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ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Monday, May 13, 2019

*Please check announcements from the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies' Graduate Pathway to Success program, and subscribe to their events alert here.

Upcoming Events

Families in Canada Conference 2019 VICTORIA
June 14, 2019
Topics will include families and well-being, families new to Canada, family formation, family time together and more!
The Conference co-hosted by the Vanier Institute of the Family and the Center for Youth and Society at the University of Victoria.
Find more information and register at ... https://vanierinstitute.ca/university-of-victoria-to-host-fam2019-event-june-14-2019/

Summer Institute for Continental Philosophy: Nietzsche's Critique of Morality
Professor Robert B. Pippin, University of Chicago
Join Professor Pippin as he discusses the relation between two elements of Nietzsche's thought, his critique of morality and the new "philosophy of the future."
Thursday, June 20th, 6:30pm, Douglas College, New Westminster Campus, Lecture Theature N2201
Reception to follow. Admission is free.

Vote for your fav of the top 12 Canadian 3MT Finalist videos (including Adam Ramzy from UBC)
https://cags.ca/three-minute-thesis/

Improving Student Mental Health Standards in Canada
Do you want the graduate student voice included?  Participate in a group discussion on May 14 (snacks provided).

Graduate Writing Retreat (3 days)
June 11-13| 10- 4:30 pm | Event and Registration details: here

Scholarly Smarts in Today's Publishing Landscape (advice on how and where to publish)
Tue May 14 | 10:30 am- 12 pm| Register here

Simple Strategies for Happier Time (Keynote by Harvard Assistant Professor Ashley Whillans)
Wed May 15 | 10 am- 12 pm| Register here (this session will be video-conferenced to the Diamond Health Care Centre near VGH and to UBC Okanagan)

Navigating Work-Life-Balance in Graduate School (with lunch)
Wed May 15 | 12:30 – 2:30 pm| Register here

Submitting your Thesis
Thu May 16| In person: 9:30 – 10:30 am, Register here | Webinar: 1-2 pm, Register here

The Steps of Planning Your Doctoral Exam
Thu May 16 | In person: 10:45 – 12:00 am, Register here | Webinar: 2:15 – 3:30 pm, Register here

Best Practices in Research Data Management
May 22

Choosing the right citation Management Tool for your Research (Beginner)
May 23

Lecture on Likelihood Ratio Meta-Analysis (TI Methods Speaker Series)
May 29th

Free Photo shoot
Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology needs Volunteers for a Free Photo shoot  (Photos used for promotion but also available to participants)
May 15

Funding Opportunities

Application Reminder: 2019 UBC Spring Awards
Deadline: Thursday May 16, 2019
For application details: http://isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/awards-scholarships/
More info: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/spring-graduate-awards-competition

Academic Deadlines

Check the UBC Calendar for upcoming deadlines.

Course Offerings

*For a list of current ISGP courses offered, please visit: http://www.isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/courses-offered/

Summer 2019 Thesis Registration
Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2019 Summer” on the Session drop-down menu top right):
Master’s student: INDS 549A section 941 (6-credit Term 1-2)
Doctoral student: INDS 649 section 941 (Term 1-2)
This is a friendly reminder that all students must maintain continuous registration throughout their program. This means that you have to be registered in a course in every semester. If you’re working on your thesis or dissertation (or not registering for courses at this time), you must enroll in these thesis/dissertation course codes.

PSYT 550A: Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Development in Cross-Cultural and Biological Perspective
Professor: Adele Diamond
2019W2 (Term 2 Jan-Apr, 2020) on Mondays, 4-7 pm
This course is offered only about once every 3 years, and many students rate it as their best university experience, some say it changed their lives, and many say they still refer back to it years later:
http://www.devcogneuro.com/Publications/Feedback_on_PSYT_550A_2016.pdf
http://www.devcogneuro.com/Publications/student_undergrad_feedback-UBC.pdf
http://www.devcogneuro.com/Publications/Feedback_from_MIT_students.pdf
http://www.devcogneuro.com/Publications/Feedback_from_UPenn_students.pdf
It is a seminar, not a lecture course. You get more out of a course if you actively participate than if you passively observe & listen, so all students in the seminar are encouraged to actively participate in the class discussions. Students are also strongly encouraged to relate the course material to their own lives & experiences. This seminar is open to graduate students and outstanding undergrads. It is open to students in ALL departments – the more diverse the students, the better the course. There will be 2 changes from past years: (1) The reading load will be less, but still very demanding. (2) There will be an experiential component this time – students will go to the Downtown Eastside to learn from parents, community leaders, and youth.

Work Opportunities

There is no posting this week.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Monday, May 6, 2019

*Please check announcements from the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies' Graduate Pathway to Success program, and subscribe to their events alert here.

Upcoming Events

2019 Summer Institute: EDUC 490Y (for credit) and non-credit
This summer institute is a result of a collaboration between The Janusz Korczak Association of Canada and UBC’s Faculty of Education, and will explore the educational philosophy and pedagogy of Korczak. The course will be taught by Professor Tatyana Tsyrlia-Spady, an internationally known expert on the life and legacy of Janusz Korczak and faculty member at Seattle Pacific University.  The Institute can be taken for credit at the undergraduate level and not for credit for graduate and unclassified students. Attached to this email is the link to the detailed course information. Please feel free to spread the word and share this information with students and faculty members as well as with teachers, school counsellors, administrators, nurses, and paediatricians. This course will also serve as a “call to action” for advancing the cause of child advocacy.
More information on the course and questions about course registration, fees and credit should be directed to http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/child-advocacy/

#GreatSupervisor Week: May 6-12
G+PS will be presenting our third annual Supervisor Appreciation Week! From May 6-12, we invite UBC graduate students to tell the world about their great supervisors through social media and an online submission form. Graduate students will be invited to offer kudos using #GreatSupervisor #UBC on Twitter and Facebook. For those that prefer, they will also be able to offer their appreciation through this survey: http://ow.ly/uOHi50tAhxQ #GreatSupervisor week started at the University of Calgary in 2014, and we are grateful to them for their inspiration and support in this initiative. Visit grad.ubc.ca/greatsupervisor to see what students said during last year’s Supervisor Appreciation Week.

Exhibition: Across the Pacific Exhibit @ Burnaby Village Museum (May 4-Sep 2, 2019)
ISGP PhD Student Denise Fong recently had the opportunity to co-curate an exhibition at the Burnaby Village Museum. The exhibit, named Across the Pacific, is about the relatively unknown or forgotten histories of Chinese Canadians in Burnaby. It explores the history and legacy of Chinese-Canadians in Burnaby since the late 1800s. The exhibit features stories and photographs from some of Burnaby's earliest Chinese farming families. Curated by Burnaby Village Museum’s Lisa Codd and University of British Columbia (UBC) doctoral student Denise Fong, the exhibit evolved from a Community Heritage Commission research project in commemoration of Burnaby’s 125th anniversary in 2017.
Free admission.
For more info: https://www.burnabynow.com/news/this-exhibit-explores-the-deep-roots-chinese-canadians-planted-in-burnaby-1.23805650

Scholarly Smarts in Today's Publishing Landscape
Tue May 14 | 10:30 am- 12 pm| Event and Registration details: here

Submitting your Thesis
Thu May 16| In person: 9:30 – 10:30 am, Register here | Webinar: 1-2 pm, Register here

The Steps of Planning Your Doctoral Exam
Thu May 16 | In person: 10:45 – 12:00 am, Register here | Webinar: 2:15 – 3:30 pm, Register here

Tackling Roadblocks: Getting your Thesis on Track
Thu May 9| 1-5 pm| Register here

Simple Strategies for Happier Time
Wed May 15 | 10 am- 12 pm| Register here (this session will be videoconferenced to the Diamond Health Care Centre near VGH and to UBC Okanagan)

Navigating Work-Life-Balance in Graduate School
Wed May 15 | 12:30 – 2:30 pm| Register: here

Design your Life: What do you want out of life, at UBC and beyond?
Wed May 15 | 12:30 – 2:30 pm| Register here

Getting Started with NVIVO (Qualitative data analysis)
May 14

Introduction to R for Statistical Analysis
May 15

Systematic and Scoping Review Search Methods
May 15

R Study Group
May 15

Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)
(June 17th, 20th, 21st), Waitlist Registration Open

Time Management (Mitacs Training) @UBC Robson Square
May 16th

CIRTL Summer Teaching Institute (June 10-14 @UBC)
Registration closes this week https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/6062

Research Exchange and Poster Competition (Genome BC & The SBN)
Abstract due by May 6

Add Your Voice in Policy Development (Science and Policy Integration Network (SPIN))
Apply by May 15th

Funding Opportunities

CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements – Spring 2019 Competition
The Canada Graduate Scholarships - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-calibre Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences at research institutions abroad. By accessing international scientific research and training, CGS-MSFSS recipients will contribute to strengthening the potential for collaboration between Canadian and foreign institutions.
Applicant eligibility: Open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who hold a Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) at the Master's or doctoral level or a Vanier CGS. Please note that international students who hold a Vanier CGS are not eligible for this award.
Award value: Up to CAD $6,000 for two to six months
Applicant deadline: 4:00pm on Friday, 24 May 2019
For details about this competition, please see: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/canada-graduate-scholarship-michael-smith-foreign-study-supplement
Questions can be directed to Joanne Tsui, joanne.tsui@ubc.ca.

Academic Deadlines

Check the UBC Calendar for upcoming deadlines.

Course Offerings

*For a list of current ISGP courses offered, please visit: http://www.isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/courses-offered/

Summer 2019 Thesis Registration
Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2019 Summer” on the Session drop-down menu top right):
Master’s student: INDS 549A section 941 (6-credit Term 1-2)
Doctoral student: INDS 649 section 941 (Term 1-2)
This is a friendly reminder that all students must maintain continuous registration throughout their program. This means that you have to be registered in a course in every semester. If you’re working on your thesis or dissertation (or not registering for courses at this time), you must enroll in these thesis/dissertation course codes.

PSYT 550A: Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Development in Cross-Cultural and Biological Perspective
Professor: Adele Diamond
2019W2 (Term 2 Jan-Apr, 2020) on Mondays, 4-7 pm
This course is offered only about once every 3 years, and many students rate it as their best university experience, some say it changed their lives, and many say they still refer back to it years later:
http://www.devcogneuro.com/Publications/Feedback_on_PSYT_550A_2016.pdf
http://www.devcogneuro.com/Publications/student_undergrad_feedback-UBC.pdf
http://www.devcogneuro.com/Publications/Feedback_from_MIT_students.pdf
http://www.devcogneuro.com/Publications/Feedback_from_UPenn_students.pdf
It is a seminar, not a lecture course. You get more out of a course if you actively participate than if you passively observe & listen, so all students in the seminar are encouraged to actively participate in the class discussions. Students are also strongly encouraged to relate the course material to their own lives & experiences. This seminar is open to graduate students and outstanding undergrads. It is open to students in ALL departments – the more diverse the students, the better the course. There will be 2 changes from past years: (1) The reading load will be less, but still very demanding. (2) There will be an experiential component this time – students will go to the Downtown Eastside to learn from parents, community leaders, and youth.

Work Opportunities

There is no posting this week.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Monday, April 29, 2019

*Please check announcements from the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies' Graduate Pathway to Success program, and subscribe to their events alert here.

Upcoming Events

"The Universal Precautionary Principle: New pillars and pathways for environmental, sociocultural, and economic resilience." - ISGP PhD Student Publication
ISGP PhD student, Ashli Askins, just published her first lead-authored paper in a peer-reviewed academic journal Sustainability.
Access the full paper here: https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/8/2357

Roadmap to Resilience in Graduate School and Beyond
Wed May 01 | 3 – 6 pm | Event and registration details here

Breaking Patterns of Procrastination
Wed May 01 | 9:30 – 12:30 pm | Event and registration details here

Career Conference (ONLINE), Sessions on Leaving Academia, Networking, Cover Letter & Resumes & More
May 4th, with fees (use ‘FriendofBP’ for a $10 discount)

Career Conference (ONLINE), Career Panels on Higher Education, Non-Profit, Business and Government
May 11th, with fees (use ‘FriendofBP’ for a $10 discount)

R Study Group
May 1, May 8

Networking Skills (Mitacs Training) @UBC Robson Square
May 1st

Science Slam (Science Communication Competition)
May 11th

Celebrate Learning Week @UBC (Theme: Inclusive Teaching)
Apr 29 - May 5 | Event Schedule

Study Permit Extension Group Application Review Session
May 3, May 7, May 10

Post-Graduation Work Permit Group Application Review Session
May 3, May 7May 10

Tackling Roadblocks: Getting your Thesis on Track
Thu May 9| 1-5 pm| Event and Registration details: here

Simple Strategies for Happier Time
Wed May 15 | 10 am- 12 pm| Event and Registration details: here

Navigating Work-Life-Balance in Graduate School
Wed May 15 | 12:30 – 2:30 pm| Event and Registration details: here

Design your Life: What do you want out of life, at UBC and beyond?
Wed May 15 | 12:30 – 2:30 pm| Event and Registration details: here

Machine Vision R&D Engineer with Koh Young Technology Canada (Burnaby)

Graduate Students in Teaching, Mini Conference 2019
May 01

SciCATs Fundamentals of Science Communication
May 05

Indigenous Early Years (IEY) Scholarship and Bursary program
Indigenous students living in BC eligible.

One-year Pre-doctoral Fellowships for Indigenous Students at Queen’s University
Apply by May 15

Funding Opportunities

CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements – Spring 2019 Competition
The Canada Graduate Scholarships - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-calibre Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences at research institutions abroad. By accessing international scientific research and training, CGS-MSFSS recipients will contribute to strengthening the potential for collaboration between Canadian and foreign institutions.
Applicant eligibility: Open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who hold a Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) at the Master's or doctoral level or a Vanier CGS. Please note that international students who hold a Vanier CGS are not eligible for this award.
Award value: Up to CAD $6,000 for two to six months
Applicant deadline: 4:00pm on Friday, 24 May 2019
For details about this competition, please see: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/canada-graduate-scholarship-michael-smith-foreign-study-supplement
Questions can be directed to Joanne Tsui, joanne.tsui@ubc.ca.

Academic Deadlines

Check the UBC Calendar for upcoming deadlines.

Course Offerings

*For a list of current ISGP courses offered, please visit: http://www.isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/courses-offered/

Summer 2019 Thesis Registration
Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2019 Summer” on the Session drop-down menu top right):
Master’s student: INDS 549A section 941 (6-credit Term 1-2)
Doctoral student: INDS 649 section 941 (Term 1-2)
This is a friendly reminder that all students must maintain continuous registration throughout their program. This means that you have to be registered in a course in every semester. If you’re working on your thesis or dissertation (or not registering for courses at this time), you must enroll in these thesis/dissertation course codes.

PSYT 550A: Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Development in Cross-Cultural and Biological Perspective
Professor: Adele Diamond
2019W2 (Term 2 Jan-Apr, 2020) on Mondays, 4-7 pm
This course is offered only about once every 3 years, and many students rate it as their best university experience, some say it changed their lives, and many say they still refer back to it years later:
http://www.devcogneuro.com/Publications/Feedback_on_PSYT_550A_2016.pdf
http://www.devcogneuro.com/Publications/student_undergrad_feedback-UBC.pdf
http://www.devcogneuro.com/Publications/Feedback_from_MIT_students.pdf
http://www.devcogneuro.com/Publications/Feedback_from_UPenn_students.pdf
It is a seminar, not a lecture course. You get more out of a course if you actively participate than if you passively observe & listen, so all students in the seminar are encouraged to actively participate in the class discussions. Students are also strongly encouraged to relate the course material to their own lives & experiences. This seminar is open to graduate students and outstanding undergrads. It is open to students in ALL departments – the more diverse the students, the better the course. There will be 2 changes from past years: (1) The reading load will be less, but still very demanding. (2) There will be an experiential component this time – students will go to the Downtown Eastside to learn from parents, community leaders, and youth.

Work Opportunities

There is no posting this week.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Monday, April 15, 2019

*Please check announcements from the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies' Graduate Pathway to Success program, and subscribe to their events alert here.

Upcoming Events

Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey (DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 18)
Make your voice heard and participate in the Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey (CGPSS)! Past CGPSS findings have been used to help better understand what the university is doing right, and to inform resource allocation decisions and needed change.  You have received a unique link by email to an online questionnaire, which should take approximately 30 minutes to complete. The survey is conducted across Canada every three years and in 2019 UBC has invited 11,000 graduate students across both campuses to contribute their point of view on the graduate experience at UBC. The CGPSS is a great opportunity for students to weigh in on their experience at UBC. We have used the CGPSS findings in past years to help us better understand what the university is doing right, and to inform resource allocation decisions and needed change. Students have received a unique link by email to an online questionnaire, which should take approximately 30 minutes to complete.  Your voice is important! The results will influence planning and services for graduate students for many years to come. Past surveys have been used to better understand and improve the experience of graduate students at UBC. For example, perspectives in previous years have helped to support the passing of the PhD minimum funding package.

Getting your Research in the Press (and quoted correctly)
Thu April 25 | 10 am - 12pm| Event and registration details here

Translating your Research into Policy (including an Expert Panel)
Tue Apr 16 | 1-5:30 pm| Register here

R Study Group
Apr 24

Systematic Review Methods Workshop
Apr 23

Foundations of Project Management I (Mitacs Training) (@Exchange Hotel Vancouver)
Apr 22, 23

Open Science Practices Workshop: The Replicability Crisis and the Solution
Apr 24

Career Conference (ONLINE), Sessions on Leaving Academia, Networking, Cover Letter & Resumes & More
May 4th, with fees

Career Conference (ONLINE), Career Panels on Higher Education, Non-Profit, Business and Government
May 11th, with fees

Focus group to evaluate the “Parenting in a Digital Age”- website (Participate and receive $50)

Study Permit Extension Group Application Review Session
Apr 23, Apr 26

Post-Graduation Work Permit Group Application Review Session
Apr 26

Institute for Peace & Dialogue (IPD) International Summer Programs 2019
Venue: Basel, Switzerland
https://www.ipdinstitute.ch/Summer-Programs-2019-Training,-Conference,-Research/
Institute for Peace & Dialogue, IPD is one of the leading organiser of several successful annual international academic trainings and research programs in Switzerland in the field of peace building, conflict transformation, mediation, leadership, security, intercultural dialogue and human rights. Through these events IPD bring together academicians, state, private and public sector representatives for the sake of better and more peaceful future building via education and networking. IPD is proud to announce the next International Summer Programs for 2019, which are to be held in Basel, Switzerland. Applicants can choose between the 1 or 2 days Basel Global Peace Conference, 10- or 20-day Summer Academy or the 3-Month Research Program, which may be combined with the 10- or 20-day Training + Conference participation, depending on the filled application.
11th Summer Academy Period: 4 - 13 August, 2019 (10 Days)
12th Summer Academy Period: 13 - 22 August, 2019 (10 Days)
1st Basel Global Peace Conference: 4 August, 2019
2nd Basel Global Peace Conference: 13 August, 2019
3 Month Research Program Period: 04 August - 01 November, 2019 (90 Days)
Early Bird Application & Payment Deadline: 01 May, 2019
Late Application & Payment Deadline: 20 June, 2019

Funding Opportunities

CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements – Spring 2019 Competition
The Canada Graduate Scholarships - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-calibre Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences at research institutions abroad. By accessing international scientific research and training, CGS-MSFSS recipients will contribute to strengthening the potential for collaboration between Canadian and foreign institutions.
Applicant eligibility: Open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who hold a Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) at the Master's or doctoral level or a Vanier CGS. Please note that international students who hold a Vanier CGS are not eligible for this award.
Award value: Up to CAD $6,000 for two to six months
Applicant deadline: 4:00pm on Friday, 24 May 2019
For details about this competition, please see: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/canada-graduate-scholarship-michael-smith-foreign-study-supplement
Questions can be directed to Joanne Tsui, joanne.tsui@ubc.ca.

Academic Deadlines

Check the UBC Calendar for upcoming deadlines.

Course Offerings

*For a list of current ISGP courses offered, please visit: http://www.isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/courses-offered/

Summer 2019 Thesis Registration
Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2019 Summer” on the Session drop-down menu top right):
Master’s student: INDS 549A section 941 (6-credit Term 1-2)
Doctoral student: INDS 649 section 941 (Term 1-2)
This is a friendly reminder that all students must maintain continuous registration throughout their program. This means that you have to be registered in a course in every semester. If you’re working on your thesis or dissertation (or not registering for courses at this time), you must enroll in these thesis/dissertation course codes.

PSYT 550A: Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Development in Cross-Cultural and Biological Perspective
Professor: Adele Diamond
2019W2 (Term 2 Jan-Apr, 2020) on Mondays, 4-7 pm
This course is offered only about once every 3 years, and many students rate it as their best university experience, some say it changed their lives, and many say they still refer back to it years later:
http://www.devcogneuro.com/Publications/Feedback_on_PSYT_550A_2016.pdf
http://www.devcogneuro.com/Publications/student_undergrad_feedback-UBC.pdf
http://www.devcogneuro.com/Publications/Feedback_from_MIT_students.pdf
http://www.devcogneuro.com/Publications/Feedback_from_UPenn_students.pdf
It is a seminar, not a lecture course. You get more out of a course if you actively participate than if you passively observe & listen, so all students in the seminar are encouraged to actively participate in the class discussions. Students are also strongly encouraged to relate the course material to their own lives & experiences. This seminar is open to graduate students and outstanding undergrads. It is open to students in ALL departments – the more diverse the students, the better the course. There will be 2 changes from past years: (1) The reading load will be less, but still very demanding. (2) There will be an experiential component this time – students will go to the Downtown Eastside to learn from parents, community leaders, and youth.

Work Opportunities

There is no posting this week.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Monday, April 8, 2019

*Please check announcements from the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies' Graduate Pathway to Success program, and subscribe to their events alert here.

Upcoming Events

Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey (DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 18)
Make your voice heard and participate in the Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey (CGPSS)! Past CGPSS findings have been used to help better understand what the university is doing right, and to inform resource allocation decisions and needed change.  You have received a unique link by email to an online questionnaire, which should take approximately 30 minutes to complete. The survey is conducted across Canada every three years and in 2019 UBC has invited 11,000 graduate students across both campuses to contribute their point of view on the graduate experience at UBC. The CGPSS is a great opportunity for students to weigh in on their experience at UBC. We have used the CGPSS findings in past years to help us better understand what the university is doing right, and to inform resource allocation decisions and needed change. Students have received a unique link by email to an online questionnaire, which should take approximately 30 minutes to complete.  Your voice is important! The results will influence planning and services for graduate students for many years to come. Past surveys have been used to better understand and improve the experience of graduate students at UBC. For example, perspectives in previous years have helped to support the passing of the PhD minimum funding package.

DOC TALKS @SPPGA
Wednesday, April 10th, 2019, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm, Liu Institute for Global Issues – Caseroom
Refreshments provided: Please RSVP
Doc Talks @ SPPGA is a new series providing a platform for newly defended UBC PhDs to share why the new knowledge they’ve created is important and what potential impacts and implications it can have, including the industries it can be applied to. Doc Talks @ SPPGA is open to everyone, so please join us! Lunch provided.

Congress 2019: Get involved in Canada’s largest interdisciplinary gathering
https://www.congress2019.ca/program
In just two short months, UBC will host the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, attracting approximately 10,000 attendees from across the globe to our Vancouver campus. Taking place June 1–7, Congress is Canada’s largest interdisciplinary academic gathering and will offer a rich array of cultural and academic programming that focuses on topics as diverse as sustainability, Indigeneity and reconciliation, global mobility, culture and education. Congress also encourages our community to engage with global academics, students, artists and members of the public to learn about the issues that have a real and tangible impact on our daily lives.  There are also opportunities to take part as a volunteer. Volunteers will not only be able to engage with renowned academics, but they will also gain access to more than 60 world-class events including public keynotes, the Big Thinking series and special UBC programming.  To learn more about Congress, including how you can attend or submit a volunteer application, visit www.congress2019.ca.

Translating your Research into Policy (including an Expert Panel)
Tue Apr 16 | 1-5 pm| Event and registration details here

Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Network (iGSN)
Info session with pizza, Apr 12

2019 Graduate Students in Teaching Mini Conference
(April 30 - May 1)

Present at the May 21 Nursing Associations’ Graduate Research Symposium on Global Health Change
Abstracts due Apr 9

Talk on “Exploring Barriers to Postsecondary Access Facing Black Queer Youth: Beyond What Are Given as Givens
Apr 16

Thesis Formatting: Tips, Tricks and Resources
Apr 15

Literature Review Analyzing with NVIVO
Apr 16

Writing Community for Graduate Students
Apr 16, Apr 18

Introduction to R for Statistical Analysis
Apr 17

R Study Group
Apr 17

Post-Graduation Work Permit Group Application Review Session
Apr 16

Funding Opportunities

There is no posting this week.

Academic Deadlines

Check the UBC Calendar for upcoming deadlines.

Course Offerings

*For a list of current ISGP courses offered, please visit: http://www.isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/courses-offered/

Summer 2019 Thesis Registration
Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2019 Summer” on the Session drop-down menu top right):
Master’s student: INDS 549A section 941 (6-credit Term 1-2)
Doctoral student: INDS 649 section 941 (Term 1-2)
This is a friendly reminder that all students must maintain continuous registration throughout their program. This means that you have to be registered in a course in every semester. If you’re working on your thesis or dissertation (or not registering for courses at this time), you must enroll in these thesis/dissertation course codes.

PSYT 550A: Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Development in Cross-Cultural and Biological Perspective
Professor: Adele Diamond
2019W2 (Term 2 Jan-Apr, 2020) on Mondays, 4-7 pm
This course is offered only about once every 3 years, and many students rate it as their best university experience, some say it changed their lives, and many say they still refer back to it years later:
http://www.devcogneuro.com/Publications/Feedback_on_PSYT_550A_2016.pdf
http://www.devcogneuro.com/Publications/student_undergrad_feedback-UBC.pdf
http://www.devcogneuro.com/Publications/Feedback_from_MIT_students.pdf
http://www.devcogneuro.com/Publications/Feedback_from_UPenn_students.pdf
It is a seminar, not a lecture course. You get more out of a course if you actively participate than if you passively observe & listen, so all students in the seminar are encouraged to actively participate in the class discussions. Students are also strongly encouraged to relate the course material to their own lives & experiences. This seminar is open to graduate students and outstanding undergrads. It is open to students in ALL departments – the more diverse the students, the better the course. There will be 2 changes from past years: (1) The reading load will be less, but still very demanding. (2) There will be an experiential component this time – students will go to the Downtown Eastside to learn from parents, community leaders, and youth.

Work Opportunities

Job Title:  Project Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Applied Research Initiative: Urban Biodiversity in a Changing Climate (Posting ID: 866330)
Department: SEEDS Sustainability Program, Community Development, Campus + Community Planning, VP External Relations
Work Period/Hours: May 1st, 2019 to April 30th, 2020 (approx. 28 hours per week)
Wage: $21.00
Full listing: available on the UBC Careers Online (#866330)
Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development and coordination for inclusive, collaborative, and impactful undergraduate research experiences that enhance urban biodiversity in a changing climate in a new Interdisciplinary Applied Research Initiative

Specific Tasks:

  • Co-creation of action research projects pertaining to biodiversity in a changing climate
  • Mapping curriculum assets of applied research experiences and curriculum pertaining to biodiversity and climate change
  • Developing teaching tools including a Biodiversity in a Changing Climate Resource Toolkit and Integrated Open Data Portal
  • Supporting development of course curricular and co-curricular pathways for undergraduate applied research, including a scaffolded multi-year course series and development of community-engaged citizen science framework
  • Facilitating Interdisciplinary Knowledge Exchange Workshops and general partnership outreach and development
  • Supporting research dissemination activities, including public showcases and events, and supporting contributions to academic and practitioner bodies of knowledge and action on climate change and biodiversity
  • Compiling undergraduate interdisciplinary research for State of the Campus: Biodiversity in a Changing Climate report
  • Supporting development and implementation of inclusive research design and engagement model

Application Deadline/Process:  Please submit Resume, Cover Letter, Professional Writing Sample (one page max)  via UBC Careers Online by April 22, 2019.

Practical Prep for Networking & Interviews - Graduate Students
Apr 15

Volunteer at the Pacific Innovation Fair (May 23@UBC Robson Square)
Apply by Apr 19