Community and Network Building

Building relationships inside and outside the university can help graduate students thrive and feel supported while learning from the experiences of others.

 Events

Title Description Date Provider
S2BN Summer Kick-off Networking Event

The S2BN summer networking event will be an interactive, virtual networking event where like minded individuals interested in science and business will be able to connect via 15-minute breakout room sessions. Register.

28 June 2021 - 3:30pm s2bn
Online Writing Community

Thu, July 1, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication (CWSC) facilitates a weekly Online Writing Community to help mitigate social isolation. We invite all UBC Vancouver community members to gather for 2 hours each week to write alone—together.

1 July 2021 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Online Writing Community

Thu, July 8, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication (CWSC) facilitates a weekly Online Writing Community to help mitigate social isolation. We invite all UBC Vancouver community members to gather for 2 hours each week to write alone—together.

8 July 2021 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Online Writing Community

Thu, July 15, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication (CWSC) facilitates a weekly Online Writing Community to help mitigate social isolation. We invite all UBC Vancouver community members to gather for 2 hours each week to write alone—together.

15 July 2021 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Online Writing Community

Thu, July 22, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication (CWSC) facilitates a weekly Online Writing Community to help mitigate social isolation. We invite all UBC Vancouver community members to gather for 2 hours each week to write alone—together.

22 July 2021 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Online Writing Community

Thu, July 29, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication (CWSC) facilitates a weekly Online Writing Community to help mitigate social isolation. We invite all UBC Vancouver community members to gather for 2 hours each week to write alone—together.

29 July 2021 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Online Writing Community

Thu, August 5, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication (CWSC) facilitates a weekly Online Writing Community to help mitigate social isolation. We invite all UBC Vancouver community members to gather for 2 hours each week to write alone—together.

5 August 2021 - 10:00am Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication

 Services

Title Description Provider
Getting Through Grad School with Grace & Grit: The Online Support Group

We recognize that graduate students face ongoing challenges, due to both the grad school experience itself and the impact of the pandemic on one’s life and studies. The stress and uncertainty at this time can feel isolating and overwhelming, and maintaining a sense of community is more important than ever. This support group is a nonjudgmental online community where graduate students come together in solidarity to discuss what matters most to them, support each other, and apply grace and grit to succeed in their current challenges.

Wellness Centre, Counselling Services

 Resources

Title Description Provider
Career Resources for Students of Colour

Navigating your career options and seeking employment are two important components of your experience as a UBC student and future alumnus.  The Centre for Student Involvement and Careers has a resource page dedicated to answering your questions and providing campus & community resources to help you thrive

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Career Resources for Students with Disabilities

Navigating your career options and seeking employment are two important components of your experience as a UBC student and future alumnus.  The Centre for Student Involvement and Careers has a resource page dedicated to answering your questions and providing campus & community resources to help you thrive.

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Career Resources for LGBTQ+ Students

Navigating your career options and seeking employment are two important components of your experience as a UBC student and future alumnus.  The Centre for Student Involvement and Careers has a resource page dedicated to answering your questions and providing campus & community resources to help you thrive.

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Career Planning, Graduate

Visit the graduate student career page for tools, resources, advice, and video stories to help guide your career planning and exploration.

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Event Venue Rental, Free

*As of (March 16 2020) the GSS is currently not taking reservations for any of the spaces in Thea Koerner House.*

The Graduate Student Society has several spaces within the Graduate Student Centre and the GSS available for graduate student professional development and social events as well as meetings and study groups.  Learn more about the venues, their capacity, and how to reserve a space here.

Graduate Student Society
Practical Tips for Growing Your Network (online course)

This short online, on-demand course will help you get the knowledge you need to build your network! Your time at graduate school will be filled with opportunities to make connections in and outside of your field. This course will give you the information you’ll need to make the most of each opportunity.

Building a strong personal and professional network may be one of the single most important things you can do for your career.  Learn how to plan, prepare, build and foster your network and watch opportunities unfold in front of you.

Mitacs Training
The UBC Hub, Online Career Mentors

Create a free profile on The UBC Hub to connect with a UBC alumni mentor from anywhere in the world. Gain insight on global job markets and industries, receive feedback on your job search materials and online profile, or conduct informational interviews.

alumni UBC, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Your Next Step page

Your Next Step brings together valuable career resources from across UBC to help graduating students and alumni make the most of their talents, interests, and education in a changing world of work.

alumni UBC, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers