
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.
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.
The Results: UBC’s 3-Minute Thesis 2015 Final Round
Thursday, 12 March 2015
We began with 10 polished and articulate 3-minute graduate student research presentations. And in the end, when the dust settled, the people’s choice ballots counted and the judges’ scorecards tallied, prizes were awarded to a select few, but applause and accolades, shared by all. Here are the results.
The Results: UBC’s 3-Minute Thesis 2015 Semi-Finals
Wednesday, 11 March 2015
It was a full house at the Grad Student Centre Ballroom yesterday afternoon. The crowd that gathered to hear the 3-minute research presentations of some of UBC’s finest graduate student researchers were treated to 31 outstanding orations.
UBC announces Public Scholars Initiative
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
In recognition of doctoral students' tremendous capacity for and motivation to make innovative and positive contributions to the public good through their scholarly work, UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS) is excited to announce a new support and funding initiative geared to support 'Public Scholars' at the doctoral level.
Are you doing something amazing tomorrow afternoon?
Monday, 9 March 2015
You could be! Join the audiience for the semi-final rounds of UBC’s 3-Minute Thesis Competition and be inspired. All around the Vancouver Campus UBC’s fifth annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition has seen a flurry of outstanding presentations as graduate students challenge themselves and each other to inform us about their research in just three minutes.
Two UBC Doctoral Students receive national recognition for interdisciplinary research.
Friday, 20 February 2015
Two of UBC’s doctoral students, Kaylee Byers and Rowan Cockett, not only received NSERC Vanier Scholarships in 2014, but have been further acknowledged for the interdisciplinary nature of their research with the annual the NSERC Gilles Brassard Doctoral Prize for Interdisciplinary Research.