Resourcesort ascending Description Theme Provider
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 Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication, Graduate Pathways to Success
WriteNow, online supportive writing community

This program ($245US), exclusively for graduate students and postdocs, offers 12 weeks (May 20 - Aug 11, 2024) of access to the WriteNow platform and timer for increased writing productivity, goal setting, and community support.

Register through UBC's subscription.  Registration closes May 10 (save $50 before May 6)

What to expect:

Every Day (Monday - Friday):

  • Log into WriteNow and write!
  • Support your group and interact with the community.

Every Week:

Academic, Writing and Communication National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Wellbeing self-directed training

Visit for links to register for the following Canvas self-directed learning courses:

  • Navigating Your Health and Wellbeing at UBC and Beyond
  • Mental Health: The Basics
  • How to Help a Peer
  • Inclusive Event Planning
  • SAVE Lives: Harm Reduction & Naloxone Training
Health and Wellbeing Wellness Centre
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 Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication, Graduate Pathways to Success
Toolkits for Public Scholarship and Practice

Developed by the Public Humanities Hub, as part of their public scholarship series, each toolkit is themed around a specific kind of public scholarship, including:

  • Creating Accessible Events
  • Curating Exhibitions
  • Making Infographics
  • Podcasting
  • Using Wikipedia
  • Writing Op-Eds

Toolkits include presentation recordings, examples, resources, and more.

Academic, Research, Writing and Communication Public Humanities Hub
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 Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Graduate Pathways to Success
The UBC Hub, Online Career Mentors

Create a free profile on The UBC Hub to connect with a UBC alumni mentor from anywhere in the world. Gain insight on global job markets and industries, receive feedback on your job search materials and online profile, or conduct informational interviews.

Career, Working with others alumni UBC, UBC Career Centre
Statistics Webinar Series

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

Academic, Research Applied Statistics and Data Science Group, 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, Writing and Communication Science Writing Resources for Learning (ScWRL)
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 Graduate Pathways to Success
Resumes and Cover Letters

This site provides samples and video tutorials to help target and tailor your resumes and cover letters. See here for additional examples of grad-specific resume and cover letter templates.

Career, Leadership UBC Career Centre
Responsible Conduct of Research Courses

Developed by UBC's Scholarly Integrity Initiative in the Office of the VP, Research + Innovation, the Foundations of Responsible Research is a self-paced course which aims to increase understanding of our responsibility as UBC scholars, provides an opportunity to reflect on our own research practices, and to practice navigating ethical dimensions of research using a systematic decision-making framework.

Academic, Research 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 Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Graduate Pathways to Success
Open Education Resources, Workshop Materials

Check out this page for handouts and materials from sessions on citation management, Data Analysis and Management, Literature Reviews, NVivo, R, GitHub, GIS, Dissertation/Thesis Formatting, Copyright, and more.

Academic, Research, Writing and Communication Library Research Commons
Online Job and Volunteer Board

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

Career UBC Career Centre
Media training for UBC researchers

UBC Media Relations makes basic media training available to UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan researchers online.

The course is designed specifically to help scholars develop the confidence to engage with media about newsworthy research.

Trainees will learn:

Academic, Writing and Communication UBC Media Relations
Library Orientation for Graduate Students in 30 minutes_Links, Materials

This library GitHub page , called "Graduate Student Orientation to the Library in 30 minutes" , includes information on library resources and services such as the reseach commons, guides and events as well as links to electronic resources such as databases and open access resources.

Academic, Research 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?’

Leadership Graduate Pathways to Success
Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) modules

Research Impact Canada has developed freely accessible online e-modules, each focused on a specific skill important in KMb. These online modules are stand-alone and can be completed in any order at any time.

The purpose of these modules is to:

Research, Writing and Communication Research Impact Canada
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 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, Career UBC Career Centre, 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 (; GCC).
Note: This website is not hosted in Canada, and your personal information may be stored or accessed outside of Canada.

Academic, Career UBC Career Centre, Graduate Pathways to Success
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 UBC Career Centre, Graduate Pathways to Success
Hidden Handbook

A mini-series of short videos (5 - 10 mins each), to provide quick tips for success in a variety of areas across the academic sphere. Join for free with UBC's subscription, then watch.

Chapter 1: Accountability Matters: When it comes to research and writing, accountability matters. This video highlights three ways to increase academics’ accountability and boost their research productivity.

Academic, Health and Wellbeing, Research, Working with others, Writing and Communication National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Health topics to take care of your health

Get information and strategies from UBC Health and Wellness to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  Topics include:

  • Food and nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Sleep for success
  • Understanding stress
  • Sex and sexual health
  • Alcohol, cannabis, and nicotine
  • Substance use and harm reduction


Health and Wellbeing Wellness Centre