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ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, January 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

2020 Phil Lind Initiative Series: Thinking While Black: (ongoing series from January to March, 2020) 

Innovation UBC 2020 Start-up competition (Life Sciences): Info Session, January 8

Introduction to Git and GitHub: January 10, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Student Leadership Conference: January 11, 8 am – 4 pm

Systematic and Scoping Review of Search Methods: January 13, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

UBC Sustainability Scholars Program Information SessionJanuary 13,  5 – 7 pm

NVivo Part 1: (PC or MAC) - Getting Started with NVivo: January 14, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Introduction to "R" for Statistical Analysis: January 15, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Orientation to the Library for Graduate Students: January 15, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Time Management: January 16,  10 am – 12 pm 

Choosing the Right Citation Management Tool for Your Research (Beginner): January 16, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Thesis Formatting: Tips, Tricks, and Resources: January 16, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Abstracts: Writing: January 17, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

UBC Education Career Fair 2020: January 17,  10 am – 3pm

ComSciConCAN – Communicate your science to the general public: Apply by January 19

Preparing for the Non-Academic Job Market: January 28, 9 – 11:30 AM

Design your Life: January 28,  12:30 pm – 3 pm 

Funding Opportunities

Paid Summer Research Programs (STEM) – 60+ Programs

Worksafe BC Research Training Awards (Deadline: January 31, 2020, 4pm PST)
WorksafeBC Research Training Awards are designed to foster the development of occupational health and safety research among graduate students at the master’s and doctoral levels. These awards enable students to undertake full-time research training in B.C. — focusing on occupational illness, injury, and disability. Research projects must address WorkSafeBC's current research priorities to be eligible for consideration. Value: $20,000 stipend and a $2,500 research and travel allowance. Duration: Master's students receive one year of funding and doctoral students receive two years of funding. Recipients can apply to renew their grant for an additional year.

Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation 2019-2020 (Deadline: February 3, 2020)
A total of four awards of CAD $5,000 are available to Canadian Master’s and/or Doctoral candidates to support the independent research and writing of an academic paper responding to a specific Non-Proliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament (NACD) topic.  Awards also include domestic travel support to Ottawa where successful candidates will present their completed papers during a special event at Global Affairs Canada Headquarters in March 2020. Event date is March 6 and 7, 2020.

Canadian Science Policy Fellowship (Deadline February 5th)

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/

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.

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

Employers on Campus: January 9 TD Bank Group (6 - 7:30 pm) | January 16: Deloitte (6 - 8 pm)

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position at Central Washington University
Suitable for Ph.D. students, either graduates or those in line to receive the Ph.D. by September 2020. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in one of our humanities disciplines (communications, English, history, philosophy, religious studies, and/or world languages and cultures), medical humanities, or interdisciplinary programs (Africana and Black Studies, Asian Studies, and Latino Latin American Studies), and demonstrate strong theoretical and broad methodological knowledge, including quantitative, qualitative, and/or rhetorical methods, and the ability to teach a variety of Liberal Studies courses. Applications from candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds are particularly welcome. Candidates must possess:

  • A Ph.D. in a humanities discipline, medical humanities, or related interdisciplinary field (degree to be conferred by September 15, 2020.)
  • Demonstrated record of university level teaching experience (minimum 1 year).
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusivity and diversity.
  • Willingness to teach a wide range of courses at all levels and modalities

Screening Date:  Screening begins January 6, 2020 and will be open until filled.
For application instructions and to apply online, please visit:  https://careers.cwu.edu (Job ID 3388)

Paid 12-month Internships in Northern BC - Local and First Nations Government (Apply by Jan 30th)

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, January 13, 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

EDST's Research Day 2020: Preliminary Survey Regarding Your Preferences and Suggestions
EDST Research Day is a great opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to present their work, collaborations, posters, and ideas in various research areas. It is also a great opportunity to present work in advance of one of the larger conferences you plan to attend in the Spring. To help the GAA Team plan Research Day, please click on the link provided to answer a small number of 4 questions regarding your date preferences as well as any ideas and suggestions you would like to share.

2020 Phil Lind Initiative Series: Thinking While Black: (ongoing series from January to March, 2020) 

Introduction to "R" for Statistical Analysis: January 15, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Orientation to the Library for Graduate Students: January 15, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Time Management: January 16,  10 AM – 12 PM

Choosing the Right Citation Management Tool for Your Research (Beginner): January 16, 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Thesis Formatting: Tips, Tricks, and Resources: January 16, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Abstracts: Writing: January 17, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

UBC Education Career Fair 2020: January 17,  10 AM– 3 PM

ComSciConCAN – Communicate your science to the general public: Apply by January 19

Preparing for the Non-Academic Job Market: January 28, 9 – 11:30 AM

Design your Life: January 28,  12:30 – 3 PM

Funding Opportunities

Paid Summer Research Programs (STEM) – 60+ Programs

Call for Applications: CIHR CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (Deadline: January 24, 2020, 4 pm)
The Canada Graduate Scholarships - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-caliber 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 contribute to strengthening the potential for collaboration between Canadian and foreign institutions. Open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who hold a Vanier CGS or a Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) at the Master's or doctoral level. Please note that international students who hold a Vanier CGS are not eligible for this award.

Worksafe BC Research Training Awards (Deadline: January 31, 2020, 4 pm PST)
WorksafeBC Research Training Awards are designed to foster the development of occupational health and safety research among graduate students at the master’s and doctoral levels. These awards enable students to undertake full-time research training in B.C. — focusing on occupational illness, injury, and disability. Research projects must address WorkSafeBC's current research priorities to be eligible for consideration. Value: $20,000 stipend and a $2,500 research and travel allowance. Duration: Master's students receive one year of funding and doctoral students receive two years of funding. Recipients can apply to renew their grant for an additional year.

Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation 2019-2020 (Deadline: February 3, 2020)
A total of four awards of CAD $5,000 are available to Canadian Master’s and/or Doctoral candidates to support the independent research and writing of an academic paper responding to a specific Non-Proliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament (NACD) topic.  Awards also include domestic travel support to Ottawa where successful candidates will present their completed papers during a special event at Global Affairs Canada Headquarters in March 2020. Event date is March 6 and 7, 2020.

Canadian Science Policy Fellowship (Deadline February 5th)

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/

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.

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

Employers on Campus: January 16: Deloitte (6 - 8 pm)

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position at Central Washington University
Suitable for Ph.D. students, either graduates or those in line to receive the Ph.D. by September 2020. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in one of our humanities disciplines (communications, English, history, philosophy, religious studies, and/or world languages and cultures), medical humanities, or interdisciplinary programs (Africana and Black Studies, Asian Studies, and Latino Latin American Studies), and demonstrate strong theoretical and broad methodological knowledge, including quantitative, qualitative, and/or rhetorical methods, and the ability to teach a variety of Liberal Studies courses. Applications from candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds are particularly welcome. Candidates must possess:

  • A Ph.D. in a humanities discipline, medical humanities, or related interdisciplinary field (degree to be conferred by September 15, 2020.)
  • Demonstrated record of university level teaching experience (minimum 1 year).
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusivity and diversity.
  • Willingness to teach a wide range of courses at all levels and modalities

Screening Date:  Screening begins January 6, 2020 and will be open until filled.
For application instructions and to apply online, please visit:  https://careers.cwu.edu (Job ID 3388)

Paid 12-month Internships in Northern BC - Local and First Nations Government (Apply by Jan 30th)

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, January 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

EDST's Research Day 2020: Preliminary Survey Regarding Your Preferences and Suggestions
EDST Research Day is a great opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to present their work, collaborations, posters, and ideas in various research areas. It is also a great opportunity to present work in advance of one of the larger conferences you plan to attend in the Spring. To help the GAA Team plan Research Day, please click on the link provided to answer a small number of 4 questions regarding your date preferences as well as any ideas and suggestions you would like to share.

2020 Phil Lind Initiative Series: Thinking While Black: (ongoing series from January to March, 2020) 

Introduction to Teaching at a Community College (via Webinar): Jan 30, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Second Annual Art + Memory + Justice Symposium: Jan 30, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Grad Student Social: Jan 30, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Practice Your Presentation Skills I (Mitacs Training): Jan 31, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Poster

Lay Summaries- Writing: Jan 31, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Strategies for Presenting your Research in 3 Minutes (via Webinar): Feb 4,  1:30 PM - 3:00 PM, Poster

Build your Scientific and Technical Writing Skills (Mitacs Training) (2 Days): Feb 5 & 6, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Poster

Support Group Session - Supervisory Relationships: Feb 6, 11:30 AM - 1 PM, with lunch

Master's Writing Retreat: Feb 7, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

UBC Trans, Two-Spirit, and Gender Diversity Task Force: Apply by Feb 9

Science Outside the Lab - North: Course in Canadian Science Policy: Apply by Feb 14

Leaping Into 2020: Language Sciences Member Event and Lunch: Feb 26, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

FIREtalks - Looking for Graduate Student Speakers on Mental Health: Feb 26, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Imagining Otherwise (12th SCARP Symposium): Mar 12, 9 AM - 5 PM, Learn more

Green Challenge Conference - Technical University of Denmark: Apply by Mar 15

Funding Opportunities

Worksafe BC Research Training Awards (Deadline: January 31, 2020, 4 pm PST)
WorksafeBC Research Training Awards are designed to foster the development of occupational health and safety research among graduate students at the master’s and doctoral levels. These awards enable students to undertake full-time research training in B.C. — focusing on occupational illness, injury, and disability. Research projects must address WorkSafeBC's current research priorities to be eligible for consideration. Value: $20,000 stipend and a $2,500 research and travel allowance. Duration: Master's students receive one year of funding and doctoral students receive two years of funding. Recipients can apply to renew their grant for an additional year.

Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation 2019-2020 (Deadline: February 3, 2020)
A total of four awards of CAD $5,000 are available to Canadian Master’s and/or Doctoral candidates to support the independent research and writing of an academic paper responding to a specific Non-Proliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament (NACD) topic.  Awards also include domestic travel support to Ottawa where successful candidates will present their completed papers during a special event at Global Affairs Canada Headquarters in March 2020. Event date is March 6 and 7, 2020.

Canadian Science Policy Fellowship (Deadline February 5th)

2020 Pursuit Award - Competition in Childhood Disability Research: Apply by Feb 21

Biogen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Affairs: Apply by Mar 31

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/

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.

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

Indigenous Community Engagement Research Lead @BC Childrens (Part-Time Work for PhD): Learn more

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position at Central Washington University
Suitable for Ph.D. students, either graduates or those in line to receive the Ph.D. by September 2020. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in one of our humanities disciplines (communications, English, history, philosophy, religious studies, and/or world languages and cultures), medical humanities, or interdisciplinary programs (Africana and Black Studies, Asian Studies, and Latino Latin American Studies), and demonstrate strong theoretical and broad methodological knowledge, including quantitative, qualitative, and/or rhetorical methods, and the ability to teach a variety of Liberal Studies courses. Applications from candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds are particularly welcome. Candidates must possess:

  • A Ph.D. in a humanities discipline, medical humanities, or related interdisciplinary field (degree to be conferred by September 15, 2020.)
  • Demonstrated record of university level teaching experience (minimum 1 year).
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusivity and diversity.
  • Willingness to teach a wide range of courses at all levels and modalities

Screening Date:  Screening begins January 6, 2020 and will be open until filled.
For application instructions and to apply online, please visit:  https://careers.cwu.edu (Job ID 3388)

Paid 12-month Internships in Northern BC - Local and First Nations Government (Apply by Jan 30th)

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, February 3, 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

2020 Phil Lind Initiative Series: Thinking While Black: (ongoing series from January to March, 2020) 

(Seats still available) Strategies for Presenting your Research in 3 Minutes (via Webinar): Feb 4,  1:30 PM - 3:00 PM, Poster

Build your Scientific and Technical Writing Skills (Mitacs Training) (2 Days): Feb 5 & 6, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Poster

Support Group Session - Supervisory Relationships: Feb 6, 11:30 AM - 1 PM, with lunch

Master's Writing Retreat: Feb 7, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

UBC Trans, Two-Spirit, and Gender Diversity Task Force: Apply by Feb 9

(NEW!) Getting your Research in the Press (and quoted correctly)Feb 10, Workshop: 9:30 - 11:30 AM; Expert Panel: 12 - 1 PM, Poster

(NEW!) Introduction to PythonFeb 12, 10 AM - 12 PM

(NEW!) Statistics V: Discrete Data - Counts and Proportions: Feb 12, 10 AM - 12 PM (via Webinar), Poster

(NEW!) Storytelling for ChangeFeb 14, 10 AM - 12 PM, Poster

Leaping Into 2020: Language Sciences Member Event and Lunch: Feb 26, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

FIREtalks - Looking for Graduate Student Speakers on Mental Health: Feb 26, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

(NEW!) Getting Hired at a Community College: Tips and Strategies from Faculty on Hiring Panels (via Webinar): Feb 27, 10 AM - 11:30 AM

Imagining Otherwise (12th SCARP Symposium): Mar 12, 9 AM - 5 PM, Learn more

Green Challenge Conference - Technical University of Denmark: Apply by Mar 15

Funding Opportunities

Canadian Science Policy Fellowship (Deadline February 5th)

2020 Pursuit Award - Competition in Childhood Disability Research: Apply by Feb 21

Biogen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Affairs: Apply by Mar 31

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/

Science Outside the Lab - North: Course in Canadian Science Policy: Apply by Feb 14

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.

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

Employers on Campus: Feb 11: New Gold Inc. (6 - 8 PM) | Feb 12: Teck (6 - 7:30 PM)

Indigenous Community Engagement Research Lead @BC Childrens (Part-Time Work for PhD): Learn more

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position at Central Washington University
Suitable for Ph.D. students, either graduates or those in line to receive the Ph.D. by September 2020. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in one of our humanities disciplines (communications, English, history, philosophy, religious studies, and/or world languages and cultures), medical humanities, or interdisciplinary programs (Africana and Black Studies, Asian Studies, and Latino Latin American Studies), and demonstrate strong theoretical and broad methodological knowledge, including quantitative, qualitative, and/or rhetorical methods, and the ability to teach a variety of Liberal Studies courses. Applications from candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds are particularly welcome. Candidates must possess:

  • A Ph.D. in a humanities discipline, medical humanities, or related interdisciplinary field (degree to be conferred by September 15, 2020.)
  • Demonstrated record of university level teaching experience (minimum 1 year).
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusivity and diversity.
  • Willingness to teach a wide range of courses at all levels and modalities

Screening Date:  Screening begins January 6, 2020 and will be open until filled.
For application instructions and to apply online, please visit:  https://careers.cwu.edu (Job ID 3388)

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, February 10, 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

Getting your Research in the Press (and quoted correctly)Feb 10, Workshop: 9:30 - 11:30 AM; Expert Panel: 12 - 1 PM, Poster

Introduction to PythonFeb 12, 10 AM - 12 PM

(Seats still available) Statistics V: Discrete Data - Counts and Proportions: Feb 12, 10 AM - 12 PM (via Webinar), Poster

(Seats still available) Storytelling for ChangeFeb 14, 10 AM - 12 PM, Poster

(NEW!) How to Manage Chronic Illness and Academic Life (via Webinar)Feb 18 11 AM - 12 PM

(NEW!) Panic to Power (gain confidence in career development): Feb 18, 2 - 3 PM, Poster

(NEW!) What Every PhD Should Know About Using LinkedIn (via Webinar): Feb 20, 9 - 9:30 AM

(NEW!) She Leads: A STEM Career Workshop, From Women, For AllFeb 20, 9:25 AM - 2 PM

(NEW!) Introduction to Git and GitHub: Feb 20, 12:30 - 2 PM

Leaping Into 2020: Language Sciences Member Event and Lunch: Feb 26, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

FIREtalks - Looking for Graduate Student Speakers on Mental Health: Feb 26, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Getting Hired at a Community College: Tips and Strategies from Faculty on Hiring Panels (via Webinar): Feb 27, 10 AM - 11:30 AM

Imagining Otherwise (12th SCARP Symposium): Mar 12, 9 AM - 5 PM, Learn more

Green Challenge Conference - Technical University of Denmark: Apply by Mar 15

Funding Opportunities

2020 Pursuit Award - Competition in Childhood Disability Research: Apply by Feb 21

(NEW!) Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity at UofT: Apply by March 26

(NEW!) Cyber-Defence Fellowships - Master, Doctoral & Postdoctoral (Switzerland): Apply by March 30

Biogen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Affairs: Apply by Mar 31

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/

Science Outside the Lab - North: Course in Canadian Science Policy: Apply by Feb 14

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.

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

Employers on Campus: Feb 11: New Gold Inc. (6 - 8 PM) | Feb 12: Teck (6 - 7:30 PM)

Indigenous Community Engagement Research Lead @BC Childrens (Part-Time Work for PhD): Learn more

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position at Central Washington University
Suitable for Ph.D. students, either graduates or those in line to receive the Ph.D. by September 2020. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in one of our humanities disciplines (communications, English, history, philosophy, religious studies, and/or world languages and cultures), medical humanities, or interdisciplinary programs (Africana and Black Studies, Asian Studies, and Latino Latin American Studies), and demonstrate strong theoretical and broad methodological knowledge, including quantitative, qualitative, and/or rhetorical methods, and the ability to teach a variety of Liberal Studies courses. Applications from candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds are particularly welcome. Candidates must possess:

  • A Ph.D. in a humanities discipline, medical humanities, or related interdisciplinary field (degree to be conferred by September 15, 2020.)
  • Demonstrated record of university level teaching experience (minimum 1 year).
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusivity and diversity.
  • Willingness to teach a wide range of courses at all levels and modalities

Screening Date:  Screening begins January 6, 2020 and will be open until filled.
For application instructions and to apply online, please visit:  https://careers.cwu.edu (Job ID 3388)

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, February 24, 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

(NEW!) UBC Tax Assistance Clinics for StudentsFeb 24 - April 3

(NEW!) UBC Spring Career FairFeb 25-26

(NEW!) Introduction to Web Scraping: Feb 25, 12:30 - 2 PM

(NEW!) Using MyIDP to Plan and Launch your Post-PhD Career (via Webinar)Feb 26, 10 - 11 AM

(NEW!) Statistics VI: Introduction to Mixed Effects Models (via Webinar)Feb 26, 10 AM - 12 PM, Poster

(NEW!) Literature Reviews: Searching and Keeping Track: Feb 26, 11 AM - 1 PM

(NEW!) Seasonal masculinities: seasonal labour migration, masculinities, and gender relations in rural Western IndiaFeb 26, 12 PM @ Room 1099, Floor 10, Buchanan Tower

Leaping Into 2020: Language Sciences Member Event and Lunch: Feb 26, 12:00 - 2:00 PM

FIREtalks - Looking for Graduate Student Speakers on Mental Health: Feb 26, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Getting Hired at a Community College: Tips and Strategies from Faculty on Hiring Panels (via Webinar): Feb 27, 10 - 11:30 AM

(NEW!) Lobby Gallery Exhibition: Our Ancestors’ Trail (inc. Film Screening of “If You Must”): Feb 27, 2:30 - 4:30 PM

(NEW!) EDST Research Day - Call for Proposals: Apply by February 28

(NEW!) How to Navigate Academic Hiring (via Webinar): Feb 28, 9 - 10 AM

(NEW!) Introduction to the Unix Shell: Feb 28, 12:30 - 2 PM

(NEW!) Qualitative Data Analysis Work Along: March 3, 10 AM - 12 PM

(NEW!) Critical Visualization for Humanities Research: Designing for People, Context and Politics: March 4, 9 AM - 1 PM

(NEW!) Business Writing for Today's Professional (Mitacs Training)March 5, 9 AM - 5 PM, Poster

(NEW!) Doctoral Writing RetreatMarch 5, 10 AM - 4 PM

(NEW!) Time Management (Mitacs Training)March 6, 9 AM - 5 PM, Poster

(NEW!) Launch a Career in CanadaMarch 9, 6 - 8 PM

Imagining Otherwise (12th SCARP Symposium): Mar 12, 9 AM - 5 PM, Learn more

Green Challenge Conference - Technical University of Denmark: Apply by Mar 15

(NEW!) Haida Gwaii Institute: Navigating Canadian Law and Policy Regarding Indigenous Peoples (Apr 28-30): Apply by March 17

(NEW!) Land, Servitude and Embodied Histories-of-the-Present: Troubling residential space-making on the Panamanian CaribbeanMarch 25, 12 PM @ Room 1099, Floor 10, Buchanan Tower

(NEW!) 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

Funding Opportunities

(NEW!) 2020-2021 Graduate Fellowship in Applied Ethics: Apply by February 29

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity at UofT: Apply by March 26

Cyber-Defence Fellowships - Master, Doctoral & Postdoctoral (Switzerland): Apply by March 30

Biogen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Affairs: Apply by Mar 31

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.

Work Opportunities

Employer on Campus: Feb 25: Canadian Pacific Railway (6 - 7:30 PM)

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position at Central Washington University
Suitable for Ph.D. students, either graduates or those in line to receive the Ph.D. by September 2020. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in one of our humanities disciplines, medical humanities, or interdisciplinary programs, and demonstrate strong theoretical and broad methodological knowledge, including quantitative, qualitative, and/or rhetorical methods, and the ability to teach a variety of Liberal Studies courses.

Screening Date:  Screening begins January 6, 2020 and will be open until filled.

For application instructions, application requirements, and to apply online, please visit:  https://careers.cwu.edu (Job ID 3388)

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, March 2, 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

Nexus Conference 2020: Scholarship [In] Action (March 12th and 13th, 2020)

To engage in public scholarship, researchers need to lean into complex problems, creatively work across disciplines, and act out in networks and channels beyond the university to make changes. The Nexus Interdisciplinary Conference, Scholarship [In] Action, invites graduate students and faculty from across campus to come together to enhance UBC’s appetite and capacity for public scholarship.

Join us for TED Talk style storytelling, small group activities facilitated by UBC Public Scholars, and failing forward sessions that embrace risk-taking and humour in problem solving.

Lunch and coffee will be provided on both dates, and a post-conference social will be held on March 13th at the Koerner’s Pub, with one free drink offered to registered attendees. Register or find out more through our UBC website.


UBC Tax Assistance Clinics for StudentsFeb 24 - April 3

(NEW!) Realist Research Workshop: March 3-5, 10 AM - 4 PM

Critical Visualization for Humanities Research: Designing for People, Context and Politics: March 4, 9 AM - 1 PM

(NEW!) Dialogue with Andrea Reimer, SPPGA’s First Policy Practitioner Fellow (lunch included): March 4, 12 - 1:30 PM

Business Writing for Today's Professional (Mitacs Training)March 5, 9 AM - 5 PM, Poster

Doctoral Writing RetreatMarch 5, 10 AM - 4 PM

Time Management (Mitacs Training)March 6, 9 AM - 5 PM, Poster

(NEW!) Introduction to Network Analysis and Visualization Using Gephi and PalladioMarch 9, 10 - 11:30 AM

(NEW!) Building a Project Website with Jekyll and Github PagesMarch 9, 12:30 - 2 PM

(NEW!) Launch a Career in Canada Warm-Up and Info Session: March 9, 4:45 - 5:45 PM

(NEW!) Free Screening of The World is Bright: March 9, 6 PM @ the Norm Theatre
This film follows the 10-year journey of an elderly Chinese couple who came to Vancouver to search for the truth behind their son's death, the film tackles issues of mental illness and immigration, and won the Sea to Sky award at 2019 Vancouver International Film Festival.

Launch a Career in CanadaMarch 9, 6 - 8 PM

(NEW!) 3MT (3 Minute Thesis) Semi-finals: March 10, 1  – 2:30 PM and 3 – 4:30 PM @ Thea Koerner House

(NEW!) Discovering the Entrepreneur Within (Mitacs Training): March 11, 9 AM - 5 PM

(NEW!) Best Practices in Research Data Management: March 11, 10 AM - 12 PM

Imagining Otherwise (12th SCARP Symposium): Mar 12, 9 AM - 5 PM, Learn more

(NEW!) 3MT (3 Minute Thesis) Final: March 12, 12:30 – 2:30 PM

(NEW!) Informational Interviews & Getting Started with Networking (via Webinar)March 12, 9 AM

(NEW!) Taking Git One Step Further: Collaborations and Contributions through GitHub: March 13, 10:30 AM - 12 PM

(NEW!) Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Conference - Call for Papers: Apply by March 15
Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia invites graduate students from all disciplines to participate in the 24th annual UBC Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference held on May 5-6, 2020. We invite submissions from students from any discipline that fits with the theme, Changes in Law Over 25 Years. Submissions should include the title of the paper, a 250-word abstract in English, the author’s name, email address, and institutional affiliation. We welcome submissions from current graduate students and folks who have recently completed graduate studies (up to one year post-graduation). Papers from JD or LLB students may also be considered. Please send your submissions via email to ubclawgradconference@gmail.com(If you would like to be email the poster, please email the ISGP Office at isgp.office@ubc.ca)

Green Challenge Conference - Technical University of Denmark: Apply by Mar 15

Haida Gwaii Institute: Navigating Canadian Law and Policy Regarding Indigenous Peoples (Apr 28-30): Apply by March 17

Land, Servitude and Embodied Histories-of-the-Present: Troubling residential space-making on the Panamanian CaribbeanMarch 25, 12 PM @ Room 1099, Floor 10, Buchanan Tower

(NEW!) Perfectionism and Procrastination: Are you getting in your own way? (Support Group Series): March 24, 11 AM - 12:30 PM, Optional light lunch 12:30 - 1

(NEW!) Panic at the Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal - Call for Papers (Apply by April 17)
An online publication associated with Queen's University that invites papers from graduate students, early-career professionals, and independent scholars, that engage with and explore the issue's theme: Non-normative Sexuality and Popular CulturePriority will be given to interdisciplinary intellectual investigations into existing social structures and groups, cultural practices, and forms of knowledge and their production. In particular, Panic seeks to support new and innovative ways of theorizing that do not necessarily fit within traditional frameworks. Poster

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

Funding Opportunities

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity at UofT: Apply by March 26

Cyber-Defence Fellowships - Master, Doctoral & Postdoctoral (Switzerland): Apply by March 30

Biogen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Affairs: Apply by Mar 31

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.

Work Opportunities

Internship Opportunities:

Developing long-term forest monitoring strategies to address the impacts of climate change on Metro Vancouver’s water supply areas - Apply by March 8

Research to support development of a retrofit plan to improve performance of City-owned building systems - Apply by March 8

Heat pump retrofit benefits and barriers for Multi-Unit Residential Buildings in the social housing sector - Apply by March 8

Incorporating Embodied Carbon into Sustainable Decision-Making in Construction at the Vancouver Airport Authority - Apply by March 8

Research to understand best options for electrifying the Stanley Park train​ - Apply by March 8

Research to understand opportunities to improve a GHG community energy program - Apply by March 8

Strategic benchmarking to inform sustainability goal-setting for the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority - Apply by March 8

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position at Central Washington University
Suitable for Ph.D. students, either graduates or those in line to receive the Ph.D. by September 2020. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in one of our humanities disciplines, medical humanities, or interdisciplinary programs, and demonstrate strong theoretical and broad methodological knowledge, including quantitative, qualitative, and/or rhetorical methods, and the ability to teach a variety of Liberal Studies courses.

Screening Date: Screening begins January 6, 2020 and will be open until filled.

For application instructions, application requirements, and to apply online, please visit:  https://careers.cwu.edu (Job ID 3388)

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, March 9, 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

Nexus Conference 2020: Scholarship [In] Action (March 12th and 13th, 2020)

To engage in public scholarship, researchers need to lean into complex problems, creatively work across disciplines, and act out in networks and channels beyond the university to make changes. The Nexus Interdisciplinary Conference, Scholarship [In] Action, invites graduate students and faculty from across campus to come together to enhance UBC’s appetite and capacity for public scholarship.

Join us for TED Talk style storytelling, small group activities facilitated by UBC Public Scholars, and failing forward sessions that embrace risk-taking and humour in problem solving.

Lunch and coffee will be provided on both dates, and a post-conference social will be held on March 13th at the Koerner’s Pub, with one free drink offered to registered attendees. Register or find out more through our UBC website.


UBC Tax Assistance Clinics for StudentsFeb 24 - April 3

(NEW!) Research Ethics Advising Drop-In: Every Wednesday, 8:30 AM - 4 PM

3MT (3 Minute Thesis) Semi-finals: March 10, 1  – 2:30 PM and 3 – 4:30 PM @ Thea Koerner House

Discovering the Entrepreneur Within (Mitacs Training): March 11, 9 AM - 5 PM

 Best Practices in Research Data Management: March 11, 10 AM - 12 PM

(NEW!) COVID-19: Contextualizing the Scientific, Political, Societal and Economic Impact: March 11, 4 - 5:30 PM

Imagining Otherwise (12th SCARP Symposium): Mar 12, 9 AM - 5 PM, Learn more

3MT (3 Minute Thesis) Final: March 12, 12:30 – 2:30 PM

 Informational Interviews & Getting Started with Networking (via Webinar)March 12, 9 AM

Taking Git One Step Further: Collaborations and Contributions through GitHub: March 13, 10:30 AM - 12 PM

Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Conference - Call for Papers: Apply by March 15
Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia invites graduate students from all disciplines to participate in the 24th annual UBC Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference held on May 5-6, 2020. We invite submissions from students from any discipline that fits with the theme, Changes in Law Over 25 Years. Submissions should include the title of the paper, a 250-word abstract in English, the author’s name, email address, and institutional affiliation. We welcome submissions from current graduate students and folks who have recently completed graduate studies (up to one year post-graduation). Papers from JD or LLB students may also be considered. Please send your submissions via email to ubclawgradconference@gmail.com(If you would like to be email the poster, please email the ISGP Office at isgp.office@ubc.ca)

Green Challenge Conference - Technical University of Denmark: Apply by March 15

(NEW!) Systematic and Scoping Review Search MethodsMarch 16, 11 AM - 1 PM

(NEW!) Migrant Dreams Film Screening & Panel Discussion – 2020 Dr. Richard B. Splane Lecture: March 16, 5:30 - 9 PM

Haida Gwaii Institute: Navigating Canadian Law and Policy Regarding Indigenous Peoples (Apr 28-30): Apply by March 17

(NEW!) Common Mistakes PhDs Make in Their Resume and How to Avoid Them (via Webinar): March 17, 9 AM

(NEW!) Getting Started with NVivo (via Webinar): March 17, 10 AM - 12 PM

(NEW!) Foundations of Project Management II - 2 Days (Mitacs Training): March 17 & 18, 9 AM - 5 PM

(NEW!) Introduction to SPSS for Statistical Analysis: March 18, 10 AM - 12 PM

(NEW!) Graduate Students: Interviews and Negotiation (via Webinar): March 18, 4 - 5:30 PM

(NEW!) Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Teaching in the Community College Setting (via Webinar): March 19, 10 - 11:30 AM

(NEW!) Career Professionalism (Mitacs Training): March 20, 9 AM - 5 PM

(NEW!) Personal Statements - Writing: March 20 10 AM - 12 PM

(NEW!) Unexpected Gender: Tools and Stories of Bringing Gender+ into Research with Christine D'Onofrio: March 20, 12 - 1:30 PM

Land, Servitude and Embodied Histories-of-the-Present: Troubling residential space-making on the Panamanian CaribbeanMarch 25, 12 PM @ Room 1099, Floor 10, Buchanan Tower

(NEW!) Public Scholarship Initiative Info SessionMarch 23

Perfectionism and Procrastination: Are you getting in your own way? (Support Group Series): March 24, 11 AM - 12:30 PM, Optional light lunch 12:30 - 1

(NEW!) Queering Racial Capitalism: Visions of Transformation Justice- ConferenceApril 4 (Film and Dialogue Series in March)

Panic at the Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal - Call for Papers (Apply by April 17)
An online publication associated with Queen's University that invites papers from graduate students, early-career professionals, and independent scholars, that engage with and explore the issue's theme: Non-normative Sexuality and Popular CulturePriority will be given to interdisciplinary intellectual investigations into existing social structures and groups, cultural practices, and forms of knowledge and their production. In particular, Panic seeks to support new and innovative ways of theorizing that do not necessarily fit within traditional frameworks. Poster

(NEW!) 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

Funding Opportunities

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity at UofT: Apply by March 26

Cyber-Defence Fellowships - Master, Doctoral & Postdoctoral (Switzerland): Apply by March 30

Biogen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Affairs: Apply by Mar 31

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.

Work Opportunities

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position at Central Washington University
Screening Date: Screening begins January 6, 2020 and will be open until filled. For application instructions, application requirements, and to apply online, please visit:  https://careers.cwu.edu (Job ID 3388)

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, March 16, 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

UBC Tax Assistance Clinics for StudentsFeb 24 - April 3

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

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

(NEW!) Book an online consult with the Library Research Commons HERE

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

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

(NEW!) Career Advising: Book an online appointment, learn more

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

(NEW!) Spring 2020 14-Day Writing Challenge (NCFDD): register here using your UBC email address

Haida Gwaii Institute: Navigating Canadian Law and Policy Regarding Indigenous Peoples (Apr 28-30): Apply by March 17

Foundations of Project Management II - 2 Days (Mitacs Training): March 17 & 18, 9 AM - 5 PM

Introduction to SPSS for Statistical Analysis: March 18, 10 AM - 12 PM

Graduate Students: Interviews and Negotiation (via Webinar): March 18, 4 - 5:30 PM

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Teaching in the Community College Setting (via Webinar): March 19, 10 - 11:30 AM

Career Professionalism (Mitacs Training): March 20, 9 AM - 5 PM

Personal Statements - Writing: March 20 10 AM - 12 PM

Unexpected Gender: Tools and Stories of Bringing Gender+ into Research with Christine D'Onofrio: March 20, 12 - 1:30 PM

Public Scholarship Initiative Information Session (via webinar): March 23, 12 - 1:30 PM

Perfectionism and Procrastination: Are you getting in your own way? (Support Group Series): March 24, 11 AM - 12:30 PM

(NEW!) Using ImaginePhD (via webinar): March 25, 9 AM

Land, Servitude and Embodied Histories-of-the-Present: Troubling residential space-making on the Panamanian CaribbeanMarch 25, 12 PM @ Room 1099, Floor 10, Buchanan Tower

(NEW!) Starting Tenure-Track Positions (via Webinar): March 27, 9:30 AM

Queering Racial Capitalism: Visions of Transformation Justice- ConferenceApril 4 (Film and Dialogue Series in March)

(NEW!) International Policy Ideas Challenge (SSHRC): Call for proposals (Apply by April 17)

Panic at the Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal - Call for Papers (Apply by April 17)
An online publication associated with Queen's University that invites papers from graduate students, early-career professionals, and independent scholars, that engage with and explore the issue's theme: Non-normative Sexuality and Popular CulturePriority will be given to interdisciplinary intellectual investigations into existing social structures and groups, cultural practices, and forms of knowledge and their production. In particular, Panic seeks to support new and innovative ways of theorizing that do not necessarily fit within traditional frameworks. Poster

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

Funding Opportunities

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity at UofT: Apply by March 26

Cyber-Defence Fellowships - Master, Doctoral & Postdoctoral (Switzerland): Apply by March 30

Biogen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Affairs: Apply by Mar 31

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.

Work Opportunities

 

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, March 23, 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

UBC Tax Assistance Clinics for StudentsFeb 24 - April 3

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

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

(NEW!) Book an online career coaching session: multiple dates

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

(NEW!) Academic Life: What's Mindfulness and Compassion Got To Do With It? (NCFDD): Register here using your UBC email address

(NEW!) Resting to Rise: Reduce Burn Out, Find Your Joy for Writing and Life, and Create a Just Academia (NCFDD): Register here using your UBC email address

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

Book an online consult with the Library Research Commons HERE

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

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

Spring 2020 14-Day Writing Challenge (NCFDD): register here using your UBC email address

Using ImaginePhD (via webinar): March 25, 9 AM

(NEW!) Tips for Support Staff and TAs Suddenly Supporting Synchronous Online Learning: March 25, 11 - 11:45 AM

Starting Tenure-Track Positions (via Webinar): March 27, 9:30 AM

(NEW!) Essentials of Productive Teams Online (Mitacs Training)March 31, 9 AM - 5 PM

(NEW!) Submitting your Thesis (via Webinar): April 1, 2 - 3 PM

(NEW!) All-Network Teaching-as-Research Presentations (Online): April 2, 2 - 3:30 PM

(NEW!) How to Manage Your Relationship with Your Advisor (via Webinar): April 3, 9 AM

Queering Racial Capitalism: Visions of Transformation Justice- ConferenceApril 4 (Film and Dialogue Series in March)

International Policy Ideas Challenge (SSHRC): Call for proposals (Apply by April 17)

Panic at the Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal - Call for Papers (Apply by April 17)
An online publication associated with Queen's University that invites papers from graduate students, early-career professionals, and independent scholars, that engage with and explore the issue's theme: Non-normative Sexuality and Popular CulturePriority will be given to interdisciplinary intellectual investigations into existing social structures and groups, cultural practices, and forms of knowledge and their production. In particular, Panic seeks to support new and innovative ways of theorizing that do not necessarily fit within traditional frameworks. Poster

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

Funding Opportunities

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity at UofT: Apply by March 26

Cyber-Defence Fellowships - Master, Doctoral & Postdoctoral (Switzerland): Apply by March 30

Biogen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Affairs: Apply by Mar 31

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.

Work Opportunities

Career Advising: Book an online appointment, learn more

(NEW!) Part-time work May to Aug with UBC Library Research Commons: GIScience workshop content developer & presenter (Apply by April 5)

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, March 30, 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

Essentials of Productive Teams Online (Mitacs Training)March 31, 9 AM - 5 PM

Submitting your Thesis (via Webinar): April 1, 2 - 3 PM

(NEW!) Immigration Pathways: Webinar with IRCC and BC PNPApril 1, 4:30 - 6:30 PM

(NEW!) Career Design at Home Webinar Series
Session 1 - Self-Assessments and Career Exploration: April 2, 12:30 – 1:30 PM | 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Session 2 - Building a Network and a LinkedIn Profile: April 7, 12:30 – 1:30 PM | 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Session 3 - Drafting Resumes: April 15, 12:30 – 1:30 PM| 4:30 – 5:30 PM

All-Network Teaching-as-Research Presentations (Online): April 2, 2 - 3:30 PM

How to Manage Your Relationship with Your Advisor (via Webinar): April 3, 9 AM

Queering Racial Capitalism: Visions of Transformation Justice- ConferenceApril 4 (Film and Dialogue Series in March)

(NEW!) Graduate Community Conversations: Student Parents (via webinar): April 6, 8 - 9 PM

(NEW!) Introduction to high-performance computing (HPC) (online)April 8, 10:30 AM - 12 PM

(NEW!) Copyright for your Thesis: How to use images and other material (via webinar)April 8, 11 AM - 12 PM

(NEW!) Starting to think about Fall Fellowship Applications (via webinar)April 9, 11 AM - 12 PM

International Policy Ideas Challenge (SSHRC): Call for proposals (Apply by April 17)

Panic at the Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal - Call for Papers (Apply by April 17)
An online publication associated with Queen's University that invites papers from graduate students, early-career professionals, and independent scholars, that engage with and explore the issue's theme: Non-normative Sexuality and Popular CulturePriority will be given to interdisciplinary intellectual investigations into existing social structures and groups, cultural practices, and forms of knowledge and their production. In particular, Panic seeks to support new and innovative ways of theorizing that do not necessarily fit within traditional frameworks. Poster

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

Events with continuous registration

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

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

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

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

Book an online consult with the Library Research Commons HERE

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

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

Funding Opportunities

Biogen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Affairs: Apply by Mar 31

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.

Work Opportunities

(NEW!) Virtual Employer Information Session: FDM Group Canada Inc.: April 7, 1 - 2 PM

Career Advising: Book an online appointment, learn more

Part-time work May to Aug with UBC Library Research Commons: GIScience workshop content developer & presenter (Apply by April 5)