Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies strives to elevate achievement and enhance the education of graduate students in a global context, providing:

  • Responsive and responsible administration that is transparent, consistent and equitable;
  • An intellectual and social environment that enhances the quality of graduate education, based on the values of excellence and mutual respect;
  • Superior service with activities and support programs for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and staff;
  • Outstanding opportunities for professional development that enhance career options and encourage graduates and postdocs to contribute positively to a civil and sustainable society.


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Career Coaching Opportunity: Appointments available to book

Over the past several months, several colleagues on campus participated in UBC's Coaching for Career Influencers Program.  As part of our ongoing development as learner coaches, we are required to engage in a minimum of 20 x 30-minute career coaching conversations.  These mutually beneficial one-to-one coaching conversations, exclusive to graduate students or postdoctoral fellows, offer you a safe and confidential space to explore a concern or challenge you are experiencing and to work with you towards defining actionable goals for yourself, all while helping us enhance our coaching skills.

Academic Support and Success, Career Exploration


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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 Support and Success
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 Support and Success