UBC Graduate Student Events

Centre for Student Involvement & Careers

UBC Centre for Student Involvement & Careers offers a variety of services and information aimed at assisting graduate students with career guidance and development. Events include employer information sessions, recruitment fairs, and workshops. Weekly resume clinics and advising sessions are also available. You can also sign up for their e-newsletter or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.

Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT)

The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology provides a variety of graduate student programs and support related to teaching, TA training, use of technology in educational programming as well as a certificate program for those wishing to pursue a career in teaching and learning in higher education. Please visit the CTLT events website for a complete list of events and to register.

The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication

The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication (CWSC) provides both graduate and undergraduate students with writing support. The CWSC offers free one-on-one consultations, workshops (visit our website for availability), and a Writing Community for graduate students year-round. All of our events and consultations are led by peer writing consultants, who are UBC students from a wide variety of disciplines. Consultants work with a wide range of projects and work with students at any stage of the writing process.

UBC Library Research Workshops and Support:

UBC Library provides several services to graduate students focused on research skills, author’s rights and publishing. Learning about the type of library supports available to you will assist you developing the skills and competencies necessary to complete intensive research and to transition research into informed publishing opportunities.

UBC Library Graduate Student Workshops

UBC Library provides a variety of workshops throughout the year. The workshops can be subject specific (e.g. searching the Ebsco health databases), general awareness (e.g. orientation to the library), or focused on building a scholarly profile (e.g. getting published, scholarly rights).

Some library workshops for graduate students include:

  • Graduate Student Orientation to the Library
  • Web of Science / Journal Citation Reports
  • Current Awareness Tools
  • How to do Research for a Literature Review
  • Archival Research Skills for Graduate Students
  • Getting Published in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Scholarly Rights and Responsibilities
  • Increasing the Impact of Your Research

To view a schedule of workshop offerings and find registration information, visit the Graduate Library Workshop Series.

Consultation with Subject Librarians:
Subject Librarians serve as the primary liaison between the Library and the academic departments on campus. They provide skilled reference assistance, manage the library's collections and provide instructional support to faculty.
Your Subject Librarian can assist you by:

  • alerting you to new resources in your discipline
  • showing you how to use current awareness tools to help you stay current in your field.
  • suggesting search strategies and resources for your research
  • purchasing materials relevant to your research. 

Suggest a book to purchase or contact your subject librarian for further information.

Statistical Opportunity for Students (SOS)

The Statistical Consulting and Research Laboratory (SCARL) offers one hour of free statistical consulting to UBC graduate students. The SOS program is designed to help graduate students formulate and understand the statistical issues involved in their research projects. The program is open to all UBC graduate students. Interested students submit a one-page description of their work outlining their statistical questions. They meet with consultants for an hour to discuss their questions and receive a written summary and report shortly after the meeting, all at no charge. For further details on the program and how to apply please visit asda.stat.ubc.ca/sos/.

The SOS program is made possible through funding support from the Office of the Provost and Vice President, Research and International.

SCARL also offers a series of 6 statistics workshops through the Graduate Pathways to Success program. Past presentations may be viewed at: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/current-students/graduate-pathways-success/e-resources-presentations .