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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

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Advanced skills in R

Advanced skills in R will focus on tools (mostly in base R) for performing complex and/or highly-customized operations in R. The main skills taught in this workshop will include looping, nested looping, conditional statements, and custom functions. This workshop is intended to expand the capabilities of R users with moderate experience of the language/software.

1 December 2022 - 2:30pm Library Research Commons
Advanced statistical modeling: Introduction to Machine learning

In this webinar we will introduce basic concepts behind the machine learning algorithms, their difference from the statistical methods and the most common type of problems that can be tackled with machine learning algorithms.

In this webinar you will learn about:

2 March 2023 - 10:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Applied Statistics and Data Science Group
Advanced statistical modeling: Introduction to Non-linear analysis

In this webinar we will discuss the foundational concepts behind non-linear modeling, when should these models be applied and how to implement them correctly. We will show how this complex methodology can be applied in a correlated data example. While complete R code is provided for this analysis, the focus of this webinar will be on the statistical methodologies.

23 February 2023 - 10:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Applied Statistics and Data Science Group
Authoring scientific documents with Markdown and Quarto

This in-person workshop will show you how to easily create beautiful scientific documents (html, pdf, websites, books…)—complete with formatted text, dynamic code, and figures.

2 December 2022 - 1:00pm Library Research Commons
Build your confidence for greater interpersonal impact

Have you experienced a situation where you felt you had no control?  Have you felt powerless in a work or academic environment? In this workshop, the focus will be to deepen your awareness of the interplay between yourself and others, both at the personal and social level.

30 November 2022 - 10:00am Graduate Pathways to Success
Choosing a Citation Management Tool and Migrating from RefWorks

Whether you are a former RefWorks user in need of a new citation management tool, or completely new to citation management, this workshop is for you. This workshop will cover citation management basics and how to transition from RefWorks to another tool.

5 December 2022 - 9:00am Library Research Commons
Copyright for your Thesis: How to use Images and other material

Are you in the midst of writing your thesis? Are there images or portions of published manuscripts you are planning to use in your thesis?  Do you have concerns over how copyright laws could delay your thesis submission?

In this session you will learn:

9 March 2023 - 11:15am Graduate Pathways to Success
Data Organization in Spreadsheets for the Health Sciences

Are you a health sciences researcher who is kept up at night by data cleaning and formatting? Have you ever wondered about the basic principles of good data organization for spreadsheets? Does health data privacy and security confuse you, especially as it relates to good data management practices? Set yourself up for success by attending this workshop.

9 December 2022 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Data Organization in Spreadsheets for the Social Sciences

Does data cleaning and formatting keep you up at night? Have you ever wondered about the basic principles of good data organization for spreadsheets? Set yourself up for success by attending this workshop.

Good data organization is the foundation of any research project. Most researchers have data in spreadsheets. So, it’s the place that many research projects start.

2 December 2022 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
Doctoral Defence: Doctoral Examination and Defence Procedures

Doctoral Defence information session walk students through the doctoral examination process, and explains the different defence modes - in person, virtual, and hybrid.

The session includes:

6 December 2022 - 2:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success
Fundamentals of Statistics III: Two group comparisons and ANOVA

This is the 3rd workshop in a 5-part series focused on the fundamentals of statistics.

In this webinar, you will learn how to gain insight from a random and unbiased data sample of a population:

19 January 2023 - 10:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Applied Statistics and Data Science Group
Fundamentals of Statistics IV: Correlation and Linear Regression

This is the 4th workshop in a 5-part series focused on the fundamentals of statistics.

26 January 2023 - 10:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Applied Statistics and Data Science Group
Fundamentals of Statistics V: Intro to Mixed Effects Models

This is the last workshop in a 5-part series focused on the fundamentals of statistics.

This webinar is critical for understanding when linear regression models aren’t applicable and how to model dependent data. 

Topics that will be covered are:

2 February 2023 - 10:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Applied Statistics and Data Science Group
Getting the Most Out of your Academic Experience: Designing your Grad School Strategy

Graduate students today have a plethora of academic and professional obligations as well as opportunities they may engage in during their graduate journey. There are also many ways to define success both within and after graduate school.

1 December 2022 - 10:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Imposter Phenomenon

Do you ever feel like to you don’t belong in grad school?  Have you ever downplayed your accomplishments? This interactive workshop will be facilitated by staff from UBC Counselling Services and focuses on understanding and managing feelings of the imposter phenomenon.

Topics covered include:

3 May 2023 - 12:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Counselling Services
Indigenous Time Management

This session is a guest webinar hosted by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.  It is available through UBC's subscription.  You first need to register on the site, then register for the webinar.

29 November 2022 - 11:00am National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Introduction to R and RStudio

Do you want to learn about R, but don’t know where to start? This workshop is for you! R is a popular, free software program, with many applications in both the humanities and sciences. RStudio is a set of integrated tools designed to help you be more productive with R.

8 December 2022 - 10:00am Library Research Commons
ISI Fund Stream 3 Student Proposals Brainstorm & Writing Session

This event will be held in-person.

Do you have an idea of how to use up to $50,000 to bring the Indigenous Strategic Plan to action? Are you looking for a supportive space to explore this opportunity further? 

13 December 2022 - 11:00am Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
JSPS Information Session with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Are you interested in research, collaboration and travel opportunities in Japan?

25 January 2023 - 1:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success
Panel Session: Educative Approaches to Academic Integrity

This event is part of the CTLT Winter Institute, taking place from December 12-15, 2022.

12 December 2022 - 11:00am Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology

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 Services

Titlesort descending Description Provider
14-Day Writing Challenge

The 14-Day Challenge is an opportunity for you to experiment with daily writing, online community, and supportive accountability. The fall session for 2022 is October 17 - 30.

Register for the site through UBC's subscription.  Registration for the challenge closes Oct 12

It's very simple...

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Drop-in Advising: Research Ethics

Looking for expert answers to your questions about your research ethics? Staff from the Office of Research Ethics will be onsite at the Koerner Library Research Commons Every Wednesday to in-person consultations.

Wednesdays from noon to 3:30pm
Room 495 | Research Commons | Koerner Library

Office of Research Ethics
Free Statistics Consulting

The Statistical Opportunity for Students (SOS) program provides one hour of free statistical advice, based on a submitted project description, to any UBC graduate student.  Visit the SOS program page for full details. The SOS program is made possible through funding support from the Office of the Provost and Vice President, Research and Innovation.

Applied Statistics and Data Science Group
Getting Through Grad School with Grace & Grit: The Online Support Group

We recognize that graduate students face many unique challenges. The experience can sometimes feel isolating and overwhelming, and maintaining a sense of community is important.  If you are a graduate student at UBCV or UBCO, please join Getting Through Grad School with Grace & Grit.

Wellness Centre, Counselling Services
One-to-One Assistance

Consultations are available for Citation Management, NVivo, SPSS, R, Digital Scholarship, and GIS. Appointments are available in 30-minute or 1-hour increments. To request an appointment, please complete form.

Library Research Commons
Subject Librarian Consultation

Subject Librarians serve as the primary liaison between the Library and the academic departments on campus. They provide skilled reference assistance, manage the library's collections and provide instructional support to faculty.

UBC Library
The Monday Motivator

This weekly email provides positive energy and a productivity tip, with concrete and actionable steps to help with your week or semester.  Sign up when registering!

Register through UBC's subscription.

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Writing Consultations

The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication supports a diverse community of writers at UBC, at various levels of proficiency, across many types of graduate student writing situations: academic, creative, professional, and technical. Consider booking a one-on-one appointment (in-person or written feedback) with a peer writing consultant to support your writing projects.  

Visit their website to learn more about hours, how to prepare for, and to book, a writing consultation.

Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication

 Resources

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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
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
Book List: Succeeding in Grad School and your Career

Below is a list of recommended reading to help you navigate grad school and strategize for your career.  These are some examples and there are many more!  Many have very similar topics.  Pick one or two depending on where you are in your program.  You do not need to read them all! They range from helping you choose your research project, to navigating each stage of your program, to helping you select opportunities for career planning. (Note: many of these are available through the UBC library)

Graduate Pathways to Success
Bookable Project Rooms: Koerner Library Research Commons

The Research Commons’ in Koerner Library (1958 Main Mall) has several project rooms, bookable through the Library Room Booking System.   Groups of two or more UBC graduate students, faculty, or librarians can book these Project Rooms (Rm 454, 456, 496, 499, 553, and 555) in Koerner Library for research-related work.  Each Project Room includes whiteboards, touchscreen control an

Library Research Commons, UBC Library
Bookable Study Space_Irving K Barber Learning Centre

The UBC Library is providing bookable study space in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Monday through Saturday. This space will include access to desktop computers, printing and scanning and be organized to ensure safe physical distancing at all times.

UBC Library
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
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
GPS Workshop Materials, Recordings

Materials, handouts, and recordings from many past Graduate Pathways to Success sessions, including our career and statistics series, are posted online here (cwl login required)

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).

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers, 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 (https://gradcareerconsortium.org/; GCC).
Note: This website is not hosted in Canada, and your personal information may be stored or accessed outside of Canada.

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers, 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.

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers, Graduate Pathways to Success
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.

UBC Library
LinkedIn Learning

All degree-seeking UBC Vancouver students have full access to LinkedIn Learning, a platform for online learning focused on technical skills and professional development, until July 2023. Develop employable skills and test out career options by accessing 16,000 short videos, audio segments and courses.

Course topics include: 

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
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.

Library Research Commons
Pivoting to Online Teaching, Webinar Recording and Resources

In this webinar Sara Schley, PhD, walks you through a practical framework for moving your course online quickly.

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
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.

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Graduate Pathways to Success
Responsible Conduct of Research Course

Available online, on-demand the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) course discusses many academic and scholarly integrity topics including:

N2 Network of Networks
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.

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.

Science Writing Resources for Learning (ScWRL)
Statistics Webinar Series

This 6-part statistics webinar series is annually presented by the Applied Statistics and Data Science Group.  Slides and descriptions of each session are provided.

Applied Statistics and Data Science Group, Graduate Pathways to Success

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