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ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Monday, February 11, 2019

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

Upcoming Events

Discovering the Entrepreneur Within (Mitacs Training)
Mon, Feb 25 | 9:00 to 5:00 @Thea Koerner House
Event and registration details: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16884-discovering-entrepreneur-within

Statistics VI: Introduction to Mixed Effects Models (via Webinar)
Tue, Feb 26 | 10:00 to 12:00
Event and registration details: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16973-statistics-vi-introduction-mixed-effects-models-webinar

Recruiter Real Talk: Panel Discussion on Hiring and the Job Search
Tue, Feb 26 | 5:30-7:00 pm @Thea Koerner House
Event and registration details: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/17376-recruiter-real-talk-panel-discussion-hiring-job-search

Thesis Boot Camp
Tue, Feb 27 | 10:00-4:00 @ Lillooet Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
Event and registration details: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/17377-thesis-boot-camp

Introduction to Interacting with the Media (with Expert Panel)
Wed, Feb 13 | 09:00 to 12:00 @Thea Koerner House grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/17286-introduction-interacting-media-expert-panel

Career Building

Navigating Early Career Experiences: a Panel of Indigenous professionals, Feb 11 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5711

Employers on Campus: community.grad.ubc.ca/pdcalendar |   SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd Feb 11 |CGG Feb 12| BTY Group Feb 13

Graduate School Success

"Help! I'm stressed!": Women in engineering Stress Management Workshop, Feb 13th | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5716

SPSS for Statistical Analysis, Feb 13 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5615

Best Practices in Research Data Management, Feb 13 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5656

Endnote Basic Workshop, Feb 14 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5657

Choosing the Right Citation Management Tool, Feb 14 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5585

Literature Review: Analyzing (with NVIVO), Feb 19 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5658

Creating and Managing your Academic Profile, Feb 21 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5659

Workshop Series on Research Synthesis and Critical Appraisal, Feb 12, 26 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5699

Language Sciences, Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Research Day, Abstracts due Feb 25 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5701

Share your Research with youth at YEET(Living Encylopedia) in New West Mar 2,3 https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5717

Summer Learning Opportunity for Graduate and Post Doctoral Students
The Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism Security and Society (TSAS) is holding it bi-annual Summer Academy, July 8-11, 2019 at Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo, ON. The Summer Academy is designed to foster a comprehensive understanding of radicalization, terrorism, and security and how all of these intersect with the rapidly changing nature of Canadian society.  The Summer Academy brings together graduate students,  post-doctoral students and junior policy makers and analysts from across Canada to participate in a highly focused learning experience. Interested students should contact Elizabeth Ford, Project Manager, TSAS ecford2@uwaterloo.ca  There will be limited financial support available to facilitate attendance at the Academy. Students can watch TSAS.ca website or follow us on Twitter @TSASNetwork for coming announcements.  The Summer Academy is only a part of TSAS’s larger mandate. TSAS engages in policy-relevant research and dissemination in terrorism, security and society.  The TSAS Network is designed to foster: communication and collaboration between academic researchers working on these topics in Canada; communication and collaboration between academic researchers and policy officials in these subject fields. Students and faculty can learn more at www.tsas.ca

2019 Summer Institute: Intelligence, Mind, and Cognition from the viewpoints of Psychology, Anthropology, and Philosophy and more at Diverse Intelligences
University of St Andrews, Scotland, June 30 to July 20
An outstanding international faculty (www.diverseintelligencessummer.com/faculty) are assembled, and more are yet to be added. In addition to lectures and discussions, DISI offers participants the opportunity to develop collaborative interdisciplinary research projects with support from faculty and staff. We are also hoping to create opportunities for DISI attendees to connect with local students and researchers throughout their time in St Andrews. In both the academic and storyteller tracks, we are looking for creative, open-minded participants who want to take intellectual risks and break down disciplinary barriers in the spirit of dialogue and discovery.
The main application deadline is February 15. Application portals can be found at www.diverseintelligencessummer.com/apply
If potential applicants have any questions, please reach out to Associate Director, Dr. Kensy Cooperrider, at disi@ucla.edu.

Award-Winning Author and Environmentalist Barry Lopez in Conversation with Wade Davis - Tickets Now On Sale!
The School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) has partnered with the Vancouver Writers Fest to invite UBC students, staff, and faculty to join award-winning author and environmentalist Barry Lopez in conversation with Professor Wade Davis on the evening of March 25th (7:30pm) at the Granville Island Stage. Please feel free to forward this to your networks. Lopez's new book, Horizon, is being called one of the most important non-fiction books of the decade. Many of you may know Wade Davis, Professor of Anthropology and the BC Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk at UBC. Students can purchase discounted tickets for $15 under the “Youth” category with ID presented at the event. Regular tickets are $25. Tickets on sale now.

Funding Opportunities

Graduate Student Career Activation Project
https://students.ubc.ca/career/career-resources/career-resources-graduate#graduate-student-career-activation-project
The CSIC wants to know how graduate students can activate their careers, and we have funds available to help you try stuff out. Dream big, or dive deep: whether it’s the cost of printing business cards to support your networking, enhancing your French language skills to prepare for a career in the federal government, or paying membership fees to join a professional association, submit a proposal for a career development experience that you believe will get you one step closer to your goals. Each student may apply for funding of any amount up to $1000. Once you’ve activated, we’ll work with you to develop an appropriate artefact (video interview, blog, etc.) so that your experience can be shared with other UBC graduate students and the university community.
Check out the website for details on how to apply.

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

Call for Applications – UBC Sustainability Scholars (paid summer internships)
The UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) is pleased to offer UBC graduate students the opportunity to work in funded sustainability internship projects. We are currently accepting applications for over 65 UBC Sustainability Scholars (including Greenest City Scholars) internships that will commence April 29. Current UBC graduate students from all academic disciplines are eligible to apply. Successful candidates will work under the mentorship of a partner organization, and are immersed in real world learning where they can apply their research skills and contribute to advancing organizational sustainability goals. Each Scholar receives $21 per hour to complete 250 hours of work.
For more information on the available projects and to apply, visit our Student Opportunities page.
Applications will be accepted until midnight Monday February 25.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Monday, February 4, 2019

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

Upcoming Events

Statistics V: Discrete Data - Counts and Proportions (via Webinar)
Tue, Feb 12 | 10:00 to 12:00
Event and registration details: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16972-statistics-v-discrete-data-counts-proportions-webinar

Introduction to Interacting with the Media (with Expert Faculty Panel)
Wed, Feb 13 | 09:00 to 12:30 (or panel only 11:15 – 12:30) @Thea Koerner House
Event and registration details: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/17286-introduction-interacting-media-expert-panel

Strategies for Presenting your Research in 3 Minutes (via Webinar); includes tips for presenting in various formats
Thu, Feb 07 | 02:00 to 3:30  grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/17228-strategies-presenting-your-research-3-minutes-webinar

Building Effective Supervisory Relationships
Thu, Feb 07 | 09:30 to 12:00 @Thea Koerner House
grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/17186-building-effective-supervisory-relationships

Vivid talks for varied audiences (Keynote talk highlighting how to give an amazing presentation including tips for crafting your story; by Alan Shapiro, local communication specialist and host of Science Slam Canada in Vancouver)
Fri, Feb 08 | 10:00 to 12:00 @Thea Koerner House
grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/17296-what-are-you-researching-again-vivid-talks-varied-audiences

Career Building

Lime Connect, Network with Employers Interested in Hiring Students with Disabilities, Feb 7th| community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5694

Changemaking, Science and Tech for Change (Networking event), Feb 7 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5692

Networking and Interviews for Graduate Students (WEBINAR), Feb 7 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5562

Graduate Career Exploration Series: Working in Data Sciences panel, Feb 7 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5563

Employers on Campus: community.grad.ubc.ca/pdcalendar | Suncor Energy Feb 05 |Teck Resources Feb 07

Work and Volunteer Opportunities

Part-time on campus work invigilating exams, apply by Feb 8th | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5690

UBC Sustainability Ambassadors Program |https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5686

Graduate School Success

Thesis Lay Summary Feb 5 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5646

Building Your Budget Feb 5 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5689

R (#rstat) Study Group Feb 6 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5583

Daily Writing for Academic Scientists and Engineers (WEBINAR) Feb 6 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5671

Systematic Review Search Methods Feb 7 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5647

Dancing Earth: The Dance of Life
Presenter: Rulan Tangen, Founding Artistic Director/Choreographer of Dancing Earth
Friday, February 15, 2019, 10-11:30am
First Nations House of Learning, 1985 West Mall
Reception at 2pm, St. John's College, Fairmont Lounge, 2111 Lower Mall
RSVP: c.glidden-tracey@ubc.ca
Web: indigenous.educ.ubc.ca

Book Launch Celebration
Dana Lori, ISGP PhD Alumna, hosted by the Department of Theatre and Film at UBC, for Ideological Battlegrounds: Entertainment to Disarm Divisive Propaganda recently published by Lexington Books.
February 13, 2019, 5-6:30pm, Frederic Wood Theatre
Please RSVP by the 7th of February

Funding Opportunities

Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowship
The Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowships are available to Canadian citizens engaged in or about to start doctoral studies in Chemistry, Physics, or Electronics (including Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) at UBC. Approximately 25 fellowships, valued at $8,000 each, will be awarded each year among the participating universities.
Deadline for complete applications to be submitted to G+PS is 4 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019.
Further information is available on the G+PS website at: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/walter-c-sumner-memorial-fellowship

WorksafeBC Research Training Awards
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.
Application Deadline: March 22, 2019
For further information about the award, such as application procedures and eligibility requirements, please visit our weblink and WorksafeBC’s weblink.  Students with questions about this award opportunity should contact Worksafe directly.

Queen's New Pre-Doctoral Fellowships for Indigenous Students and Think Grad Studies Days, Feb 14 | https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5693

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

There is no posting this week.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Monday, January 28, 2019

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

Upcoming Events

Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity (CGSHE) Speaker Series: Intersectionality, Sexual Health and Criminalization
Dr. Carmen Logie, MSW, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Global Health Equity & Social Justice with Marginalized Populations
Associate Professor, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto
Adjunct Scientist, Women’s College Research Institute, Women’s College Hospital, University of Toronto
Ontario Ministry of Research & Innovation Early Researcher
Friday, February 15, 2019 | 12:00 – 1:00pm, St. Paul’s Hospital, Room 1500, A light lunch will be provided.
We strongly encourage guests to RSVP as soon as possible to ensure sufficient food and space. Please RSVP to Megan Bobetsis at: events@cgshe.ubc.ca
Dr. Logie’s interests are in understanding and addressing intersectional stigma and its sexual and reproductive health impacts, with a focus on Indigenous and Northern adolescents in Northern Canada; sexual rights movements (HIV-related, LGBTQ, sex worker, abortion rights) in Brazil; and urban refugee and displaced adolescents in Uganda.

BDSM and Kink in the Examination Room – What’s Your Role to Play?
Within public health and clinical practice alike, efforts to reduce barriers to accessing services have been prioritized for communities that are subject to social and health inequities, such as LGBT/2S, Indigenous, and racialized communities. In spite of this, there is still a need for healthcare providers to properly work with other sexual identities and behaviors, like people who practice BDSM and Kink. Many BDSM/Kink-identified community members report being less likely to seek medical care due to stigma, fear of provider rejection, and concerns about providers reporting consensual sexual behavior as abuse. This presentation will provide an introduction to BDSM and Kink identities to equip clinicians and other health professionals with tools to better serve members of the BDSM/Kink community. This interactive presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with local BDSM/Kink-identified community members from Metro Vancouver Kink. Here is a link to a recording for this presentation: http://mediasite.phsa.ca/Mediasite/Showcase/BCCDC/Presentation/d9f41512db3c4c7d9b9f8103c3f164651d. Please feel free to share widely!

Building Effective Supervisory Relationships
Thu, Feb 07 | 09:30 to 12:00 @Thea Koerner House
Event and registration details: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/17186-building-effective-supervisory-relationships

Strategies for Presenting your Research (via Webinar; includes advise for Three Minute Thesis)
Thu, Feb 07 | 02:00 to 3:30
Event and registration details: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/17228-strategies-presenting-your-research-3-minutes-webinar

What are you researching again? Vivid talks for varied audiences
Fri, Feb 08 | 10:00 to 12:00 @Thea Koerner House
Event and registration details: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/17296-what-are-you-researching-again-vivid-talks-varied-audiences

Statistics IV: Quantitative Covariates and Regression Analysis (via Webinar)
Tue, Jan 29 | 10:00am- 12:00pm | grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16971-statistics-iv-quantitative-covariates-regression-analysis-webinar

Storytelling for Change
Wed, Jan 30 | 9:30 am – 11:30 am | grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/17225-storytelling-change

Career Building:

Industry showcase for careers in consulting, Jan 30 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5681

Writing a Diversity Statement (ONLINE), Feb 12 and 19 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5677

Interview Preparation Strategies, Feb 5 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5560

Practical Prep for Networking and Interviews (WEBINAR) for Graduate Students, Feb 7 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5562

Employers on Campus: community.grad.ubc.ca/pdcalendar | Canadian Security Intelligence Service Jan 28 |Workday Jan 28 |L3 WESCAM Jan 31 |Suncor Energy Inc. Feb 5

Graduate School Success:

Daily Writing for Academic Scientists and Engineers (ONLINE) Feb 6 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5671

Citation Management using Mendeley, Jan 31 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5644

Introduction to FME Desktop Feb 1 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5645

Community-building:

GSS Whistler Trip Feb 2019, Feb 2 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5680

GSS Zumba and Flow Yoga Classes, Starting Jan 30 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5573

Workshops and Awards:

Sustainability and Environmental Politics Workshops (Berlin), Submit abstract by Jan 31 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5669

Annual Communicating Science Workshop in Seattle, Apply by Feb 9 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5685

Call for Papers: McGill Centre for Research on Religion eJournal
Journal Topic: Religion and Violence: Sources, History, and the Contemporary World
Deadline: March 11th, 2019
The McGill Centre for Research on Religion (CREOR) invites contributions to the first edition of the CREOR e-journal, which is dedicated to the theme of Religion and Violence. Scholars are encouraged to submit papers that reflect on the following questions and themes: How has the understanding of the relationship between violence and religion changed over time? How does methodology shape the scholarship on religion and violence? Is religious violence different than secular/non-religious violence? By drawing attention to religious violence how has political discourse overlooked the religious victims of religious or secular violence? Is there a place for discussions of religious conceptions of non-violence in the scholarship on religion and violence? How can policy makers use scriptural sources to promote peace and social cohesion? We welcome interdisciplinary submissions dealing with any tradition or time period.
Guidelines for submissions:
1) Title. The first page starts with the article title and the first letter of each word is capitalized according to CMS formatting. The title is in Times New Roman, 18pt, aligned center. A blank line follows the title.
2) Abstract. The abstract follows the blank line with the title "Abstract" in bold. The text immediately follows on the same line. The abstract is followed by a blank line. The abstract should not exceed 250 words. Example: Abstract: This paper addresses….
3) Keywords. Keywords (Max. 5) follow with the same formatting as the abstract and are separated by semi-colons. Two lines are skipped after the keywords.
4) Text body. The body of the text follows and is to be 8 000 - 10 000 words (including footnotes).
5) Paragraphs. Each paragraph has an indent of 1.27 cm at the first line. There are no spaces between paragraphs, except before subtitles.
6) Subtitles. Each subtitle is in bold, 12pt, with no indent or colon. Subheadings are also in 12pt, underlined, with no indentation or colon.
7) Figures and tables. Figures, images, photographs, drawings, tables, and diagrams are directly inserted into the text and are centered. They must be labeled with appropriate credits for copyright and in accordance with McGill’s copyright policy.
8) Acknowledgements. Acknowledgements, if any, should be the first footnote.
10) Citations. Citations are to be formatted as footnotes (long form) and follow CMS guidelines. Please note that no bibliography is required.
11) Blinding the review. The instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
12) Foreign languages. Non-transliterated foreign languages should be in original script and transliterated foreign languages should be italicized.
13) Not previously published. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration. For information on copyright and dissemination please contact editors.
For more information concerning the CREOR Religion and Violence conference please visit the following website: https://creorgraduate.wordpress.com/religion-and-violence-colloquium/
Please send all submissions to creor@mcgill.ca and in the subject header of your email please indicate CREOR eJournal Submission.

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/

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

Equity Ambassador program, Apply by Jan 31 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5684

Call for Applications – UBC Sustainability Scholars Program (paid summer internships)
The UBC Sustainability Scholars Program is pleased to offer UBC graduate students the opportunity to work in funded sustainability internship projects.
Applications open February 1. Current full-time UBC graduate students from all academic disciplines are eligible to apply.
Successful candidates work under the mentorship of a partner organization, and are immersed in real world learning where they can apply their research skills and contribute to advancing the organization’s sustainability goals. Each Scholar receives $21 per hour to complete 250 hours of work. For more information on the available projects and to apply, visit our Student Opportunities page.
Applications close midnight Monday February 25.

PEER PROGRAMS RECRUITMENT
Health Promotion & Education is recruiting student volunteers for our 2019-2020 programs!
Wellness Peers
The Wellness Centre is currently recruiting Wellness Peers for our volunteer program! As part of UBC’s commitment to student health and wellbeing, the Wellness Peers engage in peer-to-peer support to enhance campus wellbeing. This includes staffing the UBC Wellness Centre to provide health education and resources for students. Other commitments involve facilitating workshops and participating in outreach events across campus. As a Wellness Peer, you will gain practical and transferable skills in health education and promotion, leadership, and teamwork. We invite you to be a part of a community of student leaders who foster inclusiveness and promote positive student health at UBC. Applications for the 2019-2020 team are open from January 2nd to January 31sthttps://students.ubc.ca/campus-life/involved/peer-programs/wellness-peers

First Aid Student Team
The First Aid Student Team (FAST) is looking for enthusiastic students to join our team! FAST is a group of UBC students certified in Standard First Aid and CPR who attend campus events to provide first aid coverage for attendees. Our goal is for everyone at an event to feel safe, secure, and cared for through our confidential, non-judgmental service. Enhance your physical, mental health and substance use first aid skills and contribute to a safer campus for everyone!  Applications for the 2019-2020 team are open from January 2nd to January 31st.
https://students.ubc.ca/campus-life/involved/peer-programs/first-aid-student-team

STUDENT LEADERSHIP
Term 2 Student Leadership Wellbeing Series
The following training sessions are available to student leaders to further develop their knowledge and leadership skills in the context of supporting student wellbeing:
- Jan 22nd 12:30-1:30pm: Understanding Mental Health Supports at UBC
- Jan 30th 4-6pm: Question, Persuade, Refer: Suicide Prevention Training [Note: A certificate will be provided upon completion of the full 2 hour training]
Please feel free to share with student leaders, work learn students, and student groups that you are connected with. You can find more details and sign up for any or all of these trainings here.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Monday, January 21, 2019

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

Upcoming Events

Statistics IV: Quantitative Covariates and Regression Analysis (via Webinar)
Tue, Jan 29 | 10:00am- 12:00pm
Event and registration details: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16971-statistics-iv-quantitative-covariates-regression-analysis-webinar

Storytelling for Change
Wed, Jan 30 | 9:30 am – 11:30 am @Thea Koerner House
Event and registration details: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/17225-storytelling-change

Practice your Presentation Skills I
Thurs, Jan 31 | 9:00am – 5:00pm @Thea Koerner House
Event and registration details: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16883-practice-your-presentation-skills-i

Why Capable People Suffer from the Imposter Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of it
Thu, Jan 31 | 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (with webcast to UBC-O and BCCHR)
Event and registration details: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/17276-why-capable-people-suffer-impostor-syndrome-how-thrive-spite-it

Career Building

Industry-ready resumes for Grad Students, Jan 23 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5522

Arts Career Conversations, Jan 24 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5525

Graduate School Success

Graduate Student Orientation to the Library Jan 22 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5603

Citation Management RefWorks (Intermediate) Jan 24 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5605

Thesis Formatting: tips, tricks, and resources, Jan 28 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5536

Thesis/Journal Abstract Writing Workshop Jan 29 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5608

Community-building

Sovereign Bodies: Decolonizing Consent Discussion, Jan 23 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5673

Graduate Student Writing Community Jan 24 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5606

GSS Zumba and Flow Yoga Classes, Starting Jan 30 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5573

Panic at the Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Our collective invites papers from graduate students, early-career professionals, and independent scholars, that engage with and explore the issue's theme: Superheroes in Contemporary Culture. Priority 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. In this premiere print and online edition of Panic at the Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal, the editors invite submissions on topics including, but not limited to:
• How modes of representation (gender, race/ethnicity, religion, (dis)ability, sexual orientation…) have evolved in recent years in superhero genre
• The superhero’s evolving relationship to the nation state as both defender and terrorist
• How BIPOC authorship is influencing superhero narratives
• How audiences for superheroes are being reimagined
• How anti-heroes may function as the new heroes within superhero narratives/culture
• How globalization is expanding the definition of superheroes outside of the DC/MCU
• The posthuman superhero body and its relationship to human agency and identity
• How digital platforms are expanding the superhero universe
Accepted submissions include: articles (max 5000 words) and reviews (max 750 words). Reviews should be on works from January 2017 onward. These works can be:
Comics, Video Games, Artistic Work, Manga, Films, TV Series, Graphic Novels, Theatrical Performances, Fan/Slash Fiction, Academic Works, Web Series
*Email the publication or title if you have a work you are unsure about.
All submissions will undergo a review process by the publication editorial team. Works selected for publication will receive editorial queries for revision. Publication will be contingent on satisfactorily resolving all queries. Included images must be high resolution and have accessible descriptions. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain image permissions. Use Chicago style endnotes for any citations. Please include a brief author bio of no more than 50 words. Authors retain all rights to their work. Send all submissions to panicatthediscourse@gmail.com with the subject line “Submission: Article Title” by February 15, 2019.

Funding Opportunities

SSHRC Talent Award – 2019 Competition
The SSHRC Talent Award recognizes outstanding achievement by an individual who, on April 1, 2019, holds a SSHRC doctoral or postdoctoral fellowship or scholarship. The Talent Award ($50,000 value) is given to an individual who maintains academic excellence, has a talent for research and knowledge mobilization, and has demonstrated clear potential to be a future leader within and/or outside the academic sector. One Talent Award will be awarded by SSHRC from the nominations submitted by Canadian universities. The Talent Award may be taken up as a fellowship to fund the recipient’s doctoral or postdoctoral research over a one-year period, or may be used, within one year of receiving the award, as a grant to support research, knowledge mobilization or other research-related activities. At least 10 per cent of the award funds must be used to promote the recipient’s research achievements.
Eligibility: A nominee must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada at the time of nomination, must be an active social sciences and humanities researcher or student, and must hold a SSHRC doctoral or postdoctoral fellowship or scholarship on April 1, 2019.
Nomination Deadline: Complete nomination packages must be received by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS) by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019.
For nomination procedures, please consult the G+PS website (https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/sshrc-talent-award). The contact for this funding opportunity is Junnie Cheung (junnie.cheung@ubc.ca).

Health System Impact Fellowships for Doctoral Trainees and Post-Doctoral Fellows
This program may be for you if:
1. You want to work outside traditional academia or more interdisciplinary programs - you are primarily based at a “health system partner organization” like the CDC, MMHA, Cancer Agency and share the remainder of your time with an academic supervisor/research institution.
2. It’s less competitive than a traditional CIHR PDF or doctoral award! The program is in its third funding cycle and BC trainees have extra opportunities as MSFHR pooled the health policy fellowship into this competition
3. If you want more money! The postdoc is $70k/year for two years with an additional $7,500 in research allowance whereas CIHR PDF is $40k/year and $5k research allowance - but you are part of a “national cohort” and expected to use some of the research allowance to do professional development courses and go to national meetings.
Application deadline: April 2, 2019
For more info, see https://www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnr16/vwOpprtntyDtls.do?prog=2986&view=currentOpps&org=CIHR&type=EXACT&resultCount=25&sort=program&next=1&all=1&masterList=true http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/51175.html or contact Brittany Barker brittany.barker@bccsu.ubc.ca

Yale-UBC Fox International Fellowship Program Application due Jan 31 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5578

49th St. Gallen Symposium Essay Competition Application due Feb 1 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5497

Indigenous Student/Teacher Education Awards Application due Mar 31 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5575

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

Sustainability Ambassadors Program Recruitment
Applications are now open for UBC undergraduate and graduate students to join the Fall 2019 cohort of the Sustainability Ambassadors Program. Bring your ideas for human and environmental wellbeing to life, develop your leadership skills and inspire the UBC community to create positive and meaningful change, while building your network and connections with other student leaders through the Sustainability Ambassadors Program. Working as part of a team with the Manager, Sustainability Student Engagement, Sustainability Ambassadors deliver sustainability programming to students on UBC's Vancouver campus and network with student groups to promote sustainability education. Apply by February 10 to join the Fall 2019 cohort.

Employers on Campus: Google Jan 28 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5596

Employer on Campus: Electronic Arts Jan 29 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5492

Become a Graduate Wellness Peer, Applications open until Jan 31 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5566

Become a Financial Wellness Peer Jan 31 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5672

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Monday, January 14, 2019

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

Upcoming Events

The Nuts and Bolts of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer
Thu, Jan 17 | 9:00 am – 12:30 pm @Thea Koerner House
grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/17220-nuts-bolts-intellectual-property-technology-transfer

Foundations of Project Management I (2-Days, participants MUST commit to both days)
Mon & Tue, Jan 21&22 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm @Thea Koerner House
grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16882-foundations-project-management-i-2-days

Overcoming Perfectionism
Thu, Jan 24 | 9:30 am – 12:30 pm @Thea Koerner House
grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16990-overcoming-perfectionism

Why Capable People Suffer from the Imposter Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of it
Thu, Jan 31 | 4:00 – 6:00 pm (In person @Point Grey with Videoconferencing to BC Children’s and UBC-Okanagan)
grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/17276-why-capable-people-suffer-impostor-syndrome-how-thrive-spite-it

Changing the World through Research: A Panel of Scholars Who Are Making a Difference
Mon, Jan 28, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/17302-changing-world-through-research-panel-scholars-who-are-making-difference

The Nuts and Bolts of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer
Thu, Jan 17 | 9:00 am – 12:30 pm @Thea Koerner House
grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/17220-nuts-bolts-intellectual-property-technology-transfer

Career Building

Interview Preparation Strategies for Grad Students, Jan 21 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5521

Industry-ready resumes for Grad Students, Jan 23 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5522

Arts Career Conversations, Jan 24 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5525

Career Directions for STEM Grad Students, Jan 16 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5520

My Career Story: Non-linear Career Paths (panel), Jan 16 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5502

UBC Education Career Fair (teacher recruitment) Jan 18 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5513

Work and Volunteer Opportunities

Queen’s Master of Finance – Beijing, Smith School of Business (Info Session), Jan 8 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5508

Student Engagement Opportunities with United Way (Healthy Aging), apply by Jan 14 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5550

UBC Sustainability Scholars Program (Info Session), Jan 31 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5556

Volunteer for Aboriginal Experience UBC 2019, Feb 19-20 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5555

Employers on Campus: Canadian Security Intelligence Services and Workday Jan 28 | community.grad.ubc.ca/calendar

Employer on Campus: Electronic Arts Jan 29 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5492

Become a Graduate Wellness Peer, Application open until Jan 31 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5566 

Graduate School Success

Workshop series on Research Synthesis and Critical Appraisal (Jan 8, 15, 22, 29)| community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5531

Google AI Impact Challenge, apply by Jan 22 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5487

Foundations of Pedagogy 1 (Jan 8 – Mar 5), registration open | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5495

Thesis Formatting workshop, Jan 14 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5532

NVivo workshop for PC, Jan 15 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5533

Intro to SPSS workshop, Jan 16 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5534

Choosing the Right Citation Management Tool (Beginner Workshop), Jan 17 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5535

Friedman Award Info Session Jan 18 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5577

Thesis Formatting: tips, tricks, and resources, Jan 28 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5536

Nexus Interdisciplinary Conference, Abstract due Jan 31 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5565

Yale-UBC Fox International Fellowship Program Application due Jan 31 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5578

49th St. Gallen Symposium Essay Competition Application due Feb 1 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5568

Community-building

Join a weekly writing group downtown | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5544

GSS Cooking Class Jan 15 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5571

GSS Zumba and Flow Yoga Classes Starting Jan 30 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5573

GSS French Classes Jan-April 2019 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5574

Funding Opportunities

Health System Impact Fellowship
The Health System Impact (HSI) Fellowship (for doctoral trainees and post-doctoral fellows) provides highly-qualified doctoral trainees (students) and post-doctoral fellows studying health services and policy research (HSPR), or related fields, a unique opportunity to apply their research and analytic talents to critical challenges in health care that are being addressed by health system and related organizations (e.g., public, private for-profit, not-for-profit, and Indigenous health organizations that are not universities) outside of the traditional scholarly setting, and to also develop professional experience, new skills, and networks.
Value: $50,000 (including $5,000 professional development training and research allowance)
Duration: 1 year
Application Deadline: April 2, 2019
Application Procedures: How to Apply
Eligibility: Details

  • Trainees (students) who are enrolled full-time in a doctoral degree and studying health services and policy research or related fields for their doctoral training at Canadian CIHR eligible institution by the application deadline (stream 1).
  • Trainees who have obtained their doctoral degree in health services and policy research or related fields no more than five years prior to the application deadline, or who have completed their PhD requirements by the start date of the award (stream 2).

For further information about the award, such as eligibility requirements and application procedures, please visit CIHR’s weblink and MSFHR’s weblink.  Students with questions about this award opportunity should contact CIHR.

Friedman Award for Scholars in Health
The Friedman Award for Scholars in Health is open to any UBC graduate student or medical resident studying in the area of health. ‘Health’ is interpreted very broadly, and includes health promotion and disease prevention, mental health research, laboratory sciences related to medicine or health, public health, health services research, or any area intended to impact human health.
Information Session: Friday, January 18, 2019, 3:00 to 4:30 PM (PST)
Details: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/resources-award-applicants/friedman-award-info-session
SIGN UP HERE for the Friedman Award Information Session

UBC Sustainability Scholars Program Information Session
Are you a UBC graduate student? Are you interested in . . .

  • applying your research skills to solving real-world sustainability questions and challenges?
  • getting paid while gaining valuable professional work experience?
  • developing applied sustainability skills and knowledge under the guidance of a mentor?
  • building a professional network of sustainability practitioners?

If this describes you, please attend the UBC Sustainability Scholars information session on Thursday January 31 at 5:15 pm. At this session representatives from several of our partner organizations will speak about the kinds of opportunities Scholars can have while working in the program. We will also have former scholars and mentors there to answer your questions about what you can expect as a Scholar and what kinds of opportunities the program offers in terms of skills and job prospects.
When: Thursday January 31, 2019 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: CIRS Building, 2260 West Mall, UBC Campus, BC Hydro Theatre (main floor)
Register Here
Locations:

  • UBC Point Grey Location (Live) - Centre for Brain Health (2215 Wesbrook Mall), Room 101 (Lecture Theatre)
  • UBC Okanagan Location (Video Conference) - Reichwald Health Sciences Centre, Room 148 (RHS 148)
  • BC Children's and Women's Hospital (Video Conference) - Clinical Support Building (CSB V2-221)
  • Paul’s Hospital (Video Conference) - St. Paul’s Hospital 4/5 (SPH 4/5)
  • Vancouver General Hospital (Video Conference) - Diamond Health Care Centre, Room 11124 (DHCC 11124)

For more details about this award opportunity, visit: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/friedman-award-scholars-health

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships
The University of British Columbia offers multi-year fellowships to Master's and doctoral Aboriginal students. Award winners are selected on the basis of academic merit through an annual competition, administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in consultation with the First Nations House of Learning. Approximately a dozen new fellowships are offered each year. Each fellowship provides a stipend of $18,200 per year for doctoral students or a stipend of $16,175 per year for Master’s students. Additionally, AGF recipients are eligible to receive tuition funding. Tuition funding will not exceed the current value of the standard doctoral or Master's degree tuition fees. Applicants for Master's funding will receive fellowship funding until the end of their second year of Master’s studies; applicants for doctoral funding will receive fellowship funding for four years or until the end of their fifth year of doctoral studies, whichever comes first; in all cases, continued fellowship support is conditional on satisfactory academic progress. Recipients of Master’s fellowship funding must re-apply to be considered for doctoral funding. All Aboriginal students are eligible to apply, but priority is given to Aboriginal students whose traditional territory falls, at least in part, within Canada. This includes Canadian First Nations, Métis or Inuit students and may include Aboriginal students from Alaska and other states of the USA. The University may request further information to confirm Aboriginal eligibility.
Application and nomination details: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/aboriginal-graduate-fellowships
Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 15 February 2019

CIHR CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements - 3rd intake for 2018-2019
The Canada Graduate Scholarships - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-calibre 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. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has launched a third intake for the 2018-2019 competition with the intention of awarding the remaining supplements from the two previous intakes. CIHR has sufficient funds for approximately 17 awards. Eligible applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Complete and eligible applications will be forwarded to CIHR as they are received by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Applicant eligibility: 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.
Award value: Up to CAD $6,000 for two to six months
Applicant deadline: First come, first served - Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications well in advance of the deadline: 4:00 p.m. on Friday, 25 January 2019.
For details about this competition, please see: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/canada-graduate-scholarship-michael-smith-foreign-study-supplement-3rd-call

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

INDS 502A: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Arts and Health (NEW!)
http://isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/courses/
Course requires permission by instructor: 
email susan.cox@ubc.ca for permission
2018 Winter Term 2 (January – April 2019), 3-credit
Thursdays, 9:00am – 12:00pm, Irving K Barber Learning Centre Room 191
Instructional Team

  • Susan Cox, Assoc Prof., W Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, School of Population and Public Health
  • George Belliveau, Prof., Department of Language and Literacy
  • Carol-Ann Courneya, Assoc Prof. , Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences
  • Gloria Puurveen, Postdoctoral Fellow, W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, School of Population and Public Health
  • Rena Sharon, Prof., School of Music

Course Topic
This course will provide an introduction to the growing field and range of practices associated with the arts and health. Although it has long been recognized that the arts can play an important role in health and healing through various creative therapies (such as music, art, theatre, or dance therapy), the role of the arts in health research, community health promotion, health policy and health professional education has only recently gained wider recognition.

Work Opportunities

Teaching Volunteering Opportunity with Let's Talk Science
The UBC Let’s Talk Science Partnership Program matches volunteers or pair of students from UBC into K-12 classrooms in Vancouver. The volunteer(s) lead the class in hands-on/minds-on science activities as a means to engage children and youth and get them interested in the sciences. Expectations of Volunteers:

  • Rank your preference of teachers to get matched (teacher list will be sent to you once you contact partnership@ubclts.com)
  • Make 3 visits to your partner classroom (times & dates are determined by yourself)
  • Log your visits on the Let’s Talk Science Portal
  • If you are new to TPP, attend mandatory training TBA

If you are interested in volunteering contact ASAP: partnership@ubclts.com and fill out this form https://goo.gl/forms/iBf3yenhYVIF6v6G3