Resources

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"Your Next Step" Podcast

Do you want to feel inspired and motivated? Find out how, in the middle of a pandemic, our alumni from around the world are rethinking what it means to be a leader. Your Next Career Step is a podcast miniseries with a new episode airing every two weeks. On the first four episodes, we explore the idea of ‘Adapting through Change’. Now we will be taking you on a journey about exploring your possibilities.

Career Exploration alumni UBC
Academic Integrity, Introduction to

The “Introduction to Academic Integrity” Canvas module discusses academic integrity in the context of why it matters — as a core element of how we as scholars and professionals do our work (and live our professional lives) at UBC and beyond. The module features 4 videos with UBC faculty, librarians, and students (see 1 example below), as well as pre- and post-reflection questions for students, and takes no more than 30 minutes to complete. Once they submit their responses, students can download a certificate of completion.

Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Annotated Abstracts

The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication developed this series of annotated abstracts from across the disciplines as a student resource. The annotations point out standard features of abstracts, while accounting for disciplinary difference. Technical vocabulary appears in blue italicized text with relevant definitions in floating text.

Writing and Communication Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Annotated Research Articles

A series of 8 annotated research articles from across the disciplines (listed under "Academic Writing Resources" here) . The annotations point out standard features of research articles, while accounting for disciplinary difference. Technical vocabulary appears in blue italicized text with relevant definitions in floating text.

Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Bookable Project Rooms: Koerner Library Research Commons

*Due to COVID-19, UBC Library branches across the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses remain closed until further notice.*

Academic Support and Success Library Research Commons
Business Concepts for Life Scientists (Online, Self-paced)

The purpose of this online, on-demand course is to enhance PhD scientists’ understanding of foundational business concepts. This business coursework is unique because it is designed to prepare scientists for career transitions into both academic and non-academic settings. The course comprises a series of three modules - Business Strategy, Finance and Business Development.

Career Exploration, Professional Effectiveness iBiology
Career Planning, Graduate

Visit the graduate student career page for tools, resources, advice, and video stories to help guide your career planning and exploration.

Career Exploration, Community and Network Building, Professional Effectiveness Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Career Resources for LGBTQ+ Students

Navigating your career options and seeking employment are two important components of your experience as a UBC student and future alumnus.  The Centre for Student Involvement and Careers has a resource page dedicated to answering your questions and providing campus & community resources to help you thrive.

Career Exploration, Community and Network Building, Professional Effectiveness Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Career Resources for Students of Colour

Navigating your career options and seeking employment are two important components of your experience as a UBC student and future alumnus.  The Centre for Student Involvement and Careers has a resource page dedicated to answering your questions and providing campus & community resources to help you thrive

Career Exploration, Community and Network Building, Professional Effectiveness Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Career Resources for Students with Disabilities

Navigating your career options and seeking employment are two important components of your experience as a UBC student and future alumnus.  The Centre for Student Involvement and Careers has a resource page dedicated to answering your questions and providing campus & community resources to help you thrive.

Career Exploration, Community and Network Building, Professional Effectiveness Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Communicating your Research (online course)

This short online course highlights the importance of communicating well and focuses on three common communication opportunities that researchers face on a regular basis:

  1.     Presentation skills;
  2.     Writing skills; and
  3.     Poster creation

Facilitated by Dr. Jenn Gardy, you will learn more about the latest tips and techniques to make sure your next conference talk, email or poster presentation is impactful and memorable.

Register

Research Skills, Writing and Communication Mitacs Training
Cross-Cultural Team Communications (online course)

This online course is available on-demand. Navigating, contributing and building effective teams may be the single most important skill that spans disciplines and industries in our current and diverse workplaces. Learn tools and techniques to build your awareness of multicultural team performance, navigate workplace cultural communication, and use effective conversations to deal with conflict in international and multicultural team settings.

Register

 

 

    Community and Network Building, Writing and Communication Mitacs Training
    Dissertation Success Curriculum

    The 12-week Dissertation Success online, on-demand Program is designed for doctoral candidates who are focused on finishing their dissertation. Each module includes a recorded training video and resources.

    Register with the University of British Columbia's subscription

    Academic Support and Success, Health and Wellness, Writing and Communication National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
    Effective Teaching Online, Workshop Recordings

    Going online all of a sudden? Check out CIRTL's Effective Teaching Online playlist on YouTube, where you can find pre-recorded versions of two recent workshops: one designed to give instructors a brief introduction to online, evidence-based, inclusive teaching strategies; the other designed to share top-level recommendations on how to effectively support online instructors during temporary distance learning. Related workshop materials are provided in video descriptions.

    Teaching Development Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning
    Event Venue Rental, Free

    *As of (March 16 2020) the GSS is currently not taking reservations for any of the spaces in Thea Koerner House.*

    The Graduate Student Society has several spaces within the Graduate Student Centre and the GSS available for graduate student professional development and social events as well as meetings and study groups.  Learn more about the venues, their capacity, and how to reserve a space here.

    Community and Network Building Graduate Student Society
    Good Clinical Research Practice Courses, Online

    Available online, on-demand are courses on Good Clinical Practice, Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), Biomedical Research Ethics, Social and Behavioral Research, Transportation of Dangerous Goods TDG/IATA, Health Canada Division 5 - Drugs For Clinical Trials Involving Human Subjects, and CITI Canada Privacy.  These are available through a UBC subscription and are free to UBC students, staff, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty.

    Academic Support and Success, Research Skills N2 Network of Networks
    Guides to Writing and Research

    The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication developed these resources to assist students across the disciplines and professions. These evidence-based resources describe some of the typical practices that occur in high-stakes writing situations, with a focus on academic genres: abstracts, lay summaries, literature reviews, research article introductions, and so on.

    Writing and Communication Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
    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 Support and Success, Career Exploration Centre for Student Involvement and Careers, Graduate Pathways to Success
    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 Support and Success, Career Exploration Centre for Student Involvement and Careers, Graduate Pathways to Success
    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 Support and Success, Career Exploration Centre for Student Involvement and Careers, Graduate Pathways to Success
    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 Exploration Graduate Pathways to Success
    Irving K Barber Bookable Study Space

    The UBC Library is providing bookable study space in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Monday through Saturday. This space will include access to desktop computers, printing and scanning and be organized to ensure safe physical distancing at all times.

    Academic Support and Success UBC Library
    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?’

    Professional Effectiveness Graduate Pathways to Success
    Managing Project Timelines (online course)

    This online, on-demand course will help you to reach project deadlines with less stress. Gain techniques and tools to help you create realistic project timelines and manage your time and energy. At the end of the course, you will:

    • Understand how to define tasks, task duration, milestones, and deadlines
    • Know how to use planning techniques to implement and adapt project timelines
    • Learn processes and techniques to communicate your project status to your research team

    Register

    Professional Effectiveness, Research Skills Mitacs Training
    Online Job and Volunteer Board

    Careers online is an online job and volunteer board for UBC students and alumni

    Career Exploration Centre for Student Involvement and Careers

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