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
Doctoral Tri-Council Workshop: Writing the Research Proposal

Tue, August 17, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. This workshop is for graduate students applying for Doctoral Tri-Council funding: CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC.

17 August 2021 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Doctoral Defence: Doctoral Examination and Virtual Defence Procedure

This session will walk students through the doctoral examination process, and strategies for defending in a virtual environment. It includes:

  • Steps in the doctoral examination
  • Timelines and pressure points
  • Defending virtually (what has changed and what is the same)

There will be time for Q & A.

10 August 2021 - 11:00am Graduate Pathways to Success
Creating Digital Exhibits: A Survey of Tools

Tue, November 2, 2021 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/digital-exhibits-survey

2 November 2021 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Creating and Managing Your Academic Profile - Profile Tools

Thu, September 30, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3614758

30 September 2021 - 11:00am Library Research Commons
Creating and Managing Your Academic Profile - Author IDs

Wed, November 17, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3614803

17 November 2021 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
Build and customize a website with Jekyll

Fri, August 6, 2021 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/building-websites-with-Jekyll

6 August 2021 - 2:00pm Library Research Commons
Breaking Patterns of Procrastination

Putting things off to the last minute? Having a hard time starting a project? Or is it hard to finish and actually put a close to something you are working on? This workshop is here to help you procrastinate less and get more done.

4 November 2021 - 9:30am Graduate Pathways to Success

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 Resources

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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.

N2 Network of Networks
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 to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
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.*

Library Research Commons
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.

Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
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.

Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication

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