Graduate Pathways to Success

 

 Events

Title Description Date Theme
Fundamentals of Statistics I: Exploratory Data Analysis

This is the first workshop in a 5-part series focused on the fundamentals of statistics.

6 October 2022 - 10:00am Academic, Research
Reproducible research PART II: Intro to reproducible research tools

In this webinar we will introduce the best practices and tools for creating reproducible workflows for your statistical analyses.

12 October 2022 - 10:00am Academic, Research
The Inquiring Mind

This evidence-based program will address and promote mental health and reduce the stigma of mental illness in an educational setting. It will cover three main components: stigma reduction, resiliency skills, and the Mental Health Continuum Model.

13 October 2022 - 9:00am Health and Wellbeing
6 Feet Together: Professional Networking in a Hybrid World

Did you know that almost 85% of roles are filled through networking, and 70% of positions available are never published publicly? But how do we navigate networking in a socially distanced world? The pandemic continues to teach us the value of connection and time. Agile workforce models are giving us an opportunity to learn how to leverage the benefits of a hybrid networking world.

19 October 2022 - 9:00am Career
Teaching with Integrity: Methods and Strategies for Fostering Academic Integrity in Your Classroom or Laboratory

This two-hour interactive workshop will introduce graduate students to current concepts in academic integrity. Beginning with case studies, we will examine misconceptions (both TAs/instructors’ and students’) about who commits academic misconduct, how, and why.

20 October 2022 - 9:00am Academic, Writing and Communication
GPDN Career Symposium for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows (Oct. 25)

Each year, the GPDN hosts a career symposium for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows aimed at professional development and career exploration.
Join the 3rd annual Career Symposium from October 25-27 and register here.

25 October 2022 - 10:00am Career, Working with others, Writing and Communication
GPDN Career Symposium for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows (Oct. 26)

Each year, the GPDN hosts a career symposium for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows aimed at professional development and career exploration.
Join the 3rd annual Career Symposium from October 25-27 and register here.

26 October 2022 - 10:00am Career, Working with others, Writing and Communication
Navigating an Effective Relationship with your Supervisor

This interactive workshop will be facilitated by staff members of UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Counselling Services to assist graduate students in building strong working relationships with their supervisor and committee members to support their progress through their graduate programs.

26 October 2022 - 2:00pm Academic, Health and Wellbeing, Working with others
GPDN Career Symposium for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows (Oct. 27)

Each year, the GPDN hosts a career symposium for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows aimed at professional development and career exploration.
Join the 3rd annual Career Symposium from October 25-27 and register here.

27 October 2022 - 10:00am Career, Working with others, Writing and Communication
Applying for Scholarships for your Master’s program

This session will provide a detailed overview of the Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) and Affiliated Fellowship Award competition for Master’s-level funding, including advice on writing a successful application.

27 October 2022 - 2:00pm Academic, Health and Wellbeing
Staying on Track in Grad School: Self-Care Strategies for Managing Stress and Avoiding Burnout

An event within the Staying on Track in Grad School series.

9 November 2022 - 12:00pm Academic, Health and Wellbeing
Imposter Phenomenon

Do you ever feel like to you don’t belong in grad school?  Have you ever downplayed your accomplishments? This interactive workshop will be facilitated by staff from UBC Counselling Services and focuses on understanding and managing feelings of the imposter phenomenon.

Topics covered include:

16 November 2022 - 12:00pm Academic, Health and Wellbeing
Harnessing your Resilience: Coping Strategies for Anxiety and Stress in Grad School and beyond

Have you ever wondered how to tap into your resilience during challenging times? Imagine a situation where you face a critique of your writing from a supervisor, do not get the grant you were counting on, or have to shift your academic focus because of the realities of the job market. With scenarios such as these in mind, this interactive session will:

17 November 2022 - 2:00pm Academic, Health and Wellbeing, Working with others
Reproducible research PART III: Collaborative reproducible research tools

In this webinar we will introduce the best practices and tools for sharing your reproducible workflows and collaborating with your colleagues in private networks or with any public GitLab users. We will start by introducing concepts on branching and forking using diagrams.

18 November 2022 - 10:00am Academic, Research
Overcoming Perfectionism

We live in a culture that emphasizes being perfect as a virtue in everything from body image to relationships to career achievements. The problem is that life and being human, in spite of our best efforts, is messier than this. Having high standards is one thing, but taking a perfectionistic approach to life can actually get in the way of your success.

22 November 2022 - 9:30am Academic, Health and Wellbeing
Leveraging your Strengths to Strategize for Success

Quick – tell us the top five things you are good at! Can you do it? Or would it be easier to tell us the things you’re not good at? The truth is many of us spend more time focused on (and trying to fix) what we’re not good at, instead of discovering, appreciating, and cultivating our strengths.

23 November 2022 - 2:30pm Career, Health and Wellbeing
Fundamentals of Statistics II: Study Design and Data Collection Essentials

This is the 2nd workshop in a 5-part series focused on the fundamentals of statistics.

This webinar focuses on the first two crucial steps in a statistical investigation: 

1) identify a question and

2) collect the right data to answer this question. 

You will learn about:

24 November 2022 - 10:00am Academic, Research
Build your confidence for greater interpersonal impact

Have you experienced a situation where you felt you had no control?  Have you felt powerless in a work or academic environment? In this workshop, the focus will be to deepen your awareness of the interplay between yourself and others, both at the personal and social level.

30 November 2022 - 10:00am Academic, Health and Wellbeing, Leadership
Getting the Most Out of your Academic Experience: Designing your Grad School Strategy

Graduate students today have a plethora of academic and professional obligations as well as opportunities they may engage in during their graduate journey. There are also many ways to define success both within and after graduate school.

1 December 2022 - 10:00am Academic, Career, Health and Wellbeing
Doctoral Defence: Doctoral Examination and Defence Procedures

Doctoral Defence information session walk students through the doctoral examination process, and explains the different defence modes - in person, virtual, and hybrid.

The session includes:

6 December 2022 - 2:00pm Academic

Pages

 Resources

Title Description Theme
Individual Development Plan, Sciences

My IDP is a unique, web-based career-planning tool tailored to meet the needs of PhD students and postdocs in the sciences.  This website was developed by AAAS/Science, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), and experts from several universities (see authors on their site). 
Note: This website is not hosted in Canada, and your personal information may be stored or accessed outside of Canada.

Academic, Career
Individual Development Plan, Humanities and Social Sciences

ImaginePhD is a free online career exploration and planning tool for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences. The ImaginePhD project is powered by the Graduate Career Consortium (https://gradcareerconsortium.org/; GCC).
Note: This website is not hosted in Canada, and your personal information may be stored or accessed outside of Canada.

Academic, Career
Individual Development Plan, Health

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has developed an online Individual Development Plan (IDP) and resources.  The IDP is a tool that supports graduate students and PDFs in actively preparing for the career(s) of their choice by exploring career paths, establishing career goals, and identifying skill gaps, culminating in an action plan to achieve their career goal(s).

Academic, Career
Statistics Webinar Series

This 6-part statistics webinar series is annually presented by the Applied Statistics and Data Science Group.  Slides and descriptions of each session are provided.

Academic, Research
Leaders Dialogue Series: On Making a Difference for Good

The Leaders’ Dialogue series is an opportunity to get to know individuals who have made a difference for good in the world, and hear their thoughts on questions such as ‘What motivates you?’, ‘What does ‘success’ mean to you?’, ‘What have you learned about leadership?’, and ‘What’s wrong/right with the world?’

Leadership
Writing with Integrity

A short video in which Drs Susan Porter and Beth Haverkamp discuss the importance of writing with integrity (the importance of writing and contributing new knowledge and scholarship with integrity; avoiding plagiarism)

Academic, Writing and Communication
Video Guides to Writing and Research

A series of videos to introduce students to the fundamentals of academic writing and research: “Writing in Situations”, An interview with Dr. Anthony Paré plus
5 videos (“The Writing Process”, “The Prewriting Stage”, “The Writing Stage”, “The Revision Stage”, and “Managing Time to Write”) featuring conversations with 4 graduate students from Chemistry, Civil Engineering, English Literature, and Linguistics.  (Playlist)

Academic, Writing and Communication
Scholarships and awards_Presentation materials

Applying for graduate scholarships or awards? Past presentation materials and webinar recordings provide you with guidance.  You may also find the tips and best practices helpful.

Academic
Planning for your Doctoral Exam

To help prepare you for a smooth examination process, the doctoral exams team provides tools and resources including a checklist, sample workplan, and past presentation materials and recordings to help you map out a timeline for your final doctoral examination.

Academic
Thesis Preparation and Submission

Finishing your thesis or dissertation?  G+PS provides sample templates, checklists, past presentation materials and recordings, as well as information on how to submit your thesis for review and final submission.

Academic
InterSECT Job Simulations

InterSECT is an online platform that allows PhD-level scientists and humanists, regardless of professional stage, to explore future career options. Our goal is to provide true-to-life job simulation exercises that help individuals consider the following questions:

What are my professional interests and skills?
How do my interests and skills translate to potential careers?
What are my career options?
Which careers haven’t I considered?

Career
GPS Workshop Materials, Recordings

Materials, handouts, and recordings from many past Graduate Pathways to Success sessions, including our career and statistics series, are posted online here (cwl login required)

Academic, Career, Research
Book List: Succeeding in Grad School and your Career

Below is a list of recommended reading to help you navigate grad school and strategize for your career.  These are some examples and there are many more!  Many have very similar topics.  Pick one or two depending on where you are in your program.  You do not need to read them all! They range from helping you choose your research project, to navigating each stage of your program, to helping you select opportunities for career planning. (Note: many of these are available through the UBC library)

Academic, Career, Writing and Communication