Resources

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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
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 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
    Event Venue Rental, Free

    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, thei capacity, and how to reserve a space here.

    Community and Network Building Graduate Student Society
    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
    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
    Online Responsible Conduct and Clinical Research Courses

    Available online, on-demand are courses on Good Clinical Practice, Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)- Life Science and Physical Science, 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
    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 Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Graduate Pathways to Success
    Practical Tips for Growing Your Network (online course)

    This short online, on-demand course will help you get the knowledge you need to build your network! Your time at graduate school will be filled with opportunities to make connections in and outside of your field. This course will give you the information you’ll need to make the most of each opportunity.

    Building a strong personal and professional network may be one of the single most important things you can do for your career.  Learn how to plan, prepare, build and foster your network and watch opportunities unfold in front of you.

    Community and Network Building, Professional Effectiveness Mitacs Training
    Resumes, Covers Letters, and CVs

    This site provides samples and video tutorials to help target and tailor you resumes, cover letters & curricula vitae.

    Career Exploration, Professional Effectiveness Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
    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 Support and Success Graduate Pathways to Success
    Science Writing Resources

    Study guides, videos, and quizzes to help with Communicating Science, Finding, Integrating, and Citing Sources, Grammar and Style, Developing an Effective Writing Process, and more.  There are also resources, including podcasts, that provide strategies for teaching writing, grading assignments, using peer review, giving feedback, and more.

    Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication Science Writing Resources for Learning (ScWRL)
    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 Support and Success, Research Skills Applied Statistics and Data Science Group, Graduate Pathways to Success
    Thesis Formatting Guides

    Templates and How-to-Guides for Formatting your thesis in PC and MAC

    Academic Support and Success Library Research Commons
    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 Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Graduate Pathways to Success

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