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 descending Description Date Provider
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
Roadmap to Resilience in Graduate School and Beyond

Have you ever wondered how to tap into your resilience during challenging times? Imagine a situation where you face a critique of your writing from a supervisor, do not get the grant you were counting on, or have to shift your academic focus because of the realities of the job market. With scenarios such as these in mind, this interactive session will:

29 April 2020 - 1:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success
Statistics IV: Quantitative Covariates and Regression Analysis (via Webinar)

We will start with a simple correlation analysis for two quantitative variables, and then discuss modelling the relationship between two quantitative variables by simple linear regression. We will introduce the least squared estimation method that is used to estimate the linear regression coefficients.

22 January 2020 - 10:00am Applied Statistics and Data Science Group, 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
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
Submitting your Thesis

This session is intended for graduate students who are preparing to submit their thesis.

Working on your thesis? This session will review the UBC formatting and submission requirements and include:

  • Planning ahead
  • Thesis formatting requirements
  • Electronic submission of theses

FACILITATOR

23 January 2020 - 9:30am Graduate Pathways to Success
Submitting your Thesis (Via Webinar)

This session is intended for graduate students who are preparing to submit their thesis.

Working on your thesis? This session will review the UBC formatting and submission requirements and include:

  • Planning ahead
  • Thesis formatting requirements
  • Electronic submission of theses

FACILITATOR

23 January 2020 - 1:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success
The Steps of Planning Your Doctoral Exam

This session will walk students through information on our website to assist doctoral candidates who are ready (or nearly ready) for their Final Doctoral Exams and will include:

23 January 2020 - 10:45am Graduate Pathways to Success
The Steps of Planning Your Doctoral Exam (Via Webinar)

This session will walk students through information on our website to assist doctoral candidates who are ready (or nearly ready) for their Final Doctoral Exams and will include:

23 January 2020 - 2:15pm Graduate Pathways to Success
Thesis Formatting: Tips, tricks, and resources

Thu, January 23, 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/3527259

23 January 2020 - 2:00pm Library Research Commons
Thesis Formatting: Tips, tricks, and resources

Thu, April 23, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. FREE. SPECIAL EDITION LOCATION: UBC Biomedical Branch Library - click through for details.

For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3530332

23 April 2020 - 2:00pm Library Research Commons
Thesis Formatting: Tips, tricks, and resources

Thu, April 9, 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/3527286

9 April 2020 - 2:00pm Library Research Commons
Thesis Formatting: Tips, tricks, and resources

Thu, March 26, 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/3530334

26 March 2020 - 2:00pm Library Research Commons
Thesis Formatting: Tips, tricks, and resources

Thu, February 6, 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/3527263

6 February 2020 - 2:00pm 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
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
Using Government Publications as Primary Source for Researchers

Mon, January 27, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3529868

27 January 2020 - 2:00pm Library Research Commons
Writing in the STEM Disciplines

Fri, April 3, 2020 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM See description. This workshop introduces researchers to the typical organizational structure of a research article in the STEM disciplines, while accounting for variation in disciplinary differences.

3 April 2020 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Writing with Integrity

Communicating your research and ideas effectively and ethically requires being accurate, objective, honest, and clear. This means understanding the writing conventions of your academic discipline and being attuned to and adept at all practices that ensure those objectives are met. This interactive workshop will:

21 January 2020 - 2:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success

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