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

Titlesort ascending Description Date Provider
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
R Study Group

Wed, February 5, 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.

5 February 2020 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
R Study Group

Wed, January 29, 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.

29 January 2020 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
R Study Group

Wed, April 22, 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.

22 April 2020 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
R Study Group

Wed, April 15, 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.

15 April 2020 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
Practice your Presentation Skills I

In this one-day workshop, theory is introduced in short bursts and participants spend the majority of time practicing their presentation skills while receiving onsite feedback.

The focus on extensive practice and feedback is what makes the program meaningful, and is what makes the learning stick.

31 January 2020 - 9:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Mitacs Training
Personal Statements: Writing

Fri, March 20, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. The personal statement is written for admission to graduate and professional programs at academic institutions like UBC. But what does personal mean in an academic context? How do writers construct an appropriate professional identity?

20 March 2020 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
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
Literature Reviews: Searching and Keeping Track

Tue, March 24, 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/3530244

24 March 2020 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
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
Lay Summaries: Writing

Fri, March 20, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. In 2017, UBC added a lay summary requirement to all theses and dissertations, and more and more academic journals, public policy institutes, and granting agencies require researchers to provide summaries of their studies for non-specialists. But how do experts communicate specialized research to non-specialist audiences?

20 March 2020 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Lay Summaries: Writing

Fri, January 31, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. In 2017, UBC added a lay summary requirement to all theses and dissertations, and more and more academic journals, public policy institutes, and granting agencies require researchers to provide summaries of their studies for non-specialists. But how do experts communicate specialized research to non-specialist audiences?

31 January 2020 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Lay Summaries: Writing

Fri, January 31, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. In 2017, UBC added a lay summary requirement to all theses and dissertations, and more and more academic journals, public policy institutes, and granting agencies require researchers to provide summaries of their studies for non-specialists. But how do experts communicate specialized research to non-specialist audiences?

31 January 2020 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
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
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
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
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
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
Citation Management using Zotero (Intermediate)

Thu, February 6, 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/3527264

6 February 2020 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons
Citation Management using "RefWorks" (Intermediate)

Thu, March 26, 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/3527283

26 March 2020 - 12:00pm Library Research Commons

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