Graduate Studies at UBC Sessions

Finding and reaching out to prospective supervisors and referees

Tuesday, 26 October 2021
Time: 17:00 to 18:00

For many research-based graduate programs you’ll need to find and secure a supervisor before submitting your application. In this webinar we take a close look at how to search for a supervisor and once you have found them how to reach out. We’ll also discuss the importance of having good references as part of your application and how to identify and approach referees.

This session will cover:

  • How to find a supervisor using UBC’s supervisor database.
  • What to consider when looking for a supervisor.
  • Who makes a great referee?
  • Advice on reaching out to referees
  • Q&A

Who is this webinar for?

This webinar is for anyone who needs to secure a supervisor as part of the graduate program application to UBC. You can check if your program of interest requires this step by looking at the program’s admission information and requirements on the program page. Find your program at grad.ubc.ca/prospective-students/graduate-degree-programs

Compelling Statements of Interest

Friday, 29 October 2021
Time: 10:00 to 11:00

The statement of interest is an essential part of a graduate school application. In this webinar we take a closer look at the statement.

This session will cover:

  • What is the SOI of interest and what should it include?
  • What contributes to a compelling SOI?
  • Differences between SOI’s for research and non-research-based programs. 
  • Strategies for writing your SOI.
  • Q&A

Who is this webinar for?

This webinar is for anyone who has started or plans to start a graduate school application and wants advice on approaching one of the most significant parts of the application, the statement of interest. Applicable for research and non-research-based programs.

Great Grad School Applications

Thursday, 04 November 2021
Time: 10:00 to 11:00

In this session, we’ll break down the graduate school application at UBC. Explaining the process, key application elements and we provide some tips on strengthening your application.

This session will cover:

  • Overview of the application process
  • Online application – what to expect
  • Understanding admissions requirements
  • Statement of interest
  • Finding a supervisor
  • Reaching out to a supervisor
  • References – What we look for and who you should ask
  • Application dos and don’ts

Who is this webinar for?

This webinar is for anyone who is planning on applying to graduate school.

 

Faculty-Focussed Sessions

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Info Session for the MSc and PhD

Friday, 05 November 2021
Time: 10:00 to 11:30

Are you ready to combine your scientific background and research skills to make a positive impact on society? Then join us to find out more about becoming a graduate research trainee at UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences. Regardless of your career choice (e.g., industry, business, government, academia, etc.,), our graduate programs (PhD & MSc) offer the right opportunities for you to develop the knowledge and skills that will prepare you for your career path. Join us for an information session where you’ll hear from our current students about their journey to grad school. There will also be a session led by the Chair of our Graduate Admissions Committee on how to develop a strong application for admission to the UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences MSc or PhD program

Faculty of Science Information Session

Wednesday, 24 November 2021
Time: 10:00 to 11:15

UBC’s Faculty of Science is home to an array of outstanding scientists and students who strive to unravel the principles that underlie our universe - from the subatomic to the macroscopic, from pure mathematics to biotechnology, from ecosystems to galactic systems. In this session hosted by Professor Mark MacLachlan, Associate Dean of Research & Graduate Studies, we’ll hear from faculty members and graduate students on some of the exciting research happening within the Faculty of Science. We’ll also take a look at the wide range of graduate programs available, what it's like to be a grad student in Science, and also provide some application advice. Be sure to join us and get an insight into how UBC Science is discovering new scientific knowledge and preparing Canada’s and the world’s next generation of scientists.

 

Program and Departmental Sessions

CDA Virtual Conference 2021 (UBC MEL programs)

webinar
Date: Monday, 25 October 2021 to Thursday, 28 October 2021
Time: 10:00 to 16:00

The Canadian Dam Association’s annual conference brings together leaders and practitioners to explore current issues in the management of dam facilities. Hear from leading experts about innovation in the building sector and practical solutions designed to prepare you for sustainable action. The Canadian Dam Association (CDA) is a member society of the Engineering Institute of Canada. Their mission is to encourage cooperation, advance technical knowledge, and build competency related to dams in Canada.

VSE Graduate Programs Admissions Information Session

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Date: Monday, 25 October 2021
Time: 11:00 to 12:00

Meet virtually with the Director of Admissions, Claudio Ferraz, and the Graduate Programs Manager, Devin Clemens, to learn more about applying to the Master’s and Doctoral programs at the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC. We will share what makes the VSE one of the top economics programs in the world and provide you with important tips to ensure a seamless application process for you. Time will be provided for questions at the end of the session.

MUFL INFORMATION SESSION 2021

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Date: Tuesday, 26 October 2021
Time: 09:00 to 10:00

Are you interested in the Master of Urban Forestry Leadership (MUFL)?

Are you thinking about applying?

Join our information session to learn more about MUFL and ask questions to the Program Director and Coordinator.

 

Building Lasting Change 2021 (UBC MEL)

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Date: Tuesday, 26 October 2021 to Thursday, 28 October 2021
Time: 13:00 to 16:00

The Canada Green Building Council accelerates the transformation of high-performing, healthy green buildings, homes and communities throughout Canada. With close to 1,2000 corporate members and over 3,000 individual members, CaGBC aims to reduce Canada’s buildings to zero carbon emissions through recognizing embodied carbon, emissions reductions, benchmarking, livability, retrofit, sustainable finance and more. The Building Lasting Change 2021 conference is Canada’s premier green building conference designed to engage, unite, and inspire.

MDS Vancouver Student and Alumni Virtual Information Session

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Date: Wednesday, 27 October 2021
Time: 11:30 to 12:30

Want to know what it is like to be a student in the UBC Master of Data Science Vancouver program? You are invited to join UBC Master of Data Science (MDS) Vancouver students and alumni for a virtual information session to learn more about the student experience in MDS. At this live panel, MDS Vancouver students and alumni will:

  • Share their student experiences and learning at MDS in Vancouver
  • Talk about the accelerated 10-month program and unique curriculum format
  • Discuss how they’re applying their MDS degree in their fields
  • Answer your questions live.

Please note: This panel is meant for you to learn more about the MDS Vancouver student experience. All admission questions will be answered at another Virtual Information Session in December 2021. Date and time TBD.

EGBC Virtual Conference 2021 (UBC MEL)

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Date: Wednesday, 27 October 2021 to Thursday, 28 October 2021
Time: 12:00 to 16:00

Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC) is a non-profit organization with the mission of serving the public interest as a progressive regulator that supports and promotes the engineering and geoscience professions. They are charged with protecting public interest through setting and maintaining high academic, experience, and professional practice standards for over 38,000 registrants. This year the conference will be virtual for the second time, this is ideal for professionals that are working remotely in addition to providing flexibility to registrants across the province.

Prospective student info session for UBC School of Information

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Date: Thursday, 28 October 2021
Time: 13:00 to 14:00

This webinar will provide an overview of our master's programs, course options and career pathways, admissions process and hands-on learning experiences available to students. Kevin Day, our Educational Services Manager, will be presenting and will answer questions at the end of the webinar.

MDS Computational Linguistics Student and Alumni Virtual Information Session

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Date: Friday, 29 October 2021
Time: 12:30 to 13:30

Want to know what it is like to be a student in the UBC Master of Data Science Computational Linguistics program? You are invited to join MDS-CL students and alumni for a virtual information session to learn more about the student experience. At this live panel, MDS Computational Linguistics students and alumni will:

  • Share their student experiences and learning at MDS in Vancouver
  • Talk about the accelerated 10-month program and unique curriculum format
  • Discuss how they’re applying their MDS degree in their fields
  • Answer your questions live.

Please note: This panel is intended for you to learn more about the MDS student experience in the Computational Linguistics program. All admission questions will be answered at another Virtual Information Session in December 2021. Date and time TBD.

MGEM INFORMATION SESSION 2021

webinar
Date: Tuesday, 02 November 2021
Time: 09:00 to 10:00

Are you interested in the Master of Geomatics for Environmental Management (MGEM)?

Are you thinking about applying?

Join our information session to learn more about MGEM and ask questions to the Program Director and Coordinator.

 

MSFM INFORMATION SESSION 2021

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Date: Thursday, 04 November 2021
Time: 09:00 to 10:00

Are you interested in the Master of Sustainable Forest Management (MSFM)?

Are you thinking about applying?

Join our information session to learn more about MSFM and ask questions to the Program Director and Coordinator during this information session.

 

Information session for prospective students, PhD in Library, Archival and Information Studies

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Date: Thursday, 04 November 2021
Time: 13:00 to 14:00

This webinar will provide an overview of our doctoral program, course options and career pathways, admissions process, research and funding opportunities available to students. Kevin Day, our Educational Services Manager, will be presenting and will answer questions at the end of the webinar.

ONLINE MIF INFORMATION SESSION 2021

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Date: Tuesday, 09 November 2021
Time: 09:00 to 10:00

Are you interested in the Master of International Forestry (MIF)?

Are you thinking about applying?

Come learn more about MIF and ask questions to the Program Director and Coordinator.

MHLP Online Information Session - November

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Date: Tuesday, 16 November 2021
Time: 17:00 to 18:30

The MHLP Online Information Session is for practicing healthcare professionals considering study in 2023. This session is a great opportunity to learn more about the program, eligibility criteria and initial application steps. Have your initial questions answered by our expert recruitment specialist.

Master of Digital Media Webinar Program Information Webinar

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Date: Wednesday, 17 November 2021
Time: 10:00 to 11:00

Join us for an interactive online session to learn about the Master of Digital Media (MDM) program. The Master of Digital Media program is a 16-month professional graduate degree program in Vancouver, Canada. Guided by top-level faculty and industry mentors, students learn project management, leadership and collaboration skills while working in teams on industry-supported projects. Students graduate with the skills to work in the top jobs in digital media as managers, designers, developers, technical artists and entrepreneurs. Whether you're starting out in your career, or looking to make a change, the Master of Digital Media program is open to applicants from a variety of backgrounds. Our admissions officer will present an informative overview of the MDM program, including the application process, scholarship opportunities, internship positions, and more. The presentation is followed by a comprehensive Q&A period to answer your questions about the program.

MEL Online Information Session - November

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Date: Wednesday, 17 November 2021
Time: 17:00 to 18:30

The MEL Online Information Session is for experienced engineering professionals considering study in 2023. This session is a great opportunity to learn more about the program, eligibility criteria and initial application steps. Have your initial questions answered by our expert recruitment specialist.

Virtual UBC MPPGA Info Session: Scholarships and Funding; International Students

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Date: Thursday, 18 November 2021
Time: 09:30 to 10:30

Join this virtual MPPGA program info session to learn more about the scholarships and funding available as well as details for international applicants seeking to join the professional Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) program. The program is delivered by the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

Language Sciences Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Research Day

UBC Vancouver
Date: Friday, 19 November 2021
Time: 08:00 to 16:00

Join UBC Language Sciences for the third Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Research Day on November 19th 2021, showcasing the work of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the diverse fields of language sciences.

The theme for this Research Day is Language Sciences Research During the Pandemic, investigating how language research changed, adapted, and adjusted during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Dependent upon public health orders, this Research Day will be held in-person, but remote presentations will be possible.

From natural language processing, to Indigenous language revitalization, to sentiment analysis of social media, to children’s language acquisition, to modelling the vocal tract with ultrasound, language sciences research is diverse, cross-disciplinary, and far-reaching.

This conference will introduce attendees to the many diverse areas of language sciences research, as well as other scholars working in different disciplines, and potentially parallel research.

Master of Digital Media Webinar - Application Tips

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Date: Wednesday, 08 December 2021
Time: 18:00 to 19:00

Join us for an online information session that will walk you through the application process and provide tips on building your application. The Master of Digital Media program (MDM) is a professional graduate degree program in Vancouver, Canada. Guided by top-level faculty and industry mentors, students learn management and collaboration skills, working in teams on industry-supported projects. This session will offer a brief overview of the programs, requirements, and important dates; an outline of the application process; tips for application materials (portfolio, letter of intent); Q&A period.

Master of Digital Media Program Information Webinar

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Date: Wednesday, 05 January 2022
Time: 18:00 to 19:00

Join us for an interactive online session to learn about the Master of Digital Media (MDM) program. The Master of Digital Media program is a 16-month professional graduate degree program in Vancouver, Canada. Guided by top-level faculty and industry mentors, students learn project management, leadership and collaboration skills while working in teams on industry-supported projects. Students graduate with the skills to work in the top jobs in digital media as managers, designers, developers, technical artists and entrepreneurs. Whether you're starting out in your career, or looking to make a change, the Master of Digital Media program is open to applicants from a variety of backgrounds. Our admissions officer will present an informative overview of the MDM program, including the application process, scholarship opportunities, internship positions, and more. The presentation is followed by a comprehensive Q&A period to answer your questions about the program.