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ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, April 27, 2020

*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

TI Methods Speaker Series: Rapid reviews: what do we know?: April 29, 12 - 1 PM

Networking Skills Online (Mitacs Training)April 30, 9 AM - 1 PM

(NEW!) Staying Psychologically Strong during COVID-19: Strategies for Well-Being (Webinar)April 30, 10:30 - 11:30 AM

Presentation Skills Online (Mitacs Training)May 1, 9 AM - 5 PM

(NEW!) Finding, Using and Remixing Open Resources For Your CoursesMay 4, 11 AM - 12 PM

(NEW!) Copyright for Graduate StudentsMay 4, 1 - 2:30 PM

(NEW!) Managing Difficult Conversations: May 5, 1 - 4 PM

(NEW!) Introduction to the Compute Canada Cloud (Online)May 6, 10:30 AM - 12 PM

Leverage Your Perfectionism (webinar)May 6, 12 - 1 PM

(NEW!) Virtual Facilitation 101May6, 1 - 2:30 PM

(NEW!) Strategies for defending the doctoral exam in a virtual environment: May 7, 12:30 - 1:45 PM

Discovery to Commercialization - Moving Health Innovation into the Marketplace - Conference: May 28 & 29

2020 Limina: The Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies Conference - Call for Papers: Apply by May 31
In 2020 Limina: The Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies, the Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group (PMRG), and Medieval and Early Modern Studies at The University of Western Australia are joining forces to provide a forum for the presentation of the myriad of ‘adaptations’ worlds, individuals, languages, ideas, and peoples, real or otherwise, experience. The conference will be held at The University of Western Australia on the 3–4 October 2020. It will be preceded by a masterclass and opening reception on 2 October. Submit proposed papers and panels to: adaptationconference2020@gmail.com by the 31 May 2020. Any questions can also be directed to the conference email address. The committee aims to have abstract responses returned by 14 June 2020. Poster

Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) Summer Institute 2020: June 8-19, 8 AM - 5 PM

Events with continuous registration

Access Lynda.com courses through the Vancouver Public Library

Book an online consult with the Library Research Commons HERE

CIRTL's Effective Teaching Online: Workshop Recordings (YouTube playlist), Access here

Here2Talk: free, confidential counselling for post-secondary studentsAvailable 24/7 via app, phone and web

Individual Development Plan, Humanities and Social Sciences (ImaginePhD): free online career exploration and planning tool, learn more

Individual Development Plan, Science (My IDP): unique, web-based career-planning tool, learn more

NIH OITE webinars for Scientists: Various times and topics: Self-advocacy, Job Search Strategies, Wellness, Social Media Learn more

NIH OITE webinars: resiliency, industry and academic careers, publishing, picking a postdoc

Online consultations available for writing, research ethics, copyright, wellness, and career

Online Learning with Mitacs (on-demand and self-paced)

Online mental health support resources: See dropdown list, including reading materials, therapy assistance online (TAO), Empower Me, and more on our FAQ page here

Research Ethics Advising Drop-In: Every Wednesday, 8:30 AM - 4 PM

Resources for grad student parents (from community conversation)

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR): Courses for Life  and Physical Science: online and self-paced (registering under the University of British Columbia)

The Dissertation Success Curriculum (NCFDD) (via webinars and on demand): register here using your UBC email address

UBC Graduate Student Online Support Group: Thursdays April 16 - May 28, 2 - 3 PM

(NEW!) WriteNow Summer Session, Online Supportive Writing Community (with fees): 12 week program

Funding Opportunities

Call for Applications: Tri-Agency CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements - Spring 2020 competition (Apply before 4 PM, May 22)

Call for Applications: Bertram Scholarship (Apply by May 28)

(NEW!) IHRC Workshop/Seed Grant Applications - Winter 2020 (Apply by 5 PM, July 1)
The IHRC will provide seed grants/workshop funds in support of activities in Winter 2020 that foster research along the lines of the Cluster's interests (see their website for information). Please note that the Cluster cannot fund direct research costs. The Steering Committee will allocate funds in accordance with the number of applications and financial resources available. The Committee will prioritize proposals that feature co-sponsorships/the mobilization of multiple funding streams and forms of support. Activities with a public-facing component will also be prioritized, and Workshop/Seed Grant proposals can be linked to Keynote Speaker proposals.

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/

EDCP 585A: Special Course in Curriculum and Pedagogy: Autoethnography
Professor: Peter Gouzouasis
2020S1 (Term 1 May-June, 2020) on Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30-7:30 pm

A seminar course, with a total of 20 spaces.

Winter 2019 Thesis Registration
Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2019 Winter” on the Session drop-down menu top right):
Master’s student: INDS 549A section 003(6-credit Term 1-2)
Doctoral student: INDS 649 section 001 (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.

Career Exploration

Career Advising: Book an online appointment, learn more

Senior Research Coordinator, Indigenizing Harm Reduction (First Nations Health Authority in First Nations Research and Knowledge Exchange)
The position is for the CIHR-funded, FNHA-led $2.5M Project Grant to support community-driven Indigenous approaches to harm reduction in First Nations in BC and beyond. The Senior Coordinator will liaise with the research team, partners, FNHA teams, stakeholders, and participating Indigenous communities and organizations to coordinate, plan and execute project activities. The position coordinates and oversees all grant administration, including budget management, reporting, communications, scheduling of meetings, and knowledge exchange. The position also supports research activities, including ethics application development and submission, conducting qualitative interviews, community engagement, protocol development, project implementation, data quality assurance, analysis, and interpretation. Required minimum of three years’ experience coordinating studies in a research environment and a bachelor’s degree (master's degree preferred) in a relevant discipline (e.g., public health, Indigenous governance); preference will be given to Indigenous candidates. The successful candidate must be able to work from home and be able to help move aspects of the study to online platforms (e.g., videoconferencing, webinars). Feel free to contact Brittany, ISGP PhD alumna, brittany.barker@fnha.ca if you have any questions. the closing date is listed as April 15th but will be ongoing until a suitable candidate is found.

7th Annual Online Career Conference for PhDs (with fees)May 2 & 9

(NEW!) Faculty of Medicine Virtual Career Week (open to all): May 4 - 8

(NEW!) Graduate Student Opportunities - Interdisciplinary Histories Research Cluster (Apply by 5 PM, July 1)
The IHRC seeks to hire UBC graduate students for two part-time positions in Summer 2020 and one in Winter 2020 to work with the IHRC Steering Committee to build the graduate student and faculty community for the Interdisciplinary Histories Research Cluster (IHRC) at UBC, encouraging community engagement, pedagogical innovation, and intersection with the arts, and to provide support to the Cluster. Work will be fully remote/online until physical distancing is ended.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, July 6, 2020

*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

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop – July 15, 20, 22 & 24, 2020 (ONLINE): Various dates and times

(NEW!) Get Connected: BIPOC: July 8, 5:30 - 7:00 PM

(NEW!) Making Space for Indigenous Governance: Two Examples in conversation: July 9, 10 - 11:30 AM

(NEW!) Race Thinking In/As Health: Canada’s Historical Geographies For and Beyond COVID-19: July 13, 1 - 2 PM (Session 2 of the One Hour @ UBC Lecture Series)

(NEW!) Finding, Using, and Adapting Open Resources For Your Courses: July 15, 1 - 2 PM

(NEW!) Statistical Analysis with RJuly 15, 1:30 - 3:30 PM

(NEW!) Preparing Excellent Applications for Fall Fellowship Competitions: July 16, 10 - 11 AM or 4 - 5 PM

(NEW!) Using Zotero Citation Management: July 16, 12 - 1 PM

(NEW!) Teach Paid Guest Lectures on Climate Change (Apply by July 22)

Events with continuous registration

Access Lynda.com courses through the Vancouver Public Library

Book an online consult with the Library Research Commons HERE

CIRTL's Effective Teaching Online: Workshop Recordings (YouTube playlist), Access here

Here2Talk: free, confidential counselling for post-secondary studentsAvailable 24/7 via app, phone and web

Individual Development Plan, Humanities and Social Sciences (ImaginePhD): free online career exploration and planning tool, learn more

Individual Development Plan, Science (My IDP): unique, web-based career-planning tool, learn more

NIH OITE webinars for Scientists: Various times and topics: Self-advocacy, Job Search Strategies, Wellness, Social Media Learn more

NIH OITE webinars: resiliency, industry and academic careers, publishing, picking a postdoc

Online consultations available for writing, research ethics, copyright, wellness, and career

Online Learning with Mitacs (on-demand and self-paced)

Online mental health support resources: See dropdown list, including reading materials, therapy assistance online (TAO), Empower Me, and more on our FAQ page here

Research Ethics Advising Drop-In: Every Wednesday, 8:30 AM - 4 PM

Resources for grad student parents (from community conversation)

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR): Courses for Life  and Physical Science: online and self-paced (registering under the University of British Columbia)

The Dissertation Success Curriculum (NCFDD) (via webinars and on demand): register here using your UBC email address

Funding Opportunities

 

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/

Career Exploration

Career Advising: Book an online appointment, Learn more

(NEW!) Job Search StrategiesJuly 13, 12 - 1 PM

(NEW!) Interview Preparation: July 15, 4 - 5 PM Learn more

(NEW!) Switching Careers without Starting from Scratch :July 16, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Learn more