Academic Support and Success

Excel within grad school by accessing tools, strategies, and resources, beyond disciplinary knowledge and expertise that can help with timely completion of your program.

 Events

Title Description Date Provider
Master's Writing Retreat

Fri, February 7, 2020 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM See description. Master’s students from across the disciplines are invited to participate in a daylong writing retreat in the beautiful historic core of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

7 February 2020 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Getting your Research in the Press (and quoted correctly)

Workshop (9:30 – 11:30 am):

Do you want to see your work in the news? Do you have something to say about the stories you read in the newspaper, hear on the radio, or see on television?

This session will help you learn how to make your ideas and research accessible to a general audience, and provide you with simple tools to get your messages across effectively and efficiently.

10 February 2020 - 9:30am Graduate Pathways to Success
Statistics V: Discrete Data - Counts and Proportions

We will show how to compare two groups when the response is binary or count data and cover what happens if we have more than two groups or more than one predictor whether numeric or categorical. We will introduce logistic, Poisson, negative binomial regression analysis and generalized linear models and show how to interpret the model coefficients in each case.

12 February 2020 - 10:00am Applied Statistics and Data Science Group, Graduate Pathways to Success
R Study Group

Wed, February 12, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. We are a group that meets weekly to bring together different areas of data science and scientific computing, with a focus on the programming language, R. Bring your problems and enthusiasm to the group!

All are welcome at this drop-in group. No registration is required.

12 February 2020 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
How to Manage Chronic Illness and Academic Life (Webinar)

Register through UBC's subscription to learn about maintaining professional productivity while managing a chronic illness which has several particular challenges. At times, the scheduling and culture of the academy actively ignores the needs of the body/mind in its demand for scholarly and professional productivity.

18 February 2020 - 11:00am National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
R Study Group

Wed, February 19, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. We are a group that meets weekly to bring together different areas of data science and scientific computing, with a focus on the programming language, R. Bring your problems and enthusiasm to the group!

All are welcome at this drop-in group. No registration is required.

19 February 2020 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
Introduction to Git and GitHub

Thu, February 20, 2020 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/git_github

20 February 2020 - 12:30pm Library Research Commons
Statistics VI: Introduction to Mixed Effects Models (via Webinar)

Methods like Regression and ANOVA model the mean structure of the observed data while making specific assumptions about the variance. We will demonstrate with examples that ignoring the lack of independence due to repeated measurements on the same unit or clusters of related units may lead to wrong conclusions.

26 February 2020 - 10:00am Applied Statistics and Data Science Group, Graduate Pathways to Success
Literature Reviews: Searching and Keeping Track

Wed, February 26, 2020 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3530844

26 February 2020 - 11:00am Library Research Commons
R Study Group

Wed, February 26, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. We are a group that meets weekly to bring together different areas of data science and scientific computing, with a focus on the programming language, R. Bring your problems and enthusiasm to the group!

All are welcome at this drop-in group. No registration is required.

26 February 2020 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
Citation Management using "Mendeley" (Intermediate)

Thu, February 27, 2020 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3527271

27 February 2020 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
Thesis Formatting: Tips, tricks, and resources - ONLINE

Thu, February 27, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3527270

27 February 2020 - 2:00pm Library Research Commons
How to Navigate Academic Hiring (Webinar)

Are you on the academic job market or planning to apply for jobs soon? In this webinar, Loleen Berdahl, PhD (Professor and Head, Political Studies, University of Saskatchewan) will give you insight into what hiring committees expect of applicants and how you can confidently navigate the hiring process.

28 February 2020 - 9:00am Beyond the Professoriate
R Study Group

Wed, March 4, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. We are a group that meets weekly to bring together different areas of data science and scientific computing, with a focus on the programming language, R. Bring your problems and enthusiasm to the group!

All are welcome at this drop-in group. No registration is required.

4 March 2020 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
Time Management

This energetic, intensive one-day course will sharpen your professional time management skills and optimize your working week. Building on the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) best practices, methodologies, and productivity tactics, the workshop provides tools and techniques that can be applied to a partner industry project or employment-based role.

6 March 2020 - 9:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Mitacs Training
Doctoral Writing Retreat

Fri, March 6, 2020 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM See description. Doctoral students from across the disciplines are invited to participate in a daylong writing retreat in the beautiful historic core of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

6 March 2020 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Best Practices in Research Data Management

Wed, March 11, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3532982

11 March 2020 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
R Study Group

Wed, March 11, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. We are a group that meets weekly to bring together different areas of data science and scientific computing, with a focus on the programming language, R. Bring your problems and enthusiasm to the group!

All are welcome at this drop-in group. No registration is required.

11 March 2020 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
Abstracts: Writing

Fri, March 13, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Thesis, dissertation, and research article abstracts play a vital role in the communication of research. Studies show that abstracts are the most frequently read part of a research article, and that abstracts help researchers determine whether or not to read the entire study.

13 March 2020 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
R Study Group

Wed, March 18, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. We are a group that meets weekly to bring together different areas of data science and scientific computing, with a focus on the programming language, R. Bring your problems and enthusiasm to the group!

All are welcome at this drop-in group. No registration is required.

18 March 2020 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons

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