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ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Issue #339
Monday, June 18, 2018

*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

NCFDD webinars: Impostor Syndrome and Navigating the Academic Job Market https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4906

Apply for a Mitacs Career Connect Internship by Oct 1 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4889

Industry-Ready Résumés Workshop for Graduate Students, Jun 25 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/4847

Systematic Review Workshop, Jun 27 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/4727

Literature Review Workshop, Jun 29 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/4703

Formatting your Thesis: Tips and Tricks, Jun 29 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/4712

U21 Graduate Collaborative Research Award, apply by Aug 3 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4896

Funding Opportunities

Call for Applications: IDRC Research Awards 2019
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is now accepting applications for the IDRC Research Awards 2019. This call is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university OR who have completed a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university. A total of twelve awards will be offered; there is one award for each program listed below:

  1. Advisory Committee on Research Ethics
  2. Agriculture and Food Security
  3. Centre of Excellence for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems
  4. Climate Change
  5. Employment and
  6. Food, Environment, and Health
  7. Foundations for Innovation
  8. Governance and Justice (in Kenya)
  9. Livestock Health
  10. Maternal and Child Health
  11. Networked Economies
  12. Policy and Evaluation

For additional information, please visit: https://www.idrc.ca/en/funding/idrc-research-awards-2019
Deadline: September 5, 2018

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding
The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will match funds provided by graduate programs (to a maximum of $8,000 per student and to a maximum of $50,000 for the program in total) to support Master’s and doctoral Aboriginal students registered at the UBC-Vancouver campus for the 2018/19 academic year (i.e., from 1 September 2018 to 31 August 2019). This funding is intended to support students until they can apply for the next regular Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship competition. It is also intended to support students who were not successful in receiving other funding, such as Tri-Agency CGS-Master's, CIHR / NSERC / SSHRC doctoral awards, or UBC Affiliated Fellowships, etc., for the 2018/19 academic year. Award winners are selected on the basis of academic merit through a competition administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Applicants: Monday, 23 July 2018
Graduate Programs: nominations due to G+PS by Friday, 27 July 2018
Annual Value: up to $8,000 from Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, must be matched by graduate program
Further information available on the G+PS website: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/aboriginal-graduate-fellowship-bridge-funding

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 2018 Thesis Registration
Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2018 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.

Work Opportunities

There is no posting this week.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Issue #338
Monday, June 11, 2018

*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

Leveraging your Strengths to Strategize for Success (discover your top 5 strengths, start to create a plan for grad school and career success)
There are a few spaces remaining: Thurs, June 14 | 1 – 5 PM @ Thea Koerner House, UBC Point Grey Campus
For details and to register:  grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16885-leveraging-your-strengths-strategize-success

Volunteer for the Critical Ethnic Studies Association Conference | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4851

International Development Research Centre Research Award, apply by Sept 5 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4874

Practical Preparation for Networking & Interviews, Jun 18 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/4846  

SPSS Workshop: Data Management + Bivariate Analysis, Jun 21 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/4725

Lay Summary Workshop, Jun 22 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/4726

Positive Space Workshops: Help Build Welcoming and Inclusive Communities
Explore how you can positively impact the climate for sexual and gender diversity at UBC and make your learning, working, or living communities more inclusive to all. Positive Space workshops cover current language, issues, resources, and best practices in an interactive and experiential learning environment. Participants will gain relevant knowledge and skills to use in their academic, work, and campus life so that they can help make UBC more welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual, two-spirit, trans and queer students, staff, faculty, alumni, and allies. Workshops take place from 1-3 PM in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, starting Wednesday, June 13. Future workshop dates are July 19 and August 15. Register early as space is limited; refreshments will be provided.
Sign-up for free with the UBC Equity & Inclusion Office.

Call for Proposal: 5th Comparative Literature Students' Tribune
Deadline: August 6, 2018
https://tribunelittco.wordpress.com
The Comparative Literature Students’ Tribune is a space of encounter and bilingual discussion in English and in French, where graduate students can share their research projects while reflecting on their discipline. At the first four meetings (organized alternatively in Montréal and Toronto since January 2015) students from a dozen universities presented their scholarly and creative work in both languages, taking different approaches and using a variety of formats. For its 5th meeting, which will take place at the University of Ottawa on Thursday October 25 and Friday
October 26, 2018, the Tribune proposes a new two-day formula. One day will follow the usual conference format of the Tribune, and the other day will be devoted to discussing a challenge specific to graduate students: this year, graduate students’ mental health. The Tribune encourages comparative literature students to submit a proposal for one or both days. We welcome your proposals (150-250 words per proposal), however original and experimental, until August 6, 2018 at the following email address: tribunelitcomp@gmail.com. Please specify your university affiliation and your year of study. Your presentation should be a maximum of 10 minutes in the medium of your choice. We strongly encourage interested participants to embody the Tribune’s commitment to bilingualism in the very form of their talks: for example, by switching from French to English, or by including translations of key passages in a visual presentation.

Funding Opportunities

Call for Applications: IDRC Research Awards 2019
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is now accepting applications for the IDRC Research Awards 2019. This call is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university OR who have completed a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university. A total of twelve awards will be offered; there is one award for each program listed below:

  1. Advisory Committee on Research Ethics
  2. Agriculture and Food Security
  3. Centre of Excellence for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems
  4. Climate Change
  5. Employment and
  6. Food, Environment, and Health
  7. Foundations for Innovation
  8. Governance and Justice (in Kenya)
  9. Livestock Health
  10. Maternal and Child Health
  11. Networked Economies
  12. Policy and Evaluation

For additional information, please visit: https://www.idrc.ca/en/funding/idrc-research-awards-2019
Deadline: September 5, 2018

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 2018 Thesis Registration
Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2018 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.

Work Opportunities

UBC Extended Learning
Mark Wisniewski, Senior Program Coordinator at UBC Extended Learning, is looking for graduate students in sciences to work as facilitators over the fall and winter terms.
Please contact mark.wisniewski@ubc.ca for more info.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Issue #337
Monday, June 4, 2018

*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 Non-Academic Job Search for Graduate Students and Postdocs with Vivien M. Srivastava
Recording and resources are available at: community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4841

Résumé Workshops for Grad Students in June.  The first is Jun 6, 12 - 1 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/4845

Leading with Emotional Intelligence
Tue, June 12 | 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Details and registration: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16745-leading-emotional-intelligence

Connections Café for Mid-Career, Mature Grad Students
Join us June 6th, 4-6 PM in the Life Building
RSVP @ community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4734

Leveraging your Strengths to Strategize for Success
Thurs, June 14 | 1 – 5 PM
Details: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16885-leveraging-your-strengths-strategize-success

Systematic Review Search Methods Workshop, Jun 11
community.grad.ubc.ca/event/4472

Classification and Datasets on NVivo (for Mac Users), Jun 12
community.grad.ubc.ca/event/4702

SPSS Workshop: Environment, Data Entry, One Variable Analysis, Jun 14
community.grad.ubc.ca/event/4737

Formatting your Thesis, Jun 15
community.grad.ubc.ca/event/4711

Trans Youth in Translation
Beth Clark will be hosting an interactive arts-based knowledge translation event at UBC on Tuesday, June 12, from 4-6 p.m., in Room 200 of the Jack Bell Social Work Building. The Trans Youth in Translation project has brought together transgender youth and trans artist mentors to translate findings from dissertation research into creative works. The focus of the project is on experiences of trans youth related to health care decision-making and accessing health care in British Columbia. Visual art, creative writing, poetry, songs, scenes, and a board game designed by youth artists will be shared. This project is generously supported by the UBC Public Scholars Program, Trans Care BC, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. For more information, please visit: http://blogs.ubc.ca/transyouth/ or contact: beth.clark@alumni.ubc.ca

French Polynesia: From island formation to native population exchanges
A lecture in English from French scholar Dr. Catherine Chauvel. Dr. Chauvel uses geochemistry tools to analyze the origins of the volcanic islands that constitute French Polynesia in the South Pacific. Her collaboration with archeologists to trace the origin of Polynesian artifacts leads to intriguing theories about the exchange of goods over large distances (over 1500 km).
Tuesday, June 12, 4:00 pm, Room 5104 – 06 Earth Sciences Building, 2207 Main Mall

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 2018 Thesis Registration
Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2018 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.

Work Opportunities

Call for Applications: Vantage College Graduate Teaching Assistants: Political Science
Applications are being accepted for up to 12 full time Graduate Teaching Assistants in UBC’s Vantage College (www.vantagecollege.ubc.ca) with a focus on Political Science to for the 2018/2019 academic year.  The Graduate Teaching Assistants will be based in Vantage College, providing support in Political Science 100 (semester 1) and/or Political Science 220 (semester 2).  The Graduate Teaching Assistants will provide instructional support and help create a positive learning environment for Vantage College’s international students.  Duties for these positions may include in-class support, marking, the running of tutorials, and in some cases, the mentoring of other teaching assistants (in particular the undergraduate TAs that will also work alongside us).  Other duties will be discussed upon hiring and will be allotted based on individual interests and career goals. Each Graduate Teaching Assistant position will involve 2 consecutive GTA positions:

  • a .25 GTA position: This position will involve specialized training sessions and activities provided by Vantage College.  Training will take place in the form of short workshops over the course of the academic year as well as self-identified training needs based on your professional career goals.Please note this training is mandatory but you will also receive payment for your time.
  • a Full GTA position for term one (Poli 100), OR a position for term two (Poli 220). (if students would like to be considered for a position in both semesters, they should indicate this on their applications and, as with all positions, discuss the time implications of this with their supervision teams).

These positions are subject to final budgetary approval. PhD and MA students are welcome to apply.  Experience working with international students, and /or with using the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) to inform their teaching practice, are considered assets.  Students should be familiar with and open to active learning pedagogies and have an interest in intercultural communication. Please note: Students also planning/hoping to teach in the Department of Political Science are welcome to apply.  Final allocations will be based on consultation with successful candidates and the department’s Graduate Director.  Applicants with any questions or concerns regarding the above are welcome to contact Dr. Peterson. Applicants should send a single PDF file (containing their curriculum vitae and a statement of their teaching philosophy and the contact details of one referee) to  Jenny Peterson jenny.peterson@ubc.ca  by June 21st. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. Informal inquiries about the positions are welcome.  Please email jenny.peterson@ubc.ca.

McCreary Centre Society Student Research Group - Call for Members
McCreary Centre Society is a BC-based non-profit organization which conducts community-based research, evaluation, and youth engagement initiatives to improve youth health.  It’s BC Adolescent Health Survey (BC AHS) is a province-wide questionnaire administered every five years and used to gather information about a broad range of risk and protective factors associated with healthy development and youth health risk behaviors. Since 1992, over 130,00 students in grades 7 to 12 have completed the BC AHS. McCreary also conducts surveys with youth in custody and youth who are homeless, every five years. The most recent custody survey was the fourth completed by McCreary and was a census of youth held in the province’s custody centres in 2013-14. The Homeless and Street Involved Youth Survey was last conducted in 13 BC communities in 2014. To help disseminate knowledge obtained in the BC AHS and other youth health surveys, McCreary formed a Student Research Group. As a member of the Student Research Group, students in a variety of disciplines can access population-based data collected by McCreary to further develop their research skills. Work completed as part of the Student Research Group has resulted in student conference presentations, theses and dissertations, fact sheets, and published peer-referred journal articles. For a list of example research projects conducted by Student Research Group members please visit: https://www.mcs.bc.ca/student_research_group. To become a member of the Student Research Group, students are required to submit a brief proposal outlining the purpose of their project, research questions, variables, and proposed statistical methods. Help in refining the research topic is available in advance to prevent duplication or overlap with existing projects. While an active member, students are expected to meet approximately once per month to share updates about their research project, including major findings. If you would like to join the Student Research Group or would like more information about becoming a member, please contact McCreary's Student Research Group Coordinator, Catherine Shaffer-McCuish, at cshaffer@sfu.ca

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Issue #336
Monday, May 28, 2018

*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

Leveraging your Strengths to Strategize for Success (discover your top 5 strengths, start to create a plan for grad school and career success)
Thurs, June 14 | 1 – 5 PM @ Thea Koerner House, UBC Point Grey Campus
For details and to register:  grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16885-leveraging-your-strengths-strategize-success

Storytelling for Change: Learn How to Share your Experience to Inspire Social Action
Tues, May 29 | 3 – 5 PM @ Irving K Barber Learning Centre, UBC Point Grey Campus
For details and to register: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16741-storytelling-change-learn-how-share-your-experience-inspire-social-action

Connections Café, (meet other mid-career grad students)
June 6, 4:30 – 6, Life Building
https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4734

Rehearsing Conflict Workshop Series (Increase your skills and resilience when conflict occurs)
community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4776

Citation Management using RefWorks
May 30 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/4723

SPSS Data Management workshop
May 31 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/4724

Formatting your Thesis workshop
Jun 1 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/4710

NVivo for Mac Workshop
Jun 5 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/4701

Grad Student Writing Communities
Jun 5 or 6 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/4803

Dissertation Bootcamp
Jun 25–26 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4799

Networking Social for those seeking Biomedical /Translation Research Careers
June 14 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4825

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 2018 Thesis Registration
Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2018 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.

Work Opportunities

There is no posting this week.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Issue #335
Monday, May 14, 2018

*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

Submitting Your Thesis | Tue, May 15
In-person: 9:30 – 10:30 AM grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16160-submitting-your-thesis
Webinar: 1:00 – 2:00 PM PDT  grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16159-submitting-your-thesis-webinar

The Steps of Planning Your Doctoral Exam | Tue, May 15
In-person:  10:45 AM – 12:00 PM grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16161-steps-planning-your-doctoral-exam
Webinar: 2:15 – 3:30 PM PDT grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16158-steps-planning-your-doctoral-exam-webinar

The Vivien M Srivastava Lecture 2018: The Non-Academic Job Search for Graduate Students and Postdocs
Tues, May 22 | 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM with Anne Krook.
- Theatre 1, Life Sciences Institute @UBC Point Grey Campus (In-person session)
- CHAN 2111, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute (via video conferencing)
- DHCC 1020, Vancouver General Hospital (via video conferencing)
- Room 260, Reichwald Health Sciences Centre @UBC-O (via video conferencing)
For details and to register, visit: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16781-non-academic-job-search-graduate-students-postdocs

Cops in the Head: Rehearsing Courage, Enacting Confidence
Tues, May 22 | 12:30 – 2:30 PM @ Life Sciences Building, UBC Point Grey Campus
For details and to register: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16813-cops-head-rehearsing-courage-enacting-confidence

Careers in Not For Profits May 24 | 5:30 to 7:30 PM @Brock Hall  community.grad.ubc.ca/event/4769

Early Career Grants from National Geographic (Info Session) May 31 | 3 -5 PM @ Earth Sciences Building community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4768

Job Opportunities at EA Sports Info Session, RSVP by May 14 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4771

Opportunities in Neuroprosthetics @ University of Montreal | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4764

NVivo Workshop, May 22 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/4700

Citation Management using Mendeley | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/4717

SPSS Workshop for Beginners, May 24 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/4719

Session on Conducting Systematic Reviews, May 24 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/4722

Literature Review Workshop, May 25 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/4709

Arts-based knowledge translation event at UBC: Trans Youth in Translation
ISGP PhD student, Beth Clark, is hosting an interactive arts-based knowledge translation event at UBC on Tuesday, June 12, from 4-6 p.m., in Room 200 of the Jack Bell Social Work Building. The Trans Youth in Translation project has brought together transgender youth and trans artist mentors to translate findings from my dissertation research into creative works. The focus of the project is on experiences of trans youth related to health care decision-making and accessing health care in British Columbia. We will be sharing visual art, creative writing, poetry, songs, scenes, and a board game designed by our amazingly talented youth. I hope you will be able to join us. Please feel free to forward the attached poster to people in your UBC networks who may have an interest in trans health and arts-based knowledge translation. This project is generously supported by the UBC Public Scholars Program, Trans Care BC, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
For more information, please visit: http://blogs.ubc.ca/transyouth/ or contact: beth.clark@alumni.ubc.ca

GSS Student Satisfaction Survey
Tell us your UBC Experience! Win a $50 or $100 Giftcard!
http://gss.ubc.ca/student-survey-2018/

Human Science Pedagogy: An International Colloquium
June 11, 12:30-4:30 Koerner Library, RM216
What is Human Science Pedagogy? As educated & educating beings, we are not simply homo sapiens—a biological “type” determined by physiology and evolution. We are instead social, cultural and above all relational beings—capable of rising above & beyond our biological nature to freedom & responsibility. It follows that teaching and learning are not managerial or psychological endeavours to be known through the natural sciences. They are instead interpretive, hermeneutic and above all, ethical in nature—and are to be investigated through a science that is explicitly human. The ways of being, thinking and acting as a teacher, understood through this hermeneutic and ethical science, are called human science pedagogy. This afternoon colloquium brings together international researchers in human science pedagogy. Each presenter explores one or more of its central principles or themes:
Greetings & Introduction: Fernando Murillo (UBC):
Karsten Kenklies (Strathclyde University) The Hermeneutic Imagination, or: “There ain’t no such thing as Education”
Norm Friesen (Boise State University): Human Science Pedagogy from Schleiermacher to Mollenhauer
David Lewin (Strathclyde University): Pedagogical Reductions and Hermeneutical Relations
Sharon Jessop (Strathclyde University): Taboo, Transgression, and the Child
Response, Discussion: Fernando Murillo

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 2018 Thesis Registration
Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2018 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.

Work Opportunities

There is no posting this week.