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ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, Sep 25, 2023

*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

RESEARCH TO ACTION: ADVANCING URBAN SUSTAINABILITY 2023
Be part of an afternoon of engaged discussion on a diverse range of applied sustainability projects produced by UBC graduate students in collaboration with our partner organizations, including the City of Vancouver, Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Coastal Health, Translink, many other local governments, local health authorities, and NGOs from across BC.
Monday, September 25, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Online via Zoom | Free to all. Registration closes September 24.

National Career Symposium for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
Online | Tuesday - Thursday, Oct 24 - 26 | 10 am - 1 pm PST | Agenda
4th annual Graduate and Postdoctoral Development Network event
Free, through UBC's Sponsorship| Sessions include:

  • What’s Holding You Back? Getting Beyond Procrastination & Perfectionism, by Alex Abdel-Malek, MSW, RCC (Keynote)
  • Exploring Career & Professional Development Opportunities During Your Graduate Degree and Postdoc
  • Networking Strategies for Events and Conferences
  • Planning Your Postdoc
  • "Who am I?": Claiming Your Professional Identity
  • Negotiating a Faculty Position: A Conversation with Reinhart Reithmeier by Reinhart Reithmeier
  • Making the Most of Your Non-Thesis/Course-Based Master’s Degree
  • Learning about the Employment Sector to Boost Career Exploration
  • Yes, Just Apply. You Are Marketable!
  • Interview STAR!

Copyright for your Thesis: How to use Images and other material
Re-scheduled from Sept 13
Online | Thursday, Oct 5 | 11:15 am - 12:45 pm

Introduction to Machine Learning
This webinar will introduce basic concepts behind the machine learning algorithms, their difference from statistical methods and the most common type of problems that can be tackled with machine learning algorithms.
Online | Friday, Oct 13 | 10 am - 12 pm

Introduction to Policy Communications
Join this first in a series of policy workshops for a discussion on how to create and disseminate effective, inclusive, and powerful policy writing
In-person or online | Today! Monday, Sep 25 | 12:30 - 2 pm

Research to action- Advancing urban sustainability
Join for an afternoon of engaged discussions on a diverse range of applied sustainability research projects produced by UBC Sustainability Scholars. Featuring guest speaker Melissa Lem, President of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environments. This online session on September 25 from 1-5pm PDT is free to attend.

Free Statistical Consultation: 2023/24
Winter Term 1 (Sep-Dec 2023): under the supervision of a Statistics professor, graduate Statistics students will provide free project-specific consultations, including a report of recommendations, as part of their STAT 551 practicum consulting course. Submissions are accepted now until Oct 31. To apply, send a 1-page project description (see sample) to asda@stat.ubc.ca.

Winter Term 2 (Jan-Apr 2024): free data analysis can be requested from students taking STAT 450/550/540. Apply by Dec 14 and get your data ready by Jan 2024.

IODE War Memorial Scholarships
The IODE War Memorial Scholarships support PhD scholars whose research makes important contributions to Canada and the world. Up to three scholarships of $15,000 for study in Canada or for study within the Commonwealth will be awarded. Applicants are judged on academic attainments and promise as well as personal character and career goals.

Eligibility: Applicants must be Canadian citizens, hold a first degree from a Canadian university, and be enrolled in at least the second year of their doctoral program.

Deadlines:

  • Letter of Intent: 1 October 2023
  • Complete application: 1 November 2023

Interested students submit their letter of intent and application directly to IODE.

Philosophy 418: Advanced 20th-Century Philosophy Course
Join Alan Richardson this fall for a unique exploration of 20th-century philosophy, focusing on "the social function of philosophy." Delve into Dewey's pragmatism, logical empiricism, and critical theory. Don't miss this captivating journey into philosophical thought. Enroll now!

Introducing "Mantle Journal": Explore the First Issue Now Online! 📚🔍
Dive into a world of exceptional graduate research as we proudly present the inaugural edition of Mantle, the annual journal of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program (ISGP) at the University of British Columbia. Discover thought-provoking articles and scholarly contributions from our talented student community.

Philosophy 360/History 393 Course: Introduction to History and Philosophy of Science
Join Professor Alan Richardson's foundation-building  course and explore the interdisciplinary world of history and philosophy of science through an engaging and critical lens. Embark on a captivating exploration of the intricate connections among science, truth, politics, and progress. Delve into contemporary issues like medicalization, bias in algorithms, and the role of science in society. Expand your understanding of secure knowledge and its impact on our world. Register now at alanr@mail.ubc.ca and be part of this interdisciplinary journey.

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

Grad Update

Introduction to R and RStudio (beginner)
Online | Wednesday, Sep 27 | 2 - 3 pm

Creating Digital Exhibits: A Survey of Tools
Online | Wednesday, Oct 4 | 10 am - 12 pm

Mixed Methods using NVivo
Online | Thursday, Oct 5 | 4 - 6 pm

Introduction to Python - Basic concepts and data structures
Online | Friday, Oct 6 | 1 - 2:30 pm

CTLT Generative AI Support Clinic
Online Drop-in | Wednesday, Oct 4 | 1 - 2 pm

Open 101
Learn more about open education and open educational resources
Online | Thursday, Oct 5 | 1 - 2 pm

GenAI Issues and Challenges (30+30)
Online | Thursday, Oct 5 | 2 - 3 pm

14-Day Writing Challenge
Online | Oct 9 - 22 | opportunity to experiment with daily writing, online community, and supportive accountability
National Centre for Faculty Development and Diversity program, available for free | Join NCFDD through UBC's subscription, then register for the Challenge.

Introduction to Git and GitHub
Online | Monday, Sep 25 | 12 - 2 pm

Introduction to Podcasting
Online | Wednesday, Sep 27 | 11 am - 12:30 pm

DIY Media Production Series
In-person | Join UBC Studios for this series developed for UBC instructors:

Identity Matters: Connecting Power, Privilege and Bias to Anti-Racism Work
Online with asynchronous and synchronous components – you must complete the asynchronous module in advance of the workshop.
Wednesday, Sep 27 | 10 am - 12 pm

Beyond participation: Inclusive Perspectives on Student Engagement and Feedback
CIRTL webinar | Thursdays, Sep 28 and Oct 5 | 10 - 11:15 am |

Common Academic Expressions in English: Basic Functions
In-person or online | Wednesday, Sep 27 | 10 - 11:30 am

Online Writing Community
The Centre for Scholarly Communication at UBC-Okanagan has a drop in weekly writing community for grad students, postdocs, and faculty. Tuesdays, 9 - 11 am

Introduction to Policy Communications
Join this first in a series of policy workshops for a discussion on how to create and disseminate effective, inclusive, and powerful policy writing
Hybrid | Monday, Sep 25 | 12:30 - 2 pm

Foundations of Responsible Research
Check out the guides on best practices of scholarly integrity including mentorship & supervision, data management, authorship and publishing, and more.

UBC Library Research Commons

  • 4th and 5th floors of Koerner Library
  • consultations, workshops, and bookable collaborative spaces for studying, research projects, and hosting presentations.

EDI in TAing: Building inclusive learning environments
Online | Are you a new or returning Teaching Assistant (TA) at UBC Vancouver? Join a session to learn how you can build a more equitable learning environment:

Graduate Teaching Practicum
Online | November 2023 - April 2024. To apply:

  • You need to be a graduate student and a CIRTL Associate (have completed a Grad ISW, the CIRTL Summer Teaching Institute, or Foundations of Pedagogy).
  • Participants need to identify a mentor in their discipline who will be teaching in the Winter Term and who is willing to both let them observe their mentor’s teaching and give two guest lectures.

Learn more and apply by Nov 8

Health Promotion Project Coordinator
Work learn opportunity (job ID 969690) for a grad student interested in health promotion and health education work. Apply soon! The deadline is Sep 4 but interviews are happening on a rolling basis.

Health and Wellbeing Resource Sheet
Maintaining your physical and mental health during graduate school is important. Learn more about the many resources available to you including workshops, harm reduction supplies, the sexual health shop, counselling, online tools, and more.

EDI in TAing: Building inclusive learning environments
Online | Are you a new or returning Teaching Assistant (TA) at UBC Vancouver? Join a session to learn how you can build a more equitable learning environment:

Online Writing Community
The Centre for Scholarly Communication at UBC-Okanagan has a drop in weekly writing community for grad students, postdocs, and faculty.
Tuesdays, 2 - 4 pm

Graduate Pathways to Success Kaltura Channel
Miss a Graduate Pathways to Success workshop? Many of our workshops, including Fellowship Applications, Career Panels, and Fundamentals in Statistics have been recorded and can be accessed here

UBC Library Research Commons Workshop Materials
The UBC Library Research Commons offers an online repository on workshop materials such as Digital Scholarship, Data Analysis and Visualization, Geographic Information Systems and Research Data Management access here

Partnering in Research Conference Presentations
Interested in learning and conversation around the practice and power of equitable and engaged research with non-academic partners? Check out the student reflections, calls to action and presentations from June's conference. Recordings include:

  • Meaningfully Engaging in Research: Advancing the Science and Practice of Research Partnerships
  • “HIV Made Me Fabulous”: A Knowledge Mobilization Partnership using Film to Address Stigma and Advance Gender Equity in the HIV Response
  • Community Assets, Reciprocity, and Other Ideas We Struggle to Believe and more.

Writing Consultations in the Research Commons
In-person | Koerner Library | Tuesdays, 10 am - 1 pm & Thursdays, 12 - 3 pm

The Dissertation Success Curriculum, Writing Support, and more
Available through UBC's subscription, the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity provides various online, on-demand programming to support graduate students, including:

  • Core webinar series: Every Semester Needs a Plan, Academic Time Management, and more
  • A Monday Motivator Email Series, and
  • The Dissertation Success Curriculum, designed to provide the skills, strategies, and support needed to overcome the three biggest obstacles to finishing a dissertation: perfectionism, procrastination, and isolation.

Bookable Project Rooms
In Koerner Library | For 2 or more grad students | Each Project Room includes whiteboards, touchscreen control and requires a UBC card for access

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them. Visit the new resource hub to learn more about Workday Student, understand the most relevant change impacts, and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Academic

Using Zotero for Citation Management
Online | Tuesday, Oct 3 | 4:30 - 6 pm

Citation Practices in Academic and Professional Writing
In-person or online | Wednesday, Oct 4 | 10 - 11:30 am

The 2023 Jamaloddin Khanjani Family Scholarship
$4,050 scholarship to support a graduate student whose studies focus on human rights and related aspects of public policy and global affair. Learn more and apply by Oct 13.

Graduate Pathways to Success (GPS), Grad Game Plan
GPS offers a suite of workshops in various themes including grad school success, career building, wellbeing, communication, and statistics. The Grad Game Plan is a guide to help navigate the various stages of grad school and provides links to additional resources.

Free Statistical Consultation
Under the supervision of a Statistics professor, graduate Statistics students will provide free project-specific consultations, including a report of recommendations, as part of their STAT 551 practicum consulting course. Submissions are accepted now until Oct 31. The Statistical Opportunity for Students (SOS) program offers one hour of consulting.

The Dissertation Success Curriculum, Writing Support, and more
The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity provides various online, on-demand programming to support graduate students, including:

  • Core webinar series: Every Semester Needs a Plan, Academic Time Management, and more
  • A Monday Motivator Email Series, and
  • The Dissertation Success Curriculum, designed to provide the skills, strategies, and support needed to overcome the three biggest obstacles to finishing a dissertation: perfectionism, procrastination, and isolation.
  • Register through UBC's subscription, then check out the member resources

Partnering in Research Conference Presentations
Interested in learning and conversation around the practice and power of equitable and engaged research with non-academic partners? Check out the student reflections, calls to action and presentations from June's conference. Recordings include:

  • Meaningfully Engaging in Research: Advancing the Science and Practice of Research Partnerships
  • “HIV Made Me Fabulous”: A Knowledge Mobilization Partnership using Film to Address Stigma and Advance Gender Equity in the HIV Response
  • Community Assets, Reciprocity, and Other Ideas We Struggle to Believe and more.

The Art of Saying No
The target audience for this session is faculty, and it will discuss how to make decisions on saying yes or no to academic opportunities. Sign up with UBC's subscription, then register

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023-24
Completing your doctoral degree prior to Sept 30, 2024? UBC's internal Banting Fellowships Competition deadline is 9 am, Wednesday, July 12, 2023. Learn more and how to apply for Canada's most prestigious postdoctoral award on the Postdoctoral Fellows Office Banting Competition page.

Writing Consultations at the Longhouse
In-person | Wednesdays | 1 - 4 pm Drop In.

Career

BC Immigration pathways to permanent residency for international students
Online | Wednesday, Sep 27 | 10 - 11 am

Employer On-Campus
Online | Nokia | Tuesday, Oct 3 | 12 - 1 pm Learn more
Online | Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association | Tuesday, Oct 3 | 5:30 - 7:30 pm Learn more
In-person | Appficiency Inc. | Thurs, Oct 5 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Learn more

UBC Career Days
In-person, Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
Wednesday, Oct 4 and Thursday, Oct 5 | 11 am - 3:30 pm

LinkedIn & Personal Branding
In-person | with Business Analyst @ Deloitte, Founder at Re-Defined
Monday, Sep 25 | 5:30 - 7 pm

Entrepreneurship Immersion Week
In-person, Robson Square | September 26 - 28
Keynotes, Panels, Interactive Workshops, Socials, and more | Free for students

Employer On-Campus
In-person | NetEase | Wednesday, Sep 27 | 12 - 1:30 pm Register
In-person | Redlen Technologies | Thursday, Sep 28 | 12 - 1 pm Register

Forge ahead through career uncertainty
Online | alumni UBC event | Thursday, Sep 28 | 12 - 1 pm

Employer On-Campus: FDM Group
Online | Monday, Sep 25 | 12 - 1 pm

GAA: Indigenous Graduate Student Coordinator
Support leadership, mentoring and communication activities among Indigenous graduate students at UBC-Vancouver.
$28/hr | 12 hrs/week | Sep - Mar | E-mail to learn more or apply.

LinkedIn Learning
Online, on demand | Have you identified a skill or competency that could help you in your grad program or in your career preparation? Take courses on topics such as:

  • business finance
  • project management
  • leadership
  • communication skills
  • technical skills (R, Excel, SPSS, etc)
  • personal development,
  • and more.

Entrepreneurship Immersion Week
In person | Sep 26 - 28 | @UBC Robson Square | Free for UBC students

Summer career preparation with LinkedIn Learning
Online, on-demand | Have you identified competencies you'd like to hone to help you progress in grad school or to help with future career goals?

Be Your Own Driver: Imagining Post-PhD Career Versatility Series
Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) series
Apr 11: Putting it All Together: How do I Articulate and Implement a Career Development Plan?
Online | Tuesdays | 10:30 am - 12 pm

Research Intern - Microsoft
The applicants must be currently enrolled in an PhD program in CS, EE, biology, biomedical informatics, or a related STEM field or similar level programs in ethics, law, or policy-related fields.
12-week paid internship Learn more

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, Sep 18, 2023

*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

RESEARCH TO ACTION: ADVANCING URBAN SUSTAINABILITY 2023
Be part of an afternoon of engaged discussion on a diverse range of applied sustainability projects produced by UBC graduate students in collaboration with our partner organizations, including the City of Vancouver, Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Coastal Health, Translink, many other local governments, local health authorities, and NGOs from across BC.
Monday, September 25, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Online via Zoom | Free to all. Registration closes September 24.

Research to action- Advancing urban sustainability
Join for an afternoon of engaged discussions on a diverse range of applied sustainability research projects produced by UBC Sustainability Scholars. Featuring guest speaker Melissa Lem, President of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environments. This online session on September 25 from 1-5pm PDT is free to attend.

Free Statistical Consultation: 2023/24
Winter Term 1 (Sep-Dec 2023): under the supervision of a Statistics professor, graduate Statistics students will provide free project-specific consultations, including a report of recommendations, as part of their STAT 551 practicum consulting course. Submissions are accepted now until Oct 31. To apply, send a 1-page project description (see sample) to asda@stat.ubc.ca.

Winter Term 2 (Jan-Apr 2024): free data analysis can be requested from students taking STAT 450/550/540. Apply by Dec 14 and get your data ready by Jan 2024.

IODE War Memorial Scholarships
The IODE War Memorial Scholarships support PhD scholars whose research makes important contributions to Canada and the world. Up to three scholarships of $15,000 for study in Canada or for study within the Commonwealth will be awarded. Applicants are judged on academic attainments and promise as well as personal character and career goals.

Eligibility: Applicants must be Canadian citizens, hold a first degree from a Canadian university, and be enrolled in at least the second year of their doctoral program.

Deadlines:

  • Letter of Intent: 1 October 2023
  • Complete application: 1 November 2023

Interested students submit their letter of intent and application directly to IODE.

Philosophy 418: Advanced 20th-Century Philosophy Course
Join Alan Richardson this fall for a unique exploration of 20th-century philosophy, focusing on "the social function of philosophy." Delve into Dewey's pragmatism, logical empiricism, and critical theory. Don't miss this captivating journey into philosophical thought. Enroll now!

Introducing "Mantle Journal": Explore the First Issue Now Online! 📚🔍
Dive into a world of exceptional graduate research as we proudly present the inaugural edition of Mantle, the annual journal of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program (ISGP) at the University of British Columbia. Discover thought-provoking articles and scholarly contributions from our talented student community.

Philosophy 360/History 393 Course: Introduction to History and Philosophy of Science
Join Professor Alan Richardson's foundation-building  course and explore the interdisciplinary world of history and philosophy of science through an engaging and critical lens. Embark on a captivating exploration of the intricate connections among science, truth, politics, and progress. Delve into contemporary issues like medicalization, bias in algorithms, and the role of science in society. Expand your understanding of secure knowledge and its impact on our world. Register now at alanr@mail.ubc.ca and be part of this interdisciplinary journey.

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

Grad Update

Introduction to Git and GitHub
Online | Monday, Sep 25 | 12 - 2 pm

Introduction to Podcasting
Online | Wednesday, Sep 27 | 11 am - 12:30 pm

Spatial Network Analysis with QGIS
In-person | Friday, Sep 22 | 1 - 3 pm

DIY Media Production Series
In-person | Join UBC Studios for this series developed for UBC instructors:

Identity Matters: Connecting Power, Privilege and Bias to Anti-Racism Work
Online with asynchronous and synchronous components – you must complete the asynchronous module in advance of the workshop.
Wednesday, Sep 27 | 10 am - 12 pm

Beyond participation: Inclusive Perspectives on Student Engagement and Feedback
CIRTL webinar | Thursdays, Sep 28 and Oct 5 | 10 - 11:15 am |

Common Academic Expressions in English: Basic Functions
In-person or online | Wednesday, Sep 27 | 10 - 11:30 am

Online Writing Community
The Centre for Scholarly Communication at UBC-Okanagan has a drop in weekly writing community for grad students, postdocs, and faculty. Tuesdays, 9 - 11 am

Data Bites - Introduction to depositing datasets in Borealis
Online | Monday, Sep 18 | 1 - 1:45 pm

Introduction to Web Mapping with Leaflet
In-person | Tuesday, Sep 19 | 1 - 3 pm

Spatial Network Analysis with QGIS
In-person | Friday, Sep 22 | 1 - 3 pm

Approaches to Prompting (30+30)
Delve into effective prompting techniques for generative AI within the context of higher education | Online | Monday, Sep 18 | 11 am - 12 pm

Inclusive Teaching: What is it and Why Does it Matter?
Online | Monday, Sep 18 | 1 - 2:30 pm | For anyone who teaches at UBC who is looking for an introduction to inclusive teaching practices.

CTLT Generative AI Support Clinic
Online Drop-in | Thursdays, 1 - 2 pm | Register for Sep 13 or Sep 20.

DIY Media Production Series
In-person | Join UBC Studios for this series developed for UBC instructors:

Teaching Discomfort: Facilitating Challenging Discussions in the Classroom
CIRTL webinar | Thursday, Sep 28 | 11:30 am - 1 pm | Register by Sep 21

EDI in TAing: Building inclusive learning environments
Online | Thursday, Sep 21 | 10 am - 12 pm | For new or returning TAs at UBC-V

Literature Reviews: Mapping the Scholarly Conversation
In-person or online | Thursday, Sep 21 | 10 - 11:30 am

Exploring Career Options for Students in Research-based Programs
Online | Wednesday, Sep 20 | 1 - 2 pm

Introduction to Policy Communications
Join this first in a series of policy workshops for a discussion on how to create and disseminate effective, inclusive, and powerful policy writing
Hybrid | Monday, Sep 25 | 12:30 - 2 pm

Foundations of Responsible Research
Check out the guides on best practices of scholarly integrity including mentorship & supervision, data management, authorship and publishing, and more.

UBC Library Research Commons

  • 4th and 5th floors of Koerner Library
  • consultations, workshops, and bookable collaborative spaces for studying, research projects, and hosting presentations.

EDI in TAing: Building inclusive learning environments
Online | Are you a new or returning Teaching Assistant (TA) at UBC Vancouver? Join a session to learn how you can build a more equitable learning environment:

Graduate Teaching Practicum
Online | November 2023 - April 2024. To apply:

  • You need to be a graduate student and a CIRTL Associate (have completed a Grad ISW, the CIRTL Summer Teaching Institute, or Foundations of Pedagogy).
  • Participants need to identify a mentor in their discipline who will be teaching in the Winter Term and who is willing to both let them observe their mentor’s teaching and give two guest lectures.

Learn more and apply by Nov 8

Health Promotion Project Coordinator
Work learn opportunity (job ID 969690) for a grad student interested in health promotion and health education work. Apply soon! The deadline is Sep 4 but interviews are happening on a rolling basis.

Health and Wellbeing Resource Sheet
Maintaining your physical and mental health during graduate school is important. Learn more about the many resources available to you including workshops, harm reduction supplies, the sexual health shop, counselling, online tools, and more.

EDI in TAing: Building inclusive learning environments
Online | Are you a new or returning Teaching Assistant (TA) at UBC Vancouver? Join a session to learn how you can build a more equitable learning environment:

Online Writing Community
The Centre for Scholarly Communication at UBC-Okanagan has a drop in weekly writing community for grad students, postdocs, and faculty.
Tuesdays, 2 - 4 pm

Graduate Pathways to Success Kaltura Channel
Miss a Graduate Pathways to Success workshop? Many of our workshops, including Fellowship Applications, Career Panels, and Fundamentals in Statistics have been recorded and can be accessed here

UBC Library Research Commons Workshop Materials
The UBC Library Research Commons offers an online repository on workshop materials such as Digital Scholarship, Data Analysis and Visualization, Geographic Information Systems and Research Data Management access here

Partnering in Research Conference Presentations
Interested in learning and conversation around the practice and power of equitable and engaged research with non-academic partners? Check out the student reflections, calls to action and presentations from June's conference. Recordings include:

  • Meaningfully Engaging in Research: Advancing the Science and Practice of Research Partnerships
  • “HIV Made Me Fabulous”: A Knowledge Mobilization Partnership using Film to Address Stigma and Advance Gender Equity in the HIV Response
  • Community Assets, Reciprocity, and Other Ideas We Struggle to Believe and more.

Writing Consultations in the Research Commons
In-person | Koerner Library | Tuesdays, 10 am - 1 pm & Thursdays, 12 - 3 pm

The Dissertation Success Curriculum, Writing Support, and more
Available through UBC's subscription, the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity provides various online, on-demand programming to support graduate students, including:

  • Core webinar series: Every Semester Needs a Plan, Academic Time Management, and more
  • A Monday Motivator Email Series, and
  • The Dissertation Success Curriculum, designed to provide the skills, strategies, and support needed to overcome the three biggest obstacles to finishing a dissertation: perfectionism, procrastination, and isolation.

Bookable Project Rooms
In Koerner Library | For 2 or more grad students | Each Project Room includes whiteboards, touchscreen control and requires a UBC card for access

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them. Visit the new resource hub to learn more about Workday Student, understand the most relevant change impacts, and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Academic

The 2023 Jamaloddin Khanjani Family Scholarship
$4,050 scholarship to support a graduate student whose studies focus on human rights and related aspects of public policy and global affair. Learn more and apply by Oct 13.

Graduate Pathways to Success (GPS), Grad Game Plan
GPS offers a suite of workshops in various themes including grad school success, career building, wellbeing, communication, and statistics. The Grad Game Plan is a guide to help navigate the various stages of grad school and provides links to additional resources.

Free Statistical Consultation
Under the supervision of a Statistics professor, graduate Statistics students will provide free project-specific consultations, including a report of recommendations, as part of their STAT 551 practicum consulting course. Submissions are accepted now until Oct 31. The Statistical Opportunity for Students (SOS) program offers one hour of consulting.

The Dissertation Success Curriculum, Writing Support, and more
The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity provides various online, on-demand programming to support graduate students, including:

  • Core webinar series: Every Semester Needs a Plan, Academic Time Management, and more
  • A Monday Motivator Email Series, and
  • The Dissertation Success Curriculum, designed to provide the skills, strategies, and support needed to overcome the three biggest obstacles to finishing a dissertation: perfectionism, procrastination, and isolation.
  • Register through UBC's subscription, then check out the member resources

Partnering in Research Conference Presentations
Interested in learning and conversation around the practice and power of equitable and engaged research with non-academic partners? Check out the student reflections, calls to action and presentations from June's conference. Recordings include:

  • Meaningfully Engaging in Research: Advancing the Science and Practice of Research Partnerships
  • “HIV Made Me Fabulous”: A Knowledge Mobilization Partnership using Film to Address Stigma and Advance Gender Equity in the HIV Response
  • Community Assets, Reciprocity, and Other Ideas We Struggle to Believe and more.

The Art of Saying No
The target audience for this session is faculty, and it will discuss how to make decisions on saying yes or no to academic opportunities. Sign up with UBC's subscription, then register

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023-24
Completing your doctoral degree prior to Sept 30, 2024? UBC's internal Banting Fellowships Competition deadline is 9 am, Wednesday, July 12, 2023. Learn more and how to apply for Canada's most prestigious postdoctoral award on the Postdoctoral Fellows Office Banting Competition page.

Writing Consultations at the Longhouse
In-person | Wednesdays | 1 - 4 pm Drop In.

Career

LinkedIn & Personal Branding
In-person | with Business Analyst @ Deloitte, Founder at Re-Defined
Monday, Sep 25 | 5:30 - 7 pm

Entrepreneurship Immersion Week
In-person, Robson Square | September 26 - 28
Keynotes, Panels, Interactive Workshops, Socials, and more | Free for students

Employer On-Campus
In-person | NetEase | Wednesday, Sep 27 | 12 - 1:30 pm Register
In-person | Redlen Technologies | Thursday, Sep 28 | 12 - 1 pm Register

Forge ahead through career uncertainty
Online | alumni UBC event | Thursday, Sep 28 | 12 - 1 pm

GSS Election Nominations: VP External Position
13 hrs/week | $17,778/annum | Email brief bio by Sep 20.

Maximizing your Experience to Propel your Career with the Team Lead Global Talent Acquisition @ Electronic Arts
Alumni Office Hours | In-person | Tuesday, Sep 19 | 3 - 4 pm

Employer On-Campus: FDM Group
Online | Monday, Sep 25 | 12 - 1 pm

GAA: Indigenous Graduate Student Coordinator
Support leadership, mentoring and communication activities among Indigenous graduate students at UBC-Vancouver.
$28/hr | 12 hrs/week | Sep - Mar | E-mail to learn more or apply.

P/T research position
32.66/hr | 10 hr/week starting Sep 24
Seeking a grad student in Education or relevant discipline, to work with Pharmaceutical Sciences. Learn more and apply by Sep 8.

LinkedIn Learning
Online, on demand | Have you identified a skill or competency that could help you in your grad program or in your career preparation? Take courses on topics such as:

  • business finance
  • project management
  • leadership
  • communication skills
  • technical skills (R, Excel, SPSS, etc)
  • personal development,
  • and more.

Entrepreneurship Immersion Week
In person | Sep 26 - 28 | @UBC Robson Square | Free for UBC students

Summer career preparation with LinkedIn Learning
Online, on-demand | Have you identified competencies you'd like to hone to help you progress in grad school or to help with future career goals?

Be Your Own Driver: Imagining Post-PhD Career Versatility Series
Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) series
Apr 11: Putting it All Together: How do I Articulate and Implement a Career Development Plan?
Online | Tuesdays | 10:30 am - 12 pm

Research Intern - Microsoft
The applicants must be currently enrolled in an PhD program in CS, EE, biology, biomedical informatics, or a related STEM field or similar level programs in ethics, law, or policy-related fields.
12-week paid internship Learn more

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, Sep 11, 2023

*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

Philosophy 418: Advanced 20th-Century Philosophy Course
Join Alan Richardson this fall for a unique exploration of 20th-century philosophy, focusing on "the social function of philosophy." Delve into Dewey's pragmatism, logical empiricism, and critical theory. Don't miss this captivating journey into philosophical thought. Enroll now!

Copyright for your Thesis: How to Use Images and Other Material
Online | Thursday, Sep 14 | 11:15 am - 12:45 pm

Introducing "Mantle Journal": Explore the First Issue Now Online! 📚🔍
Dive into a world of exceptional graduate research as we proudly present the inaugural edition of Mantle, the annual journal of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program (ISGP) at the University of British Columbia. Discover thought-provoking articles and scholarly contributions from our talented student community.

Philosophy 360/History 393 Course: Introduction to History and Philosophy of Science
Join Professor Alan Richardson's foundation-building  course and explore the interdisciplinary world of history and philosophy of science through an engaging and critical lens. Embark on a captivating exploration of the intricate connections among science, truth, politics, and progress. Delve into contemporary issues like medicalization, bias in algorithms, and the role of science in society. Expand your understanding of secure knowledge and its impact on our world. Register now at alanr@mail.ubc.ca and be part of this interdisciplinary journey.

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

Grad Update

Data Bites - Introduction to depositing datasets in Borealis
Online | Monday, Sep 18 | 1 - 1:45 pm

Introduction to Web Mapping with Leaflet
In-person | Tuesday, Sep 19 | 1 - 3 pm

Spatial Network Analysis with QGIS
In-person | Friday, Sep 22 | 1 - 3 pm

Approaches to Prompting (30+30)
Delve into effective prompting techniques for generative AI within the context of higher education | Online | Monday, Sep 18 | 11 am - 12 pm

Inclusive Teaching: What is it and Why Does it Matter?
Online | Monday, Sep 18 | 1 - 2:30 pm | For anyone who teaches at UBC who is looking for an introduction to inclusive teaching practices.

CTLT Generative AI Support Clinic
Online Drop-in | Thursdays, 1 - 2 pm | Register for Sep 13 or Sep 20.

DIY Media Production Series
In-person | Join UBC Studios for this series developed for UBC instructors:

Teaching Discomfort: Facilitating Challenging Discussions in the Classroom
CIRTL webinar | Thursday, Sep 28 | 11:30 am - 1 pm | Register by Sep 21

EDI in TAing: Building inclusive learning environments
Online | Thursday, Sep 21 | 10 am - 12 pm | For new or returning TAs at UBC-V

Literature Reviews: Mapping the Scholarly Conversation
In-person or online | Thursday, Sep 21 | 10 - 11:30 am

Writing Consultations
In-person or online | Sep 11 - Dec 15 | various locations and times
Learn more and book your consultation

Copyright for your Thesis: How to Use Images and Other Material
Online | Thursday, Sep 14 | 11:15 am - 12:45 pm

Exploring Career Options for Students in Research-based Programs
Online | Wednesday, Sep 20 | 1 - 2 pm

Introduction to Policy Communications
Join this first in a series of policy workshops for a discussion on how to create and disseminate effective, inclusive, and powerful policy writing
Hybrid | Monday, Sep 25 | 12:30 - 2 pm

Data Bites - Best Practices for File Naming
Online | Wednesday, Sep 13 | 1 - 1:30 pm

Introduction to Voyant Tools
Online | Thursday, Sep 14 | 10 - 11 am

CTLT Generative AI Support Clinic
Online Drop-in | | Thursdays, 1 - 2 pm
Register for Sep 6 or Sep 13.

Writing an Effective Teaching Philosophy Statement
CIRTL webinar | Wednesdays, Sep 13 and 27 | 11 am - 12:30 pm

Overcoming Academic Perfectionism
A National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity webinar
Wednesday, Sep 13 | 11 am - 12:30 pm
Join via UBC's subscription, then register

Sustainability Scholars Program
Are you a UBC graduate student interested in the impacts of climate change on homeless and marginalized populations in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside? Apply to be a UBC Sustainability Scholar and contribute to informing policy and identifying opportunities to advance climate action and justice in Vancouver. Applications are due September 17, 2023 at midnight.

Foundations of Responsible Research
Check out the guides on best practices of scholarly integrity including mentorship & supervision, data management, authorship and publishing, and more.

UBC Library Research Commons

  • 4th and 5th floors of Koerner Library
  • consultations, workshops, and bookable collaborative spaces for studying, research projects, and hosting presentations.

EDI in TAing: Building inclusive learning environments
Online | Are you a new or returning Teaching Assistant (TA) at UBC Vancouver? Join a session to learn how you can build a more equitable learning environment:

Graduate Teaching Practicum
Online | November 2023 - April 2024. To apply:

  • You need to be a graduate student and a CIRTL Associate (have completed a Grad ISW, the CIRTL Summer Teaching Institute, or Foundations of Pedagogy).
  • Participants need to identify a mentor in their discipline who will be teaching in the Winter Term and who is willing to both let them observe their mentor’s teaching and give two guest lectures.

Learn more and apply by Nov 8

Health Promotion Project Coordinator
Work learn opportunity (job ID 969690) for a grad student interested in health promotion and health education work. Apply soon! The deadline is Sep 4 but interviews are happening on a rolling basis.

Health and Wellbeing Resource Sheet
Maintaining your physical and mental health during graduate school is important. Learn more about the many resources available to you including workshops, harm reduction supplies, the sexual health shop, counselling, online tools, and more.

EDI in TAing: Building inclusive learning environments
Online | Are you a new or returning Teaching Assistant (TA) at UBC Vancouver? Join a session to learn how you can build a more equitable learning environment:

Employer-ready Training
Mitacs training offers a suite of training designed to improve core competencies sought by employers. Courses are organized in bundles and students must complete an online self-paced e-learning module before registering for a facilitated session. Upcoming sessions include:
Project and time management | Pre-requisite is "Spur up your project management and time management skills" | Sep 15 | 9 am - 11:30 am EDT
Incorporating REDI into your project | Pre-requisite is "Fostering a culture of reconciliation, equity, diversity, and inclusion" | Sep 8 | 12 - 2:30 pm EDT
and many more...

Online Writing Community
The Centre for Scholarly Communication at UBC-Okanagan has a drop in weekly writing community for grad students, postdocs, and faculty.
Tuesdays, 2 - 4 pm

Graduate Pathways to Success Kaltura Channel
Miss a Graduate Pathways to Success workshop? Many of our workshops, including Fellowship Applications, Career Panels, and Fundamentals in Statistics have been recorded and can be accessed here

UBC Library Research Commons Workshop Materials
The UBC Library Research Commons offers an online repository on workshop materials such as Digital Scholarship, Data Analysis and Visualization, Geographic Information Systems and Research Data Management access here

Partnering in Research Conference Presentations
Interested in learning and conversation around the practice and power of equitable and engaged research with non-academic partners? Check out the student reflections, calls to action and presentations from June's conference. Recordings include:

  • Meaningfully Engaging in Research: Advancing the Science and Practice of Research Partnerships
  • “HIV Made Me Fabulous”: A Knowledge Mobilization Partnership using Film to Address Stigma and Advance Gender Equity in the HIV Response
  • Community Assets, Reciprocity, and Other Ideas We Struggle to Believe and more.

Writing Consultations in the Research Commons
In-person | Koerner Library | Tuesdays, 10 am - 1 pm & Thursdays, 12 - 3 pm

The Dissertation Success Curriculum, Writing Support, and more
Available through UBC's subscription, the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity provides various online, on-demand programming to support graduate students, including:

  • Core webinar series: Every Semester Needs a Plan, Academic Time Management, and more
  • A Monday Motivator Email Series, and
  • The Dissertation Success Curriculum, designed to provide the skills, strategies, and support needed to overcome the three biggest obstacles to finishing a dissertation: perfectionism, procrastination, and isolation.

Bookable Project Rooms
In Koerner Library | For 2 or more grad students | Each Project Room includes whiteboards, touchscreen control and requires a UBC card for access

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them. Visit the new resource hub to learn more about Workday Student, understand the most relevant change impacts, and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Academic

Science for Sustainability: A dialogue with academic and economic leaders
Join TRIUMF and national leaders for a unique panel discussion exploring how basic sciences support sustainability and green innovation
In-person, downtown Vancouver | Monday, Sep 11 | 6 - 8 pm

Choosing a Citation Management Tool
Online | Monday, Sep 18 | 4:30 - 6 pm

Creating and Managing Your Academic Profile - Author IDs
Online | Tuesday, Sep 12 | 1 - 2 pm

Graduate Pathways to Success (GPS), Grad Game Plan
GPS offers a suite of workshops in various themes including grad school success, career building, wellbeing, communication, and statistics. The Grad Game Plan is a guide to help navigate the various stages of grad school and provides links to additional resources.

Free Statistical Consultation
Under the supervision of a Statistics professor, graduate Statistics students will provide free project-specific consultations, including a report of recommendations, as part of their STAT 551 practicum consulting course. Submissions are accepted now until Oct 31. The Statistical Opportunity for Students (SOS) program offers one hour of consulting.

The Dissertation Success Curriculum, Writing Support, and more
The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity provides various online, on-demand programming to support graduate students, including:

  • Core webinar series: Every Semester Needs a Plan, Academic Time Management, and more
  • A Monday Motivator Email Series, and
  • The Dissertation Success Curriculum, designed to provide the skills, strategies, and support needed to overcome the three biggest obstacles to finishing a dissertation: perfectionism, procrastination, and isolation.
  • Register through UBC's subscription, then check out the member resources

Partnering in Research Conference Presentations
Interested in learning and conversation around the practice and power of equitable and engaged research with non-academic partners? Check out the student reflections, calls to action and presentations from June's conference. Recordings include:

  • Meaningfully Engaging in Research: Advancing the Science and Practice of Research Partnerships
  • “HIV Made Me Fabulous”: A Knowledge Mobilization Partnership using Film to Address Stigma and Advance Gender Equity in the HIV Response
  • Community Assets, Reciprocity, and Other Ideas We Struggle to Believe and more.

The Art of Saying No
The target audience for this session is faculty, and it will discuss how to make decisions on saying yes or no to academic opportunities. Sign up with UBC's subscription, then register

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023-24
Completing your doctoral degree prior to Sept 30, 2024? UBC's internal Banting Fellowships Competition deadline is 9 am, Wednesday, July 12, 2023. Learn more and how to apply for Canada's most prestigious postdoctoral award on the Postdoctoral Fellows Office Banting Competition page.

Writing Consultations at the Longhouse
In-person | Wednesdays | 1 - 4 pm Drop In.

Career

GSS Election Nominations: VP External Position
13 hrs/week | $17,778/annum | Email brief bio by Sep 20.

Maximizing your Experience to Propel your Career with the Team Lead Global Talent Acquisition @ Electronic Arts
Alumni Office Hours | In-person | Tuesday, Sep 19 | 3 - 4 pm

Employer On-Campus: FDM Group
Online | Monday, Sep 25 | 12 - 1 pm

GAA: Indigenous Graduate Student Coordinator
Support leadership, mentoring and communication activities among Indigenous graduate students at UBC-Vancouver.
$28/hr | 12 hrs/week | Sep - Mar | E-mail to learn more or apply.

Paid internship opportunity: Sustainability Scholars Program
3 open fall opportunities | Oct 16 - Mar 15 | Apply by Sep 17.

Collaborative cohort project work, Arts Amplifier
Info session for Writing Short is Hard: Thursday, Sep 7, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Learn more and apply by Sep 14.

P/T research position
32.66/hr | 10 hr/week starting Sep 24
Seeking a grad student in Education or relevant discipline, to work with Pharmaceutical Sciences. Learn more and apply by Sep 8.

LinkedIn Learning
Online, on demand | Have you identified a skill or competency that could help you in your grad program or in your career preparation? Take courses on topics such as:

  • business finance
  • project management
  • leadership
  • communication skills
  • technical skills (R, Excel, SPSS, etc)
  • personal development,
  • and more.

Entrepreneurship Immersion Week
In person | Sep 26 - 28 | @UBC Robson Square | Free for UBC students

Summer career preparation with LinkedIn Learning
Online, on-demand | Have you identified competencies you'd like to hone to help you progress in grad school or to help with future career goals?

Be Your Own Driver: Imagining Post-PhD Career Versatility Series
Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) series
Apr 11: Putting it All Together: How do I Articulate and Implement a Career Development Plan?
Online | Tuesdays | 10:30 am - 12 pm

Research Intern - Microsoft
The applicants must be currently enrolled in an PhD program in CS, EE, biology, biomedical informatics, or a related STEM field or similar level programs in ethics, law, or policy-related fields.
12-week paid internship Learn more

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, Sep 04, 2023

*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

Philosophy 418: Advanced 20th-Century Philosophy Course
Join Alan Richardson this fall for a unique exploration of 20th-century philosophy, focusing on "the social function of philosophy." Delve into Dewey's pragmatism, logical empiricism, and critical theory. Don't miss this captivating journey into philosophical thought. Enroll now!

Copyright for your Thesis: How to Use Images and Other Material
Online | Thursday, Sep 14 | 11:15 am - 12:45 pm

Introducing "Mantle Journal": Explore the First Issue Now Online! 📚🔍
Dive into a world of exceptional graduate research as we proudly present the inaugural edition of Mantle, the annual journal of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program (ISGP) at the University of British Columbia. Discover thought-provoking articles and scholarly contributions from our talented student community.

Philosophy 360/History 393 Course: Introduction to History and Philosophy of Science
Join Professor Alan Richardson's foundation-building  course and explore the interdisciplinary world of history and philosophy of science through an engaging and critical lens. Embark on a captivating exploration of the intricate connections among science, truth, politics, and progress. Delve into contemporary issues like medicalization, bias in algorithms, and the role of science in society. Expand your understanding of secure knowledge and its impact on our world. Register now at alanr@mail.ubc.ca and be part of this interdisciplinary journey.

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

Grad Update

Data Bites - Best Practices for File Formatting
Online | Wednesday, Sep 6 | 1 - 1:30 pm

Data Bites - Best Practices for File Naming
Online | Wednesday, Sep 13 | 1 - 1:30 pm

Introduction to Voyant Tools
Online | Thursday, Sep 14 | 10 - 11 am

Enhancing Student Learning and GenAI (30+30)
Online | Thursday, Sep 7 | 1 - 2 pm

CTLT Generative AI Support Clinic
Online Drop-in | | Thursdays, 1 - 2 pm
Register for Sep 6 or Sep 13.

Writing an Effective Teaching Philosophy Statement
CIRTL webinar | Wednesdays, Sep 13 and 27 | 11 am - 12:30 pm

Overcoming Academic Perfectionism
A National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity webinar
Wednesday, Sep 13 | 11 am - 12:30 pm
Join via UBC's subscription, then register

Sustainability Scholars Program
Are you a UBC graduate student interested in the impacts of climate change on homeless and marginalized populations in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside? Apply to be a UBC Sustainability Scholar and contribute to informing policy and identifying opportunities to advance climate action and justice in Vancouver. Applications are due September 17, 2023 at midnight.

Foundations of Responsible Research
Check out the guides on best practices of scholarly integrity including mentorship & supervision, data management, authorship and publishing, and more.

UBC Library Research Commons

  • 4th and 5th floors of Koerner Library
  • consultations, workshops, and bookable collaborative spaces for studying, research projects, and hosting presentations.

EDI in TAing: Building inclusive learning environments
Online | Are you a new or returning Teaching Assistant (TA) at UBC Vancouver? Join a session to learn how you can build a more equitable learning environment:

Graduate Teaching Practicum
Online | November 2023 - April 2024. To apply:

  • You need to be a graduate student and a CIRTL Associate (have completed a Grad ISW, the CIRTL Summer Teaching Institute, or Foundations of Pedagogy).
  • Participants need to identify a mentor in their discipline who will be teaching in the Winter Term and who is willing to both let them observe their mentor’s teaching and give two guest lectures.

Learn more and apply by Nov 8

CGS-D Proposal: Crafting a Compelling Research Story
In person | Wednesday, Sep 6 | 10 am - 1 pm

Health Promotion Project Coordinator
Work learn opportunity (job ID 969690) for a grad student interested in health promotion and health education work. Apply soon! The deadline is Sep 4 but interviews are happening on a rolling basis.

Health and Wellbeing Resource Sheet
Maintaining your physical and mental health during graduate school is important. Learn more about the many resources available to you including workshops, harm reduction supplies, the sexual health shop, counselling, online tools, and more.

EDI in TAing: Building inclusive learning environments
Online | Are you a new or returning Teaching Assistant (TA) at UBC Vancouver? Join a session to learn how you can build a more equitable learning environment:

Employer-ready Training
Mitacs training offers a suite of training designed to improve core competencies sought by employers. Courses are organized in bundles and students must complete an online self-paced e-learning module before registering for a facilitated session. Upcoming sessions include:
Project and time management | Pre-requisite is "Spur up your project management and time management skills" | Sep 15 | 9 am - 11:30 am EDT
Incorporating REDI into your project | Pre-requisite is "Fostering a culture of reconciliation, equity, diversity, and inclusion" | Sep 8 | 12 - 2:30 pm EDT
and many more...

CGS-D Proposal: Crafting a Compelling Research Story
In person | Wednesday, Sep 6 | 10 am - 1 pm

Online Writing Community
The Centre for Scholarly Communication at UBC-Okanagan has a drop in weekly writing community for grad students, postdocs, and faculty.
Tuesdays, 2 - 4 pm

Graduate Pathways to Success Kaltura Channel
Miss a Graduate Pathways to Success workshop? Many of our workshops, including Fellowship Applications, Career Panels, and Fundamentals in Statistics have been recorded and can be accessed here

UBC Library Research Commons Workshop Materials
The UBC Library Research Commons offers an online repository on workshop materials such as Digital Scholarship, Data Analysis and Visualization, Geographic Information Systems and Research Data Management access here

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In person | Sep 10, 16, & 17 | 9 am - 5:30 pm
Apply by Sep 6 | See all upcoming sessions

Partnering in Research Conference Presentations
Interested in learning and conversation around the practice and power of equitable and engaged research with non-academic partners? Check out the student reflections, calls to action and presentations from June's conference. Recordings include:

  • Meaningfully Engaging in Research: Advancing the Science and Practice of Research Partnerships
  • “HIV Made Me Fabulous”: A Knowledge Mobilization Partnership using Film to Address Stigma and Advance Gender Equity in the HIV Response
  • Community Assets, Reciprocity, and Other Ideas We Struggle to Believe and more.

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In person | Sep 10, 16, & 17 | 9 am - 5:30 pm | Apply by Sep 6

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
Online | Sep 5, 9, 10 & 16 | various times | Apply by Aug 30

Writing Consultations in the Research Commons
In-person | Koerner Library | Tuesdays, 10 am - 1 pm & Thursdays, 12 - 3 pm

The Dissertation Success Curriculum, Writing Support, and more
Available through UBC's subscription, the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity provides various online, on-demand programming to support graduate students, including:

  • Core webinar series: Every Semester Needs a Plan, Academic Time Management, and more
  • A Monday Motivator Email Series, and
  • The Dissertation Success Curriculum, designed to provide the skills, strategies, and support needed to overcome the three biggest obstacles to finishing a dissertation: perfectionism, procrastination, and isolation.

Bookable Project Rooms
In Koerner Library | For 2 or more grad students | Each Project Room includes whiteboards, touchscreen control and requires a UBC card for access

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them. Visit the new resource hub to learn more about Workday Student, understand the most relevant change impacts, and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Academic

Creating and Managing Your Academic Profile - Author IDs
Online | Tuesday, Sep 12 | 1 - 2 pm

Graduate Pathways to Success (GPS), Grad Game Plan
GPS offers a suite of workshops in various themes including grad school success, career building, wellbeing, communication, and statistics. The Grad Game Plan is a guide to help navigate the various stages of grad school and provides links to additional resources.

Free Statistical Consultation
Under the supervision of a Statistics professor, graduate Statistics students will provide free project-specific consultations, including a report of recommendations, as part of their STAT 551 practicum consulting course. Submissions are accepted now until Oct 31. The Statistical Opportunity for Students (SOS) program offers one hour of consulting.

The Dissertation Success Curriculum, Writing Support, and more
The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity provides various online, on-demand programming to support graduate students, including:

  • Core webinar series: Every Semester Needs a Plan, Academic Time Management, and more
  • A Monday Motivator Email Series, and
  • The Dissertation Success Curriculum, designed to provide the skills, strategies, and support needed to overcome the three biggest obstacles to finishing a dissertation: perfectionism, procrastination, and isolation.
  • Register through UBC's subscription, then check out the member resources

Partnering in Research Conference Presentations
Interested in learning and conversation around the practice and power of equitable and engaged research with non-academic partners? Check out the student reflections, calls to action and presentations from June's conference. Recordings include:

  • Meaningfully Engaging in Research: Advancing the Science and Practice of Research Partnerships
  • “HIV Made Me Fabulous”: A Knowledge Mobilization Partnership using Film to Address Stigma and Advance Gender Equity in the HIV Response
  • Community Assets, Reciprocity, and Other Ideas We Struggle to Believe and more.

The Art of Saying No
The target audience for this session is faculty, and it will discuss how to make decisions on saying yes or no to academic opportunities. Sign up with UBC's subscription, then register

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023-24
Completing your doctoral degree prior to Sept 30, 2024? UBC's internal Banting Fellowships Competition deadline is 9 am, Wednesday, July 12, 2023. Learn more and how to apply for Canada's most prestigious postdoctoral award on the Postdoctoral Fellows Office Banting Competition page.

Writing Consultations at the Longhouse
In-person | Wednesdays | 1 - 4 pm Drop In.

Career

Graduate Clinical, Regulatory, & Medical Affairs Career Development Program
Info session | Online | Monday, Sep 11 | 12:30 pm

GAA: Indigenous Graduate Student Coordinator
Support leadership, mentoring and communication activities among Indigenous graduate students at UBC-Vancouver.
$28/hr | 12 hrs/week | Sep - Mar | E-mail to learn more or apply.

Paid internship opportunity: Sustainability Scholars Program
3 open fall opportunities | Oct 16 - Mar 15 | Apply by Sep 17.

Collaborative cohort project work, Arts Amplifier
Info session for Writing Short is Hard: Thursday, Sep 7, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Learn more and apply by Sep 14.

P/T research position
32.66/hr | 10 hr/week starting Sep 24
Seeking a grad student in Education or relevant discipline, to work with Pharmaceutical Sciences. Learn more and apply by Sep 8.

Musqueam Resource Curation Project Student Assistant
$27.22/hr | For a student enrolled in the iSchool graduate program
Learn more and apply by Sep 8.

LinkedIn Learning
Online, on demand | Have you identified a skill or competency that could help you in your grad program or in your career preparation? Take courses on topics such as:

  • business finance
  • project management
  • leadership
  • communication skills
  • technical skills (R, Excel, SPSS, etc)
  • personal development,
  • and more.

Entrepreneurship Immersion Week
In person | Sep 26 - 28 | @UBC Robson Square | Free for UBC students

Summer career preparation with LinkedIn Learning
Online, on-demand | Have you identified competencies you'd like to hone to help you progress in grad school or to help with future career goals?

Be Your Own Driver: Imagining Post-PhD Career Versatility Series
Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) series
Apr 11: Putting it All Together: How do I Articulate and Implement a Career Development Plan?
Online | Tuesdays | 10:30 am - 12 pm

Research Intern - Microsoft
The applicants must be currently enrolled in an PhD program in CS, EE, biology, biomedical informatics, or a related STEM field or similar level programs in ethics, law, or policy-related fields.
12-week paid internship Learn more

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, Aug 28, 2023

*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

Philosophy 418: Advanced 20th-Century Philosophy Course
Join Alan Richardson this fall for a unique exploration of 20th-century philosophy, focusing on "the social function of philosophy." Delve into Dewey's pragmatism, logical empiricism, and critical theory. Don't miss this captivating journey into philosophical thought. Enroll now!

Introducing "Mantle Journal": Explore the First Issue Now Online! 📚🔍
Dive into a world of exceptional graduate research as we proudly present the inaugural edition of Mantle, the annual journal of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program (ISGP) at the University of British Columbia. Discover thought-provoking articles and scholarly contributions from our talented student community.

Philosophy 360/History 393 Course: Introduction to History and Philosophy of Science
Join Professor Alan Richardson's foundation-building  course and explore the interdisciplinary world of history and philosophy of science through an engaging and critical lens. Embark on a captivating exploration of the intricate connections among science, truth, politics, and progress. Delve into contemporary issues like medicalization, bias in algorithms, and the role of science in society. Expand your understanding of secure knowledge and its impact on our world. Register now at alanr@mail.ubc.ca and be part of this interdisciplinary journey.

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

Grad Update

Sustainability Scholars Program
Are you a UBC graduate student interested in the impacts of climate change on homeless and marginalized populations in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside? Apply to be a UBC Sustainability Scholar and contribute to informing policy and identifying opportunities to advance climate action and justice in Vancouver. Applications are due September 17, 2023 at midnight.

Foundations of Responsible Research
Check out the guides on best practices of scholarly integrity including mentorship & supervision, data management, authorship and publishing, and more.

UBC Library Research Commons

  • 4th and 5th floors of Koerner Library
  • consultations, workshops, and bookable collaborative spaces for studying, research projects, and hosting presentations.

EDI in TAing: Building inclusive learning environments
Online | Are you a new or returning Teaching Assistant (TA) at UBC Vancouver? Join a session to learn how you can build a more equitable learning environment:

Graduate Teaching Practicum
Online | November 2023 - April 2024. To apply:

  • You need to be a graduate student and a CIRTL Associate (have completed a Grad ISW, the CIRTL Summer Teaching Institute, or Foundations of Pedagogy).
  • Participants need to identify a mentor in their discipline who will be teaching in the Winter Term and who is willing to both let them observe their mentor’s teaching and give two guest lectures.

Learn more and apply by Nov 8

Anti-Racism Response Training (ART)
Canadian Association for Graduate Studies workshop
Online | Wednesday, Sep 27 | 9 am - 12 pm PT | $50 | Register by Sep 20

CGS-D Proposal: Crafting a Compelling Research Story
In person | Wednesday, Sep 6 | 10 am - 1 pm

Health Promotion Project Coordinator
Work learn opportunity (job ID 969690) for a grad student interested in health promotion and health education work. Apply soon! The deadline is Sep 4 but interviews are happening on a rolling basis.

Health and Wellbeing Resource Sheet
Maintaining your physical and mental health during graduate school is important. Learn more about the many resources available to you including workshops, harm reduction supplies, the sexual health shop, counselling, online tools, and more.

EDI in TAing: Building inclusive learning environments
Online | Are you a new or returning Teaching Assistant (TA) at UBC Vancouver? Join a session to learn how you can build a more equitable learning environment:

Employer-ready Training
Mitacs training offers a suite of training designed to improve core competencies sought by employers. Courses are organized in bundles and students must complete an online self-paced e-learning module before registering for a facilitated session. Upcoming sessions include:
Project and time management | Pre-requisite is "Spur up your project management and time management skills" | Sep 15 | 9 am - 11:30 am EDT
Incorporating REDI into your project | Pre-requisite is "Fostering a culture of reconciliation, equity, diversity, and inclusion" | Sep 8 | 12 - 2:30 pm EDT
and many more...

CGS-D Proposal: Crafting a Compelling Research Story
In person | Wednesday, Sep 6 | 10 am - 1 pm

Online Writing Community
The Centre for Scholarly Communication at UBC-Okanagan has a drop in weekly writing community for grad students, postdocs, and faculty.
Tuesdays, 2 - 4 pm

Graduate Pathways to Success Kaltura Channel
Miss a Graduate Pathways to Success workshop? Many of our workshops, including Fellowship Applications, Career Panels, and Fundamentals in Statistics have been recorded and can be accessed here

UBC Library Research Commons Workshop Materials
The UBC Library Research Commons offers an online repository on workshop materials such as Digital Scholarship, Data Analysis and Visualization, Geographic Information Systems and Research Data Management access here

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In person | Sep 10, 16, & 17 | 9 am - 5:30 pm
Apply by Sep 6 | See all upcoming sessions

Partnering in Research Conference Presentations
Interested in learning and conversation around the practice and power of equitable and engaged research with non-academic partners? Check out the student reflections, calls to action and presentations from June's conference. Recordings include:

  • Meaningfully Engaging in Research: Advancing the Science and Practice of Research Partnerships
  • “HIV Made Me Fabulous”: A Knowledge Mobilization Partnership using Film to Address Stigma and Advance Gender Equity in the HIV Response
  • Community Assets, Reciprocity, and Other Ideas We Struggle to Believe and more.

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In person | Sep 10, 16, & 17 | 9 am - 5:30 pm | Apply by Sep 6

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
Online | Sep 5, 9, 10 & 16 | various times | Apply by Aug 30

Writing Consultations in the Research Commons
In-person | Koerner Library | Tuesdays, 10 am - 1 pm & Thursdays, 12 - 3 pm

The Dissertation Success Curriculum, Writing Support, and more
Available through UBC's subscription, the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity provides various online, on-demand programming to support graduate students, including:

  • Core webinar series: Every Semester Needs a Plan, Academic Time Management, and more
  • A Monday Motivator Email Series, and
  • The Dissertation Success Curriculum, designed to provide the skills, strategies, and support needed to overcome the three biggest obstacles to finishing a dissertation: perfectionism, procrastination, and isolation.

Bookable Project Rooms
In Koerner Library | For 2 or more grad students | Each Project Room includes whiteboards, touchscreen control and requires a UBC card for access

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them. Visit the new resource hub to learn more about Workday Student, understand the most relevant change impacts, and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Academic

Graduate Pathways to Success (GPS), Grad Game Plan
GPS offers a suite of workshops in various themes including grad school success, career building, wellbeing, communication, and statistics. The Grad Game Plan is a guide to help navigate the various stages of grad school and provides links to additional resources.

Free Statistical Consultation
Under the supervision of a Statistics professor, graduate Statistics students will provide free project-specific consultations, including a report of recommendations, as part of their STAT 551 practicum consulting course. Submissions are accepted now until Oct 31. The Statistical Opportunity for Students (SOS) program offers one hour of consulting.

The Dissertation Success Curriculum, Writing Support, and more
The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity provides various online, on-demand programming to support graduate students, including:

  • Core webinar series: Every Semester Needs a Plan, Academic Time Management, and more
  • A Monday Motivator Email Series, and
  • The Dissertation Success Curriculum, designed to provide the skills, strategies, and support needed to overcome the three biggest obstacles to finishing a dissertation: perfectionism, procrastination, and isolation.
  • Register through UBC's subscription, then check out the member resources

Partnering in Research Conference Presentations
Interested in learning and conversation around the practice and power of equitable and engaged research with non-academic partners? Check out the student reflections, calls to action and presentations from June's conference. Recordings include:

  • Meaningfully Engaging in Research: Advancing the Science and Practice of Research Partnerships
  • “HIV Made Me Fabulous”: A Knowledge Mobilization Partnership using Film to Address Stigma and Advance Gender Equity in the HIV Response
  • Community Assets, Reciprocity, and Other Ideas We Struggle to Believe and more.

The Art of Saying No
The target audience for this session is faculty, and it will discuss how to make decisions on saying yes or no to academic opportunities. Sign up with UBC's subscription, then register

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023-24
Completing your doctoral degree prior to Sept 30, 2024? UBC's internal Banting Fellowships Competition deadline is 9 am, Wednesday, July 12, 2023. Learn more and how to apply for Canada's most prestigious postdoctoral award on the Postdoctoral Fellows Office Banting Competition page.

Writing Consultations at the Longhouse
In-person | Wednesdays | 1 - 4 pm Drop In.

Career

Musqueam Resource Curation Project Student Assistant
$27.22/hr | For a student enrolled in the iSchool graduate program
Learn more and apply by Sep 8.

LinkedIn Learning
Online, on demand | Have you identified a skill or competency that could help you in your grad program or in your career preparation? Take courses on topics such as:

  • business finance
  • project management
  • leadership
  • communication skills
  • technical skills (R, Excel, SPSS, etc)
  • personal development,
  • and more.

Entrepreneurship Immersion Week
In person | Sep 26 - 28 | @UBC Robson Square | Free for UBC students

Summer career preparation with LinkedIn Learning
Online, on-demand | Have you identified competencies you'd like to hone to help you progress in grad school or to help with future career goals?

Be Your Own Driver: Imagining Post-PhD Career Versatility Series
Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) series
Apr 11: Putting it All Together: How do I Articulate and Implement a Career Development Plan?
Online | Tuesdays | 10:30 am - 12 pm

Research Intern - Microsoft
The applicants must be currently enrolled in an PhD program in CS, EE, biology, biomedical informatics, or a related STEM field or similar level programs in ethics, law, or policy-related fields.
12-week paid internship Learn more

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, Aug 21, 2023

*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

Philosophy 418: Advanced 20th-Century Philosophy Course
Join Alan Richardson this fall for a unique exploration of 20th-century philosophy, focusing on "the social function of philosophy." Delve into Dewey's pragmatism, logical empiricism, and critical theory. Don't miss this captivating journey into philosophical thought. Enroll now!

Introducing "Mantle Journal": Explore the First Issue Now Online! 📚🔍
Dive into a world of exceptional graduate research as we proudly present the inaugural edition of Mantle, the annual journal of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program (ISGP) at the University of British Columbia. Discover thought-provoking articles and scholarly contributions from our talented student community.

Philosophy 360/History 393 Course: Introduction to History and Philosophy of Science
Join Professor Alan Richardson's foundation-building  course and explore the interdisciplinary world of history and philosophy of science through an engaging and critical lens. Embark on a captivating exploration of the intricate connections among science, truth, politics, and progress. Delve into contemporary issues like medicalization, bias in algorithms, and the role of science in society. Expand your understanding of secure knowledge and its impact on our world. Register now at alanr@mail.ubc.ca and be part of this interdisciplinary journey.

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

Grad Update

EDI in TAing: Building inclusive learning environments
Online | Are you a new or returning Teaching Assistant (TA) at UBC Vancouver? Join a session to learn how you can build a more equitable learning environment:

Employer-ready Training
Mitacs training offers a suite of training designed to improve core competencies sought by employers. Courses are organized in bundles and students must complete an online self-paced e-learning module before registering for a facilitated session. Upcoming sessions include:
Project and time management | Pre-requisite is "Spur up your project management and time management skills" | Sep 15 | 9 am - 11:30 am EDT
Incorporating REDI into your project | Pre-requisite is "Fostering a culture of reconciliation, equity, diversity, and inclusion" | Sep 8 | 12 - 2:30 pm EDT
and many more...

CGS-D Proposal: Crafting a Compelling Research Story
In person | Wednesday, Sep 6 | 10 am - 1 pm

CTLT Summer Institute is next week! Fundamentals of teaching & learning
The Institute is a forum for new members of the teaching and learning community to collaborate, network and engage in knowledge exchange.
In person and online events | Aug 21 - 25 | various times |Register.

Online Writing Community
The Centre for Scholarly Communication at UBC-Okanagan has a drop in weekly writing community for grad students, postdocs, and faculty.
Tuesdays, 2 - 4 pm

Science Slam Canada
Keen to improve your science communication?
In person | Fox Cabaret | Tuesday, Sep 12 @ 7:30 pm | Apply to present by Aug 21.

Graduate Pathways to Success Kaltura Channel
Miss a Graduate Pathways to Success workshop? Many of our workshops, including Fellowship Applications, Career Panels, and Fundamentals in Statistics have been recorded and can be accessed here

UBC Library Research Commons Workshop Materials
The UBC Library Research Commons offers an online repository on workshop materials such as Digital Scholarship, Data Analysis and Visualization, Geographic Information Systems and Research Data Management access here

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In person | Sep 10, 16, & 17 | 9 am - 5:30 pm
Apply by Sep 6 | See all upcoming sessions

Partnering in Research Conference Presentations
Interested in learning and conversation around the practice and power of equitable and engaged research with non-academic partners? Check out the student reflections, calls to action and presentations from June's conference. Recordings include:

  • Meaningfully Engaging in Research: Advancing the Science and Practice of Research Partnerships
  • “HIV Made Me Fabulous”: A Knowledge Mobilization Partnership using Film to Address Stigma and Advance Gender Equity in the HIV Response
  • Community Assets, Reciprocity, and Other Ideas We Struggle to Believe and more.

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In person | Sep 10, 16, & 17 | 9 am - 5:30 pm | Apply by Sep 6

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
Online | Sep 5, 9, 10 & 16 | various times | Apply by Aug 30

CTLT Summer Institute: Fundamentals of teaching & learning
The Institute is a forum for new members of the teaching and learning community to collaborate, network and engage in knowledge exchange.
In person and online events | Aug 21 - 25 | various times | Register

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In-person | Aug 20, 26 & 27 | 9 am - 5:30 pm | Apply by Aug 16

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In-person | Aug 20, 26 & 27 | 9 am - 5:30 pm | Apply by Aug 16

Writing Consultations in the Research Commons
In-person | Koerner Library | Tuesdays, 10 am - 1 pm & Thursdays, 12 - 3 pm

The Dissertation Success Curriculum, Writing Support, and more
Available through UBC's subscription, the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity provides various online, on-demand programming to support graduate students, including:

  • Core webinar series: Every Semester Needs a Plan, Academic Time Management, and more
  • A Monday Motivator Email Series, and
  • The Dissertation Success Curriculum, designed to provide the skills, strategies, and support needed to overcome the three biggest obstacles to finishing a dissertation: perfectionism, procrastination, and isolation.

Bookable Project Rooms
In Koerner Library | For 2 or more grad students | Each Project Room includes whiteboards, touchscreen control and requires a UBC card for access

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them. Visit the new resource hub to learn more about Workday Student, understand the most relevant change impacts, and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Academic

Partnering in Research Conference Presentations
Interested in learning and conversation around the practice and power of equitable and engaged research with non-academic partners? Check out the student reflections, calls to action and presentations from June's conference. Recordings include:

  • Meaningfully Engaging in Research: Advancing the Science and Practice of Research Partnerships
  • “HIV Made Me Fabulous”: A Knowledge Mobilization Partnership using Film to Address Stigma and Advance Gender Equity in the HIV Response
  • Community Assets, Reciprocity, and Other Ideas We Struggle to Believe and more.

The Art of Saying No
The target audience for this session is faculty, and it will discuss how to make decisions on saying yes or no to academic opportunities. Sign up with UBC's subscription, then register

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023-24
Completing your doctoral degree prior to Sept 30, 2024? UBC's internal Banting Fellowships Competition deadline is 9 am, Wednesday, July 12, 2023. Learn more and how to apply for Canada's most prestigious postdoctoral award on the Postdoctoral Fellows Office Banting Competition page.

Writing Consultations at the Longhouse
In-person | Wednesdays | 1 - 4 pm Drop In.

Career

P/T GAA for a grad student in the Faculty of Educ or Arts
Work with a team of Educational Leadership stream professors in UBC Mechanical Engineering, APSC assisting with the dev't of multi-campus learning resources & technology.
$27/hr | 10 hr/week Learn more and apply by Thursday, Aug 24

Work Learn positions for graduate students
Interested in a career in academia? Learn more about university admin through the numerous opportunities available including positions in Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre , and many more.
10 hours/week | Sep to Apr | Apply by 11:59 today, Monday, Aug 14

Entrepreneurship Immersion Week
In person | Sep 26 - 28 | @UBC Robson Square | Free for UBC students

Summer career preparation with LinkedIn Learning
Online, on-demand | Have you identified competencies you'd like to hone to help you progress in grad school or to help with future career goals?

Be Your Own Driver: Imagining Post-PhD Career Versatility Series
Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) series
Apr 11: Putting it All Together: How do I Articulate and Implement a Career Development Plan?
Online | Tuesdays | 10:30 am - 12 pm

Research Intern - Microsoft
The applicants must be currently enrolled in an PhD program in CS, EE, biology, biomedical informatics, or a related STEM field or similar level programs in ethics, law, or policy-related fields.
12-week paid internship Learn more

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, Aug 14, 2023

*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

Philosophy 418: Advanced 20th-Century Philosophy Course
Join Alan Richardson this fall for a unique exploration of 20th-century philosophy, focusing on "the social function of philosophy." Delve into Dewey's pragmatism, logical empiricism, and critical theory. Don't miss this captivating journey into philosophical thought. Enroll now!

Introducing "Mantle Journal": Explore the First Issue Now Online! 📚🔍
Dive into a world of exceptional graduate research as we proudly present the inaugural edition of Mantle, the annual journal of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program (ISGP) at the University of British Columbia. Discover thought-provoking articles and scholarly contributions from our talented student community.

Philosophy 360/History 393 Course: Introduction to History and Philosophy of Science
Join Professor Alan Richardson's foundation-building  course and explore the interdisciplinary world of history and philosophy of science through an engaging and critical lens. Embark on a captivating exploration of the intricate connections among science, truth, politics, and progress. Delve into contemporary issues like medicalization, bias in algorithms, and the role of science in society. Expand your understanding of secure knowledge and its impact on our world. Register now at alanr@mail.ubc.ca and be part of this interdisciplinary journey.

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

Grad Update

Annotating Audio Visual materials with AudiAnnotate
Online | Friday, Aug 18 | 10 - 11: 30 am

CTLT Summer Institute is next week! Fundamentals of teaching & learning
The Institute is a forum for new members of the teaching and learning community to collaborate, network and engage in knowledge exchange.
In person and online events | Aug 21 - 25 | various times |Register.

Online Writing Community
The Centre for Scholarly Communication at UBC-Okanagan has a drop in weekly writing community for grad students, postdocs, and faculty.
Tuesdays, 2 - 4 pm

Science Slam Canada
Keen to improve your science communication?
In person | Fox Cabaret | Tuesday, Sep 12 @ 7:30 pm | Apply to present by Aug 21.

Graduate Pathways to Success Kaltura Channel
Miss a Graduate Pathways to Success workshop? Many of our workshops, including Fellowship Applications, Career Panels, and Fundamentals in Statistics have been recorded and can be accessed here

UBC Library Research Commons Workshop Materials
The UBC Library Research Commons offers an online repository on workshop materials such as Digital Scholarship, Data Analysis and Visualization, Geographic Information Systems and Research Data Management access here

CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Virtual Coffee Drop-in
Online | Tuesday, Aug 15 | 11 am - 12 pm

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In person | Sep 10, 16, & 17 | 9 am - 5:30 pm
Apply by Sep 6 | See all upcoming sessions

CGS-D Proposal: Crafting a Compelling Research Story
In person or online | Wednesday, Aug 16 | 10 am - 12 pm

Partnering in Research Conference Presentations
Interested in learning and conversation around the practice and power of equitable and engaged research with non-academic partners? Check out the student reflections, calls to action and presentations from June's conference. Recordings include:

  • Meaningfully Engaging in Research: Advancing the Science and Practice of Research Partnerships
  • “HIV Made Me Fabulous”: A Knowledge Mobilization Partnership using Film to Address Stigma and Advance Gender Equity in the HIV Response
  • Community Assets, Reciprocity, and Other Ideas We Struggle to Believe and more.

CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Virtual Coffee Drop-in
Online | Tuesday, Aug 15 | 11 am - 12 pm

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In person | Sep 10, 16, & 17 | 9 am - 5:30 pm | Apply by Sep 6

CGS-D Proposal: Crafting a Compelling Research Story
In person or online | Wednesday, Aug 16 | 10 am - 12 pm

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
Online | Sep 5, 9, 10 & 16 | various times | Apply by Aug 30

CTLT Summer Institute: Fundamentals of teaching & learning
The Institute is a forum for new members of the teaching and learning community to collaborate, network and engage in knowledge exchange.
In person and online events | Aug 21 - 25 | various times | Register

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In-person | Aug 20, 26 & 27 | 9 am - 5:30 pm | Apply by Aug 16

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In-person | Aug 20, 26 & 27 | 9 am - 5:30 pm | Apply by Aug 16

Writing Consultations in the Research Commons
In-person | Koerner Library | Tuesdays, 10 am - 1 pm & Thursdays, 12 - 3 pm

Writing Consultations
In-Person (Research Commons or IKBLC) or Written Feedback | May 23 - Aug 18 | Various days and times
Writing consultations support writers across many types of graduate writing situations: academic, creative, professional, and technical.

The Dissertation Success Curriculum, Writing Support, and more
Available through UBC's subscription, the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity provides various online, on-demand programming to support graduate students, including:

  • Core webinar series: Every Semester Needs a Plan, Academic Time Management, and more
  • A Monday Motivator Email Series, and
  • The Dissertation Success Curriculum, designed to provide the skills, strategies, and support needed to overcome the three biggest obstacles to finishing a dissertation: perfectionism, procrastination, and isolation.

Bookable Project Rooms
In Koerner Library | For 2 or more grad students | Each Project Room includes whiteboards, touchscreen control and requires a UBC card for access

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them. Visit the new resource hub to learn more about Workday Student, understand the most relevant change impacts, and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Academic

UBC Library Orientation for Graduate Students
Online | Thursday, Aug 17 | 3 - 3:45 pm

Using Mendeley for Citation Management
Online | Monday, Aug 21 | 4:30 - 6

Partnering in Research Conference Presentations
Interested in learning and conversation around the practice and power of equitable and engaged research with non-academic partners? Check out the student reflections, calls to action and presentations from June's conference. Recordings include:

  • Meaningfully Engaging in Research: Advancing the Science and Practice of Research Partnerships
  • “HIV Made Me Fabulous”: A Knowledge Mobilization Partnership using Film to Address Stigma and Advance Gender Equity in the HIV Response
  • Community Assets, Reciprocity, and Other Ideas We Struggle to Believe and more.

MATRIX-N Cluster 2023/24 Junior Scholars Program
4 - 6 positions for UBC graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds to support translational research and innovation in neuropsychiatry. Sep 2023 - Apr 2024, 32 weeks, 5h/week | $5000 | Apply by Jul 31

The Art of Saying No
The target audience for this session is faculty, and it will discuss how to make decisions on saying yes or no to academic opportunities. Sign up with UBC's subscription, then register

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023-24
Completing your doctoral degree prior to Sept 30, 2024? UBC's internal Banting Fellowships Competition deadline is 9 am, Wednesday, July 12, 2023. Learn more and how to apply for Canada's most prestigious postdoctoral award on the Postdoctoral Fellows Office Banting Competition page.

Writing Consultations at the Longhouse
In-person | Wednesdays | 1 - 4 pm Drop In.

Career

Work Learn positions for graduate students
Interested in a career in academia? Learn more about university admin through the numerous opportunities available including positions in Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre , and many more.
10 hours/week | Sep to Apr | Apply by 11:59 today, Monday, Aug 14

Entrepreneurship Immersion Week
In person | Sep 26 - 28 | @UBC Robson Square | Free for UBC students

Summer career preparation with LinkedIn Learning
Online, on-demand | Have you identified competencies you'd like to hone to help you progress in grad school or to help with future career goals?

Be Your Own Driver: Imagining Post-PhD Career Versatility Series
Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) series
Apr 11: Putting it All Together: How do I Articulate and Implement a Career Development Plan?
Online | Tuesdays | 10:30 am - 12 pm

Research Intern - Microsoft
The applicants must be currently enrolled in an PhD program in CS, EE, biology, biomedical informatics, or a related STEM field or similar level programs in ethics, law, or policy-related fields.
12-week paid internship Learn more

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, Aug 07, 2023

*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

Introducing "Mantle Journal": Explore the First Issue Now Online! 📚🔍
Dive into a world of exceptional graduate research as we proudly present the inaugural edition of Mantle, the annual journal of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program (ISGP) at the University of British Columbia. Discover thought-provoking articles and scholarly contributions from our talented student community.

Philosophy 360/History 393 Course: Introduction to History and Philosophy of Science
Join Professor Alan Richardson's foundation-building  course and explore the interdisciplinary world of history and philosophy of science through an engaging and critical lens. Embark on a captivating exploration of the intricate connections among science, truth, politics, and progress. Delve into contemporary issues like medicalization, bias in algorithms, and the role of science in society. Expand your understanding of secure knowledge and its impact on our world. Register now at alanr@mail.ubc.ca and be part of this interdisciplinary journey.

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

Grad Update

Coming to Vancouver: A Black Grad Student Edition
Online | Friday, Aug 11 | 1 - 2 pm

Introduction to Python for Data Analysis (Beginner)
Online | Wednesday, Aug 9 | 2 - 3 pm

Introduction to Voyant Tools
Online | Friday, Aug 11 | 11 am - 12 pm

Introduction to Machine Learning: Neural Networks
Online | Monday, Aug 14 | 12 - 2 pm

CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Virtual Coffee Drop-in
Online | Tuesday, Aug 15 | 11 am - 12 pm

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In person | Sep 10, 16, & 17 | 9 am - 5:30 pm
Apply by Sep 6 | See all upcoming sessions

CGS-D Proposal: Crafting a Compelling Research Story
In person or online | Wednesday, Aug 16 | 10 am - 12 pm

Doctoral Defence: Doctoral Examination and Defence Procedures
Online | Wednesday, Aug 9 | 2 - 3:15 pm

Applying for a Vanier or Doctoral Canada Graduate Scholarship - Competition Details and Application Procedures
Note: This session is for full-time, research-based domestic and international students who are: Master’s students planning to undertake a PhD program in May 2024, Sep 2024 or Jan 2025 or PhD students who are currently starting the first, second or third year of their program.
A session for research-based masters funding will be offered on Oct 26.
Online | Thursday, Aug 10 | 1 - 2 pm

Doctoral Defence: Doctoral Examination and Defence Procedures
Online | Wednesday, Aug 9 | 2 - 3:15 pm

Applying for a Vanier or Doctoral Canada Graduate Scholarship - Competition Details and Application Procedures
Note: This session is for full-time, research-based domestic and international students who are: Master’s students planning to undertake a PhD program in May 2024, Sep 2024 or Jan 2025 or PhD students who are currently starting the first, second or third year of their program.
A session for research-based masters funding will be offered on Oct 26.
Online | Thursday, Aug 10 | 1 - 2 pm

Partnering in Research Conference Presentations
Interested in learning and conversation around the practice and power of equitable and engaged research with non-academic partners? Check out the student reflections, calls to action and presentations from June's conference. Recordings include:

  • Meaningfully Engaging in Research: Advancing the Science and Practice of Research Partnerships
  • “HIV Made Me Fabulous”: A Knowledge Mobilization Partnership using Film to Address Stigma and Advance Gender Equity in the HIV Response
  • Community Assets, Reciprocity, and Other Ideas We Struggle to Believe and more.

Using Zotero for Citation Management
Online | Monday, Aug 14 | 4:30 - 6 pm

Coming to Vancouver: A Black Grad Student Edition
Online | Friday, Aug 11 | 1 - 2 pm

Introduction to Python for Data Analysis (Beginner)
Online | Wednesday, Aug 9 | 2 - 3 pm

Introduction to Voyant Tools
Online | Friday, Aug 11 | 11 am - 12 pm

Introduction to Machine Learning: Neural Networks
Online | Monday, Aug 14 | 12 - 2 pm

CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Virtual Coffee Drop-in
Online | Tuesday, Aug 15 | 11 am - 12 pm

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In person | Sep 10, 16, & 17 | 9 am - 5:30 pm | Apply by Sep 6

CGS-D Proposal: Crafting a Compelling Research Story
In person or online | Wednesday, Aug 16 | 10 am - 12 pm

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
Online | Sep 5, 9, 10 & 16 | various times | Apply by Aug 30

CTLT Summer Institute: Fundamentals of teaching & learning
The Institute is a forum for new members of the teaching and learning community to collaborate, network and engage in knowledge exchange.
In person and online events | Aug 21 - 25 | various times | Register

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In-person | Aug 20, 26 & 27 | 9 am - 5:30 pm | Apply by Aug 16

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In-person | Aug 20, 26 & 27 | 9 am - 5:30 pm | Apply by Aug 16

Writing Consultations in the Research Commons
In-person | Koerner Library | Tuesdays, 10 am - 1 pm & Thursdays, 12 - 3 pm

Writing Consultations
In-Person (Research Commons or IKBLC) or Written Feedback | May 23 - Aug 18 | Various days and times
Writing consultations support writers across many types of graduate writing situations: academic, creative, professional, and technical.

The Dissertation Success Curriculum, Writing Support, and more
Available through UBC's subscription, the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity provides various online, on-demand programming to support graduate students, including:

  • Core webinar series: Every Semester Needs a Plan, Academic Time Management, and more
  • A Monday Motivator Email Series, and
  • The Dissertation Success Curriculum, designed to provide the skills, strategies, and support needed to overcome the three biggest obstacles to finishing a dissertation: perfectionism, procrastination, and isolation.

Bookable Project Rooms
In Koerner Library | For 2 or more grad students | Each Project Room includes whiteboards, touchscreen control and requires a UBC card for access

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them. Visit the new resource hub to learn more about Workday Student, understand the most relevant change impacts, and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Academic

Partnering in Research Conference Presentations
Interested in learning and conversation around the practice and power of equitable and engaged research with non-academic partners? Check out the student reflections, calls to action and presentations from June's conference. Recordings include:

  • Meaningfully Engaging in Research: Advancing the Science and Practice of Research Partnerships
  • “HIV Made Me Fabulous”: A Knowledge Mobilization Partnership using Film to Address Stigma and Advance Gender Equity in the HIV Response
  • Community Assets, Reciprocity, and Other Ideas We Struggle to Believe and more.

Using Zotero for Citation Management
Online | Monday, Aug 14 | 4:30 - 6 pm

MATRIX-N Cluster 2023/24 Junior Scholars Program
4 - 6 positions for UBC graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds to support translational research and innovation in neuropsychiatry. Sep 2023 - Apr 2024, 32 weeks, 5h/week | $5000 | Apply by Jul 31

The Art of Saying No
The target audience for this session is faculty, and it will discuss how to make decisions on saying yes or no to academic opportunities. Sign up with UBC's subscription, then register

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023-24
Completing your doctoral degree prior to Sept 30, 2024? UBC's internal Banting Fellowships Competition deadline is 9 am, Wednesday, July 12, 2023. Learn more and how to apply for Canada's most prestigious postdoctoral award on the Postdoctoral Fellows Office Banting Competition page.

Writing Consultations at the Longhouse
In-person | Wednesdays | 1 - 4 pm Drop In.

Career

Summer career preparation with LinkedIn Learning
Online, on-demand | Have you identified competencies you'd like to hone to help you progress in grad school or to help with future career goals?

Be Your Own Driver: Imagining Post-PhD Career Versatility Series
Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) series
Apr 11: Putting it All Together: How do I Articulate and Implement a Career Development Plan?
Online | Tuesdays | 10:30 am - 12 pm

Research Intern - Microsoft
The applicants must be currently enrolled in an PhD program in CS, EE, biology, biomedical informatics, or a related STEM field or similar level programs in ethics, law, or policy-related fields.
12-week paid internship Learn more

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, July 31, 2023

*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

Introducing "Mantle Journal": Explore the First Issue Now Online! 📚🔍
Dive into a world of exceptional graduate research as we proudly present the inaugural edition of Mantle, the annual journal of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program (ISGP) at the University of British Columbia. Discover thought-provoking articles and scholarly contributions from our talented student community.

Philosophy 360/History 393 Course: Introduction to History and Philosophy of Science
Join Professor Alan Richardson's foundation-building  course and explore the interdisciplinary world of history and philosophy of science through an engaging and critical lens. Embark on a captivating exploration of the intricate connections among science, truth, politics, and progress. Delve into contemporary issues like medicalization, bias in algorithms, and the role of science in society. Expand your understanding of secure knowledge and its impact on our world. Register now at alanr@mail.ubc.ca and be part of this interdisciplinary journey.

Call for Exhibitors - BakuEduCa Expo 2023 - International Education & Career Exhibition
Early Bird Application Deadline: 1 June, 2023 and Final Application Deadline: 10 August, 2023
Venue: Baku, Azerbaijan | Dates: 20 - 21 September, 2023 (Arr. 19 September & Dep. 22 September)

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

Grad Update

Doctoral Defence: Doctoral Examination and Defence Procedures
Online | Wednesday, Aug 9 | 2 - 3:15 pm

Applying for a Vanier or Doctoral Canada Graduate Scholarship - Competition Details and Application Procedures
Note: This session is for full-time, research-based domestic and international students who are: Master’s students planning to undertake a PhD program in May 2024, Sep 2024 or Jan 2025 or PhD students who are currently starting the first, second or third year of their program.
A session for research-based masters funding will be offered on Oct 26.
Online | Thursday, Aug 10 | 1 - 2 pm

Partnering in Research Conference Presentations
Interested in learning and conversation around the practice and power of equitable and engaged research with non-academic partners? Check out the student reflections, calls to action and presentations from June's conference. Recordings include:

  • Meaningfully Engaging in Research: Advancing the Science and Practice of Research Partnerships
  • “HIV Made Me Fabulous”: A Knowledge Mobilization Partnership using Film to Address Stigma and Advance Gender Equity in the HIV Response
  • Community Assets, Reciprocity, and Other Ideas We Struggle to Believe and more.

Using Zotero for Citation Management
Online | Monday, Aug 14 | 4:30 - 6 pm

Coming to Vancouver: A Black Grad Student Edition
Online | Friday, Aug 11 | 1 - 2 pm

Introduction to Python for Data Analysis (Beginner)
Online | Wednesday, Aug 9 | 2 - 3 pm

Introduction to Voyant Tools
Online | Friday, Aug 11 | 11 am - 12 pm

Introduction to Machine Learning: Neural Networks
Online | Monday, Aug 14 | 12 - 2 pm

CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Virtual Coffee Drop-in
Online | Tuesday, Aug 15 | 11 am - 12 pm

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In person | Sep 10, 16, & 17 | 9 am - 5:30 pm | Apply by Sep 6

CGS-D Proposal: Crafting a Compelling Research Story
In person or online | Wednesday, Aug 16 | 10 am - 12 pm

Data Bites - Introduction to depositing datasets in Borealis
Online | Wednesday, Aug 2 | 12 - 12:45 pm

Introduction to R and RStudio (beginner)
Online | Wednesday, Aug 2 | 1 - 2 pm

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
Online | Sep 5, 9, 10 & 16 | various times | Apply by Aug 30

Student Feedback Session for Video Needs
Online | Thursday, Aug 3 | 10 - 11 am

CTLT Summer Institute: Fundamentals of teaching & learning
The Institute is a forum for new members of the teaching and learning community to collaborate, network and engage in knowledge exchange.
In person and online events | Aug 21 - 25 | various times | Register

Online training in core competencies for industry
Mitacs training courses are organized in bundles and students must complete an online self-paced e-learning module before registering for a facilitated session. Upcoming sessions include:

  • Project and time management | Pre-requisite is "Spur up your project  and time management skills" | Jul 25 | 3 - 5:30 pm EDT
  • Incorporating REDI into your project | Pre-requisite is "Fostering a culture of reconciliation, equity, diversity, and inclusion" | Jul 27 | 12 - 2:30 pm EDT and many more...See July, August schedule

Common Academic Expressions in English: Basic Functions
In person or online | Wednesday, Aug 2 | 10 - 11:30 am

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In-person | Aug 20, 26 & 27 | 9 am - 5:30 pm | Apply by Aug 16

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In-person | Aug 20, 26 & 27 | 9 am - 5:30 pm | Apply by Aug 16

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In-person | Aug 5, 12, & 13 | 9 am - 5:30 pm | Apply by Aug 2

Writing Consultations in the Research Commons
In-person | Koerner Library | Tuesdays, 10 am - 1 pm & Thursdays, 12 - 3 pm

Writing Consultations
In-Person (Research Commons or IKBLC) or Written Feedback | May 23 - Aug 18 | Various days and times
Writing consultations support writers across many types of graduate writing situations: academic, creative, professional, and technical.

The Dissertation Success Curriculum, Writing Support, and more
Available through UBC's subscription, the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity provides various online, on-demand programming to support graduate students, including:

  • Core webinar series: Every Semester Needs a Plan, Academic Time Management, and more
  • A Monday Motivator Email Series, and
  • The Dissertation Success Curriculum, designed to provide the skills, strategies, and support needed to overcome the three biggest obstacles to finishing a dissertation: perfectionism, procrastination, and isolation.

Change Leadership for Inclusive Teaching and Learning
Online CIRTL event | 10 week synchronous course
Thursdays Jun 1 to Aug 3 | 10 - 11:30 am.

Bookable Project Rooms
In Koerner Library | For 2 or more grad students | Each Project Room includes whiteboards, touchscreen control and requires a UBC card for access

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them. Visit the new resource hub to learn more about Workday Student, understand the most relevant change impacts, and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Academic

MATRIX-N Cluster 2023/24 Junior Scholars Program
4 - 6 positions for UBC graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds to support translational research and innovation in neuropsychiatry. Sep 2023 - Apr 2024, 32 weeks, 5h/week | $5000 | Apply by Jul 31

The Art of Saying No
The target audience for this session is faculty, and it will discuss how to make decisions on saying yes or no to academic opportunities. Sign up with UBC's subscription, then register

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023-24
Completing your doctoral degree prior to Sept 30, 2024? UBC's internal Banting Fellowships Competition deadline is 9 am, Wednesday, July 12, 2023. Learn more and how to apply for Canada's most prestigious postdoctoral award on the Postdoctoral Fellows Office Banting Competition page.

Writing Consultations at the Longhouse
In-person | Wednesdays | 1 - 4 pm Drop In.

Career

Summer career preparation with LinkedIn Learning
Online, on-demand | Have you identified competencies you'd like to hone to help you progress in grad school or to help with future career goals?

Be Your Own Driver: Imagining Post-PhD Career Versatility Series
Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) series
Apr 11: Putting it All Together: How do I Articulate and Implement a Career Development Plan?
Online | Tuesdays | 10:30 am - 12 pm

Research Intern - Microsoft
The applicants must be currently enrolled in an PhD program in CS, EE, biology, biomedical informatics, or a related STEM field or similar level programs in ethics, law, or policy-related fields.
12-week paid internship Learn more

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, July 24, 2023

*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

Introducing "Mantle Journal": Explore the First Issue Now Online! 📚🔍
Dive into a world of exceptional graduate research as we proudly present the inaugural edition of Mantle, the annual journal of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program (ISGP) at the University of British Columbia. Discover thought-provoking articles and scholarly contributions from our talented student community.

Philosophy 360/History 393 Course: Introduction to History and Philosophy of Science
Join Professor Alan Richardson's foundation-building  course and explore the interdisciplinary world of history and philosophy of science through an engaging and critical lens. Embark on a captivating exploration of the intricate connections among science, truth, politics, and progress. Delve into contemporary issues like medicalization, bias in algorithms, and the role of science in society. Expand your understanding of secure knowledge and its impact on our world. Register now at alanr@mail.ubc.ca and be part of this interdisciplinary journey.

Call for Exhibitors - BakuEduCa Expo 2023 - International Education & Career Exhibition
Early Bird Application Deadline: 1 June, 2023 and Final Application Deadline: 10 August, 2023
Venue: Baku, Azerbaijan | Dates: 20 - 21 September, 2023 (Arr. 19 September & Dep. 22 September)

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

Grad Update

Data Bites - Introduction to depositing datasets in Borealis
Online | Wednesday, Aug 2 | 12 - 12:45 pm

Introduction to R and RStudio (beginner)
Online | Wednesday, Aug 2 | 1 - 2 pm

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
Online | Sep 5, 9, 10 & 16 | various times | Apply by Aug 30

Student Feedback Session for Video Needs
Online | Thursday, Aug 3 | 10 - 11 am

CTLT Summer Institute: Fundamentals of teaching & learning
The Institute is a forum for new members of the teaching and learning community to collaborate, network and engage in knowledge exchange.
In person and online events | Aug 21 - 25 | various times | Register

Online training in core competencies for industry
Mitacs training courses are organized in bundles and students must complete an online self-paced e-learning module before registering for a facilitated session. Upcoming sessions include:

  • Project and time management | Pre-requisite is "Spur up your project  and time management skills" | Jul 25 | 3 - 5:30 pm EDT
  • Incorporating REDI into your project | Pre-requisite is "Fostering a culture of reconciliation, equity, diversity, and inclusion" | Jul 27 | 12 - 2:30 pm EDT and many more...See July, August schedule

Common Academic Expressions in English: Basic Functions
In person or online | Wednesday, Aug 2 | 10 - 11:30 am

Creating Digital Exhibits: A Survey of Tools
Online | Tuesday, Jul 25 | 10 am - 12 pm

Data Bites - Best Practices for Organizing File Directories
Online | Wednesday, Jul 26 | 12 - 12:30 pm

Introduction to Machine Learning: Classification and Clustering
Online | Thursday, Jul 27 | 12 - 2 pm

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In-person | Aug 20, 26 & 27 | 9 am - 5:30 pm | Apply by Aug 16

Call for Volunteers: GradStart Welcome
Interested in helping welcome new graduate students to UBC? Sign up for a 2-3 hour shift on Aug 31, Sep 1 or other dates in September. Get a coveted Grad Start t-shirt, make new friends, & share your knowledge of UBC and Vancouver | Apply by July 28

Introduction to Podcasting
Online | Wednesday, Jul 26 | 2 - 3:30 pm

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In-person | Aug 20, 26 & 27 | 9 am - 5:30 pm | Apply by Aug 16

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In-person | Aug 5, 12, & 13 | 9 am - 5:30 pm | Apply by Aug 2

Writing Consultations in the Research Commons
In-person | Koerner Library | Tuesdays, 10 am - 1 pm & Thursdays, 12 - 3 pm

Writing Consultations
In-Person (Research Commons or IKBLC) or Written Feedback | May 23 - Aug 18 | Various days and times
Writing consultations support writers across many types of graduate writing situations: academic, creative, professional, and technical.

The Dissertation Success Curriculum, Writing Support, and more
Available through UBC's subscription, the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity provides various online, on-demand programming to support graduate students, including:

  • Core webinar series: Every Semester Needs a Plan, Academic Time Management, and more
  • A Monday Motivator Email Series, and
  • The Dissertation Success Curriculum, designed to provide the skills, strategies, and support needed to overcome the three biggest obstacles to finishing a dissertation: perfectionism, procrastination, and isolation.

Change Leadership for Inclusive Teaching and Learning
Online CIRTL event | 10 week synchronous course
Thursdays Jun 1 to Aug 3 | 10 - 11:30 am.

Bookable Project Rooms
In Koerner Library | For 2 or more grad students | Each Project Room includes whiteboards, touchscreen control and requires a UBC card for access

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them. Visit the new resource hub to learn more about Workday Student, understand the most relevant change impacts, and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Academic

Citation Practices in Academic and Professional Writing
Hybrid | Wednesday, Jul 26 | 10 - 11:30 am

Solutions Scholars
Apply your scholarly research to climate change mitigation, adaptation, and/or education| 8 scholarships | $12k for one year + 1k in expenses. Register for the info session Jul 13 at 2 pm and apply by Jul 28

MATRIX-N Cluster 2023/24 Junior Scholars Program
4 - 6 positions for UBC graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds to support translational research and innovation in neuropsychiatry. Sep 2023 - Apr 2024, 32 weeks, 5h/week | $5000 | Apply by Jul 31

The Art of Saying No
The target audience for this session is faculty, and it will discuss how to make decisions on saying yes or no to academic opportunities. Sign up with UBC's subscription, then register

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023-24
Completing your doctoral degree prior to Sept 30, 2024? UBC's internal Banting Fellowships Competition deadline is 9 am, Wednesday, July 12, 2023. Learn more and how to apply for Canada's most prestigious postdoctoral award on the Postdoctoral Fellows Office Banting Competition page.

Writing Consultations at the Longhouse
In-person | Wednesdays | 1 - 4 pm Drop In.

Career

GAA, Education and research projects
Join the UPROOT team to support several educational and research projects related to decolonizing and Indigenizing pharmacy.
$30/hr | 20 - 30 hrs/wk | Apply by Jul 28

Summer career preparation with LinkedIn Learning
Online, on-demand | Have you identified competencies you'd like to hone to help you progress in grad school or to help with future career goals?

Be Your Own Driver: Imagining Post-PhD Career Versatility Series
Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) series
Apr 11: Putting it All Together: How do I Articulate and Implement a Career Development Plan?
Online | Tuesdays | 10:30 am - 12 pm

Research Intern - Microsoft
The applicants must be currently enrolled in an PhD program in CS, EE, biology, biomedical informatics, or a related STEM field or similar level programs in ethics, law, or policy-related fields.
12-week paid internship Learn more

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, July 17, 2023

*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

Introducing "Mantle Journal": Explore the First Issue Now Online! 📚🔍
Dive into a world of exceptional graduate research as we proudly present the inaugural edition of Mantle, the annual journal of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program (ISGP) at the University of British Columbia. Discover thought-provoking articles and scholarly contributions from our talented student community.

Online training in core competencies for industry
Mitacs training offers a suite of training designed to improve core competencies sought by employers. Courses are organized in bundles and students must complete an online self-paced e-learning module before registering for a facilitated session. Upcoming sessions include:

  • Project and time management | Pre-requisite is "Spur up your project  and time management skills" | July 20 | 10 am - 12:30 pm CDT
  • Framing your project in a masterful presentation | Pre-requisite is "Refine your writing and presentation skills" | July 21 | 12 - 3 pm PDT

Philosophy 360/History 393 Course: Introduction to History and Philosophy of Science
Join Professor Alan Richardson's foundation-building  course and explore the interdisciplinary world of history and philosophy of science through an engaging and critical lens. Embark on a captivating exploration of the intricate connections among science, truth, politics, and progress. Delve into contemporary issues like medicalization, bias in algorithms, and the role of science in society. Expand your understanding of secure knowledge and its impact on our world. Register now at alanr@mail.ubc.ca and be part of this interdisciplinary journey.

The Campus Climate Action Summit
This summer, starting on July 11th through August 22nd, The Climate Reality Project is organizing 7 free workshops hosted by a line-up of climate experts, leaders, and activists in the field of climate action and organizing (MC’d by Jaden). Sign up online before July 5th.
Online | Once a week, from July 11th to August 22nd, every Tuesday 6PM – 8:30PM Eastern

UBC's delegation at COP28
The 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28) summit is taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirate from November 30 to December 12, 2023.Each year UBC receives a limited number of observer badges for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (UNFCCC COP) negotiation space, known as the Blue Zone.  Applications for UBC's delegation at COP28 are now open and close on July 14, 2023.

Call for Exhibitors - BakuEduCa Expo 2023 - International Education & Career Exhibition
Early Bird Application Deadline: 1 June, 2023 and Final Application Deadline: 10 August, 2023
Venue: Baku, Azerbaijan | Dates: 20 - 21 September, 2023 (Arr. 19 September & Dep. 22 September)

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

Grad Update

Creating Digital Exhibits: A Survey of Tools
Online | Tuesday, Jul 25 | 10 am - 12 pm

Data Bites - Best Practices for Organizing File Directories
Online | Wednesday, Jul 26 | 12 - 12:30 pm

Introduction to Machine Learning: Classification and Clustering
Online | Thursday, Jul 27 | 12 - 2 pm

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In-person | Aug 20, 26 & 27 | 9 am - 5:30 pm | Apply by Aug 16

Call for Volunteers: GradStart Welcome
Interested in helping welcome new graduate students to UBC? Sign up for a 2-3 hour shift on Aug 31, Sep 1 or other dates in September. Get a coveted GradStart t-shirt, make new friends, & share your knowledge of UBC and Vancouver | Apply by July 28

Introduction to Podcasting
Online | Wednesday, Jul 26 | 2 - 3:30 pm

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In-person | Aug 20, 26 & 27 | 9 am - 5:30 pm | Apply by Aug 16

Academic Oral Presentations: Presenting as a Scholar
Hybrid | Tuesday, Jul 18 | 10 - 11:30 am

Designing Web Maps with Mapbox
Online | Monday, Jul 17 | 1 - 3 pm

Spatial Network Analysis with QGIS
Online | Tuesday, Jul 18 | 1 - 3 pm

Data Bites - Best Practices for Creating a README file
Online | Wednesday, Jul 19 | 12 - 12:30 pm

Loops and conditional statements in R
Online | Wednesday, Jul 19 | 1 - 2 pm

Introduction to Machine Learning: Regression Models
Online | Thursday, Jul 20 | 12 - 2 pm

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In-person | Aug 5, 12, & 13 | 9 am - 5:30 pm | Apply by Aug 2

Writing Consultations in the Research Commons
In-person | Koerner Library | Tuesdays, 10 am - 1 pm & Thursdays, 12 - 3 pm

Writing Consultations
In-Person (Research Commons or IKBLC) or Written Feedback | May 23 - Aug 18 | Various days and times
Writing consultations support writers across many types of graduate writing situations: academic, creative, professional, and technical.

The Dissertation Success Curriculum, Writing Support, and more
Available through UBC's subscription, the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity provides various online, on-demand programming to support graduate students, including:

  • Core webinar series: Every Semester Needs a Plan, Academic Time Management, and more
  • A Monday Motivator Email Series, and
  • The Dissertation Success Curriculum, designed to provide the skills, strategies, and support needed to overcome the three biggest obstacles to finishing a dissertation: perfectionism, procrastination, and isolation.

Change Leadership for Inclusive Teaching and Learning
Online CIRTL event | 10 week synchronous course
Thursdays Jun 1 to Aug 3 | 10 - 11:30 am.

Bookable Project Rooms
In Koerner Library | For 2 or more grad students | Each Project Room includes whiteboards, touchscreen control and requires a UBC card for access

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them. Visit the new resource hub to learn more about Workday Student, understand the most relevant change impacts, and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Academic

Citation Practices in Academic and Professional Writing
Hybrid | Wednesday, Jul 26 | 10 - 11:30 am

Solutions Scholars
Apply your scholarly research to climate change mitigation, adaptation, and/or education| 8 scholarships | $12k for one year + 1k in expenses. Register for the info session Jul 13 at 2 pm and apply by Jul 28

MATRIX-N Cluster 2023/24 Junior Scholars Program
4 - 6 positions for UBC graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds to support translational research and innovation in neuropsychiatry. Sep 2023 - Apr 2024, 32 weeks, 5h/week | $5000 | Apply by Jul 31

The Art of Saying No
The target audience for this session is faculty, and it will discuss how to make decisions on saying yes or no to academic opportunities. Sign up with UBC's subscription, then register

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023-24
Completing your doctoral degree prior to Sept 30, 2024? UBC's internal Banting Fellowships Competition deadline is 9 am, Wednesday, July 12, 2023. Learn more and how to apply for Canada's most prestigious postdoctoral award on the Postdoctoral Fellows Office Banting Competition page.

Writing Consultations at the Longhouse
In-person | Wednesdays | 1 - 4 pm Drop In.

Career

Teaching Assistants for PPGA 590A and 590B – our Global Policy Projects!
The Global Policy Project (GP2) (PPGA 590), is a signature component of the professional Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) program delivered by UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA). In these intensive capstone projects, student teams consult directly with a client organization to address a real-world policy challenge. Students apply their interdisciplinary backgrounds, creative thinking, and analytical skills to propose solutions. Apply by Thursday, July 13 here

Join the GSS Exec as GSS Financial Officer
17,777 per annum | See the GSS bylaws to learn more and apply by Jul 17

GAA, Education and research projects
Join the UPROOT team to support several educational and research projects related to decolonizing and Indigenizing pharmacy.
$30/hr | 20 - 30 hrs/wk | Apply by Jul 28

Summer career preparation with LinkedIn Learning
Online, on-demand | Have you identified competencies you'd like to hone to help you progress in grad school or to help with future career goals?

Be Your Own Driver: Imagining Post-PhD Career Versatility Series
Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) series
Apr 11: Putting it All Together: How do I Articulate and Implement a Career Development Plan?
Online | Tuesdays | 10:30 am - 12 pm

Research Intern - Microsoft
The applicants must be currently enrolled in an PhD program in CS, EE, biology, biomedical informatics, or a related STEM field or similar level programs in ethics, law, or policy-related fields.
12-week paid internship Learn more

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, July 10, 2023

*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

Introducing "Mantle Journal": Explore the First Issue Now Online! 📚🔍
Dive into a world of exceptional graduate research as we proudly present the inaugural edition of Mantle, the annual journal of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program (ISGP) at the University of British Columbia. Discover thought-provoking articles and scholarly contributions from our talented student community.

Philosophy 360/History 393 Course: Introduction to History and Philosophy of Science
Join Professor Alan Richardson's foundation-building  course and explore the interdisciplinary world of history and philosophy of science through an engaging and critical lens. Embark on a captivating exploration of the intricate connections among science, truth, politics, and progress. Delve into contemporary issues like medicalization, bias in algorithms, and the role of science in society. Expand your understanding of secure knowledge and its impact on our world. Register now at alanr@mail.ubc.ca and be part of this interdisciplinary journey.

The Campus Climate Action Summit
This summer, starting on July 11th through August 22nd, The Climate Reality Project is organizing 7 free workshops hosted by a line-up of climate experts, leaders, and activists in the field of climate action and organizing (MC’d by Jaden). Sign up online before July 5th.
Online | Once a week, from July 11th to August 22nd, every Tuesday 6PM – 8:30PM Eastern

UBC's delegation at COP28
The 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28) summit is taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirate from November 30 to December 12, 2023.Each year UBC receives a limited number of observer badges for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (UNFCCC COP) negotiation space, known as the Blue Zone.  Applications for UBC's delegation at COP28 are now open and close on July 14, 2023.

Call for Exhibitors - BakuEduCa Expo 2023 - International Education & Career Exhibition
Early Bird Application Deadline: 1 June, 2023 and Final Application Deadline: 10 August, 2023
Venue: Baku, Azerbaijan | Dates: 20 - 21 September, 2023 (Arr. 19 September & Dep. 22 September)

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

Grad Update

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In-person | Aug 20, 26 & 27 | 9 am - 5:30 pm | Apply by Aug 16

Academic Oral Presentations: Presenting as a Scholar
Hybrid | Tuesday, Jul 18 | 10 - 11:30 am

Designing Web Maps with Mapbox
Online | Monday, Jul 17 | 1 - 3 pm

Spatial Network Analysis with QGIS
Online | Tuesday, Jul 18 | 1 - 3 pm

Data Bites - Best Practices for Creating a README file
Online | Wednesday, Jul 19 | 12 - 12:30 pm

Loops and conditional statements in R
Online | Wednesday, Jul 19 | 1 - 2 pm

Introduction to Machine Learning: Regression Models
Online | Thursday, Jul 20 | 12 - 2 pm

Harnessing your Resilience: Coping Strategies for Anxiety and Stress in Grad School and beyond
In person | Thursday, Jul 13 | 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Join tables in R
Online | Thursday, Jul 13 | 11 am - 12:00 pm

Representing Open Education Work in Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion Processes
This session is for faculty members who are instructors. If you are a PhD nearing an academic position, join this discussion on how you can represent your open education work.
Part of the Program for Open Scholarship and Education (POSE) Register.
Online | Wednesday, Jul 12 | 10 - 11:30 am

CGS-D Proposal: Crafting a Compelling Research Story
Hybrid | Wednesday, Jul 12 | 10 am - 12 pm

Harnessing your Resilience: Coping Strategies for Anxiety and Stress in Grad School and beyond
In person | Thursday, Jul 13 | 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In-person | Aug 5, 12, & 13 | 9 am - 5:30 pm | Apply by Aug 2

CGS-D Proposal: Crafting a Compelling Research Story
Hybrid | Wednesday, Jul 12 | 10 am - 12 pm.

Writing Consultations in the Research Commons
In-person | Koerner Library | Tuesdays, 10 am - 1 pm & Thursdays, 12 - 3 pm

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In-person | July 2, 8 & 9 | 8 am - 5 pm | Apply by June 28

Writing Consultations
In-Person (Research Commons or IKBLC) or Written Feedback | May 23 - Aug 18 | Various days and times
Writing consultations support writers across many types of graduate writing situations: academic, creative, professional, and technical.

The Dissertation Success Curriculum, Writing Support, and more
Available through UBC's subscription, the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity provides various online, on-demand programming to support graduate students, including:

  • Core webinar series: Every Semester Needs a Plan, Academic Time Management, and more
  • A Monday Motivator Email Series, and
  • The Dissertation Success Curriculum, designed to provide the skills, strategies, and support needed to overcome the three biggest obstacles to finishing a dissertation: perfectionism, procrastination, and isolation.

Change Leadership for Inclusive Teaching and Learning
Online CIRTL event | 10 week synchronous course
Thursdays Jun 1 to Aug 3 | 10 - 11:30 am.

Bookable Project Rooms
In Koerner Library | For 2 or more grad students | Each Project Room includes whiteboards, touchscreen control and requires a UBC card for access

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them. Visit the new resource hub to learn more about Workday Student, understand the most relevant change impacts, and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Academic

Call for applicants, UBC COP28 Delegation
The 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28) summit is taking place in Dubai, UAE | Nov 30 to Dec 12, 2023. Apply by Jul 14 for a chance to join UBC's delegation

Solutions Scholars
Apply your scholarly research to climate change mitigation, adaptation, and/or education| 8 scholarships | $12k for one year + 1k in expenses. Register for the info session Jul 13 at 2 pm and apply by Jul 28

MATRIX-N Cluster 2023/24 Junior Scholars Program
4 - 6 positions for UBC graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds to support translational research and innovation in neuropsychiatry. Sep 2023 - Apr 2024, 32 weeks, 5h/week | $5000 | Apply by Jul 31

The Art of Saying No
The target audience for this session is faculty, and it will discuss how to make decisions on saying yes or no to academic opportunities. Sign up with UBC's subscription, then register

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023-24
Completing your doctoral degree prior to Sept 30, 2024? UBC's internal Banting Fellowships Competition deadline is 9 am, Wednesday, July 12, 2023. Learn more and how to apply for Canada's most prestigious postdoctoral award on the Postdoctoral Fellows Office Banting Competition page.

Writing Consultations at the Longhouse
In-person | Wednesdays | 1 - 4 pm Drop In.

Career

Teaching Assistants for PPGA 590A and 590B – our Global Policy Projects!
The Global Policy Project (GP2) (PPGA 590), is a signature component of the professional Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) program delivered by UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA). In these intensive capstone projects, student teams consult directly with a client organization to address a real-world policy challenge. Students apply their interdisciplinary backgrounds, creative thinking, and analytical skills to propose solutions. Apply by Thursday, July 13 here

Doctoral Writing Consultant - Fall 2023
$22.67/hr | 10 hrs/week | Sep 2023-Apr 2024
The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication is urgently seeking to hire one Doctoral Writing Consultant for the 2023/24 academic year. Deadline is Jul 14.

Join the GSS Exec as GSS Financial Officer
17,777 per annum | See the GSS bylaws to learn more and apply by Jul 17

GAA, Education and research projects
Join the UPROOT team to support several educational and research projects related to decolonizing and Indigenizing pharmacy.
$30/hr | 20 - 30 hrs/wk | Apply by Jul 28

Summer career preparation with LinkedIn Learning
Online, on-demand | Have you identified competencies you'd like to hone to help you progress in grad school or to help with future career goals?

Be Your Own Driver: Imagining Post-PhD Career Versatility Series
Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) series
Apr 11: Putting it All Together: How do I Articulate and Implement a Career Development Plan?
Online | Tuesdays | 10:30 am - 12 pm

Research Intern - Microsoft
The applicants must be currently enrolled in an PhD program in CS, EE, biology, biomedical informatics, or a related STEM field or similar level programs in ethics, law, or policy-related fields.
12-week paid internship Learn more

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, July 03, 2023

*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

Philosophy 360/History 393 Course: Introduction to History and Philosophy of Science
Join Professor Alan Richardson's foundation-building  course and explore the interdisciplinary world of history and philosophy of science through an engaging and critical lens. Embark on a captivating exploration of the intricate connections among science, truth, politics, and progress. Delve into contemporary issues like medicalization, bias in algorithms, and the role of science in society. Expand your understanding of secure knowledge and its impact on our world. Register now at alanr@mail.ubc.ca and be part of this interdisciplinary journey. 

The Campus Climate Action Summit
This summer, starting on July 11th through August 22nd, The Climate Reality Project is organizing 7 free workshops hosted by a line-up of climate experts, leaders, and activists in the field of climate action and organizing (MC’d by Jaden). Sign up online before July 5th.
Online | Once a week, from July 11th to August 22nd, every Tuesday 6PM – 8:30PM Eastern

UBC's delegation at COP28
The 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28) summit is taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirate from November 30 to December 12, 2023.Each year UBC receives a limited number of observer badges for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (UNFCCC COP) negotiation space, known as the Blue Zone.  Applications for UBC's delegation at COP28 are now open and close on July 14, 2023.

Call for Exhibitors - BakuEduCa Expo 2023 - International Education & Career Exhibition
Early Bird Application Deadline: 1 June, 2023 and Final Application Deadline: 10 August, 2023
Venue: Baku, Azerbaijan | Dates: 20 - 21 September, 2023 (Arr. 19 September & Dep. 22 September)

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

Grad Update

Join tables in R
Online | Thursday, Jul 13 | 11 am - 12:00 pm

Representing Open Education Work in Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion Processes
This session is for faculty members who are instructors. If you are a PhD nearing an academic position, join this discussion on how you can represent your open education work.
Part of the Program for Open Scholarship and Education (POSE) Register.
Online | Wednesday, Jul 12 | 10 - 11:30 am

CGS-D Proposal: Crafting a Compelling Research Story
Hybrid | Wednesday, Jul 12 | 10 am - 12 pm

Harnessing your Resilience: Coping Strategies for Anxiety and Stress in Grad School and beyond
In person | Thursday, Jul 13 | 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Data Bites - Best Practices for File Formatting
Online | Wednesday, Jul 5 | 12 - 12:30 pm

Can I (Re)Use This? Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER)
Online | Wednesday, Jul 5 | 12 - 1 pm
Part of the Program for Open Scholarship and Education (POSE) Register.

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In-person | Aug 5, 12, & 13 | 9 am - 5:30 pm | Apply by Aug 2

CGS-D Proposal: Crafting a Compelling Research Story
Hybrid | Wednesday, Jul 12 | 10 am - 12 pm.

Writing Consultations in the Research Commons
In-person | Koerner Library | Tuesdays, 10 am - 1 pm & Thursdays, 12 - 3 pm

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In-person | July 2, 8 & 9 | 8 am - 5 pm | Apply by June 28

Writing Consultations
In-Person (Research Commons or IKBLC) or Written Feedback | May 23 - Aug 18 | Various days and times
Writing consultations support writers across many types of graduate writing situations: academic, creative, professional, and technical.

The Dissertation Success Curriculum, Writing Support, and more
Available through UBC's subscription, the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity provides various online, on-demand programming to support graduate students, including:

  • Core webinar series: Every Semester Needs a Plan, Academic Time Management, and more
  • A Monday Motivator Email Series, and
  • The Dissertation Success Curriculum, designed to provide the skills, strategies, and support needed to overcome the three biggest obstacles to finishing a dissertation: perfectionism, procrastination, and isolation.

Change Leadership for Inclusive Teaching and Learning
Online CIRTL event | 10 week synchronous course
Thursdays Jun 1 to Aug 3 | 10 - 11:30 am.

Bookable Project Rooms
In Koerner Library | For 2 or more grad students | Each Project Room includes whiteboards, touchscreen control and requires a UBC card for access

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them. Visit the new resource hub to learn more about Workday Student, understand the most relevant change impacts, and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Academic

The Art of Saying No
The target audience for this session is faculty, and it will discuss how to make decisions on saying yes or no to academic opportunities.
Sign up with UBC's subscription, then register

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023-24
Completing your doctoral degree prior to Sept 30, 2024? UBC's internal Banting Fellowships Competition deadline is 9 am, Wednesday, July 12, 2023. Learn more and how to apply for Canada's most prestigious postdoctoral award on the Postdoctoral Fellows Office Banting Competition page.

Writing Consultations at the Longhouse
In-person | Wednesdays | 1 - 4 pm Drop In.

Career

Summer career preparation with LinkedIn Learning
Online, on-demand | Have you identified competencies you'd like to hone to help you progress in grad school or to help with future career goals?

Be Your Own Driver: Imagining Post-PhD Career Versatility Series
Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) series
Apr 11: Putting it All Together: How do I Articulate and Implement a Career Development Plan?
Online | Tuesdays | 10:30 am - 12 pm

Research Intern - Microsoft
The applicants must be currently enrolled in an PhD program in CS, EE, biology, biomedical informatics, or a related STEM field or similar level programs in ethics, law, or policy-related fields.
12-week paid internship Learn more

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, June 26, 2023

*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's delegation at COP28
The 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28) summit is taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirate from November 30 to December 12, 2023.Each year UBC receives a limited number of observer badges for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (UNFCCC COP) negotiation space, known as the Blue Zone.  Applications for UBC's delegation at COP28 are now open and close on July 14, 2023.

Call for Exhibitors - BakuEduCa Expo 2023 - International Education & Career Exhibition
Early Bird Application Deadline: 1 June, 2023 and Final Application Deadline: 10 August, 2023
Venue: Baku, Azerbaijan | Dates: 20 - 21 September, 2023 (Arr. 19 September & Dep. 22 September)

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

Grad Update

Harnessing your Resilience: Coping Strategies for Anxiety and Stress in Grad School and beyond
In person | Thursday, Jul 13 | 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Meditation Space in IKBLC
Graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and staff are welcome to use this drop-in space to re-group, meditate and pray.
Available Jun 26 - 30 | 6 am - midnight | room 191, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

Data Bites - Best Practices for File Formatting
Online | Wednesday, Jul 5 | 12 - 12:30 pm

Can I (Re)Use This? Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER)
Online | Wednesday, Jul 5 | 12 - 1 pm
Part of the Program for Open Scholarship and Education (POSE) Register.

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In-person | Aug 5, 12, & 13 | 9 am - 5:30 pm | Apply by Aug 2

CGS-D Proposal: Crafting a Compelling Research Story
Hybrid | Wednesday, Jul 12 | 10 am - 12 pm.

Writing Consultations in the Research Commons
In-person | Koerner Library | Tuesdays, 10 am - 1 pm & Thursdays, 12 - 3 pm

Introduction to Web Mapping with Leaflet
Online | Monday, Jun 26 | 1 - 3 pm

Map production with QGIS
Online | Tuesday, Jun 27 | 1 - 3 pm

Descriptive statistics with R
Online | Thursday, Jun 29 | 11 am - 12 pm

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In-person | July 2, 8 & 9 | 8 am - 5 pm | Apply by June 28

Writing Consultations
In-Person (Research Commons or IKBLC) or Written Feedback | May 23 - Aug 18 | Various days and times
Writing consultations support writers across many types of graduate writing situations: academic, creative, professional, and technical.

The Dissertation Success Curriculum, Writing Support, and more
Available through UBC's subscription, the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity provides various online, on-demand programming to support graduate students, including:

  • Core webinar series: Every Semester Needs a Plan, Academic Time Management, and more
  • A Monday Motivator Email Series, and
  • The Dissertation Success Curriculum, designed to provide the skills, strategies, and support needed to overcome the three biggest obstacles to finishing a dissertation: perfectionism, procrastination, and isolation.

Change Leadership for Inclusive Teaching and Learning
Online CIRTL event | 10 week synchronous course
Thursdays Jun 1 to Aug 3 | 10 - 11:30 am.

Bookable Project Rooms
In Koerner Library | For 2 or more grad students | Each Project Room includes whiteboards, touchscreen control and requires a UBC card for access

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them. Visit the new resource hub to learn more about Workday Student, understand the most relevant change impacts, and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Academic

Using Mendeley for Citation Management
Online | Monday, June 26 | 4:30 - 6 pm

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023-24
Completing your doctoral degree prior to Sept 30, 2024? UBC's internal Banting Fellowships Competition deadline is 9 am, Wednesday, July 12, 2023. Learn more and how to apply for Canada's most prestigious postdoctoral award on the Postdoctoral Fellows Office Banting Competition page.

Writing Consultations at the Longhouse
In-person | Wednesdays | 1 - 4 pm Drop In.

Career

Summer career preparation with LinkedIn Learning
Online, on-demand | Have you identified competencies you'd like to hone to help you progress in grad school or to help with future career goals?

Indigenous Doctoral Writing Consultant position
$22.67/hr | 10 hrs/week | Sep - Apr | Apply by June 30

Graduate Writing Consultation Positions
$22.67/hr | 10 hrs/week, Sept - Apr
Learn more and apply by June 23. Apply early as there will be rolling interviews until positions are filled.

LinkedIN Learning
Online, on demand | Available until June 2023

Be Your Own Driver: Imagining Post-PhD Career Versatility Series
Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) series
Apr 11: Putting it All Together: How do I Articulate and Implement a Career Development Plan?
Online | Tuesdays | 10:30 am - 12 pm

Research Intern - Microsoft
The applicants must be currently enrolled in an PhD program in CS, EE, biology, biomedical informatics, or a related STEM field or similar level programs in ethics, law, or policy-related fields.
12-week paid internship Learn more

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, June 19, 2023

*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's delegation at COP28
The 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28) summit is taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirate from November 30 to December 12, 2023.Each year UBC receives a limited number of observer badges for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (UNFCCC COP) negotiation space, known as the Blue Zone.  Applications for UBC's delegation at COP28 are now open and close on July 14, 2023.

Unlocking the Power of Databases
Advanced Research Computing workshop
Online | Tuesday, Jun 20 | 10 - 11 am

Introduction to Machine Learning
Online | Thursday, Jun 22 | 12 - 2 pm

Replicability, Generalizability, and the ManyClasses Approach to Open Science
Online | Wednesday, June 21 | 11 am - 12 pm
Part of the Program for Open Scholarship and Education (POSE) Register.

Lay Summaries: Going Public With Your Research
Hybrid | Wednesday, June 21 | 10 - 11:30 am

CIHR Live Events: Award Program Training
Join CIHR for informative MS Teams live events on June 13 (English) and June 15 (French) at 10am PT. Learn about award programs, policies, application tips, and more. Register by June 5 via the provided links. Access Slido for interactive Q&A. Don't miss out!

Call for Exhibitors - BakuEduCa Expo 2023 - International Education & Career Exhibition
Early Bird Application Deadline: 1 June, 2023 and Final Application Deadline: 10 August, 2023
Venue: Baku, Azerbaijan | Dates: 20 - 21 September, 2023 (Arr. 19 September & Dep. 22 September)

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

Grad Update

Introduction to Web Mapping with Leaflet
Online | Monday, Jun 26 | 1 - 3 pm

Map production with QGIS
Online | Tuesday, Jun 27 | 1 - 3 pm

Descriptive statistics with R
Online | Thursday, Jun 29 | 11 am - 12 pm

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In-person | July 2, 8 & 9 | 8 am - 5 pm | Apply by June 28

Writing Consultations
In-Person (Research Commons or IKBLC) or Written Feedback | May 23 - Aug 18 | Various days and times
Writing consultations support writers across many types of graduate writing situations: academic, creative, professional, and technical.

Developing and Sustaining Your Academic Writing Practice
With UBC alum, Prof. Raul Pacheco-Vega (see his blog to learn more about his research and writing advice)
Online | Thursday, Jun 22 | 10 am - 1 pm

Developing and Sustaining Your Academic Writing Practice
With UBC alum, Prof. Raul Pacheco-Vega (see his blog to learn more about his research and writing advice)
Online | Thursday, Jun 22 | 10 am - 1 pm

The Dissertation Success Curriculum, Writing Support, and more
Available through UBC's subscription, the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity provides various online, on-demand programming to support graduate students, including:

  • Core webinar series: Every Semester Needs a Plan, Academic Time Management, and more
  • A Monday Motivator Email Series, and
  • The Dissertation Success Curriculum, designed to provide the skills, strategies, and support needed to overcome the three biggest obstacles to finishing a dissertation: perfectionism, procrastination, and isolation.

Developing and Sustaining Your Academic Writing Practice
With UBC alum, Prof. Raul Pacheco-Vega (see his blog to learn more about his research and writing advice)
Online | Thursday, Jun 22 | 10 am - 1 pm

Change Leadership for Inclusive Teaching and Learning
Online CIRTL event | 10 week synchronous course
Thursdays Jun 1 to Aug 3 | 10 - 11:30 am.

Bookable Project Rooms
In Koerner Library | For 2 or more grad students | Each Project Room includes whiteboards, touchscreen control and requires a UBC card for access

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them. Visit the new resource hub to learn more about Workday Student, understand the most relevant change impacts, and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Academic

Using Mendeley for Citation Management
Online | Monday, June 26 | 4:30 - 6 pm

Using Zotero for Citation Management
Online | Monday, June 19 | 4:30 - 6 pm

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023-24
Completing your doctoral degree prior to Sept 30, 2024? UBC's internal Banting Fellowships Competition deadline is 9 am, Wednesday, July 12, 2023. Learn more and how to apply for Canada's most prestigious postdoctoral award on the Postdoctoral Fellows Office Banting Competition page.

Writing Consultations at the Longhouse
In-person | Wednesdays | 1 - 4 pm Drop In.

Career

Summer career preparation with LinkedIn Learning
Online, on-demand | Have you identified competencies you'd like to hone to help you progress in grad school or to help with future career goals?

Be your own advocate
alumniUBC webinar
Online | Thursday, June 22 | 12 - 1 pm

Classroom Climate and Equity & Inclusion - Graduate Student Facilitator
Situated in the CTLT Indigenous Initiatives team, facilitate workshops with TAs
$30/hr | ~150 hrs | Jun - Dec, 2023 | Apply by June 13.

Indigenous Doctoral Writing Consultant position
$22.67/hr | 10 hrs/week | Sep - Apr | Apply by June 30

Doctoral Writing Consultant position
$22.67/hr | 13-16 hrs/week | May-Aug
The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication is urgently seeking to hire one Doctoral Writing Consultant for the summer.

Graduate Writing Consultation Positions
$22.67/hr | 10 hrs/week, Sept - Apr
Learn more and apply by June 23. Apply early as there will be rolling interviews until positions are filled.

LinkedIN Learning
Online, on demand | Available until June 2023

Be Your Own Driver: Imagining Post-PhD Career Versatility Series
Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) series
Apr 11: Putting it All Together: How do I Articulate and Implement a Career Development Plan?
Online | Tuesdays | 10:30 am - 12 pm

Research Intern - Microsoft
The applicants must be currently enrolled in an PhD program in CS, EE, biology, biomedical informatics, or a related STEM field or similar level programs in ethics, law, or policy-related fields.
12-week paid internship Learn more

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, June 12, 2023

*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

Unlocking the Power of Databases
Advanced Research Computing workshop
Online | Tuesday, Jun 20 | 10 - 11 am

Introduction to Machine Learning
Online | Thursday, Jun 22 | 12 - 2 pm

Replicability, Generalizability, and the ManyClasses Approach to Open Science
Online | Wednesday, June 21 | 11 am - 12 pm
Part of the Program for Open Scholarship and Education (POSE) Register.

Lay Summaries: Going Public With Your Research
Hybrid | Wednesday, June 21 | 10 - 11:30 am

CIHR Live Events: Award Program Training
Join CIHR for informative MS Teams live events on June 13 (English) and June 15 (French) at 10am PT. Learn about award programs, policies, application tips, and more. Register by June 5 via the provided links. Access Slido for interactive Q&A. Don't miss out!

Call for Exhibitors - BakuEduCa Expo 2023 - International Education & Career Exhibition
Early Bird Application Deadline: 1 June, 2023 and Final Application Deadline: 10 August, 2023
Venue: Baku, Azerbaijan | Dates: 20 - 21 September, 2023 (Arr. 19 September & Dep. 22 September)

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

Grad Update

Preparing Excellent Fellowship Applications
Online | Tuesday, Jun 13 | 10 - 11 am

The Practice of Realignment, or, Getting Unstuck
Staying on Track in Grad School Series
Online | Wednesday, Jun 14 | 1 - 2:30 pm

The Editors Perspective - The Ins and Outs of Publishing (panel)
Online | Thursday, Jun 15 | 1 - 2:30 pm

Developing and Sustaining Your Academic Writing Practice
With UBC alum, Prof. Raul Pacheco-Vega (see his blog to learn more about his research and writing advice)
Online | Thursday, Jun 22 | 10 am - 1 pm

The Dissertation Success Curriculum, Writing Support, and more
Available through UBC's subscription, the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity provides various online, on-demand programming to support graduate students, including:

  • Core webinar series: Every Semester Needs a Plan, Academic Time Management, and more
  • A Monday Motivator Email Series, and
  • The Dissertation Success Curriculum, designed to provide the skills, strategies, and support needed to overcome the three biggest obstacles to finishing a dissertation: perfectionism, procrastination, and isolation.

TAR Application Help Drop-In
Online | Friday, Jun 16 | 2 - 4 pm Register.
The TAR Awards are open to graduate students & postdocs, with graduate students needing to be in their second year of study. The award is $3000. Learn more and apply by June 20

Introduction to OSF
Online | Wednesday, June 14 | 11 am - 12 pm
Part of the Program for Open Scholarship and Education (POSE) Register.

Data visualization with ggplot2
Online | Wednesday, Jun 14 | 1 - 2 pm

Introduction to Git and GitHub
Online | Thursday, Jun 15 | 12 - 2 pm

Preparing Excellent Fellowship Applications
Online | Tuesday, Jun 13 | 10 - 11 am

The Practice of Realignment, or, Getting Unstuck
Staying on Track in Grad School Series
Online | Wednesday, Jun 14 | 1 - 2:30 pm

The Editors Perspective - The Ins and Outs of Publishing (panel)
Online | Thursday, Jun 15 | 1 - 2:30 pm

Developing and Sustaining Your Academic Writing Practice
With UBC alum, Prof. Raul Pacheco-Vega (see his blog to learn more about his research and writing advice)
Online | Thursday, Jun 22 | 10 am - 1 pm

Thrive at work with Emotional Intelligence
In-person, Olympic Village | Tuesday, Jun 13 | 5 - 7 pm

The Practice of Realignment, or, Getting Unstuck
Online | Wednesday, Jun 14 | 1 - 2:30 pm

Change Leadership for Inclusive Teaching and Learning
Online CIRTL event | 10 week synchronous course
Thursdays Jun 1 to Aug 3 | 10 - 11:30 am.

Partnering in Research Conference
Join the conference to explore the ethical, cultural and political challenges of partnered research and develop strategies for driving real change. Apply to attend for free
Keen to get more involved? Join the planning committee (3 - 4 spots available).
In person | Thursday, Jun 15 | 9 am - 4 pm

Bookable Project Rooms
In Koerner Library | For 2 or more grad students | Each Project Room includes whiteboards, touchscreen control and requires a UBC card for access

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them. Visit the new resource hub to learn more about Workday Student, understand the most relevant change impacts, and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Academic

Using Zotero for Citation Management
Online | Monday, June 19 | 4:30 - 6 pm

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023-24
Completing your doctoral degree prior to Sept 30, 2024? UBC's internal Banting Fellowships Competition deadline is 9 am, Wednesday, July 12, 2023. Learn more and how to apply for Canada's most prestigious postdoctoral award on the Postdoctoral Fellows Office Banting Competition page.

Writing Consultations at the Longhouse
In-person | Wednesdays | 1 - 4 pm Drop In.

Career

Be your own advocate
alumniUBC webinar
Online | Thursday, June 22 | 12 - 1 pm

Classroom Climate and Equity & Inclusion - Graduate Student Facilitator
Situated in the CTLT Indigenous Initiatives team, facilitate workshops with TAs
$30/hr | ~150 hrs | Jun - Dec, 2023 | Apply by June 13.

Indigenous Doctoral Writing Consultant position
$22.67/hr | 10 hrs/week | Sep - Apr | Apply by June 30

Doctoral Writing Consultant position
$22.67/hr | 13-16 hrs/week | May-Aug
The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication is urgently seeking to hire one Doctoral Writing Consultant for the summer.

Graduate Writing Consultation Positions
$22.67/hr | 10 hrs/week, Sept - Apr
Learn more and apply by June 23. Apply early as there will be rolling interviews until positions are filled.

LinkedIN Learning
Online, on demand | Available until June 2023

Be Your Own Driver: Imagining Post-PhD Career Versatility Series
Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) series
Apr 11: Putting it All Together: How do I Articulate and Implement a Career Development Plan?
Online | Tuesdays | 10:30 am - 12 pm

Research Intern - Microsoft
The applicants must be currently enrolled in an PhD program in CS, EE, biology, biomedical informatics, or a related STEM field or similar level programs in ethics, law, or policy-related fields.
12-week paid internship Learn more

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, June 5, 2023

*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

Summer Institute for Indigenous Graduate Students
The Summer Institute for Indigenous Graduate Students brings together Indigenous students for a safe, inclusive, and immersive one-week introduction to graduate studies, research, and student success strategies. Applications are open to prospective, newly admitted, and current Indigenous graduate students, as well as Indigenous graduate alumni and postdoctoral fellows. Registration opens on May 5, 2023.

CIHR Live Events: Award Program Training
Join CIHR for informative MS Teams live events on June 13 (English) and June 15 (French) at 10am PT. Learn about award programs, policies, application tips, and more. Register by June 5 via the provided links. Access Slido for interactive Q&A. Don't miss out!

Together|Ensemble at UBC – Advancing the SDGs in British Columbia 
BC Hydro Theatre, CIRS | 2260 West Mall | Thursday, June 7, 8am-5pm

Call for Exhibitors - BakuEduCa Expo 2023 - International Education & Career Exhibition
Early Bird Application Deadline: 1 June, 2023 and Final Application Deadline: 10 August, 2023
Venue: Baku, Azerbaijan | Dates: 20 - 21 September, 2023 (Arr. 19 September & Dep. 22 September)

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

Grad Update

Accessing the SoTL Research Literature
Part of a series of workshops to prepare applicants of the Teaching As Research (TAR) program to implement an educational research project in their discipline regardless of previous experience.
Online | Monday, Jun 12 | 3 - 4 pm

TAR Application Help Drop-In
Online | Friday, Jun 16 | 2 - 4 pm Register.
The TAR Awards are open to graduate students & postdocs, with graduate students needing to be in their second year of study. The award is $3000. Learn more and apply by June 20

Introduction to OSF
Online | Wednesday, June 14 | 11 am - 12 pm
Part of the Program for Open Scholarship and Education (POSE) Register.

Introduction to Covidence
Online | Wednesday, Jun 7 | 1 - 2 pm

Data visualization with ggplot2
Online | Wednesday, Jun 14 | 1 - 2 pm

Introduction to Git and GitHub
Online | Thursday, Jun 15 | 12 - 2 pm

Preparing Excellent Fellowship Applications
Online | Tuesday, Jun 13 | 10 - 11 am

The Practice of Realignment, or, Getting Unstuck
Staying on Track in Grad School Series
Online | Wednesday, Jun 14 | 1 - 2:30 pm

The Editors Perspective - The Ins and Outs of Publishing (panel)
Online | Thursday, Jun 15 | 1 - 2:30 pm

Developing and Sustaining Your Academic Writing Practice
With UBC alum, Prof. Raul Pacheco-Vega (see his blog to learn more about his research and writing advice)
Online | Thursday, Jun 22 | 10 am - 1 pm

Staying on Track in Grad School: Waiting for Motivation? Do this Instead!
Online | Wednesday, Jun 7 | 1 - 2:30 pm

Overcoming Perfectionism
Online | Thursday, Jun 8 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Waiting for Motivation? Do this Instead!
Staying on Track in Grad School Series
Online | Wednesday, Jun 7 | 1 - 2:30 pm

Overcoming Perfectionism
Online | Thursday, Jun 8 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

SoTL Research Ethics & the BREB Process
Part of a series of workshops to prepare applicants of the Teaching As Research (TAR) program to implement an educational research project in their discipline regardless of previous experience.
Online | Thursday, Jun 8 | 10 - 11:30 am Register.
The TAR Awards are open to graduate students & postdocs, with graduate students needing to be in their second year of study. The award is $3000. Learn more and apply by June 20

Thrive at work with Emotional Intelligence
In-person, Olympic Village | Tuesday, Jun 13 | 5 - 7 pm

Abstracts: Communicating Research Findings with Brevity and Concision
In-person and Online | Wednesday, Jun 7 | 10 - 11:30

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In-person | July 2, 8 & 9 | 8 am - 5 pm | Apply by June 28

Defining Your Research Question & SoTL Methods
Part of a series of workshops to prepare applicants of the Teaching As Research (TAR) program to implement an educational research project in their discipline regardless of previous experience.
Online | Wednesday, May 31 | 10 am - 12 pm Register.
The TAR Awards are open to graduate students & postdocs, with graduate students needing to be in their second year of study. The award is $3000. Learn more and apply by June 20

Waiting for Motivation? Do this Instead!
Online | Wednesday, Jun 7 | 1 - 2:30 pm

The Practice of Realignment, or, Getting Unstuck
Online | Wednesday, Jun 14 | 1 - 2:30 pm

Change Leadership for Inclusive Teaching and Learning
Online CIRTL event | 10 week synchronous course
Thursdays Jun 1 to Aug 3 | 10 - 11:30 am.

Partnering in Research Conference
Join the conference to explore the ethical, cultural and political challenges of partnered research and develop strategies for driving real change. Apply to attend for free
Keen to get more involved? Join the planning committee (3 - 4 spots available).
In person | Thursday, Jun 15 | 9 am - 4 pm

Bookable Project Rooms
In Koerner Library | For 2 or more grad students | Each Project Room includes whiteboards, touchscreen control and requires a UBC card for access

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them. Visit the new resource hub to learn more about Workday Student, understand the most relevant change impacts, and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Academic

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023-24
Completing your doctoral degree prior to Sept 30, 2024? UBC's internal Banting Fellowships Competition deadline is 9 am, Wednesday, July 12, 2023. Learn more and how to apply for Canada's most prestigious postdoctoral award on the Postdoctoral Fellows Office Banting Competition page.

Writing Consultations at the Longhouse
In-person | Wednesdays | 1 - 4 pm Drop In.

Career

Classroom Climate and Equity & Inclusion - Graduate Student Facilitator
Situated in the CTLT Indigenous Initiatives team, facilitate workshops with TAs
$30/hr | ~150 hrs | Jun - Dec, 2023 | Apply by June 13.

Indigenous Doctoral Writing Consultant position
$22.67/hr | 10 hrs/week | Sep - Apr | Apply by June 30

Vancouver Startup Week Recruitment Fair
In-person, Science World | Recruiting for technology startups in Vancouver
Tuesday, Jun 6 | 6 - 9 pm | Learn about the discount code and register.

Doctoral Writing Consultant position
$22.67/hr | 13-16 hrs/week | May-Aug
The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication is urgently seeking to hire one Doctoral Writing Consultant for the summer.

Graduate Writing Consultation Positions
$22.67/hr | 10 hrs/week, Sept - Apr
Learn more and apply by June 23. Apply early as there will be rolling interviews until positions are filled.

LinkedIN Learning
Online, on demand | Available until June 2023

Be Your Own Driver: Imagining Post-PhD Career Versatility Series
Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) series
Apr 11: Putting it All Together: How do I Articulate and Implement a Career Development Plan?
Online | Tuesdays | 10:30 am - 12 pm

Research Intern - Microsoft
The applicants must be currently enrolled in an PhD program in CS, EE, biology, biomedical informatics, or a related STEM field or similar level programs in ethics, law, or policy-related fields.
12-week paid internship Learn more

Employer on Campus Info Sessions

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, May 29, 2023

*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

Summer Institute for Indigenous Graduate Students
The Summer Institute for Indigenous Graduate Students brings together Indigenous students for a safe, inclusive, and immersive one-week introduction to graduate studies, research, and student success strategies. Applications are open to prospective, newly admitted, and current Indigenous graduate students, as well as Indigenous graduate alumni and postdoctoral fellows. Registration opens on May 5, 2023.

CIHR Live Events: Award Program Training
Join CIHR for informative MS Teams live events on June 13 (English) and June 15 (French) at 10am PT. Learn about award programs, policies, application tips, and more. Register by June 5 via the provided links. Access Slido for interactive Q&A. Don't miss out!

Together|Ensemble at UBC – Advancing the SDGs in British Columbia 
BC Hydro Theatre, CIRS | 2260 West Mall | Thursday, June 7, 8am-5pm

Call for Exhibitors - BakuEduCa Expo 2023 - International Education & Career Exhibition
Early Bird Application Deadline: 1 June, 2023 and Final Application Deadline: 10 August, 2023
Venue: Baku, Azerbaijan | Dates: 20 - 21 September, 2023 (Arr. 19 September & Dep. 22 September)

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

Designing for Transformation offering
An opportunity for current graduate students and Postdoctoral Fellows to explore social innovation and transformative design practices, grounded in decolonizing and anti-discrimination methodologies and supported by practitioners and peers working intersectionality across disciplines and sectors.

  • Module 1 - Planting Seeds (introduction): Synchronous class sessions: May 16, 23 and 30, 2023. Register by May 14, 2023 to secure a spot
  • Module 2 - Growing Roots & Shoots (deeper application): Synchronous class sessions: June 13, 20, July 4,18, August 1, 2023. Register by June 4, 2023. Students applying for Module 2 must have completed Module 1

Grad Update

Waiting for Motivation? Do this Instead!
Staying on Track in Grad School Series
Online | Wednesday, Jun 7 | 1 - 2:30 pm

Overcoming Perfectionism
Online | Thursday, Jun 8 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Getting the Most Out of your Academic Experience: Designing your Grad School/ Career Strategy
Online | Thursday, Jun 1 | 3 - 4:30 pm (+ optional 30 min Q&A, work time)

Staying on Track in Grad School: Organizational Habits and Keys to Consistency
Online | Wednesday, May 31 | 1 - 2:30 pm Register

CTLT Spring Institute is this week!
In-person and Online | May 29 – June 1 | Various days and times
See all events and register.

SoTL Research Ethics & the BREB Process
Part of a series of workshops to prepare applicants of the Teaching As Research (TAR) program to implement an educational research project in their discipline regardless of previous experience.
Online | Thursday, Jun 8 | 10 - 11:30 am Register.
The TAR Awards are open to graduate students & postdocs, with graduate students needing to be in their second year of study. The award is $3000. Learn more and apply by June 20

Thrive at work with Emotional Intelligence
In-person, Olympic Village | Tuesday, Jun 13 | 5 - 7 pm

Abstracts: Communicating Research Findings with Brevity and Concision
In-person and Online | Wednesday, Jun 7 | 10 - 11:30

Introduction to Oxygen XML editor
In-person | Tuesday, May 30 | 10 am - 12 pm

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In-person | July 2, 8 & 9 | 8 am - 5 pm | Apply by June 28

Defining Your Research Question & SoTL Methods
Part of a series of workshops to prepare applicants of the Teaching As Research (TAR) program to implement an educational research project in their discipline regardless of previous experience.
Online | Wednesday, May 31 | 10 am - 12 pm Register.
The TAR Awards are open to graduate students & postdocs, with graduate students needing to be in their second year of study. The award is $3000. Learn more and apply by June 20

Literature Reviews: Mapping the Scholarly Conversation
In-person and Online | Wednesday, May 31 | 10 - 11:30

14-Day Writing Challenge
Online | National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity event
June 5 - 18 | Register for the site through UBC's subscription
Register for the challenge by May 31

Organizational Habits and Keys to Consistency
Online | Wednesday, May 31 | 1 - 2:30 pm

Waiting for Motivation? Do this Instead!
Online | Wednesday, Jun 7 | 1 - 2:30 pm

The Practice of Realignment, or, Getting Unstuck
Online | Wednesday, Jun 14 | 1 - 2:30 pm

Getting the Most Out of your Academic Experience: Designing your Grad School/ Career Strategy
Join this interactive session to hone your individual road map for your graduate program, building in time & strategies for attaining your professional goals
Online | Thursday, Jun 1 | 3 - 4:30 pm (+ optional 30 min Q&A, work time)

Change Leadership for Inclusive Teaching and Learning
Online CIRTL event | 10 week synchronous course
Thursdays Jun 1 to Aug 3 | 10 - 11:30 am.

Getting the Most Out of your Academic Experience: Designing your Grad School/ Career Strategy
Join this interactive session to hone your individual road map for your graduate program, building in time & strategies for attaining your professional goals
Online | Thursday, Jun 1 | 3 - 4:30 pm (+ optional 30 min Q&A, work time)

Partnering in Research Conference
Join the conference to explore the ethical, cultural and political challenges of partnered research and develop strategies for driving real change. Apply to attend for free
Keen to get more involved? Join the planning committee (3 - 4 spots available).
In person | Thursday, Jun 15 | 9 am - 4 pm

Bookable Project Rooms
In Koerner Library | For 2 or more grad students | Each Project Room includes whiteboards, touchscreen control and requires a UBC card for access

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them. Visit the new resource hub to learn more about Workday Student, understand the most relevant change impacts, and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Academic

Tools, Screening Criteria, and Appraisal
Systematic & Scoping Reviews Workshop Series
Hybrid | Wednesday, May 31 | 12 - 1 pm

Collaborative Cohort Projects, Summer 2023
Arts Amplifier Applied Research Projects | $1800 | 70 hours
Learn more and apply by Wednesday, May 31, 9 am
Info Sessions:
UBC Research Commons | Tuesday, May 23 | 11 am
Women Transforming Cities | Wednesday, May 24 | 1 pm

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023-24
Completing your doctoral degree prior to Sept 30, 2024? UBC's internal Banting Fellowships Competition deadline is 9 am, Wednesday, July 12, 2023. Learn more and how to apply for Canada's most prestigious postdoctoral award on the Postdoctoral Fellows Office Banting Competition page.

Writing Consultations at the Longhouse
In-person | Wednesdays | 1 - 4 pm Drop In.

Career

Vancouver Startup Week Recruitment Fair
In-person, Science World | Recruiting for technology startups in Vancouver
Tuesday, Jun 6 | 6 - 9 pm | Learn about the discount code and register.

Doctoral Writing Consultant position
$22.67/hr | 13-16 hrs/week | May-Aug
The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication is urgently seeking to hire one Doctoral Writing Consultant for the summer.

Employer Info Session: HCL Technologies Canada
In-person site visit for applicants to open positions
Tuesday, May 30 | 9 am - 12 pm

Graduate Writing Consultation Positions
$22.67/hr | 10 hrs/week, Sept - Apr
Learn more and apply by June 23. Apply early as there will be rolling interviews until positions are filled.

LinkedIN Learning
Online, on demand | Available until June 2023

Be Your Own Driver: Imagining Post-PhD Career Versatility Series
Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) series
Apr 11: Putting it All Together: How do I Articulate and Implement a Career Development Plan?
Online | Tuesdays | 10:30 am - 12 pm

Research Intern - Microsoft
The applicants must be currently enrolled in an PhD program in CS, EE, biology, biomedical informatics, or a related STEM field or similar level programs in ethics, law, or policy-related fields.
12-week paid internship Learn more

Employer on Campus Info Sessions

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, May 22, 2023

*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 2023
This year we will be discussing co-creating knowledge: community-based research in search of climate justice. As a community member, we believe that your perspective and insights will be invaluable in our collective fight against climate change.

Join us for this event featuring esteemed speakers, Gä̀gala- ƛiƛetko and Dr. Robert YELḰÁTŦE Clifford. Gä̀gala- ƛiƛetko supports Indigenous communities' water security rights, while Dr. Robert YELḰÁTŦE Clifford explores W̱SÁNEĆ laws in relation to colonialism and climate crisis as an Assistant Professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia.
Online | Wednesday, May 24th | 10am-12pm

Together|Ensemble at UBC – Advancing the SDGs in British Columbia 
BC Hydro Theatre, CIRS | 2260 West Mall | Thursday, June 7, 8am-5pm

Call for Exhibitors - BakuEduCa Expo 2023 - International Education & Career Exhibition
Early Bird Application Deadline: 1 June, 2023 and Final Application Deadline: 10 August, 2023
Venue: Baku, Azerbaijan | Dates: 20 - 21 September, 2023 (Arr. 19 September & Dep. 22 September)

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

Designing for Transformation offering
An opportunity for current graduate students and Postdoctoral Fellows to explore social innovation and transformative design practices, grounded in decolonizing and anti-discrimination methodologies and supported by practitioners and peers working intersectionality across disciplines and sectors.

  • Module 1 - Planting Seeds (introduction): Synchronous class sessions: May 16, 23 and 30, 2023. Register by May 14, 2023 to secure a spot
  • Module 2 - Growing Roots & Shoots (deeper application): Synchronous class sessions: June 13, 20, July 4,18, August 1, 2023. Register by June 4, 2023. Students applying for Module 2 must have completed Module 1

ONE OCEAN, MANY CURRENTS: THREE PERSPECTIVES ON PACIFIC RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES
Airini, Provost and Vice-President Academic, University of Saskatchewan, and Vice-Principal, Green College; Sereana Naepi, Social Sciences, University of Auckland, and Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professor at UBC; and Alice Te Punga Somerville, English Language and Literatures, UBC; with Rodney Stehr, Green College Society Member
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Thursday, May 25, 5-6:30 pm 

Grad Update

Introduction to Oxygen XML editor
In-person | Tuesday, May 30 | 10 am - 12 pm

CTLT Spring Institute
In-person and Online | May 29 – June 1 | Various days and times
See all events and register.

Defining Your Research Question & SoTL Methods
Part of a series of workshops to prepare applicants of the Teaching As Research (TAR) program to implement an educational research project in their discipline regardless of previous experience.
Online | Wednesday, May 31 | 10 am - 12 pm Register.
The TAR Awards are open to graduate students & postdocs, with graduate students needing to be in their second year of study. The award is $3000. Learn more and apply by June 20

Literature Reviews: Mapping the Scholarly Conversation
In-person and Online | Wednesday, May 31 | 10 - 11:30

14-Day Writing Challenge
Online | National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity event
June 5 - 18 | Register for the site through UBC's subscription
Register for the challenge by May 31

Organizational Habits and Keys to Consistency
Online | Wednesday, May 31 | 1 - 2:30 pm

Waiting for Motivation? Do this Instead!
Online | Wednesday, Jun 7 | 1 - 2:30 pm

The Practice of Realignment, or, Getting Unstuck
Online | Wednesday, Jun 14 | 1 - 2:30 pm

Imposter Phenomenon
Online | Wednesday, May 24 | 12 - 1:30 pm

Getting the Most Out of your Academic Experience: Designing your Grad School/ Career Strategy
Join this interactive session to hone your individual road map for your graduate program, building in time & strategies for attaining your professional goals
Online | Thursday, Jun 1 | 3 - 4:30 pm (+ optional 30 min Q&A, work time)

Data manipulation with dplyr
Online | One of six R workshops | Thursday, May 25 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

Introduction to Machine Learning
Online | Thursday, May 25 | 12 - 2 pm

CTLT Spring Institute
In-person and Online | May 29 – June 1 | Various days and times | Topics include:

  • Teaching and Learning in the Time of ChatGPT
  • Students as Partners in Course Re-design
  • Impact of Multi-Access Delivery on Student Learning and Sense of Course Community
  • From Theory to Practice: Streamlining Flexible Assessment with Canvas
  • Conscious Learning and Academic Integrity: Designing Reflective Paths towards Student Learning
  • and more.

Teaching as Research Epistemology
Part of a series of workshops to prepare applicants of the Teaching As Research (TAR) program to implement an educational research project in their discipline regardless of previous experience.
Online | Thursday, May 25 | 2 - 4 pm Register.
The TAR Awards are open to graduate students & postdocs, with graduate students needing to be in their second year of study. The award is $3000.

Change Leadership for Inclusive Teaching and Learning
Online CIRTL event | 10 week synchronous course
Thursdays Jun 1 to Aug 3 | 10 - 11:30 am.

Getting the Most Out of your Academic Experience: Designing your Grad School/ Career Strategy
Join this interactive session to hone your individual road map for your graduate program, building in time & strategies for attaining your professional goals
Online | Thursday, Jun 1 | 3 - 4:30 pm (+ optional 30 min Q&A, work time)

Anti-Racism Response Training (ART)
Online | Canadian Association for Graduate Studies event | $50
Thursday, May 25 | 8:30 - 11:30 am or 12:30 - 3:30 pm PT Register by May 21

Partnering in Research Conference
Join the conference to explore the ethical, cultural and political challenges of partnered research and develop strategies for driving real change. Apply to attend for free
Keen to get more involved? Join the planning committee (3 - 4 spots available).
In person | Thursday, Jun 15 | 9 am - 4 pm

Bookable Project Rooms
In Koerner Library | For 2 or more grad students | Each Project Room includes whiteboards, touchscreen control and requires a UBC card for access

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them. Visit the new resource hub to learn more about Workday Student, understand the most relevant change impacts, and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Academic

Land-based Decolonization: Embodying Reciprocity and Responsibility
The Department of Educational Studies' 2023 Buttedahl Memorial Lecture
In-person | Thursday, May 25 | 3 - 4:30 pm

Using Mendeley for Citation Management
Online | Monday, May 29 | 4:30 - 6 pm

Tools, Screening Criteria, and Appraisal
Systematic & Scoping Reviews Workshop Series
Hybrid | Wednesday, May 31 | 12 - 1 pm

Collaborative Cohort Projects, Summer 2023
Arts Amplifier Applied Research Projects | $1800 | 70 hours
Learn more and apply by Wednesday, May 31, 9 am
Info Sessions:
UBC Research Commons | Tuesday, May 23 | 11 am
Women Transforming Cities | Wednesday, May 24 | 1 pm

Call for Proposals: Ways to Indigenize BCCAT’s Approach to Research and Decolonize Its Research Practices
The BC Council on Admissions and Transfer’s is looking for subject matter experts (SMEs) in Indigenous research to respond to the call entitled Exploring Indigenous Ways of Knowing and BCCAT Research Learn more and submit your proposal by May 29

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023-24
Completing your doctoral degree prior to Sept 30, 2024? UBC's internal Banting Fellowships Competition deadline is 9 am, Wednesday, July 12, 2023. Learn more and how to apply for Canada's most prestigious postdoctoral award on the Postdoctoral Fellows Office Banting Competition page.

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In-person | May 27, 28 & Jun 3 | 8 am - 5 pm | Apply by May 24

Writing Consultations at the Longhouse
In-person | Wednesdays | 1 - 4 pm Drop In

Public Humanities Engagement Awards
UBC-Vancouver Public Humanities Hub Awards | One award of $1000 will recognize the contributions of a UBC-Vancouver graduate student in the Faculty of Arts, Allard School of Law, or the Faculty of Education.
Learn more. Nominations due by May 8

Call for Papers: Resilience & the Law in Times of Crisis
24th Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference | May 4-5 Submissions due Feb 28
Check the UBC Calendar for upcoming deadlines.

Career

Employer Info Session: HCL Technologies Canada
In-person site visit for applicants to open positions
Tuesday, May 30 | 9 am - 12 pm

Women in STEM Virtual Career Fair
Join the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) for an interactive career fair focused on connecting employers and recruiters in STEM to Canadian women and underrepresented groups.
Online | Free | Friday, May 26 | 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Graduate Writing Consultation Positions
$22.67/hr | 10 hrs/week, Sept - Apr
Learn more and apply by June 23. Apply early as there will be rolling interviews until positions are filled.

LinkedIN Learning
Online, on demand | Available until June 2023

Be Your Own Driver: Imagining Post-PhD Career Versatility Series
Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) series
Apr 11: Putting it All Together: How do I Articulate and Implement a Career Development Plan?
Online | Tuesdays | 10:30 am - 12 pm

Research Intern - Microsoft
The applicants must be currently enrolled in an PhD program in CS, EE, biology, biomedical informatics, or a related STEM field or similar level programs in ethics, law, or policy-related fields.
12-week paid internship Learn more

Employer on Campus Info Sessions

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, May 15, 2023

*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 2023
This year we will be discussing co-creating knowledge: community-based research in search of climate justice. As a community member, we believe that your perspective and insights will be invaluable in our collective fight against climate change.

Join us for this event featuring esteemed speakers, Gä̀gala- ƛiƛetko and Dr. Robert YELḰÁTŦE Clifford. Gä̀gala- ƛiƛetko supports Indigenous communities' water security rights, while Dr. Robert YELḰÁTŦE Clifford explores W̱SÁNEĆ laws in relation to colonialism and climate crisis as an Assistant Professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia.
Online | Wednesday, May 24th | 10am-12pm

Call for Exhibitors - BakuEduCa Expo 2023 - International Education & Career Exhibition
Early Bird Application Deadline: 1 June, 2023 and Final Application Deadline: 10 August, 2023
Venue: Baku, Azerbaijan | Dates: 20 - 21 September, 2023 (Arr. 19 September & Dep. 22 September)

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

Designing for Transformation offering
An opportunity for current graduate students and Postdoctoral Fellows to explore social innovation and transformative design practices, grounded in decolonizing and anti-discrimination methodologies and supported by practitioners and peers working intersectionality across disciplines and sectors.

  • Module 1 - Planting Seeds (introduction): Synchronous class sessions: May 16, 23 and 30, 2023. Register by May 14, 2023 to secure a spot
  • Module 2 - Growing Roots & Shoots (deeper application): Synchronous class sessions: June 13, 20, July 4,18, August 1, 2023. Register by June 4, 2023. Students applying for Module 2 must have completed Module 1

ONE OCEAN, MANY CURRENTS: THREE PERSPECTIVES ON PACIFIC RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES
Airini, Provost and Vice-President Academic, University of Saskatchewan, and Vice-Principal, Green College; Sereana Naepi, Social Sciences, University of Auckland, and Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professor at UBC; and Alice Te Punga Somerville, English Language and Literatures, UBC; with Rodney Stehr, Green College Society Member
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Thursday, May 25, 5-6:30 pm 

Grad Update

Communication Strategy for Policy (Sciences)
In-person | Tuesday, May 23 | 11 am - 12:30 pm

Data manipulation with dplyr
Online | One of six R workshops | Thursday, May 25 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

Introduction to Machine Learning
Online | Thursday, May 25 | 12 - 2 pm

CTLT Spring Institute
In-person and Online | May 29 – June 1 | Various days and times | Topics include:

  • Teaching and Learning in the Time of ChatGPT
  • Students as Partners in Course Re-design
  • Impact of Multi-Access Delivery on Student Learning and Sense of Course Community
  • From Theory to Practice: Streamlining Flexible Assessment with Canvas
  • Conscious Learning and Academic Integrity: Designing Reflective Paths towards Student Learning
  • and more.

Teaching as Research Epistemology
Part of a series of workshops to prepare applicants of the Teaching As Research (TAR) program to implement an educational research project in their discipline regardless of previous experience.
Online | Thursday, May 25 | 2 - 4 pm Register.
The TAR Awards are open to graduate students & postdocs, with graduate students needing to be in their second year of study. The award is $3000.

Change Leadership for Inclusive Teaching and Learning
Online CIRTL event | 10 week synchronous course
Thursdays Jun 1 to Aug 3 | 10 - 11:30 am.

POSE Open Chat: A Global and Diverse World of Scholarly Communication is Well Under Way
Online | Program for Open Scholarship and Education (POSE) event
Tuesday, May 23 | 11 am - 12 pm Register.

Imposter Phenomenon
Online | Wednesday, May 24 | 12 - 1:30 pm

Getting the Most Out of your Academic Experience: Designing your Grad School/ Career Strategy
Join this interactive session to hone your individual road map for your graduate program, building in time & strategies for attaining your professional goals
Online | Thursday, Jun 1 | 3 - 4:30 pm (+ optional 30 min Q&A, work time)

Doctoral Defence: Doctoral Examination and Defence Procedures
Online | Tuesday, May 16 | 2 - 3:15 pm

Leveraging your Strengths to Strategize for Success
Receive a free Gallup CliftonStrengths Assessment; learn your top 5 strengths
Online | Thursday, May 18 | 3 - 4:30 pm

Writing Consultations
In-Person or Written Feedback | May 23 - Aug 18 | Various days and times
Writing consultations support writers across many types of graduate writing situations: academic, creative, professional, and technical.

Policy Reports
In-person | Thursday, May 18 | 12:30 - 2 pm

Communication Strategy for Policy (Humanities and Social Sciences)
In-person | Monday, May 22 | 12:30 - 2 pm

Introduction to Docker
Online | Thursday, May 18 | 12 - 2 pm

Machine Learning: Finding pre-trained models for transfer learning
In-person | Friday, May 19 | 1 - 2:30 pm | Join the waiting list

Doctoral Defence: Doctoral Examination and Defence Procedures
Online | Tuesday, May 16 | 2 - 3:15 pm

Leveraging your Strengths to Strategize for Success
Receive a free Gallup CliftonStrengths Assessment; learn your top 5 strengths
Online | Thursday, May 18 | 3 - 4:30 pm

Anti-Racism Response Training (ART)
Online | Canadian Association for Graduate Studies event | $50
Thursday, May 25 | 8:30 - 11:30 am or 12:30 - 3:30 pm PT Register by May 21

CIRTL Summer Teaching Institute
This 3-day, in-person intensive session caters to those who have some basic skill and experience, but are looking to continue to build a deeper understanding of teaching and learning, both in theory and in practice.
Register by Apr 17.
In-person | May 15, 17 & 19 | 8:15 am - 6 pm

Partnering in Research Conference
Join the conference to explore the ethical, cultural and political challenges of partnered research and develop strategies for driving real change. Apply to attend for free
Keen to get more involved? Join the planning committee (3 - 4 spots available).
In person | Thursday, Jun 15 | 9 am - 4 pm

Designing for Transformation
A free, non-credit course available to UBC graduate students and Postdoctoral Fellows, from across disciplines, to build capacities to empower transformative change, grounded in equity-centred and decolonizing methodologies! Make sure to register by May 14.
Online | Module 1: Tuesdays, May 16, 23, & 30 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Bookable Project Rooms
In Koerner Library | For 2 or more grad students | Each Project Room includes whiteboards, touchscreen control and requires a UBC card for access

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them. Visit the new resource hub to learn more about Workday Student, understand the most relevant change impacts, and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Academic

Call for Proposals: Ways to Indigenize BCCAT’s Approach to Research and Decolonize Its Research Practices
The BC Council on Admissions and Transfer’s is looking for subject matter experts (SMEs) in Indigenous research to respond to the call entitled Exploring Indigenous Ways of Knowing and BCCAT Research Learn more and submit your proposal by May 29

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023-24
Completing your doctoral degree prior to Sept 30, 2024? UBC's internal Banting Fellowships Competition deadline is 9 am, Wednesday, July 12, 2023. Learn more and how to apply for Canada's most prestigious postdoctoral award on the Postdoctoral Fellows Office Banting Competition page.

Designing for Transformation
A free, non-credit course available to UBC graduate students and Postdoctoral Fellows, from across disciplines, to build capacities to empower transformative change, grounded in equity-centred and decolonizing methodologies!
Online | Module 1: Tuesdays, May 16, 23, & 30 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Learn more and register by May 14

Anti-Racism Response Training (ART)
Online | Canadian Association for Graduate Studies event | $50
Thursday, May 25 | 8:30 - 11:30 am or 12:30 - 3:30 pm PT Register by May 21

Creative Commons and Copyleft Trolls
Open session of the Program for Open Scholarship and Education | learn more about Creative Commons licenses
Online | Tuesday, May 16 | 1 - 2 pm

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In-person | May 27, 28 & Jun 3 | 8 am - 5 pm | Apply by May 24

Writing Consultations at the Longhouse
In-person | Wednesdays | 1 - 4 pm Drop In

Public Humanities Engagement Awards
UBC-Vancouver Public Humanities Hub Awards | One award of $1000 will recognize the contributions of a UBC-Vancouver graduate student in the Faculty of Arts, Allard School of Law, or the Faculty of Education.
Learn more. Nominations due by May 8

Call for Papers: Resilience & the Law in Times of Crisis
24th Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference | May 4-5 Submissions due Feb 28
Check the UBC Calendar for upcoming deadlines.

Career

Women in STEM Virtual Career Fair
Join the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) for an interactive career fair focused on connecting employers and recruiters in STEM to Canadian women and underrepresented groups.
Online | Free | Friday, May 26 | 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Employer Info Sessions
Online | Ontario Pension Plan | Recruiting for undergraduate/graduate students to fill 100+ internship and new grad opportunities in their Finance, Investments, Audit, Information Technology, and People & Culture teams.
Tuesday, May 16 | 9 - 10 am
In-person | Greenlight Innovation | Learn about the fuel cell industry, their products, and the exciting co-op and full-time open positions available
Tuesday, May 16 | 12 - 1 pm

West Coast Virtual Fair: Career, Volunteer, and Graduate Schools
Online | Wednesday & Thursday, May 17 & 18 | 10 am - 3 pm
Curious about where your degree can take you? Connect with 80+ employers, graduate schools, volunteer organizations and professional programs to explore your options. Full details and list of exhibitors.

Graduate Writing Consultation Positions
$22.67/hr | 10 hrs/week, Sept - Apr
Learn more and apply by June 23. Apply early as there will be rolling interviews until positions are filled.

LinkedIN Learning
Online, on demand | Available until June 2023

Be Your Own Driver: Imagining Post-PhD Career Versatility Series
Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) series
Apr 11: Putting it All Together: How do I Articulate and Implement a Career Development Plan?
Online | Tuesdays | 10:30 am - 12 pm

Research Intern - Microsoft
The applicants must be currently enrolled in an PhD program in CS, EE, biology, biomedical informatics, or a related STEM field or similar level programs in ethics, law, or policy-related fields.
12-week paid internship Learn more

Employer on Campus Info Sessions

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, May 08, 2023

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

Upcoming Events

Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Fellow Research Day
UBC Language Sciences is hosting a Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Fellow Research Day on Friday, May 12th, to showcase the work of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the diverse fields of language sciences.
In person and Online | UBC Vancouver, Kenny 4001, 2136 west mall |May 12, 2023 | 10am - 6pm.

Sustainability Education Grants
Up to $10,000 in funding per year for UBC Vancouver faculty to collaborate with peers across disciplines to design sustainability courses and programs. Find out more and apply by May 14th.

Designing for Transformation offering
An opportunity for current graduate students and Postdoctoral Fellows to explore social innovation and transformative design practices, grounded in decolonizing and anti-discrimination methodologies and supported by practitioners and peers working intersectionality across disciplines and sectors.

  • Module 1 - Planting Seeds (introduction): Synchronous class sessions: May 16, 23 and 30, 2023. Register by May 14, 2023 to secure a spot
  • Module 2 - Growing Roots & Shoots (deeper application): Synchronous class sessions: June 13, 20, July 4,18, August 1, 2023. Register by June 4, 2023. Students applying for Module 2 must have completed Module 1. 

Lay-Terms Talks Competition
In Person | VanBug event | For research projects related to computer or biological sciences | Thursday, May 11 | 6 - 9 pm

Call for Exhibitors - BakuEduCa Expo 2023 - International Education & Career Exhibition
Early Bird Application Deadline: 1 June, 2023 and Final Application Deadline: 10 August, 2023
Venue: Baku, Azerbaijan | Dates: 20 - 21 September, 2023 (Arr. 19 September & Dep. 22 September)

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

ONE OCEAN, MANY CURRENTS: THREE PERSPECTIVES ON PACIFIC RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES
Airini, Provost and Vice-President Academic, University of Saskatchewan, and Vice-Principal, Green College; Sereana Naepi, Social Sciences, University of Auckland, and Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professor at UBC; and Alice Te Punga Somerville, English Language and Literatures, UBC; with Rodney Stehr, Green College Society Member
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Thursday, May 25, 5-6:30 pm |  Add to Outlook Calendar

Grad Update

Policy Reports
In-person | Thursday, May 18 | 12:30 - 2 pm

Communication Strategy for Policy (Humanities and Social Sciences)
In-person | Monday, May 22 | 12:30 - 2 pm

Positionality: How History and Place Inform your Teaching Practice
Online | Monday, May 8 | 11 am - 12 pm

Holding Indigenous Topics with Care in the Classroom
Online | Tuesday, May 9 | 10 - 11:30 am

Guiding Students in Incorporating Multi-Modal Land Acknowledgements
In-person | Tuesday, May 9 | 1 - 2:30 pm

Working Alongside: Collaborative Pathways to Decolonize/Indigenize Teaching and Learning
Online | Tuesday, May 9 | 2:30 - 4 pm

Introduction to Docker
Online | Thursday, May 18 | 12 - 2 pm

Machine Learning: Finding pre-trained models for transfer learning
In-person | Friday, May 19 | 1 - 2:30 pm | Join the waiting list

Doctoral Defence: Doctoral Examination and Defence Procedures
Online | Tuesday, May 16 | 2 - 3:15 pm

Leveraging your Strengths to Strategize for Success
Receive a free Gallup CliftonStrengths Assessment; learn your top 5 strengths
Online | Thursday, May 18 | 3 - 4:30 pm

Anti-Racism Response Training (ART)
Online | Canadian Association for Graduate Studies event | $50
Thursday, May 25 | 8:30 - 11:30 am or 12:30 - 3:30 pm PT Register by May 21

CIRTL Summer Teaching Institute
This 3-day, in-person intensive session caters to those who have some basic skill and experience, but are looking to continue to build a deeper understanding of teaching and learning, both in theory and in practice.
Register by Apr 17.
In-person | May 15, 17 & 19 | 8:15 am - 6 pm

Partnering in Research Conference
Join the conference to explore the ethical, cultural and political challenges of partnered research and develop strategies for driving real change. Apply to attend for free
Keen to get more involved? Join the planning committee (3 - 4 spots available).
In person | Thursday, Jun 15 | 9 am - 4 pm

Designing for Transformation
A free, non-credit course available to UBC graduate students and Postdoctoral Fellows, from across disciplines, to build capacities to empower transformative change, grounded in equity-centred and decolonizing methodologies! Make sure to register by May 14.
Online | Module 1: Tuesdays, May 16, 23, & 30 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Bookable Project Rooms
In Koerner Library | For 2 or more grad students | Each Project Room includes whiteboards, touchscreen control and requires a UBC card for access

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them. Visit the new resource hub to learn more about Workday Student, understand the most relevant change impacts, and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Academic

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023-24
Completing your doctoral degree prior to Sept 30, 2024? UBC's internal Banting Fellowships Competition deadline is 9 am, Wednesday, July 12, 2023. Learn more and how to apply for Canada's most prestigious postdoctoral award on the Postdoctoral Fellows Office Banting Competition page.

Designing for Transformation
A free, non-credit course available to UBC graduate students and Postdoctoral Fellows, from across disciplines, to build capacities to empower transformative change, grounded in equity-centred and decolonizing methodologies!
Online | Module 1: Tuesdays, May 16, 23, & 30 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Learn more and register by May 14

Anti-Racism Response Training (ART)
Online | Canadian Association for Graduate Studies event | $50
Thursday, May 25 | 8:30 - 11:30 am or 12:30 - 3:30 pm PT Register by May 21

Using Zotero for Citation Management Tool
Online | Monday, May 15 | 4:30 - 6 pm

Creative Commons and Copyleft Trolls
Open session of the Program for Open Scholarship and Education | learn more about Creative Commons licenses
Online | Tuesday, May 16 | 1 - 2 pm

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In-person | May 27, 28 & Jun 3 | 8 am - 5 pm | Apply by May 24

Writing Consultations at the Longhouse
In-person | Wednesdays | 1 - 4 pm Drop In

Public Humanities Engagement Awards
UBC-Vancouver Public Humanities Hub Awards | One award of $1000 will recognize the contributions of a UBC-Vancouver graduate student in the Faculty of Arts, Allard School of Law, or the Faculty of Education.
Learn more. Nominations due by May 8

Call for Papers: Resilience & the Law in Times of Crisis
24th Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference | May 4-5 Submissions due Feb 28
Check the UBC Calendar for upcoming deadlines.

Career

Employer Info Sessions
Online | Ontario Pension Plan | Recruiting for undergraduate/graduate students to fill 100+ internship and new grad opportunities in their Finance, Investments, Audit, Information Technology, and People & Culture teams.
Tuesday, May 16 | 9 - 10 am
In-person | Greenlight Innovation | Learn about the fuel cell industry, their products, and the exciting co-op and full-time open positions available
Tuesday, May 16 | 12 - 1 pm

West Coast Virtual Fair: Career, Volunteer, and Graduate Schools
Online | Wednesday & Thursday, May 17 & 18 | 10 am - 3 pm
Curious about where your degree can take you? Connect with 80+ employers, graduate schools, volunteer organizations and professional programs to explore your options. Full details and list of exhibitors.

Self-Identification in the Workplace
West Coast Virtual Fair preparation webinar | Learn about your employment rights and obligations, how to approach self-disclosure and accommodation in the workplace
Online | Tuesday, May 9 | 11 am - 12 pm.

Graduate Writing Consultation Positions
$22.67/hr | 10 hrs/week, Sept - Apr
Learn more and apply by June 23. Apply early as there will be rolling interviews until positions are filled.

LinkedIN Learning
Online, on demand | Available until June 2023

Be Your Own Driver: Imagining Post-PhD Career Versatility Series
Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) series
Apr 11: Putting it All Together: How do I Articulate and Implement a Career Development Plan?
Online | Tuesdays | 10:30 am - 12 pm

Research Intern - Microsoft
The applicants must be currently enrolled in an PhD program in CS, EE, biology, biomedical informatics, or a related STEM field or similar level programs in ethics, law, or policy-related fields.
12-week paid internship Learn more

Employer on Campus Info Sessions

4th Basel Education & Career Expo
April 18-19, 2023

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, May 1st, 2023

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

Upcoming Events

Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Fellow Research Day
UBC Language Sciences is hosting a Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Fellow Research Day on Friday, May 12th, to showcase the work of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the diverse fields of language sciences.
In person and Online | UBC Vancouver, Kenny 4001, 2136 west mall |May 12, 2023 | 10am - 6pm

CIREQ Interdisciplinary PhD Student Symposium on Climate Chang
We invite doctoral students from all disciplines to submit their 300-word abstracts, through the
online submission form on the symposium web page. The submission deadline is extended to May 1st, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. The first submissions received will be given priority for in-person participation. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by May 7, 2023. The symposium will take place on June 1st - 2nd, 2023, in hybrid format: online via Zoom and in person at 4th Space - Concordia University in Montréal.

Sustainability Education Grants
Up to $10,000 in funding per year for UBC Vancouver faculty to collaborate with peers across disciplines to design sustainability courses and programs. Find out more and apply by May 14th.

Designing for Transformation offering
An opportunity for current graduate students and Postdoctoral Fellows to explore social innovation and transformative design practices, grounded in decolonizing and anti-discrimination methodologies and supported by practitioners and peers working intersectionality across disciplines and sectors.

  • Module 1 - Planting Seeds (introduction): Synchronous class sessions: May 16, 23 and 30, 2023. Register by May 14, 2023 to secure a spot
  • Module 2 - Growing Roots & Shoots (deeper application): Synchronous class sessions: June 13, 20, July 4,18, August 1, 2023. Register by June 4, 2023. Students applying for Module 2 must have completed Module 1. 

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshops
Online | April 18, 23, 29 & 30 | various times | Apply by Apr 12
In-person | May 6, 13 & 20 | 8 am - 5 pm | Apply by May 3
See all upcoming 2023 sessions

Lay-Terms Talks Competition
In Person | VanBug event | For research projects related to computer or biological sciences | Thursday, May 11 | 6 - 9 pm

Apply to present: Celebrate Learning Week
In person and online formats | May 2-9 | Theme: Power of Place in Teaching and Learning | Submission deadline is Friday, Mar 31

National Student Paper Competition is now open for submissions!
Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit research papers proposing actionable, evidence-based solutions to current financial challenges facing consumers. Submit your paper here
Deadline - April 30, 2023

Call for Exhibitors - BakuEduCa Expo 2023 - International Education & Career Exhibition
Early Bird Application Deadline: 1 June, 2023 and Final Application Deadline: 10 August, 2023
Venue: Baku, Azerbaijan | Dates: 20 - 21 September, 2023 (Arr. 19 September & Dep. 22 September)

Summer session Deferrals
The online deferral application will be open from March 1st to April 30th for Graduate students employed as Teaching or Research Assistants.  The deferral is intended for students that do not have funds available to pay their tuition fees by the due date and are relying on their stipend to make payment.
UBC Vancouver | UBC Okanagan

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

BODIES, BIRTH, DEATH, MACHINES: CONTEMPORARY ART AND CURATORIAL PRACTICE - Green College Resident Members’ Series
Ellinee Nelson, Critical and Curatorial Studies
Coach House, Green College, UBC | Monday, May 1, 8-9 pm| Add to Outlook Calendar

KILLAM ACCELERATOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PUBLIC LECTURES - VP Research and Innovation Event
Ali Mesbah, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Sara Milstein, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies; and Jeanine Rhemtulla, Forest and Conservation Sciences
Coach House, Green College, UBC | Thursday, May 4, 3-4:30 pm | Add to Outlook Calendar

ONE OCEAN, MANY CURRENTS: THREE PERSPECTIVES ON PACIFIC RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES
Airini, Provost and Vice-President Academic, University of Saskatchewan, and Vice-Principal, Green College; Sereana Naepi, Social Sciences, University of Auckland, and Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professor at UBC; and Alice Te Punga Somerville, English Language and Literatures, UBC; with Rodney Stehr, Green College Society Member
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Thursday, May 25, 5-6:30 pm |  Add to Outlook Calendar

Grad Update

Careers in Business and Consulting (Panel)
Online | SFU/UBC event | Thursday, May 4 | 4 - 5:30 pm

Introduction to Text Analysis with the Hathi Trust Research Center
Online | Tuesday, May 2 | 1 - 4 pm

Introduction to Voyant Tools
Online | Wednesday, May 3 | 10 - 11 am

Data Bites - Best Practices for Creating a README file
Online | Thursday, May 4 | 12 - 12:30 pm

Introduction to Git and GitHub
Online | Thursday, May 4 | 12 - 2 pm

Program for Open Scholarship and Education Kick Off
Online | Thursday, May 4 | 11 am - 12:30 pm

Anti-Racism Response Training (ART)
Online | Canadian Association for Graduate Studies event | $50
Thursday, May 25 | 8:30 - 11:30 am or 12:30 - 3:30 pm PT Register by May 21

CIRTL Summer Teaching Institute
This 3-day, in-person intensive session caters to those who have some basic skill and experience, but are looking to continue to build a deeper understanding of teaching and learning, both in theory and in practice.
Register by Apr 17.
In-person | May 15, 17 & 19 | 8:15 am - 6 pm

Partnering in Research Conference
Join the conference to explore the ethical, cultural and political challenges of partnered research and develop strategies for driving real change. Apply to attend for free
Keen to get more involved? Join the planning committee (3 - 4 spots available).
In person | Thursday, Jun 15 | 9 am - 4 pm

Designing for Transformation
A free, non-credit course available to UBC graduate students and Postdoctoral Fellows, from across disciplines, to build capacities to empower transformative change, grounded in equity-centred and decolonizing methodologies! Make sure to register by May 14.
Online | Module 1: Tuesdays, May 16, 23, & 30 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Bookable Project Rooms
In Koerner Library | For 2 or more grad students | Each Project Room includes whiteboards, touchscreen control and requires a UBC card for access

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them. Visit the new resource hub to learn more about Workday Student, understand the most relevant change impacts, and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Academic

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In-person | May 27, 28 & Jun 3 | 8 am - 5 pm | Apply by May 24

Program for Open Scholarship and Education
This 3-month flexible and blended program helps participants develop an understanding of open scholarship in higher education and the intersections of each area: open access, education, data, and research.
Online | May - Jun | Register by May 1

Writing Consultations at the Longhouse
In-person | Wednesdays | 1 - 4 pm Drop In

Public Humanities Engagement Awards
UBC-Vancouver Public Humanities Hub Awards | One award of $1000 will recognize the contributions of a UBC-Vancouver graduate student in the Faculty of Arts, Allard School of Law, or the Faculty of Education.
Learn more. Nominations due by May 8

Call for Papers: Resilience & the Law in Times of Crisis
24th Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference | May 4-5 Submissions due Feb 28
Check the UBC Calendar for upcoming deadlines.

Career

Graduate Writing Consultation Positions
$22.67/hr | 10 hrs/week, Sept - Apr
Learn more and apply by June 23. Apply early as there will be rolling interviews until positions are filled.

LinkedIN Learning
Online, on demand | Available until June 2023

GAA Position for Indigenous Projects: UBC Emeritus College
$20-25/hr | 5 hrs/wk up to 50 hours from May 15 - Aug 31 | Apply by Apr 28

Be Your Own Driver: Imagining Post-PhD Career Versatility Series
Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) series
Apr 11: Putting it All Together: How do I Articulate and Implement a Career Development Plan?
Online | Tuesdays | 10:30 am - 12 pm

Research Intern - Microsoft
The applicants must be currently enrolled in an PhD program in CS, EE, biology, biomedical informatics, or a related STEM field or similar level programs in ethics, law, or policy-related fields.
12-week paid internship Learn more

Employer on Campus Info Sessions

4th Basel Education & Career Expo
April 18-19, 2023

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, April 24, 2023

*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

2023 Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation competition
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. Complete applications must be received by the close of business (PDT) on April 28, 2023 and should be sent to Elaine Hynes at The Simons Foundation Canada by email to: ehynes@thesimonsfoundation.ca

Public Scholars Initiative Scholarship information session
UBC’s flagship scholarship program to encourage and fund impactful, cross-disciplinary, multi-sectoral doctoral research, the Public Scholars Initiative (PSI), is still accepting applications for its 9th cohort of students. We will be holding a second and final general information session for potential applicants tomorrow on Tuesday, the 25th of April, from 12:00 to 1:00. Your students can find all the relevant information on the PSI and register for the information session here.

CIREQ Interdisciplinary PhD Student Symposium on Climate Chang
We invite doctoral students from all disciplines to submit their 300-word abstracts, through the
online submission form on the symposium web page. The submission deadline is extended to May 1st, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. The first submissions received will be given priority for in-person participation. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by May 7, 2023. The symposium will take place on June 1st - 2nd, 2023, in hybrid format: online via Zoom and in person at 4th Space - Concordia University in Montréal.

Sustainability Education Grants
Up to $10,000 in funding per year for UBC Vancouver faculty to collaborate with peers across disciplines to design sustainability courses and programs. Find out more and apply by May 14th.

Designing for Transformation offering
An opportunity for current graduate students and Postdoctoral Fellows to explore social innovation and transformative design practices, grounded in decolonizing and anti-discrimination methodologies and supported by practitioners and peers working intersectionality across disciplines and sectors.

  • Module 1 - Planting Seeds (introduction): Synchronous class sessions: May 16, 23 and 30, 2023. Register by May 14, 2023 to secure a spot
  • Module 2 - Growing Roots & Shoots (deeper application): Synchronous class sessions: June 13, 20, July 4,18, August 1, 2023. Register by June 4, 2023. Students applying for Module 2 must have completed Module 1. 

Brenda and David McLean Lectures in Canadian Studies - TBA
Minelle Mahtani, McLean Chair of Canadian Studies | Wednesday, April 26, 7:30-9 pm | Add to Outlook Calendar

City Making and City Makers in Byzantine Athens - Ways of Seeing Byzantine Art and Material Culture
Fotini Kondyli, Art, University of Virginia
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Thursday, April 27, 5-6:30 pm | Add to Outlook Calendar

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshops
Online | April 18, 23, 29 & 30 | various times | Apply by Apr 12
In-person | May 6, 13 & 20 | 8 am - 5 pm | Apply by May 3
See all upcoming 2023 sessions

Lay-Terms Talks Competition
In Person | VanBug event | For research projects related to computer or biological sciences | Thursday, May 11 | 6 - 9 pm

Apply to present: Celebrate Learning Week
In person and online formats | May 2-9 | Theme: Power of Place in Teaching and Learning | Submission deadline is Friday, Mar 31

2023 GRADUATE RESEARCH AWARDS  for DISARMAMENT, ARMS CONTROL AND NON-PROLIFERATION
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. Deadline for applications: April 28, 2023

National Student Paper Competition is now open for submissions!
Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit research papers proposing actionable, evidence-based solutions to current financial challenges facing consumers. Submit your paper here
Deadline - April 30, 2023

Call for Exhibitors - BakuEduCa Expo 2023 - International Education & Career Exhibition
Early Bird Application Deadline: 1 June, 2023 and Final Application Deadline: 10 August, 2023
Venue: Baku, Azerbaijan | Dates: 20 - 21 September, 2023 (Arr. 19 September & Dep. 22 September)

Summer session Deferrals
The online deferral application will be open from March 1st to April 30th for Graduate students employed as Teaching or Research Assistants.  The deferral is intended for students that do not have funds available to pay their tuition fees by the due date and are relying on their stipend to make payment.
UBC Vancouver | UBC Okanagan

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

EARTH TONES: SCIENCE COMMUNICATION THROUGH MUSIC - Green College Resident Members’ Series
Walker Williams, Music; with Patrick Pata, Oceanography
Coach House, Green College, UBC | Monday, April 24, 8-9 pm | Add to Outlook Calendar

LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO HAPPEN - Brenda and David McLean Lectures in Canadian Studies
Minelle Mahtani, McLean Chair of Canadian Studies
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Wednesday, April 26, 7:30-9 pm |  Add to Outlook Calendar

CITY MAKING AND CITY MAKERS IN BYZANTINE ATHENS - Ways of Seeing Byzantine Art and Material Culture
Fotini Kondyli, Art, University of Virginia
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Thursday, April 27, 5-6:30 | Add to Outlook Calendar

BODIES, BIRTH, DEATH, MACHINES: CONTEMPORARY ART AND CURATORIAL PRACTICE - Green College Resident Members’ Series
Ellinee Nelson, Critical and Curatorial Studies
Coach House, Green College, UBC | Monday, May 1, 8-9 pm| Add to Outlook Calendar

KILLAM ACCELERATOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PUBLIC LECTURES - VP Research and Innovation Event
Ali Mesbah, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Sara Milstein, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies; and Jeanine Rhemtulla, Forest and Conservation Sciences
Coach House, Green College, UBC | Thursday, May 4, 3-4:30 pm | Add to Outlook Calendar

ONE OCEAN, MANY CURRENTS: THREE PERSPECTIVES ON PACIFIC RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES
Airini, Provost and Vice-President Academic, University of Saskatchewan, and Vice-Principal, Green College; Sereana Naepi, Social Sciences, University of Auckland, and Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professor at UBC; and Alice Te Punga Somerville, English Language and Literatures, UBC; with Rodney Stehr, Green College Society Member
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Thursday, May 25, 5-6:30 pm |  Add to Outlook Calendar

Grad Update

Careers in Business and Consulting (Panel)
Online | SFU/UBC event | Thursday, May 4 | 4 - 5:30 pm

Negotiation
Online | Career Series session | Tuesday, Apr 25 | 12 - 1 pm

New Forms of Doctoral Scholarship / Next-Generation Dissertations
Join this interactive panel event to explore the evolving landscapes and boundaries of doctoral-level scholarship and its expression in the dissertation. In-person (encouraged) and online | Thursday, Apr 27 | 9:30 - 11 am

Introduction to Text Analysis with the Hathi Trust Research Center
Online | Tuesday, May 2 | 1 - 4 pm

Introduction to Voyant Tools
Online | Wednesday, May 3 | 10 - 11 am

Data Bites - Best Practices for Creating a README file
Online | Thursday, May 4 | 12 - 12:30 pm

Introduction to Git and GitHub
Online | Thursday, May 4 | 12 - 2 pm

Program for Open Scholarship and Education Kick Off
Online | Thursday, May 4 | 11 am - 12:30 pm

Anti-Racism Response Training (ART)
Online | Canadian Association for Graduate Studies event | $50
Thursday, May 25 | 8:30 - 11:30 am or 12:30 - 3:30 pm PT Register by May 21

New Forms of Doctoral Scholarship / Next-Generation Dissertations
Join this interactive panel event to explore the evolving landscapes and boundaries of doctoral-level scholarship and its expression in the dissertation. In-person (encouraged) and online | Thursday, Apr 27 | 9:30 - 11 am

CIRTL Summer Teaching Institute
This 3-day, in-person intensive session caters to those who have some basic skill and experience, but are looking to continue to build a deeper understanding of teaching and learning, both in theory and in practice.
Register by Apr 17.
In-person | May 15, 17 & 19 | 8:15 am - 6 pm

New Forms of Doctoral Scholarship / Next-Generation Dissertations
Join this interactive panel event to explore the evolving landscapes and boundaries of doctoral-level scholarship and its expression in the dissertation. In-person (encouraged) and online | Thursday, Apr 27 | 9:30 - 11 am

Partnering in Research Conference
Join the conference to explore the ethical, cultural and political challenges of partnered research and develop strategies for driving real change. Apply to attend for free
Keen to get more involved? Join the planning committee (3 - 4 spots available).
In person | Thursday, Jun 15 | 9 am - 4 pm

Designing for Transformation
A free, non-credit course available to UBC graduate students and Postdoctoral Fellows, from across disciplines, to build capacities to empower transformative change, grounded in equity-centred and decolonizing methodologies! Make sure to register by May 14.
Online | Module 1: Tuesdays, May 16, 23, & 30 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Bookable Project Rooms
In Koerner Library | For 2 or more grad students | Each Project Room includes whiteboards, touchscreen control and requires a UBC card for access

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them. Visit the new resource hub to learn more about Workday Student, understand the most relevant change impacts, and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Academic

Data Bites - Best Practices for Organizing File Directories
Online | Thursday, Apr 27 | 12 - 12:30 pm

Introduction to Docker
Online | Thursday, Apr 27 | 12 - 2 pm

Managing large hierarchical datasets with PyTables
In person | Friday, Apr 28 | 1 - 2:30 pm

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In-person | May 27, 28 & Jun 3 | 8 am - 5 pm | Apply by May 24

Program for Open Scholarship and Education
This 3-month flexible and blended program helps participants develop an understanding of open scholarship in higher education and the intersections of each area: open access, education, data, and research.
Online | May - Jun | Register by May 1

Writing Consultations at the Longhouse
In-person | Wednesdays | 1 - 4 pm Drop In

Public Humanities Engagement Awards
UBC-Vancouver Public Humanities Hub Awards | One award of $1000 will recognize the contributions of a UBC-Vancouver graduate student in the Faculty of Arts, Allard School of Law, or the Faculty of Education.
Learn more. Nominations due by May 8

The Geneva Challenge 2023: The Challenges of Loneliness
For teams of 3-5 masters students | up to 25'000 CHF in monetary prizes
Apply by April 23 (Submission due July 14)

Call for Papers: Resilience & the Law in Times of Crisis
24th Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference | May 4-5 Submissions due Feb 28
Check the UBC Calendar for upcoming deadlines.

Career

Graduate Writing Consultation Positions
$22.67/hr | 10 hrs/week, Sept - Apr
Learn more and apply by June 23. Apply early as there will be rolling interviews until positions are filled.

LinkedIN Learning
Online, on demand | Available until June 2023

iCORD Volunteer Expo
iCORD Trainee Cttee in-person event | Thursday, Apr 27 | 5 - 7 pm

GAA Position for Indigenous Projects: UBC Emeritus College
$20-25/hr | 5 hrs/wk up to 50 hours from May 15 - Aug 31 | Apply by Apr 28

Tech for Good: How ESG Principles Can Drive Innovation
In-person | co-hosted by Toast and UBC | Thursday, Apr 27 | 12 - 1:30 pm | Register

Be Your Own Driver: Imagining Post-PhD Career Versatility Series
Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) series
Apr 11: Putting it All Together: How do I Articulate and Implement a Career Development Plan?
Online | Tuesdays | 10:30 am - 12 pm

Research Intern - Microsoft
The applicants must be currently enrolled in an PhD program in CS, EE, biology, biomedical informatics, or a related STEM field or similar level programs in ethics, law, or policy-related fields.
12-week paid internship Learn more

Employer on Campus Info Sessions

4th Basel Education & Career Expo
April 18-19, 2023

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, April 17, 2023

*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

CIREQ Interdisciplinary PhD Student Symposium on Climate Chang
We invite doctoral students from all disciplines to submit their 300-word abstracts, through the
online submission form on the symposium web page. The submission deadline is extended to May 1st, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. The first submissions received will be given priority for in-person participation. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by May 7, 2023. The symposium will take place on June 1st - 2nd, 2023, in hybrid format: online via Zoom and in person at 4th Space - Concordia University in Montréal.

Sustainability Education Grants
Up to $10,000 in funding per year for UBC Vancouver faculty to collaborate with peers across disciplines to design sustainability courses and programs. Find out more and apply by May 14th.

IRES Student Symposium with Rumi Naito and Josh Travers
The impact of conservation messaging on the exotic pet trade across diverse audience segments
AERL Theatre, Room 120, 2202 Main Mall | April 20th, 2023 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Language Science's Speed-Networking
This event is open to all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. We believe that the event would be of great interest to members of your department and would greatly appreciate your help in circulating it. Please note, dinner will be provided.
The Graduate Student Loft | Thursday, April 20th | 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Designing for Transformation offering
An opportunity for current graduate students and Postdoctoral Fellows to explore social innovation and transformative design practices, grounded in decolonizing and anti-discrimination methodologies and supported by practitioners and peers working intersectionality across disciplines and sectors.

  • Module 1 - Planting Seeds (introduction): Synchronous class sessions: May 16, 23 and 30, 2023. Register by May 14, 2023 to secure a spot
  • Module 2 - Growing Roots & Shoots (deeper application): Synchronous class sessions: June 13, 20, July 4,18, August 1, 2023. Register by June 4, 2023. Students applying for Module 2 must have completed Module 1. 

METAPHOR AND ILLNESS - Garnett Sedgewick Lecture
Elena Semino, Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Monday, April 17, 3:30-5 pm Add to Outlook Calendar

PARK VITALITY: A NOVEL CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK TO IDENTIFY URBAN PARKS WITH HIGH AND LOW VITALITY - Green College Resident Members’ Series
Asim Khanal, Forestry
Coach House, Green College, UBC | Monday, April 17, 8-9 pm |  Add to Outlook Calendar

CLIMATE ACTION AND DEVELOPMENT IN FRAGILE ECONOMIES: INSIGHTS FROM IRAQ - Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professor
Ali Ahmad, Climate Change Specialist, World Bank
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Tuesday, April 18, 5-6:30 pm | Add to Outlook Calendar

FROM BASELINES TO DECOLONIZING STANDARDS: WHAT DOES LANGUAGE HAVE TO DO WITH IT? - NEW SERIES!
Belinda Daniels, Indigenous Education, University of Victoria; with Nina Hewitt, Geography, UBC; Anaïs Orsi, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, UBC; and Meike Wernicke, Language and Literacy Education, UBC
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Wednesday, April 19, 5-6:30 pm | Add to Outlook Calendar

Disciplines Over Time: Making, Keeping and Breaking the Boundaries of Knowledge - INDIGENOUS STUDIES
Jo-ann Archibald Q’um Q’um Xiiem, Professor Emerita, Educational Studies, UBC; hagwil hayetsk (Charles Menzies), Professor, Anthropology, UBC; and Caroline Running Wolf (Apsáalooke), PhD student and Green College Society Member
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Thursday, April 20, 5-6:30 pm

CLIMATE ACTION AND DEVELOPMENT IN FRAGILE ECONOMIES: INSIGHTS FROM IRAQ
Ali Ahmad, Climate Change Specialist, World Bank
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Tuesday, April 18, 5-6:30 pm | Add to Outlook Calendar

FROM BASELINES TO DECOLONIZING STANDARDS: WHAT DOES LANGUAGE HAVE TO DO WITH IT? -  Unstandardizing Standards: Baselines, Memories and Connections in the Human and Other Natural Sciences
Belinda Daniels, Indigenous Education, University of Victoria; with Nina Hewitt, Geography, UBC; Anaïs Orsi, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, UBC; and Meike Wernicke, Language and Literacy Education, UBC
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed Wednesday, April 19, 5-6:30 pm | Add to Outlook Calendar

INDIGENOUS STUDIES - Disciplines Over Time: Making, Keeping and Breaking the Boundaries of Knowledge
Jo-ann Archibald Q’um Q’um Xiiem, Professor Emerita, Educational Studies, UBC; hagwil hayetsk (Charles Menzies), Professor, Anthropology, UBC; and Caroline Running Wolf (Apsáalooke), Green College Society Member
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Thursday, April 20, 5-6:30 pm | Add to Outlook Calendar

EARTH TONES: SCIENCE COMMUNICATION THROUGH MUSIC - Green College Resident Members’ Series
Walker Williams, Music; with Patrick Pata, Oceanography
Coach House, Green College, UBC |Monday, April 24, 8-9 pm | Add to Outlook Calendar

Brenda and David McLean Lectures in Canadian Studies - TBA
Minelle Mahtani, McLean Chair of Canadian Studies | Wednesday, April 26, 7:30-9 pm | Add to Outlook Calendar

City Making and City Makers in Byzantine Athens - Ways of Seeing Byzantine Art and Material Culture
Fotini Kondyli, Art, University of Virginia
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Thursday, April 27, 5-6:30 pm | Add to Outlook Calendar

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshops
Online | April 18, 23, 29 & 30 | various times | Apply by Apr 12
In-person | May 6, 13 & 20 | 8 am - 5 pm | Apply by May 3
See all upcoming 2023 sessions

Writing Consultations
In person or written feedback | various dates and times through April 21.

Lay-Terms Talks Competition
In Person | VanBug event | For research projects related to computer or biological sciences | Thursday, May 11 | 6 - 9 pm

Apply to present: Celebrate Learning Week
In person and online formats | May 2-9 | Theme: Power of Place in Teaching and Learning | Submission deadline is Friday, Mar 31

2023 GRADUATE RESEARCH AWARDS  for DISARMAMENT, ARMS CONTROL AND NON-PROLIFERATION
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. Deadline for applications: April 28, 2023

National Student Paper Competition is now open for submissions!
Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit research papers proposing actionable, evidence-based solutions to current financial challenges facing consumers. Submit your paper here
Deadline - April 30, 2023

Call for Exhibitors - BakuEduCa Expo 2023 - International Education & Career Exhibition
Early Bird Application Deadline: 1 June, 2023 and Final Application Deadline: 10 August, 2023
Venue: Baku, Azerbaijan | Dates: 20 - 21 September, 2023 (Arr. 19 September & Dep. 22 September)

BaselEduCa Expo 2023 - 4th International Education & Career Exhibition
Venue: Markthalle Basel, Switzerland |18 - 19 April, 2023 (09:00 - 18:00) | Application Deadline: 24 March, 2023

Summer session Deferrals
The online deferral application will be open from March 1st to April 30th for Graduate students employed as Teaching or Research Assistants.  The deferral is intended for students that do not have funds available to pay their tuition fees by the due date and are relying on their stipend to make payment.
UBC Vancouver | UBC Okanagan

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

Grad Update

Negotiation
Online | Career Series session | Tuesday, Apr 25 | 12 - 1 pm

New Forms of Doctoral Scholarship / Next-Generation Dissertations
Join this interactive panel event to explore the evolving landscapes and boundaries of doctoral-level scholarship and its expression in the dissertation. In-person (encouraged) and online | Thursday, Apr 27 | 9:30 - 11 am

Careers in Non-academic Research (Panel)
UBC/SFU session for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
Online | Tuesday, Apr 18 | 4 - 5:30 pm

Introduction to Git and GitHub
Online | Tuesday, Apr 18 | 10 am - 12 pm

Data Bites - Best Practices for File Naming
Online | Thursday, Apr 20 | 12 - 12:30 pm

Data Organization in Spreadsheets for the Social Sciences
Online | Friday, Apr 21 | 10 am - 12 pm

CIRTL Summer Teaching Institute
This 3-day, in-person intensive session caters to those who have some basic skill and experience, but are looking to continue to build a deeper understanding of teaching and learning, both in theory and in practice.
Register by Apr 17.
In-person | May 15, 17 & 19 | 8:15 am - 6 pm

Social Media Strategy for Policy Workshop (Humanities and Social Sciences)
In-person | Tuesday, Apr 18 | 12:30 - 2 pm
See upcoming workshops in the Policy Communications series

New Forms of Doctoral Scholarship / Next-Generation Dissertations
Join this interactive panel event to explore the evolving landscapes and boundaries of doctoral-level scholarship and its expression in the dissertation. In-person (encouraged) and online | Thursday, Apr 27 | 9:30 - 11 am

Careers in Non-academic Research (Panel)
UBC/SFU session for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
Online | Tuesday, Apr 18 | 4 - 5:30 pm

Partnering in Research Conference
Join the conference to explore the ethical, cultural and political challenges of partnered research and develop strategies for driving real change. Apply to attend for free
Keen to get more involved? Join the planning committee (3 - 4 spots available).
In person | Thursday, Jun 15 | 9 am - 4 pm

Designing for Transformation
A free, non-credit course available to UBC graduate students and Postdoctoral Fellows, from across disciplines, to build capacities to empower transformative change, grounded in equity-centred and decolonizing methodologies! Make sure to register by May 14.
Online | Module 1: Tuesdays, May 16, 23, & 30 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Bookable Project Rooms
In Koerner Library | For 2 or more grad students | Each Project Room includes whiteboards, touchscreen control and requires a UBC card for access

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them. Visit the new resource hub to learn more about Workday Student, understand the most relevant change impacts, and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Academic

Data Bites - Best Practices for Organizing File Directories
Online | Thursday, Apr 27 | 12 - 12:30 pm

Introduction to Docker
Online | Thursday, Apr 27 | 12 - 2 pm

Managing large hierarchical datasets with PyTables
In person | Friday, Apr 28 | 1 - 2:30 pm

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In-person | May 27, 28 & Jun 3 | 8 am - 5 pm | Apply by May 24

Program for Open Scholarship and Education
This 3-month flexible and blended program helps participants develop an understanding of open scholarship in higher education and the intersections of each area: open access, education, data, and research.
Online | May - Jun | Register by May 1

Writing Consultations at the Longhouse
In-person | Wednesdays | 1 - 4 pm Drop In

Public Humanities Engagement Awards
UBC-Vancouver Public Humanities Hub Awards | One award of $1000 will recognize the contributions of a UBC-Vancouver graduate student in the Faculty of Arts, Allard School of Law, or the Faculty of Education.
Learn more. Nominations due by May 8

The Geneva Challenge 2023: The Challenges of Loneliness
For teams of 3-5 masters students | up to 25'000 CHF in monetary prizes
Apply by April 23 (Submission due July 14)

Call for Papers: Resilience & the Law in Times of Crisis
24th Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference | May 4-5 Submissions due Feb 28
Check the UBC Calendar for upcoming deadlines.

Career

LinkedIN Learning
Online, on demand | Available until June 2023

McKinsey and Company Info Session
A GSS in-person event | Friday, Apr 21 | 3:30 pm

iCORD Volunteer Expo
iCORD Trainee Cttee in-person event | Thursday, Apr 27 | 5 - 7 pm

GAA Position: Pharmaceutical Sciences
$30/hr | ~95 hrs from Apr - Sep | Apply by Apr 21

GAA Position for Indigenous Projects: UBC Emeritus College
$20-25/hr | 5 hrs/wk up to 50 hours from May 15 - Aug 31 | Apply by Apr 28

Tech for Good: How ESG Principles Can Drive Innovation
In-person | co-hosted by Toast and UBC | Thursday, Apr 27 | 12 - 1:30 pm | Register

Vancouver Coastal Health: Health Care Career Open House
In-person | Monday, Apr 24 | 1:30 - 5:30 pm

Be Your Own Driver: Imagining Post-PhD Career Versatility Series
Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) series
Apr 11: Putting it All Together: How do I Articulate and Implement a Career Development Plan?
Online | Tuesdays | 10:30 am - 12 pm

Research Intern - Microsoft
The applicants must be currently enrolled in an PhD program in CS, EE, biology, biomedical informatics, or a related STEM field or similar level programs in ethics, law, or policy-related fields.
12-week paid internship Learn more

Employer on Campus Info Sessions

4th Basel Education & Career Expo
April 18-19, 2023

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, April 10, 2023

*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

RHYTHMIC COGNITIVE RESTRUCTURING: THERAPEUTIC INTERPLAY OF RHYTHM COGNITION AND MINDFUL ACTION- Green College Special Event
Cindi Glidden-Tracey, psychologist, Counseling Center, University of South Florida; with Sara Pun, registered clinical counsellor and certified music therapist
Coach House, Green College, UBC  | Tuesday, April 11, 5-6:30 pm with reception to follow

MUSIC AND TRANSFORMATION IN THE PLATONIC TRADITION- Interdisciplinary Symposium
Evagoras Bekiaris, composer and musician; Alexander Fisher, Music, UBC; Leonard George, Psychology, Capilano University, Michael Griffin, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies, UBC; Theodore Koumartzis, musician and curator; Rena Sharon, Music, UBC; and Cristalle Watson, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies, UBC
Coach House, Green College, UBC  | Wednesday, April 12, 9 am-2:30 pm

THE ANCIENT LYRE: A SPECIAL CONCERT AND WORKSHOP WITH LUTHIEROS - Green College Special Event
Evagoras Bekiaris, composer and musician; and Theodore Koumartzis, musician and curator
Coach House, Green College, UBC  | Wednesday, April 12, 5-6:30 pm with reception to follow

PARK VITALITY: A NOVEL CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK TO IDENTIFY URBAN PARKS WITH HIGH AND LOW VITALITY - Green College Resident Members’ Series
Asim Khanal, Forestry
Coach House, Green College, UBC | Monday, April 17, 8-9 pm  Add to Outlook Calendar

CLIMATE ACTION AND DEVELOPMENT IN FRAGILE ECONOMIES: INSIGHTS FROM IRAQ
Ali Ahmad, Climate Change Specialist, World Bank
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed
Tuesday, April 18, 5-6:30 pm with reception to follow
>Read More  Add to Outlook Calendar

FROM BASELINES TO DECOLONIZING STANDARDS: WHAT DOES LANGUAGE HAVE TO DO WITH IT? -  Unstandardizing Standards: Baselines, Memories and Connections in the Human and Other Natural Sciences
Belinda Daniels, Indigenous Education, University of Victoria; with Nina Hewitt, Geography, UBC; Anaïs Orsi, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, UBC; and Meike Wernicke, Language and Literacy Education, UBC
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed Wednesday, April 19, 5-6:30 pm  Add to Outlook Calendar

INDIGENOUS STUDIES - Disciplines Over Time: Making, Keeping and Breaking the Boundaries of Knowledge
Jo-ann Archibald Q’um Q’um Xiiem, Professor Emerita, Educational Studies, UBC; hagwil hayetsk (Charles Menzies), Professor, Anthropology, UBC; and Caroline Running Wolf (Apsáalooke), Green College Society Member
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Thursday, April 20, 5-6:30 pm  Add to Outlook Calendar

Using RMarkdown
Online | Thursday, Apr 13 | 11 am - 12 pm

Data Bites - Best Practices for File Formatting
Online | Thursday, Apr 13 | 12 - 12:30 pm

Introduction to Machine Learning
Online | Thursday, Apr 13 | 12 - 2 pm

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshops
Online | April 18, 23, 29 & 30 | various times | Apply by Apr 12
In-person | May 6, 13 & 20 | 8 am - 5 pm | Apply by May 3
See all upcoming 2023 sessions

Policy Briefs (Sciences)
In person | Friday, Apr 14 | 12:30 - 2 pm Register
See upcoming workshops in the Policy Communications series

Writing Consultations
In person or written feedback | various dates and times through April 21.

Lay-Terms Talks Competition
In Person | VanBug event | For research projects related to computer or biological sciences | Thursday, May 11 | 6 - 9 pm

Apply to present: Celebrate Learning Week
In person and online formats | May 2-9 | Theme: Power of Place in Teaching and Learning | Submission deadline is Friday, Mar 31

2023 GRADUATE RESEARCH AWARDS  for DISARMAMENT, ARMS CONTROL AND NON-PROLIFERATION
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. Deadline for applications: April 28, 2023

National Student Paper Competition is now open for submissions!
Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit research papers proposing actionable, evidence-based solutions to current financial challenges facing consumers. Submit your paper here
Deadline - April 30, 2023

CIREQ Interdisciplinary PhD Student Symposium on Climate Change
The symposium will take place on June 1st - 2nd, 2023, in hybrid format: online via Zoom and in person at 4th Space - Concordia University in Montréal. The event will showcase PhD students’ presentations embedded in thematic discussions along with a scientific communication workshop and panel discussions with scholars and workplace experts. The attendance is free and open to everyone.
Submission deadline - April 17th, 2023 | at 23:59

Call for Exhibitors - BakuEduCa Expo 2023 - International Education & Career Exhibition
Early Bird Application Deadline: 1 June, 2023 and Final Application Deadline: 10 August, 2023
Venue: Baku, Azerbaijan | Dates: 20 - 21 September, 2023 (Arr. 19 September & Dep. 22 September)

BaselEduCa Expo 2023 - 4th International Education & Career Exhibition
Venue: Markthalle Basel, Switzerland |18 - 19 April, 2023 (09:00 - 18:00) | Application Deadline: 24 March, 2023

Summer session Deferrals
The online deferral application will be open from March 1st to April 30th for Graduate students employed as Teaching or Research Assistants.  The deferral is intended for students that do not have funds available to pay their tuition fees by the due date and are relying on their stipend to make payment.
UBC Vancouver | UBC Okanagan

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

Grad Update

Introduction to Git and GitHub
Online | Tuesday, Apr 18 | 10 am - 12 pm

Data Bites - Best Practices for File Naming
Online | Thursday, Apr 20 | 12 - 12:30 pm

Data Organization in Spreadsheets for the Social Sciences
Online | Friday, Apr 21 | 10 am - 12 pm

CIRTL Summer Teaching Institute
This 3-day, in-person intensive session caters to those who have some basic skill and experience, but are looking to continue to build a deeper understanding of teaching and learning, both in theory and in practice.
Register by Apr 17.
In-person | May 15, 17 & 19 | 8:15 am - 6 pm

Research Article Conclusions: Wrapping Up and Looking Forward
In-person and online | Wednesday, Apr 12 | 10 - 11:30 am

Social Media Strategy for Policy Workshop (Humanities and Social Sciences)
In-person | Tuesday, Apr 18 | 12:30 - 2 pm
See upcoming workshops in the Policy Communications series

New Forms of Doctoral Scholarship / Next-Generation Dissertations
Join this interactive panel event to explore the evolving landscapes and boundaries of doctoral-level scholarship and its expression in the dissertation. In-person (encouraged) and online | Thursday, Apr 27 | 9:30 - 11 am

Interviews
Online | Wednesday, Apr 12 | 12 - 1 pm

Assertiveness: Speaking Up for Yourself in Difficult Conversation
Join this interactive session (in person encouraged) to practice expressing yourself with self-confidence
In-person or Online | Thursday, Apr 13 | 1 - 4 pm

Careers in Non-academic Research (Panel)
UBC/SFU session for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
Online | Tuesday, Apr 18 | 4 - 5:30 pm

Partnering in Research Conference
Join the conference to explore the ethical, cultural and political challenges of partnered research and develop strategies for driving real change. Apply to attend for free
Keen to get more involved? Join the planning committee (3 - 4 spots available).
In person | Thursday, Jun 15 | 9 am - 4 pm

Designing for Transformation
A free, non-credit course available to UBC graduate students and Postdoctoral Fellows, from across disciplines, to build capacities to empower transformative change, grounded in equity-centred and decolonizing methodologies! Make sure to register by May 14.
Online | Module 1: Tuesdays, May 16, 23, & 30 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Bookable Project Rooms
In Koerner Library | For 2 or more grad students | Each Project Room includes whiteboards, touchscreen control and requires a UBC card for access

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them. Visit the new resource hub to learn more about Workday Student, understand the most relevant change impacts, and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Academic

Public Humanities Engagement Awards
UBC-Vancouver Public Humanities Hub Awards | One award of $1000 will recognize the contributions of a UBC-Vancouver graduate student in the Faculty of Arts, Allard School of Law, or the Faculty of Education.
Learn more. Nominations due by May 8

The Geneva Challenge 2023: The Challenges of Loneliness
For teams of 3-5 masters students | up to 25'000 CHF in monetary prizes
Apply by April 23 (Submission due July 14)

Call for Papers: Resilience & the Law in Times of Crisis
24th Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference | May 4-5 Submissions due Feb 28

Check the UBC Calendar for upcoming deadlines.

Career

Vancouver Coastal Health: Health Care Career Open House
In-person | Monday, Apr 24 | 1:30 - 5:30 pm

Be Your Own Driver: Imagining Post-PhD Career Versatility Series
Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) series
Apr 11: Putting it All Together: How do I Articulate and Implement a Career Development Plan?
Online | Tuesdays | 10:30 am - 12 pm

Research Intern - Microsoft
The applicants must be currently enrolled in an PhD program in CS, EE, biology, biomedical informatics, or a related STEM field or similar level programs in ethics, law, or policy-related fields.
12-week paid internship Learn more

Employer on Campus Info Sessions

4th Basel Education & Career Expo
April 18-19, 2023

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, April 03, 2023

*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

IRES Professional Development Seminar with Tugce Conger, Ivana Zelenika, and Erika Luna
Each panelist will talk about their current role and how their professional journey led them there.  Then followed by 30 minutes of Q and A. Click here to register in advance to receive a Zoom link.
Michael Smith Labs Theatre (Room 102, 2185 East Mall) | April 6, 2023 | 12:30-1:30 pm

Self-Care Strategies for Managing Stress and Avoiding Burnout
Staying on Track in Grad School Series
Online | Wednesday, Apr 05 | 12 - 1:30 pm

Getting Through Grad School
Online Support Group | Tuesdays, 3 - 4:15 pm | New Dates Added: Apr 4, 11 & 18

Data Organization in Spreadsheets for the Health Sciences
Online | Wednesday, Apr 12 | 10 am - 12 pm

Using RMarkdown
Online | Thursday, Apr 13 | 11 am - 12 pm

Data Bites - Best Practices for File Formatting
Online | Thursday, Apr 13 | 12 - 12:30 pm

Introduction to Machine Learning
Online | Thursday, Apr 13 | 12 - 2 pm

CAN MULTINATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS SOLVE THE CLIMATE CRISIS?- Green College Resident Members’ Series
Zachary Nanji, Public Policy and Global Affairs
Coach House, Green College, UBC | Monday, April 3, 8-9 pm

RHYTHMIC COGNITIVE RESTRUCTURING: THERAPEUTIC INTERPLAY OF RHYTHM COGNITION AND MINDFUL ACTION- Green College Special Event
Cindi Glidden-Tracey, Psychologist, Counseling Center, University of South Florida
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Tuesday, April 11, 5-6:30 pm Add to Outlook Calendar

MUSIC AND TRANSFORMATION IN THE PLATONIC TRADITION- Interdisciplinary Symposium
Evagoras Bekiaris, composer and musician; Alexander Fisher, Music, UBC; Leonard George, Psychology, Capilano University, Michael Griffin, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies, UBC; Theodore Koumartzis, musician and curator; Rena Sharon, Music, UBC; and Cristalle Watson, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies, UBC
Coach House, Green College, UBC | Wednesday, April 12 | 9 am-2:30 pm Add to Outlook Calendar

THE ANCIENT LYRE: A SPECIAL CONCERT AND WORKSHOP WITH LUTHIEROS - Green College Special Event
Evagoras Bekiaris, composer and musician, and Theodore Koumartzis, musician and curator
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Wednesday, April 12, 5-6:30 pm Add to Outlook Calendar

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshops
Online | April 18, 23, 29 & 30 | various times | Apply by Apr 12
In-person | May 6, 13 & 20 | 8 am - 5 pm | Apply by May 3
See all upcoming 2023 sessions

Objectivity and Evaluation in STEM Writing
In person and online | Wednesday, Apr 5 | 10 - 11:30 am

Policy Briefs (Sciences)
In person | Friday, Apr 14 | 12:30 - 2 pm Register
See upcoming workshops in the Policy Communications series

Writing Consultations
In person or written feedback | various dates and times through April 21.

Lay-Terms Talks Competition
In Person | VanBug event | For research projects related to computer or biological sciences | Thursday, May 11 | 6 - 9 pm

Apply to present: Celebrate Learning Week
In person and online formats | May 2-9 | Theme: Power of Place in Teaching and Learning | Submission deadline is Friday, Mar 31

Descriptive statistics with R
Online | Thursday, Apr 6 | 11 am - 12 pm

Data Bites - Best Practices for Creating a README file
Online | Thursday, Apr 6 | 12 - 12:30 pm

2023 GRADUATE RESEARCH AWARDS  for DISARMAMENT, ARMS CONTROL AND NON-PROLIFERATION
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. Deadline for applications: April 28, 2023

National Student Paper Competition is now open for submissions!
Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit research papers proposing actionable, evidence-based solutions to current financial challenges facing consumers. Submit your paper here
Deadline - April 30, 2023

CIREQ Interdisciplinary PhD Student Symposium on Climate Change
The symposium will take place on June 1st - 2nd, 2023, in hybrid format: online via Zoom and in person at 4th Space - Concordia University in Montréal. The event will showcase PhD students’ presentations embedded in thematic discussions along with a scientific communication workshop and panel discussions with scholars and workplace experts. The attendance is free and open to everyone.
Submission deadline - April 17th, 2023 | at 23:59

Call for Exhibitors - BakuEduCa Expo 2023 - International Education & Career Exhibition
Early Bird Application Deadline: 1 June, 2023 and Final Application Deadline: 10 August, 2023
Venue: Baku, Azerbaijan | Dates: 20 - 21 September, 2023 (Arr. 19 September & Dep. 22 September)

BaselEduCa Expo 2023 - 4th International Education & Career Exhibition
Venue: Markthalle Basel, Switzerland |18 - 19 April, 2023 (09:00 - 18:00) | Application Deadline: 24 March, 2023

Summer session Deferrals
The online deferral application will be open from March 1st to April 30th for Graduate students employed as Teaching or Research Assistants.  The deferral is intended for students that do not have funds available to pay their tuition fees by the due date and are relying on their stipend to make payment.
UBC Vancouver | UBC Okanagan

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

Grad Update

Bookable Project Rooms
In Koerner Library | For 2 or more grad students | Each Project Room includes whiteboards, touchscreen control and requires a UBC card for access

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them. Visit the new resource hub to learn more about Workday Student, understand the most relevant change impacts, and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Academic

Public Humanities Engagement Awards
UBC-Vancouver Public Humanities Hub Awards | One award of $1000 will recognize the contributions of a UBC-Vancouver graduate student in the Faculty of Arts, Allard School of Law, or the Faculty of Education.
Learn more. Nominations due by May 8

Not Just Checking Boxes: Thinking & Working Through Ethical Problems with Checklists
This workshop is applicable to researchers in any discipline who work with large sets of information and data.
In person | Thursday, Apr 6 | 10 - 11:30 am |

The Geneva Challenge 2023: The Challenges of Loneliness
For teams of 3-5 masters students | up to 25'000 CHF in monetary prizes
Apply by April 23 (Submission due July 14)

Call for Papers: Resilience & the Law in Times of Crisis
24th Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference | May 4-5 Submissions due Feb 28

Public Humanities Seed Grants
These funds “seed” small projects by providing an initial investment to help incubate ideas and collaborations. Apply by Apr 3

Check the UBC Calendar for upcoming deadlines.

Career

Be Your Own Driver: Imagining Post-PhD Career Versatility Series
Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) series
Apr 11: Putting it All Together: How do I Articulate and Implement a Career Development Plan?
Online | Tuesdays | 10:30 am - 12 pm

How CIRTL has Impacted my Career: Faculty Careers at Research Universities
Hearing from CIRTL Alumni series | Online | Thursday, Apr 13 | 11 am - 12 pm

How CIRTL has Impacted my Career: Hearing from CIRTL Alumni series
Mar 30: Non-Faculty Careers in Academia Register
Apr 06: Careers Outside of Academia Register
Online | Thursdays | 11 am - 12 pm

Research Intern - Microsoft
The applicants must be currently enrolled in an PhD program in CS, EE, biology, biomedical informatics, or a related STEM field or similar level programs in ethics, law, or policy-related fields.
12-week paid internship Learn more

Employer on Campus Info Sessions

4th Basel Education & Career Expo
April 18-19, 2023

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, March 27, 2023

*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

Holistic Restoration – Incorporating Science and Culture into Conservation -IRES Faculty Seminar with Alex Moore
Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory, Room 107/108 (2202 Main Mall) | March 30, 2023 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Objectivity and Evaluation in STEM Writing
In person and online | Wednesday, Apr 5 | 10 - 11:30 am

Lay-Terms Talks Competition
In Person | VanBug event | For research projects related to computer or biological sciences | Thursday, May 11 | 6 - 9 pm

Apply to present: Celebrate Learning Week
In person and online formats | May 2-9 | Theme: Power of Place in Teaching and Learning | Submission deadline is Friday, Mar 31

Certificate Program in Advanced Teaching and Learning
In person and hybrid | Sept 2023 - 2024
This program supports the development of graduate students’ expertise in teaching and learning and more broadly, creates a cohort of graduate students positioned for future educational leadership Apply by Apr 2.

Introduction to Text Analysis with the Hathi Trust Research Center
Online | Monday, Apr 3 | 1 - 4 pm

Introduction to Git and GitHub
Online | Tuesday, Apr 4 | 4 - 6 pm

Descriptive statistics with R
Online | Thursday, Apr 6 | 11 am - 12 pm

Data Bites - Best Practices for Creating a README file
Online | Thursday, Apr 6 | 12 - 12:30 pm

Getting Through Grad School
Online Support Group | Tuesdays, 3 - 4:15 pm | New Dates Added: Mar 28, Apr 4, 11 & 18

CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHICAL DEBATES IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD- Departmental Workshop
Fatema Amijee, Philosophy, UBC; Rosabel Ansari, Asian and Asian American Studies, Stony Brook University; and Muhammad Velji, Philosophy, Wesleyan University
Coach House, Green College, UBC | Monday, March 27, 9:30 am-4:45 pm

AGAINST INFIDELISM - Green College Special Lecture
Imran Aijaz, Philosophy, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Coach House, Green College, UBC | Monday, March 27, 5-6:30 pm with reception to follow

LAST MILE SUSTAINABILITY: EXPLORING THE CONTRADICTORY SPACES OF GREEN MUNICIPAL BONDS - Green College Resident Members’ Series
Nico Jimenez, Geography
Coach House, Green College, UBC | Monday, March 27, 8-9 pm

PLAYING WITH YOURSELF: LIVED EXPERIENCE VERSUS IMAGINATION
Carmen Aguirre, author, actor and playwright; and Stephen Drover, director, dramaturge and teacher; with Colleen Murphy, playwright and Writer in Residence at Green College
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Tuesday, March 28, 5-6:30 pm with reception to follow

CHALLENGE, STRESS, TRAUMA: PATHOGENESIS AND SALUTOGENESIS - Psychological Trauma and Resilience NEW SERIES!
Peter Suedfeld, Psychology, and Green College Foundation Fellow
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Wednesday, March 29, 5-6:30 pm with reception to follow

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OVER TIME: DOING BIOCHEMISTRY WITHOUT A LICENCE - Disciplines Through Time: The Creation, Maintenance and Breakdown of Knowledge Boundaries
George Mackie, Professor Emeritus, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Anna Blakney, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering; Annie Ciernia, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; and Beth Davenport, PhD student, Microbiology and Immunology, Resident Member of Green College
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Thursday, March 30, 5-6:30 pm with reception to follow

CAN MULTINATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS SOLVE THE CLIMATE CRISIS? - Green College Resident Members’ Series
Zachary Nanji, Public Policy and Global Affairs
Coach House, Green College, UBC | Monday, April 3, 8-9 pm

2023 GRADUATE RESEARCH AWARDS  for DISARMAMENT, ARMS CONTROL AND NON-PROLIFERATION
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. Deadline for applications: April 28, 2023

CHALLENGE, STRESS, TRAUMA: PATHOGENESIS AND SALUTOGENESIS - Psychological Trauma and Resilience NEW SERIES!
Peter Suedfeld, Psychology, and Green College Foundation Fellow
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Wednesday, March 29, 5-6:30 pm Add to Outlook Calendar

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OVER TIME: DOING BIOCHEMISTRY WITHOUT A LICENCE - Disciplines Through Time: The Creation, Maintenance and Breakdown of Knowledge Boundaries
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Thursday, March 30, 5-6:60 pm Add to Outlook Calendar

National Student Paper Competition is now open for submissions!
Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit research papers proposing actionable, evidence-based solutions to current financial challenges facing consumers. Submit your paper here
Deadline - April 30, 2023

CIREQ Interdisciplinary PhD Student Symposium on Climate Change
The symposium will take place on June 1st - 2nd, 2023, in hybrid format: online via Zoom and in person at 4th Space - Concordia University in Montréal. The event will showcase PhD students’ presentations embedded in thematic discussions along with a scientific communication workshop and panel discussions with scholars and workplace experts. The attendance is free and open to everyone.
Submission deadline - April 17th, 2023 | at 23:59

Call for Exhibitors - BakuEduCa Expo 2023 - International Education & Career Exhibition
Early Bird Application Deadline: 1 June, 2023 and Final Application Deadline: 10 August, 2023
Venue: Baku, Azerbaijan | Dates: 20 - 21 September, 2023 (Arr. 19 September & Dep. 22 September)

BaselEduCa Expo 2023 - 4th International Education & Career Exhibition
Venue: Markthalle Basel, Switzerland |18 - 19 April, 2023 (09:00 - 18:00) | Application Deadline: 24 March, 2023

Summer session Deferrals
The online deferral application will be open from March 1st to April 30th for Graduate students employed as Teaching or Research Assistants.  The deferral is intended for students that do not have funds available to pay their tuition fees by the due date and are relying on their stipend to make payment.
UBC Vancouver | UBC Okanagan

(New) Public Humanities Seed Grants
These funds “seed” small projects by providing an initial investment to help incubate ideas and collaborations. Apply by Apr 3

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

Grad Update

Self-Care Strategies for Managing Stress and Avoiding Burnout
Staying on Track in Grad School Series
Online | Wednesday, Apr 05 | 12 - 1:30 pm

Breaking Patterns of Procrastination
Online | Tuesday, Mar 28 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Copyright for your Thesis: How to use images and other material
Online | Thursday, Mar 30 | 11 am - 12:30 pm

Public Scholars Initiative Info Session
Applications now open for UBC's Public Scholars Initiative, a groundbreaking, award-winning scholarship program going to its ninth year. Public Scholars enjoy (1) continuous academic support, in particular with alternative dissertation ideas; (2) up to $20,000 financial support over 2 years and; (3) numerous professional development and networking opportunities.
Online Info Session | Tuesday, Mar 28 | 12 - 1 pm Register for the info session

Introduction to the Unix Shell
Online | Thursday, Mar 30 | 12 - 2 pm

Copyright for your Thesis: How to use images and other material
Online | Thursday, Mar 30 | 11 am - 12:30 pm

Bookable Project Rooms
In Koerner Library | For 2 or more grad students | Each Project Room includes whiteboards, touchscreen control and requires a UBC card for access

Academic CV
Online | Wednesday, Mar 22 | 12 - 1 pm

Navigating an Effective Relationship with your Supervisor
Online | Thursday, Mar 23 | 1:30 - 3:30 pm

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them. Visit the new resource hub to learn more about Workday Student, understand the most relevant change impacts, and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Academic

Using Zotero for Citation Management
Online | Monday, Apr 3 | 4:30 - 6 pm |

Not Just Checking Boxes: Thinking & Working Through Ethical Problems with Checklists
This workshop is applicable to researchers in any discipline who work with large sets of information and data.
In person | Thursday, Apr 6 | 10 - 11:30 am |

The Geneva Challenge 2023: The Challenges of Loneliness
For teams of 3-5 masters students | up to 25'000 CHF in monetary prizes
Apply by April 23 (Submission due July 14)

Public Humanities Seed Grants
Up to $2500 | to support new creative, collaborative, and experimental public humanities projects in the Faculties of Arts, Education, and Allard School of Law
Apply by April 3

Call for Papers: Resilience & the Law in Times of Crisis
24th Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference | May 4-5 Submissions due Feb 28

Public Humanities Seed Grants
These funds “seed” small projects by providing an initial investment to help incubate ideas and collaborations. Apply by Apr 3

Check the UBC Calendar for upcoming deadlines.

Career

Be Your Own Driver: Imagining Post-PhD Career Versatility Series
Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) series
Mar 28: Building my Networks and Engagement in Communities: What Connections am I Growing and Why? Register
Apr 4: Graduate Skills and Competencies: How am I the Author and Narrator of my Story? Register
Online | Tuesdays | 10:30 am - 12 pm

How CIRTL has Impacted my Career: Hearing from CIRTL Alumni series
Mar 30: Non-Faculty Careers in Academia Register
Apr 06: Careers Outside of Academia Register
Online | Thursdays | 11 am - 12 pm

GradFUTURES Virtual Professional Development Conference
Various events and panels, including:
Mar 29: Navigating Non-Linear Career Paths
Mar 30: Building Resilience and Cultivating Creativity
Mar 30: Giving a Great Talk: How to Engage Listeners When You Are the Only Expert in the Room
Online | Hosted by Princeton University Graduate School | Mar 27 - Apr 1

Research Intern - Microsoft
The applicants must be currently enrolled in an PhD program in CS, EE, biology, biomedical informatics, or a related STEM field or similar level programs in ethics, law, or policy-related fields.
12-week paid internship Learn more

Employer on Campus Info Sessions

4th Basel Education & Career Expo
April 18-19, 2023

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, March 20, 2023

*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

IRES Student Seminar with Bassam Javed and Sarah-Louise Ruder
Michael Smith Labs Theatre (Room 102, 2185 East Mall)| Mar 23 |12:30pm to 1:30pm

Research Article Introductions: Mind the Gap
Hybrid | Wednesday, Mar 22 | 10 - 11:30 am

2023 GRADUATE RESEARCH AWARDS  for DISARMAMENT, ARMS CONTROL AND NON-PROLIFERATION
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. Deadline for applications: April 28, 2023

TEXTS IN MOTION: WORLD LITERATURE DURING THE CHINESE REVOLUTION
Lena Henningsen, Institute of Sinology, University of Freiburg
HC 7000 Earl and Jennie Policy Room, SFU Harbour Centre | Monday, March 20| 2-3:30 pm

RACIST, ELECTRIC AND INNOCUOUS SHAPES - Green College Resident Members’ Series
Joseph Burkhart, Archaeologist
Coach House, Green College, UBC | Monday, March 20 | 8-9 pm

TEXT IN MOTION: UNOFFICIAL HANDWRITTEN ENTERTAINMENT FICTION FROM THE CHINESE CULTURAL REVOLUTION
Lena Henningsen, Institute of Sinology, University of Freiburg; with Yuqing Liu, Asian Studies; and Jiaqi Yao, Asian Studies
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Tuesday, March 21 | 5-6:30 pm with reception to follow

LOST IN ADAPTATION? LU XUN AND HIS WORKS IN CHINESE LIANHUANHUA 连环画
Lena Henningsen, Institute of Sinology, University of Freiburg
Room 120 CK Choi Building | Wednesday, March 22 | 4-5:30 pm

QUEER PASTS, DIGITAL FUTURES: THE CASE FOR MEDIEVAL BOOKS
Bridget Whearty, English, Rhetoric and General Literature, Binghamton University
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Wednesday, March 22 | 5-6:30 pm with reception to follow

FIRESIDE CHAT: AUTHOR TAJJA ISEN WITH SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS” 
Tajja Isen, author; and Minelle Mahtani, McLean Chair of Canadian Studies
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Wednesday, March 22 | 7:30-9 pm

THE GOOD KINGS: ABSOLUTE POWER IN ANCIENT EGYPT AND THE MODERN WORLD
Kara Cooney, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Thursday, March 23 | 5-6:30 pm with reception to follow

CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHICAL DEBATES IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD WORKSHOP
Fatema Amijee, Philosophy, UBC; Rosabel Ansari, Asian and Asian American Studies, Stony Brook University; and Muhammad Velji, Philosophy, Wesleyan University
Coach House, Green College, UBC | Monday, March 27, 9:30 am-5 pm Add to Outlook Calendar

AGAINST INFIDELISM- Green College Special Event
Imran Aijaz, Philosophy, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Coach House, Green College, UBC | Monday, March 27, 5-6:30 pm with reception to follow Add to Outlook Calendar

LAST MILE SUSTAINABILITY: EXPLORING THE CONTRADICTORY SPACES OF GREEN MUNICIPAL BONDS
Nico Jimenez, Geography
Coach House, Green College, UBC | Monday, March 27, 8-9 pm Add to Outlook Calendar

PLAYING WITH YOURSELF: LIVED EXPERIENCE VERSUS IMAGINATION
Carmen Aguirre, author, actor and playwright; and Stephen Drover, director, dramaturge and teacher; with Colleen Murphy, playwright and Writer in Residence
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed |Tuesday, March 28, 5-6:30 pm Add to Outlook Calendar

CHALLENGE, STRESS, TRAUMA: PATHOGENESIS AND SALUTOGENESIS - Psychological Trauma and Resilience NEW SERIES!
Peter Suedfeld, Psychology, and Green College Foundation Fellow
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Wednesday, March 29, 5-6:30 pm Add to Outlook Calendar

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OVER TIME: DOING BIOCHEMISTRY WITHOUT A LICENCE - Disciplines Through Time: The Creation, Maintenance and Breakdown of Knowledge Boundaries
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Thursday, March 30, 5-6:60 pm Add to Outlook Calendar

Social Media Strategy for Policy (Sciences)
See the full schedule for the Policy Communications Workshops Series.
Hybrid | Thursday, Mar 23 | 4 - 5:30 pm

Understanding How to File Your Taxes with UBC TACS Clinic
Online | Wednesday, Mar 22 | 12 - 1 pm

Map production with QGIS
In person | Tuesday, Mar 21 | 10 am - 12 pm

Introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)
Online | Wednesday, Mar 22 | 2 - 4 pm

WhereWeStand: multimedia storytelling collaboration
May to Aug 2023 | Participants receive $500 honorarium
Must identify as an Indigenous person living on Turtle Island, or a newcomer to Canada. Apply by Mar 22

EnviroCon 2023
EnviroCon is an annual interdisciplinary conference organized by the Centre for Environment and Sustainability. We welcome students from all departments, including Science, Engineering, Social Sciences, Business, Policy, and Management.  To submit an abstract (max 300 words), please use our abstract submission form.
Hybrid delivery Conference | Friday, March 24, 2023 | Submission Deadline: Extended to March 2, 2023 @ 11:59 pm EST

EnviroCon 2023: Intercultural Dialogue on Environment & Sustainability
EnviroCon is an annual interdisciplinary conference organized by the Centre for Environment and Sustainability. To submit an abstract (max 300 words), please use our abstract submission form.
Friday March 24, 2023 | Hybrid delivery Conference

IGF 5th Year Award
Indigenous PhD students in their 4th year are now able to apply for 5th year funding through the IGF 5th Award. For questions, please contact Bree Wilson at bree.wilson@ubc.ca
Application deadline: Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 4:00 pm PT

IGF Research & Travel Award
Funding in support of research and travel expenses for Indigenous graduate students has been made available through the IGF Research & Travel Award to current holders of the Indigenous Graduate Fellowship. For questions, please contact Bree Wilson at bree.wilson@ubc.ca
Application deadline: Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 4:00 pm PT

National Student Paper Competition is now open for submissions!
Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit research papers proposing actionable, evidence-based solutions to current financial challenges facing consumers. Submit your paper here
Deadline - April 30, 2023

CIREQ Interdisciplinary PhD Student Symposium on Climate Change
The symposium will take place on June 1st - 2nd, 2023, in hybrid format: online via Zoom and in person at 4th Space - Concordia University in Montréal. The event will showcase PhD students’ presentations embedded in thematic discussions along with a scientific communication workshop and panel discussions with scholars and workplace experts. The attendance is free and open to everyone.
Submission deadline - April 17th, 2023 | at 23:59

Call for Exhibitors - BakuEduCa Expo 2023 - International Education & Career Exhibition
Early Bird Application Deadline: 1 June, 2023 and Final Application Deadline: 10 August, 2023
Venue: Baku, Azerbaijan | Dates: 20 - 21 September, 2023 (Arr. 19 September & Dep. 22 September)

BaselEduCa Expo 2023 - 4th International Education & Career Exhibition
Venue: Markthalle Basel, Switzerland |18 - 19 April, 2023 (09:00 - 18:00) | Application Deadline: 24 March, 2023

Summer session Deferrals
The online deferral application will be open from March 1st to April 30th for Graduate students employed as Teaching or Research Assistants.  The deferral is intended for students that do not have funds available to pay their tuition fees by the due date and are relying on their stipend to make payment.
UBC Vancouver | UBC Okanagan

(NEW) EnviroCon 2023
EnviroCon is an annual interdisciplinary conference organized by the Centre for Environment and Sustainability. To submit an abstract (max 300 words), please use our  abstract submission form.  Submission Deadline: February 23, 2023 @ 11:59 pm EST, successful applicants will be notified by March 6, 2023
Hybrid delivery Conference | Friday, Mar 24

(New) Public Humanities Seed Grants
These funds “seed” small projects by providing an initial investment to help incubate ideas and collaborations. Apply by Apr 3

BIG 23 Research Day
Annual tradition of the Bioinformatics, Interdisciplinary Oncology and Genome Science + Technology graduate programs at UBC & SFU. Early bird registration ends Feb 5. Abstract submission deadline is Feb 28.In person | Mar 28 | 9:00 AM to 5:30 pm

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

Grad Update

Identity Matters: Connecting Power, Privilege and Bias to Anti-Racism Work
For instructors | Asynchronous content must be completed prior to session
Online | Tuesday, Mar 28 | 1 - 3 pm

Introduction to Podcasting
Online | Tuesday, Mar 28 | 10 - 11:30 am

Research Article Conclusions: Wrapping Up and Looking Forward
Online and in person | Wednesday, Mar 29 | 10 - 11:30 am

Loops and conditional statements in R
Online | Wednesday, Mar 29 | 1 - 2 pm

Introduction to the Unix Shell
Online | Thursday, Mar 30 | 12 - 2 pm

Breaking Patterns of Procrastination
Online | Tuesday, Mar 28 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Copyright for your Thesis: How to use images and other material
Online | Thursday, Mar 30 | 11 am - 12:30 pm

Public Scholars Initiative Info Session
Applications now open for UBC's Public Scholars Initiative, a groundbreaking, award-winning scholarship program going to its ninth year. Public Scholars enjoy (1) continuous academic support, in particular with alternative dissertation ideas; (2) up to $20,000 financial support over 2 years and; (3) numerous professional development and networking opportunities.
Online Info Session | Tuesday, Mar 28 | 12 - 1 pm | Register

Bookable Project Rooms
In Koerner Library | For 2 or more grad students | Each Project Room includes whiteboards, touchscreen control and requires a UBC card for access

Academic CV
Online | Wednesday, Mar 22 | 12 - 1 pm

Navigating an Effective Relationship with your Supervisor
Online | Thursday, Mar 23 | 1:30 - 3:30 pm

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them. Visit the new resource hub to learn more about Workday Student, understand the most relevant change impacts, and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Academic

The Geneva Challenge 2023: The Challenges of Loneliness
For teams of 3-5 masters students | up to 25'000 CHF in monetary prizes
Apply by April 23 (Submission due July 14)

Using Mendeley for Citation Management
Online | Monday, Mar 27 | 4:30 - 6 pm

Public Humanities Seed Grants
Up to $2500 | to support new creative, collaborative, and experimental public humanities projects in the Faculties of Arts, Education, and Allard School of Law
Apply by April 3

Call for Papers: Resilience & the Law in Times of Crisis
24th Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference | May 4-5 Submissions due Feb 28

Public Humanities Seed Grants
These funds “seed” small projects by providing an initial investment to help incubate ideas and collaborations. Apply by Apr 3

BIG 23 Research Day
Annual tradition of the Bioinformatics, Interdisciplinary Oncology and Genome Science + Technology graduate programs at UBC & SFU. Early bird registration ends Feb 5. Abstract submission deadline is Feb 28.
In person | Mar 28 | 9:00 AM to 5:30 pm

Check the UBC Calendar for upcoming deadlines.

Career

Summer Work Learn Applications Open, Apply by Mar 26
There are many opportunities for graduate students, including with:
The UBC Learning Exchange | 4 positions
The Graduate Student Society | 8 positions
Visit the work learn page for more information and to explore all opportunities.

Employer Info Session: Cascadia Parnters
Data Science, Engineering & Computer Science, Master & PhD | limited to 15
In person | Tuesday, Mar 28 | 5 - 6:30 pm

Employer on Campus: Rivian
In person | Wednesday, Mar 22 | 5:30 - 6:30

Research Intern - Microsoft
The applicants must be currently enrolled in an PhD program in CS, EE, biology, biomedical informatics, or a related STEM field or similar level programs in ethics, law, or policy-related fields.
12-week paid internship Learn more

Employer on Campus Info Sessions

4th Basel Education & Career Expo
April 18-19, 2023

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, March 13, 2023

*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

Research Article Introductions: Mind the Gap
Hybrid | Wednesday, Mar 22 | 10 - 11:30 am

Social Media Strategy for Policy (Sciences)
See the full schedule for the Policy Communications Workshops Series.
Hybrid | Thursday, Mar 23 | 4 - 5:30 pm

Understanding How to File Your Taxes with UBC TACS Clinic
Online | Wednesday, Mar 22 | 12 - 1 pm

Map production with QGIS
In person | Tuesday, Mar 21 | 10 am - 12 pm

Introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)
Online | Wednesday, Mar 22 | 2 - 4 pm

Creating Digital Exhibits: A Survey of Tools
Online | Tuesday, Mar 14 | 10 am - 12 pm

Designing Web Maps with Mapbox
In person | Tuesday, Mar 14 | 10 am - 12:00 pm

Data manipulation with dplyr
Online | Wednesday, Mar 15 | 1 - 2 pm

Machine Learning: Finding pre-trained models for transfer learning
In person | Friday, Mar 17 | 1 - 2:30 pm

WhereWeStand: multimedia storytelling collaboration
May to Aug 2023 | Participants receive $500 honorarium
Must identify as an Indigenous person living on Turtle Island, or a newcomer to Canada. Apply by Mar 22

LITERATURE AND THE DISCIPLINES: A SPACE OF VIEW
Mark Vessey, Principal, Green College; English Language and Literatures
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Wednesday, March 15, 5-6:30 pm with reception to follow

EnviroCon 2023
EnviroCon is an annual interdisciplinary conference organized by the Centre for Environment and Sustainability. We welcome students from all departments, including Science, Engineering, Social Sciences, Business, Policy, and Management.  To submit an abstract (max 300 words), please use our abstract submission form.
Hybrid delivery Conference | Friday, March 24, 2023 | Submission Deadline: Extended to March 2, 2023 @ 11:59 pm EST

Indigenous Graduate Initiatives Showcase
Indigenous Graduate Initiatives Showcase is a pre-symposium event to the 20th Annual Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium. If you would like to register and set up an interactive information table, or have questions on how you can participate, please email Tarene Thomas (tarene.thomas@ubc.ca) by March 10, 2023 at 4pm
First Nations House of Learning Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall (UBC Vancouver) | Friday, Mar 17 | 9 am - 12 pm

EnviroCon 2023: Intercultural Dialogue on Environment & Sustainability
EnviroCon is an annual interdisciplinary conference organized by the Centre for Environment and Sustainability. To submit an abstract (max 300 words), please use our abstract submission form.
Friday March 24, 2023 | Hybrid delivery Conference

IGF 5th Year Award
Indigenous PhD students in their 4th year are now able to apply for 5th year funding through the IGF 5th Award. For questions, please contact Bree Wilson at bree.wilson@ubc.ca
Application deadline: Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 4:00 pm PT

IGF Research & Travel Award
Funding in support of research and travel expenses for Indigenous graduate students has been made available through the IGF Research & Travel Award to current holders of the Indigenous Graduate Fellowship. For questions, please contact Bree Wilson at bree.wilson@ubc.ca
Application deadline: Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 4:00 pm PT

National Student Paper Competition is now open for submissions!
Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit research papers proposing actionable, evidence-based solutions to current financial challenges facing consumers. Submit your paper here
Deadline - April 30, 2023

CIREQ Interdisciplinary PhD Student Symposium on Climate Change
The symposium will take place on June 1st - 2nd, 2023, in hybrid format: online via Zoom and in person at 4th Space - Concordia University in Montréal. The event will showcase PhD students’ presentations embedded in thematic discussions along with a scientific communication workshop and panel discussions with scholars and workplace experts. The attendance is free and open to everyone.
Submission deadline - April 17th, 2023 | at 23:59

Call for Exhibitors - BakuEduCa Expo 2023 - International Education & Career Exhibition
Early Bird Application Deadline: 1 June, 2023 and Final Application Deadline: 10 August, 2023
Venue: Baku, Azerbaijan | Dates: 20 - 21 September, 2023 (Arr. 19 September & Dep. 22 September)

BaselEduCa Expo 2023 - 4th International Education & Career Exhibition
Venue: Markthalle Basel, Switzerland |18 - 19 April, 2023 (09:00 - 18:00) | Application Deadline: 24 March, 2023

Summer session Deferrals
The online deferral application will be open from March 1st to April 30th for Graduate students employed as Teaching or Research Assistants.  The deferral is intended for students that do not have funds available to pay their tuition fees by the due date and are relying on their stipend to make payment.
UBC Vancouver | UBC Okanagan

(NEW) EnviroCon 2023
EnviroCon is an annual interdisciplinary conference organized by the Centre for Environment and Sustainability. To submit an abstract (max 300 words), please use our  abstract submission form.  Submission Deadline: February 23, 2023 @ 11:59 pm EST, successful applicants will be notified by March 6, 2023
Hybrid delivery Conference | Friday, Mar 24

(New) Public Humanities Seed Grants
These funds “seed” small projects by providing an initial investment to help incubate ideas and collaborations. Apply by Apr 3

BIG 23 Research Day
Annual tradition of the Bioinformatics, Interdisciplinary Oncology and Genome Science + Technology graduate programs at UBC & SFU. Early bird registration ends Feb 5. Abstract submission deadline is Feb 28.In person | Mar 28 | 9:00 AM to 5:30 pm

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

20th Annual Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium: Honouring Research, Honouring Community
In person and online | Mar 17 - 18

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

Grad Update

Academic CV
Online | Wednesday, Mar 22 | 12 - 1 pm

Navigating an Effective Relationship with your Supervisor
Online | Thursday, Mar 23 | 1:30 - 3:30 pm

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them. Visit the new resource hub to learn more about Workday Student, understand the most relevant change impacts, and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Science Slam Spring Break YVR
In person, hosted by Science Slam Canada | Thursday, Mar 16 | 7 - 9:30 pm Apply by Feb 28

Academic

20th Annual Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium
In person | Friday & Saturday, Mar 17 & 18
Includes the Indigenous Graduate Initiatives Showcase | Mar 17 | 9 am - 12 pm

Public Humanities Seed Grants
Up to $2500 | to support new creative, collaborative, and experimental public humanities projects in the Faculties of Arts, Education, and Allard School of Law
Apply by April 3

Citation Practices in Academic and Professional Writing
In person and Online | Wednesday, Mar 15 | 10 - 11:30 am

Literature Reviews: Searching and Keeping Track
Online | Wednesday, Mar 15 | 12 - 1 pm

Tools, Screening Criteria, and Appraisal
Systematic and Scoping Review Workshop Series
Online | Thursday, Mar 16 | 12 - 1:45 pm

Call for Papers: Resilience & the Law in Times of Crisis
24th Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference | May 4-5 Submissions due Feb 28

Public Humanities Seed Grants
These funds “seed” small projects by providing an initial investment to help incubate ideas and collaborations. Apply by Apr 3

BIG 23 Research Day
Annual tradition of the Bioinformatics, Interdisciplinary Oncology and Genome Science + Technology graduate programs at UBC & SFU. Early bird registration ends Feb 5. Abstract submission deadline is Feb 28.
In person | Mar 28 | 9:00 AM to 5:30 pm

Check the UBC Calendar for upcoming deadlines.

Career

Employer on Campus: Rivian
In person | Wednesday, Mar 22 | 5:30 - 6:30

Launch Your Career in Canada
In person and Online | until Fri, Mar 17 | Click here to access recordings of past sessions and learn about upcoming events, including:

  • My Career Story: Getting Practical Experience That “Counts” in Canada | In person (with UBC alumni, 3 who have masters degrees) | Wednesday, Mar 15 | 6 - 8 pm
  • Using labour market information in career decision making | Online | Thursday, Mar 16 | 10 - 11 am

Research Intern - Microsoft
The applicants must be currently enrolled in an PhD program in CS, EE, biology, biomedical informatics, or a related STEM field or similar level programs in ethics, law, or policy-related fields.
12-week paid internship Learn more

Employer on Campus Info Sessions

Launch Your Career in Canada
In person and Online | Mon, Mar 6 to Fri, Mar 17 | various dates, times, and topics

4th Basel Education & Career Expo
April 18-19, 2023

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, March 06, 2023

*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

Diving Deeper with Esri StoryMaps
In person | Monday, Mar 13 | 10 am - 12 pm

Creating Digital Exhibits: A Survey of Tools
Online | Tuesday, Mar 14 | 10 am - 12 pm

Designing Web Maps with Mapbox
In person | Tuesday, Mar 14 | 10 am - 12:00 pm

Data manipulation with dplyr
Online | Wednesday, Mar 15 | 1 - 2 pm

Machine Learning: Finding pre-trained models for transfer learning
In person | Friday, Mar 17 | 1 - 2:30 pm

Indigenous Knowledges and Open Education
Online | Monday, Mar 13 | 11 am - 12 pm

WhereWeStand: multimedia storytelling collaboration
May to Aug 2023 | Participants receive $500 honorarium
Must identify as an Indigenous person living on Turtle Island, or a newcomer to Canada. Apply by Mar 22

SDG Week Canada
SDG Week Canada is a national collaboration featuring workshops, panels, and other interactive programming to increase awareness of and engagement with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on university and college campuses.
Online and In person |  Mar 6-10

EnviroCon 2023
EnviroCon is an annual interdisciplinary conference organized by the Centre for Environment and Sustainability. We welcome students from all departments, including Science, Engineering, Social Sciences, Business, Policy, and Management.  To submit an abstract (max 300 words), please use our abstract submission form.
Hybrid delivery Conference | Friday, March 24, 2023 | Submission Deadline: Extended to March 2, 2023 @ 11:59 pm EST

Indigenous Graduate Initiatives Showcase
Indigenous Graduate Initiatives Showcase is a pre-symposium event to the 20th Annual Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium. If you would like to register and set up an interactive information table, or have questions on how you can participate, please email Tarene Thomas (tarene.thomas@ubc.ca) by March 10, 2023 at 4pm
First Nations House of Learning Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall (UBC Vancouver) | Friday, Mar 17 | 9 am - 12 pm

EnviroCon 2023: Intercultural Dialogue on Environment & Sustainability
EnviroCon is an annual interdisciplinary conference organized by the Centre for Environment and Sustainability. To submit an abstract (max 300 words), please use our abstract submission form.
Friday March 24, 2023 | Hybrid delivery Conference

IGF 5th Year Award
Indigenous PhD students in their 4th year are now able to apply for 5th year funding through the IGF 5th Award. For questions, please contact Bree Wilson at bree.wilson@ubc.ca
Application deadline: Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 4:00 pm PT

IGF Research & Travel Award
Funding in support of research and travel expenses for Indigenous graduate students has been made available through the IGF Research & Travel Award to current holders of the Indigenous Graduate Fellowship. For questions, please contact Bree Wilson at bree.wilson@ubc.ca
Application deadline: Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 4:00 pm PT

National Student Paper Competition is now open for submissions!
Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit research papers proposing actionable, evidence-based solutions to current financial challenges facing consumers. Submit your paper here
Deadline - April 30, 2023

CIREQ Interdisciplinary PhD Student Symposium on Climate Change
The symposium will take place on June 1st - 2nd, 2023, in hybrid format: online via Zoom and in person at 4th Space - Concordia University in Montréal. The event will showcase PhD students’ presentations embedded in thematic discussions along with a scientific communication workshop and panel discussions with scholars and workplace experts. The attendance is free and open to everyone.
Submission deadline - April 17th, 2023 | at 23:59

Call for Exhibitors - BakuEduCa Expo 2023 - International Education & Career Exhibition
Early Bird Application Deadline: 1 June, 2023 and Final Application Deadline: 10 August, 2023
Venue: Baku, Azerbaijan | Dates: 20 - 21 September, 2023 (Arr. 19 September & Dep. 22 September)

BaselEduCa Expo 2023 - 4th International Education & Career Exhibition
Venue: Markthalle Basel, Switzerland |18 - 19 April, 2023 (09:00 - 18:00) | Application Deadline: 24 March, 2023

Summer session Deferrals
The online deferral application will be open from March 1st to April 30th for Graduate students employed as Teaching or Research Assistants.  The deferral is intended for students that do not have funds available to pay their tuition fees by the due date and are relying on their stipend to make payment.
UBC Vancouver | UBC Okanagan

(NEW) EnviroCon 2023
EnviroCon is an annual interdisciplinary conference organized by the Centre for Environment and Sustainability. To submit an abstract (max 300 words), please use our  abstract submission form.  Submission Deadline: February 23, 2023 @ 11:59 pm EST, successful applicants will be notified by March 6, 2023
Hybrid delivery Conference | Friday, Mar 24

3MT Open Heats and Presentation Feedback Sessions
Listen.Learn.Participate | Present your research, win prizes
Personal presentation feedback session | begin Tuesday, Feb 21 Register
Open Heats (for students in all disciplines) | Hybrid | Tuesday, Mar 7, 10 am - 12 pm or Thursday, Mar 9, 3 - 5 pm Register

(New) Public Humanities Seed Grants
These funds “seed” small projects by providing an initial investment to help incubate ideas and collaborations. Apply by Apr 3

BIG 23 Research Day
Annual tradition of the Bioinformatics, Interdisciplinary Oncology and Genome Science + Technology graduate programs at UBC & SFU. Early bird registration ends Feb 5. Abstract submission deadline is Feb 28.In person | Mar 28 | 9:00 AM to 5:30 pm

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Graduate Students in Teaching Conference 2023
Proposals featuring teaching and learning: best practices, new resources, innovative approaches, discussion of critical issues, and presentation of SoTL/TAR research projects are welcomed. Submit your proposal by Mar 3
Online | Tuesday, May 9 & Wednesday, May 10

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

20th Annual Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium: Honouring Research, Honouring Community
In person and online | Mar 17 - 18

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

Grad Update

Doctoral Defence: Doctoral Examination and Defence Procedures
Online | Tuesday, Mar 7 | 2 - 3:15 pm

The Practice of Realignment, or, Getting Unstuck
Staying on Track in Grad School Series
Online | Wednesday, Mar 8 | 12 - 1:30 pm

Careers in Teaching and Education (Panel)
An SFU/UBC collaborative event for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
Online | Wednesday, Mar 8 | 4 - 5:30 pm

Submitting Your Thesis
Online | Thursday, Mar 9 | 10 - 11 am

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them. Visit the new resource hub to learn more about Workday Student, understand the most relevant change impacts, and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Graduate Students in Teaching Conference 2023
Online | Tuesday, May 9 & Wednesday, May 10 | Proposals featuring teaching and learning: best practices, new resources, innovative approaches, discussion of critical issues, and presentation of SoTL/TAR research projects are welcomed. Submit your proposal by March 3rd

Science Slam Spring Break YVR
In person, hosted by Science Slam Canada | Thursday, Mar 16 | 7 - 9:30 pm Apply by Feb 28

Academic

Public Humanities Seed Grants
Up to $2500 | to support new creative, collaborative, and experimental public humanities projects in the Faculties of Arts, Education, and Allard School of Law
Apply by April 3

Citation Practices in Academic and Professional Writing
In person and Online | Wednesday, Mar 15 | 10 - 11:30 am

Literature Reviews: Searching and Keeping Track
Online | Wednesday, Mar 15 | 12 - 1 pm

Tools, Screening Criteria, and Appraisal
Systematic and Scoping Review Workshop Series
Online | Thursday, Mar 16 | 12 - 1:45 pm

Call for Papers: Resilience & the Law in Times of Crisis
24th Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference | May 4-5 Submissions due Feb 28

Public Humanities Seed Grants
These funds “seed” small projects by providing an initial investment to help incubate ideas and collaborations. Apply by Apr 3

BIG 23 Research Day
Annual tradition of the Bioinformatics, Interdisciplinary Oncology and Genome Science + Technology graduate programs at UBC & SFU. Early bird registration ends Feb 5. Abstract submission deadline is Feb 28.
In person | Mar 28 | 9:00 AM to 5:30 pm

Check the UBC Calendar for upcoming deadlines.

Career

Launch Your Career in Canada
In person and Online | until Fri, Mar 17 | Click here to access recordings of past sessions and learn about upcoming events, including:

  • My Career Story: Getting Practical Experience That “Counts” in Canada | In person (with UBC alumni, 3 who have masters degrees) | Wednesday, Mar 15 | 6 - 8 pm
  • Using labour market information in career decision making | Online | Thursday, Mar 16 | 10 - 11 am

Research Intern - Microsoft
The applicants must be currently enrolled in an PhD program in CS, EE, biology, biomedical informatics, or a related STEM field or similar level programs in ethics, law, or policy-related fields.
12-week paid internship Learn more

Employer on Campus Info Sessions

Launch Your Career in Canada
In person and Online | Mon, Mar 6 to Fri, Mar 17 | various dates, times, and topics

4th Basel Education & Career Expo
April 18-19, 2023

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, February 27, 2023

*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

ISGP Student Seminar Series
This series is intended to showcase the current interdisciplinary research projects of ISGP and non-ISGP students alike at UBC.
Friday, Mar 03 | RSVP.

IRES Faculty Seminar with Sara Barron
Beaty Museum Theatre (2212 Main Mall) | Thursday, Mar 02 | 12:30pm - 1:20pm

SDG Week Canada
SDG Week Canada is a national collaboration featuring workshops, panels, and other interactive programming to increase awareness of and engagement with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on university and college campuses.
Online and In person |  Mar 6-10

EnviroCon 2023
EnviroCon is an annual interdisciplinary conference organized by the Centre for Environment and Sustainability. We welcome students from all departments, including Science, Engineering, Social Sciences, Business, Policy, and Management.  To submit an abstract (max 300 words), please use our abstract submission form.
Hybrid delivery Conference | Friday, March 24, 2023 | Submission Deadline: Extended to March 2, 2023 @ 11:59 pm EST

Security Competition and Our Digital Future
The Konwakai Chair in Japanese Research, in partnership with the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, is organizing a series of panel events on the theme of digital transformations, titled: “Global Conversations About Digital Disruptions”.
Tuesday, 28 February | 5:00 - 6:15 pm PST

Indigenous Graduate Initiatives Showcase
Indigenous Graduate Initiatives Showcase is a pre-symposium event to the 20th Annual Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium. If you would like to register and set up an interactive information table, or have questions on how you can participate, please email Tarene Thomas (tarene.thomas@ubc.ca) by March 10, 2023 at 4pm
First Nations House of Learning Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall (UBC Vancouver) | Friday, Mar 17 | 9 am - 12 pm

Advanced statistical modeling: Introduction to Machine learning
Online | Thursday, Mar 2 | 10 am - 12 pm

Security Competition and Our Digital Future
The Konwakai Chair in Japanese Research, in partnership with the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, is organizing a series of panel events on the theme of digital transformations, titled: “Global Conversations About Digital Disruptions”.
Tuesday, Feb 28 | 5:00 - 6:15 PM PST

EnviroCon 2023: Intercultural Dialogue on Environment & Sustainability
EnviroCon is an annual interdisciplinary conference organized by the Centre for Environment and Sustainability. To submit an abstract (max 300 words), please use our abstract submission form.
Friday March 24, 2023 | Hybrid delivery Conference

IGF 5th Year Award
Indigenous PhD students in their 4th year are now able to apply for 5th year funding through the IGF 5th Award. For questions, please contact Bree Wilson at bree.wilson@ubc.ca
Application deadline: Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 4:00 pm PT

IGF Research & Travel Award
Funding in support of research and travel expenses for Indigenous graduate students has been made available through the IGF Research & Travel Award to current holders of the Indigenous Graduate Fellowship. For questions, please contact Bree Wilson at bree.wilson@ubc.ca
Application deadline: Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 4:00 pm PT

National Student Paper Competition is now open for submissions!
Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit research papers proposing actionable, evidence-based solutions to current financial challenges facing consumers. Submit your paper here
Deadline - April 30, 2023

CIREQ Interdisciplinary PhD Student Symposium on Climate Change
The symposium will take place on June 1st - 2nd, 2023, in hybrid format: online via Zoom and in person at 4th Space - Concordia University in Montréal. The event will showcase PhD students’ presentations embedded in thematic discussions along with a scientific communication workshop and panel discussions with scholars and workplace experts. The attendance is free and open to everyone.
Submission deadline - April 17th, 2023 | at 23:59

A MONUMENT OF UNAGEING INTELLECT: HAGIA SOPHIA AND THE POLITICS OF PRESERVATION
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed |Tuesday, February 28 | 5-6:30 pm
Add to Outlook Calendar

CREATING A CRITICAL CANADIAN STUDIES: DIALOGUE-BASED CONSTELLATIONS OF CARE (First of three events, followed by lectures on Wednesday, March 22  and Wednesday, April 26).
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed |Tuesday, February 28 |7:30-9 pm
Add to Outlook Calendar

CURATION AS PLACE-BASED PRACTICE - Growing Reparative Justice in Vancouver
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Wednesday, March 1|  5-6:30 pm
 Add to Outlook Calendar

Cancers of the Imagination: Writer in Residence at Green College NEW SERIES!
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed |Thursday, March 2 |5-6:30 pm
Add to Outlook Calendar

Call for Exhibitors - BakuEduCa Expo 2023 - International Education & Career Exhibition
Early Bird Application Deadline: 1 June, 2023 and Final Application Deadline: 10 August, 2023
Venue: Baku, Azerbaijan | Dates: 20 - 21 September, 2023 (Arr. 19 September & Dep. 22 September)

BaselEduCa Expo 2023 - 4th International Education & Career Exhibition
Venue: Markthalle Basel, Switzerland |18 - 19 April, 2023 (09:00 - 18:00) | Application Deadline: 24 March, 2023

Summer session Deferrals
The online deferral application will be open from March 1st to April 30th for Graduate students employed as Teaching or Research Assistants.  The deferral is intended for students that do not have funds available to pay their tuition fees by the due date and are relying on their stipend to make payment.
UBC Vancouver | UBC Okanagan

Graduate Students in Teaching Conference 2023
Online | Tuesday, May 9 & Wednesday, May 10 | Proposals featuring teaching and learning: best practices, new resources, innovative approaches, discussion of critical issues, and presentation of SoTL/TAR research projects are welcomed. Submit your proposal by Mar 3

14 Day Writing Challenge
National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity program | free with UBC's subscription
Online | Feb 20 - Mar 5 | commit to writing for 30 mins every weekday

(NEW) EnviroCon 2023
EnviroCon is an annual interdisciplinary conference organized by the Centre for Environment and Sustainability. To submit an abstract (max 300 words), please use our  abstract submission form.  Submission Deadline: February 23, 2023 @ 11:59 pm EST, successful applicants will be notified by March 6, 2023
Hybrid delivery Conference | Friday, Mar 24

3MT Open Heats and Presentation Feedback Sessions
Listen.Learn.Participate | Present your research, win prizes
Personal presentation feedback session | begin Tuesday, Feb 21 Register
Open Heats (for students in all disciplines) | Hybrid | Tuesday, Mar 7, 10 am - 12 pm or Thursday, Mar 9, 3 - 5 pm Register

(New) Public Humanities Seed Grants
These funds “seed” small projects by providing an initial investment to help incubate ideas and collaborations. Apply by Apr 3

BIG 23 Research Day
Annual tradition of the Bioinformatics, Interdisciplinary Oncology and Genome Science + Technology graduate programs at UBC & SFU. Early bird registration ends Feb 5. Abstract submission deadline is Feb 28.In person | Mar 28 | 9:00 AM to 5:30 pm

Getting Through Grad School with Grace & Grit
New this term, 3 session types: Coffee Break, Staying on Track, and Skills & Strategies
Online support group | Tuesdays Jan 24 - Mar 7 | 3 - 4:15 pm

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Graduate Students in Teaching Conference 2023
Proposals featuring teaching and learning: best practices, new resources, innovative approaches, discussion of critical issues, and presentation of SoTL/TAR research projects are welcomed. Submit your proposal by Mar 3
Online | Tuesday, May 9 & Wednesday, May 10

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

20th Annual Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium: Honouring Research, Honouring Community
In person and online | Mar 17 - 18

Getting Through Grad School with Grace & Grit
Online support group | Tuesdays Jan 24 - Mar 7 | 3 - 4:15 pm
New this term, 3 session types: Coffee Break, Staying on Track, and Skills & Strategies.

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

Grad Update

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them. Visit the new resource hub to learn more about Workday Student, understand the most relevant change impacts, and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Graduate Students in Teaching Conference 2023
Online | Tuesday, May 9 & Wednesday, May 10 | Proposals featuring teaching and learning: best practices, new resources, innovative approaches, discussion of critical issues, and presentation of SoTL/TAR research projects are welcomed. Submit your proposal by March 3rd

Data Bites - File Naming best practices
In person | Tuesday, Feb 28 | 12 - 12:30 pm

Introduction to R and RStudio (beginner)
Online | Wednesday, Mar 1 | 1 - 2 pm

Setting Up a Development Environment
Online | Thursday, Mar 2 | 12 - 2 pm

Lay Summaries: Going Public With Your Research
In person or Online | Wednesday, Mar 1 | 10 - 11:30 am

Science Slam Spring Break YVR
In person, hosted by Science Slam Canada | Thursday, Mar 16 | 7 - 9:30 pm Apply by Feb 28

Academic

Using Zotero for citation management
Online | Monday, Feb 27 | 4:30 - 6 pm

An Introduction to AI and Copyright in Canada
Online | Tuesday, Feb 28 | 11 am - 12 pm

Drug Decriminalization 2.5: Panel Discussion of BC's Drug Enforcement Exception
Hosted by Canadian Students For Sensible Drug Policy Vancouver and UBC Law Students for Decriminalization
Online | Tuesday, Feb 28 | 7 - 8:30 pm

Literature Reviews: Searching and Keeping Track
Online | Wednesday, Mar 1 | 12 - 1 pm

Systematic and Scoping Review Workshop Series: Getting Started and Structured Searching
Online | Thursday, Mar 2 | 12 - 1:45 pm Register

Call for Papers: Resilience & the Law in Times of Crisis
24th Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference | May 4-5 Submissions due Feb 28

Public Humanities Seed Grants
These funds “seed” small projects by providing an initial investment to help incubate ideas and collaborations. Apply by Apr 3

BIG 23 Research Day
Annual tradition of the Bioinformatics, Interdisciplinary Oncology and Genome Science + Technology graduate programs at UBC & SFU. Early bird registration ends Feb 5. Abstract submission deadline is Feb 28.
In person | Mar 28 | 9:00 AM to 5:30 pm

Check the UBC Calendar for upcoming deadlines.

Career

Indigenous Strategic Initiatives (ISI) funded p/t work opportunities
Mar 6 – Jun 30 (Possibility of extension)| $32.66 CAD/hr. 10hrs per week (or more)
GAA: Elements of Indigenous Style | The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication Apply by Feb 22
Indigenous Collaborative Education, Development, Advocacy and Research (ICEDAR) project assistant Apply by Feb 28

Research Intern - Microsoft
The applicants must be currently enrolled in an PhD program in CS, EE, biology, biomedical informatics, or a related STEM field or similar level programs in ethics, law, or policy-related fields.
12-week paid internship Learn more

Employer on Campus Info Sessions
Weyerhaeuser | In person | Tuesday, Feb 28 | 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Government of Canada – Public Service Commission | In person | Wednesday, Mar 1 | 12 - 1 pm

Launch Your Career in Canada
In person and Online | Mon, Mar 6 to Fri, Mar 17 | various dates, times, and topics

4th Basel Education & Career Expo
April 18-19, 2023

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, February 20, 2023

*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

ISGP Student Seminar Series
This series is intended to showcase the current interdisciplinary research projects of ISGP and non-ISGP students alike at UBC.
Friday, Mar 03 | RSVP.

Advanced statistical modeling: Introduction to Machine learning
Online | Thursday, Mar 2 | 10 am - 12 pm

Security Competition and Our Digital Future
The Konwakai Chair in Japanese Research, in partnership with the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, is organizing a series of panel events on the theme of digital transformations, titled: “Global Conversations About Digital Disruptions”.
Tuesday, Feb 28 | 5:00 - 6:15 PM PST

EnviroCon 2023: Intercultural Dialogue on Environment & Sustainability
EnviroCon is an annual interdisciplinary conference organized by the Centre for Environment and Sustainability. To submit an abstract (max 300 words), please use our abstract submission form.
Friday March 24, 2023 | Hybrid delivery Conference

IGF 5th Year Award
Indigenous PhD students in their 4th year are now able to apply for 5th year funding through the IGF 5th Award. For questions, please contact Bree Wilson at bree.wilson@ubc.ca
Application deadline: Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 4:00 pm PT

IGF Research & Travel Award
Funding in support of research and travel expenses for Indigenous graduate students has been made available through the IGF Research & Travel Award to current holders of the Indigenous Graduate Fellowship. For questions, please contact Bree Wilson at bree.wilson@ubc.ca
Application deadline: Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 4:00 pm PT

National Student Paper Competition is now open for submissions!
Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit research papers proposing actionable, evidence-based solutions to current financial challenges facing consumers. Submit your paper here
Deadline - April 30, 2023

CIREQ Interdisciplinary PhD Student Symposium on Climate Change
The symposium will take place on June 1st - 2nd, 2023, in hybrid format: online via Zoom and in person at 4th Space - Concordia University in Montréal. The event will showcase PhD students’ presentations embedded in thematic discussions along with a scientific communication workshop and panel discussions with scholars and workplace experts. The attendance is free and open to everyone.
Submission deadline - April 17th, 2023 | at 23:59

FOR THE RECORD(ED): Frameworks for human-centered archival practice-Green College Resident Members’ Series
Coach House, Green College, UBC | Monday, February 27 | 8-9 pm
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A MONUMENT OF UNAGEING INTELLECT: HAGIA SOPHIA AND THE POLITICS OF PRESERVATION
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed |Tuesday, February 28 | 5-6:30 pm
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CREATING A CRITICAL CANADIAN STUDIES: DIALOGUE-BASED CONSTELLATIONS OF CARE (First of three events, followed by lectures on Wednesday, March 22  and Wednesday, April 26).
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed |Tuesday, February 28 |7:30-9 pm
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CURATION AS PLACE-BASED PRACTICE - Growing Reparative Justice in Vancouver
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Wednesday, March 1|  5-6:30 pm
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Cancers of the Imagination: Writer in Residence at Green College NEW SERIES!
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed |Thursday, March 2 |5-6:30 pm
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Call for Exhibitors - BakuEduCa Expo 2023 - International Education & Career Exhibition
Early Bird Application Deadline: 1 June, 2023 and Final Application Deadline: 10 August, 2023
Venue: Baku, Azerbaijan | Dates: 20 - 21 September, 2023 (Arr. 19 September & Dep. 22 September)

BaselEduCa Expo 2023 - 4th International Education & Career Exhibition
Venue: Markthalle Basel, Switzerland |18 - 19 April, 2023 (09:00 - 18:00) | Application Deadline: 24 March, 2023

Designing & Evaluating Search Queries in Scopus for Complex Reviews
In person | Thursday, Feb 23 | 12 - 2 pm

Version control of scientific datasets with DataLad
Online | Friday, Feb 24 | 1 - 2:30 pm

Canada Revenue Tax Webinars
Online | Tuesday, Feb 21 | 10 - 11 am or Wednesday, Feb 22 | 10 - 11:30 am

Fraud Awareness for International Students
Hosted by the RCMP, featuring speakers from the Canadian Border Services Agency and Bank of Canada
Online | Thursday, Feb 23 | 10 am - 12 pm

Summer session Deferrals
The online deferral application will be open from March 1st to April 30th for Graduate students employed as Teaching or Research Assistants.  The deferral is intended for students that do not have funds available to pay their tuition fees by the due date and are relying on their stipend to make payment.
UBC Vancouver | UBC Okanagan

Graduate Students in Teaching Conference 2023
Online | Tuesday, May 9 & Wednesday, May 10 | Proposals featuring teaching and learning: best practices, new resources, innovative approaches, discussion of critical issues, and presentation of SoTL/TAR research projects are welcomed. Submit your proposal by Mar 3

14 Day Writing Challenge
National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity program | free with UBC's subscription
Online | Feb 20 - Mar 5 | commit to writing for 30 mins every weekday

(NEW) EnviroCon 2023
EnviroCon is an annual interdisciplinary conference organized by the Centre for Environment and Sustainability. To submit an abstract (max 300 words), please use our  abstract submission form.  Submission Deadline: February 23, 2023 @ 11:59 pm EST, successful applicants will be notified by March 6, 2023
Hybrid delivery Conference | Friday, Mar 24

3MT Open Heats and Presentation Feedback Sessions
Listen.Learn.Participate | Present your research, win prizes
Personal presentation feedback session | begin Tuesday, Feb 21 Register
Open Heats (for students in all disciplines) | Hybrid | Tuesday, Mar 7, 10 am - 12 pm or Thursday, Mar 9, 3 - 5 pm Register

(New) Public Humanities Seed Grants
These funds “seed” small projects by providing an initial investment to help incubate ideas and collaborations. Apply by Apr 3

BIG 23 Research Day
Annual tradition of the Bioinformatics, Interdisciplinary Oncology and Genome Science + Technology graduate programs at UBC & SFU. Early bird registration ends Feb 5. Abstract submission deadline is Feb 28.In person | Mar 28 | 9:00 AM to 5:30 pm

Getting Through Grad School with Grace & Grit
New this term, 3 session types: Coffee Break, Staying on Track, and Skills & Strategies
Online support group | Tuesdays Jan 24 - Mar 7 | 3 - 4:15 pm

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Graduate Students in Teaching Conference 2023
Proposals featuring teaching and learning: best practices, new resources, innovative approaches, discussion of critical issues, and presentation of SoTL/TAR research projects are welcomed. Submit your proposal by Mar 3
Online | Tuesday, May 9 & Wednesday, May 10

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

20th Annual Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium: Honouring Research, Honouring Community
In person and online | Mar 17 - 18

Getting Through Grad School with Grace & Grit
Online support group | Tuesdays Jan 24 - Mar 7 | 3 - 4:15 pm
New this term, 3 session types: Coffee Break, Staying on Track, and Skills & Strategies.

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

Grad Update

Using Zotero for citation management
Online | Monday, Feb 27 | 4:30 - 6 pm

An Introduction to AI and Copyright in Canada
Online | Tuesday, Feb 28 | 11 am - 12 pm

Drug Decriminalization 2.5: Panel Discussion of BC's Drug Enforcement Exception
Hosted by Canadian Students For Sensible Drug Policy Vancouver and UBC Law Students for Decriminalization
Online | Tuesday, Feb 28 | 7 - 8:30 pm

Literature Reviews: Searching and Keeping Track
Online | Wednesday, Mar 1 | 12 - 1 pm

Systematic and Scoping Review Workshop Series: Getting Started and Structured Searching
Online | Thursday, Mar 2 | 12 - 1:45 pm

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them. Visit the new resource hub to learn more about Workday Student, understand the most relevant change impacts, and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Graduate Students in Teaching Conference 2023
Online | Tuesday, May 9 & Wednesday, May 10 | Proposals featuring teaching and learning: best practices, new resources, innovative approaches, discussion of critical issues, and presentation of SoTL/TAR research projects are welcomed. Submit your proposal by March 3rd

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday | Feb 22 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

Data Bites - File Naming best practices
In person | Tuesday, Feb 28 | 12 - 12:30 pm

Introduction to R and RStudio (beginner)
Online | Wednesday, Mar 1 | 1 - 2 pm

Setting Up a Development Environment
Online | Thursday, Mar 2 | 12 - 2 pm

Policy Briefs (Humanities and Social Sciences)
Hybrid | Monday, Feb 27 | 12:30 - 2 pm Register

Lay Summaries: Going Public With Your Research
In person or Online | Wednesday, Mar 1 | 10 - 11:30 am

Science Slam Spring Break YVR
In person, hosted by Science Slam Canada | Thursday, Mar 16 | 7 - 9:30 pm Apply by Feb 28

Academic

Call for Papers: Resilience & the Law in Times of Crisis
24th Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference | May 4-5 Submissions due Feb 28

Public Humanities Seed Grants
These funds “seed” small projects by providing an initial investment to help incubate ideas and collaborations. Apply by Apr 3

BIG 23 Research Day
Annual tradition of the Bioinformatics, Interdisciplinary Oncology and Genome Science + Technology graduate programs at UBC & SFU. Early bird registration ends Feb 5. Abstract submission deadline is Feb 28.
In person | Mar 28 | 9:00 AM to 5:30 pm

Check the UBC Calendar for upcoming deadlines.

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

Career

Indigenous Strategic Initiatives (ISI) funded p/t work opportunities
Mar 6 – Jun 30 (Possibility of extension)| $32.66 CAD/hr. 10hrs per week (or more)
GAA: Elements of Indigenous Style | The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication Apply by Feb 22
Indigenous Collaborative Education, Development, Advocacy and Research (ICEDAR) project assistant Apply by Feb 28

Research Intern - Microsoft
The applicants must be currently enrolled in an PhD program in CS, EE, biology, biomedical informatics, or a related STEM field or similar level programs in ethics, law, or policy-related fields.
12-week paid internship Learn more

Employer on Campus Info Sessions
LifeScience Dynamics | In person | Monday, Feb 27 | 12 - 1 pm
Weyerhaeuser | In person | Tuesday, Feb 28 | 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Government of Canada – Public Service Commission | In person | Wednesday, Mar 1 | 12 - 1 pm

Launch Your Career in Canada
In person and Online | Mon, Mar 6 to Fri, Mar 17 | various dates, times, and topics

The Accidental Career
A HirePhD event | Start a career in a non-profit organization or transition from STEM field to business development
Online | Thursday, Feb 23 | 6 - 7 pm

Consulting Careers with Lifescience Dynamics
In person | Monday, Feb 27, | 12 - 1 pm

4th Basel Education & Career Expo
April 18-19, 2023

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, February 13, 2023

*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

Introduction to Git and GitHub
Online | Wednesday, Feb 22 | 10 am - 12 pm

Designing & Evaluating Search Queries in Scopus for Complex Reviews
In person | Thursday, Feb 23 | 12 - 2 pm

Version control of scientific datasets with DataLad
Online | Friday, Feb 24 | 1 - 2:30 pm

Chops and Movie Night
Black Graduate Student Network (BGSN) Black History Month event
In person | Thursday, Feb 16 | 5 pm | GSS loft at the Nest RSVP

Canada Revenue Tax Webinars
Online | Tuesday, Feb 21 | 10 - 11 am or Wednesday, Feb 22 | 10 - 11:30 am

Fraud Awareness for International Students
Hosted by the RCMP, featuring speakers from the Canadian Border Services Agency and Bank of Canada
Online | Thursday, Feb 23 | 10 am - 12 pm

Summer session Deferrals
The online deferral application will be open from March 1st to April 30th for Graduate students employed as Teaching or Research Assistants.  The deferral is intended for students that do not have funds available to pay their tuition fees by the due date and are relying on their stipend to make payment.
UBC Vancouver | UBC Okanagan

IRES Student Seminar-
Restorative Diets: A methodological exploration comparing historical and contemporary salmon harvest rates with Erika Gavenus and Multi-dimensional urban environmental justice analysis with Shuoqi Ren
Beaty Museum Theatre (2212 Main Mall) | Thursday, Feb 16

EXPLORING THE MICROBIAL UNIVERSE - Green College Resident Members’ Series
Beth Davenport, Microbiology and Immunology
Coach House, Green College |UBC Monday, February 13 | 8-9 pm

A TASTING SAMPLER OF CANADIAN LITERARY FOODS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY-Green College Special Lecture
Shelley Boyd, English, Kwantlen Polytechnic University; and Nathalie Cooke, English, McGill University
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Tuesday, February 14 | 5-6:30 pm with reception to follow

WHOSE STORY? WHOSE VOICE? - Cancers of the Imagination: Writer in Residence at Green College NEW SERIES!
Marcus Youssef, artistic director, playwright and author, with Colleen Murphy, Writer in Residence
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed |Wednesday, February 15 | 5-6:30 pm, with reception to follow

ECONOMICS OVER TIME: ITS EXPANDING SCOPE AND GROWING AWARENESS - Disciplines Over Time: Making, Keeping and Breaking the Boundaries of Knowledge  
Mukesh Eswaran, Professor Emeritus, Economics, UBC; David Green, Professor, Economics, UBC; and Idaliya Grigoryeva, Green College Society Member and PhD Student, Economics, University of California, San Diego
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed |Thursday, February 16 | 5-6:30 pm, with reception to follow

Data Analysis: Introduction to Bayesian Statistics
Online | Tuesday, Feb 14 & Thursday, Feb 16 | 10 am - 12 pm | $110 Register

Love Data Week
Online | Co-sponsored by SFU, UBC, UNBC, and UVic | Open to everyone.

  • Steps, Tools, & Resources for Promoting Reproducibility
    Monday, Feb 13 | 2 - 3 pm Register
  • Accessing modern and historical census data
    Tuesday, Feb 14 | 10 - 11 am Register
  • Research Data Centre (RDC) Rundown
    Tuesday, Feb 14 | 12 - 1 pm Register
  • Introduction to REST APIs with OpenRefine
    Tuesday, Feb 14 | 1:30 - 3 pm Register
  • Exploring BC's Community Information Tool
    Wednesday, Feb 15 | 1:30 - 2:30 pm Register
  • Community and Stakeholder Engagement for Ethical Data-Driven Research | Thursday, Feb 16 | 11 am - 12 pm Register

Tidy up your data: Using MS Excel & Power Query to transform and organize your data
Thursday, Feb 16 | 1 - 3 pm Register

Graduate Students in Teaching Conference 2023
Online | Tuesday, May 9 & Wednesday, May 10 | Proposals featuring teaching and learning: best practices, new resources, innovative approaches, discussion of critical issues, and presentation of SoTL/TAR research projects are welcomed. Submit your proposal by Mar 3

Publishing in the Public Humanities
Online | Thursday, Feb 9 | 10 am - 12:30 pm

14 Day Writing Challenge
National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity program | free with UBC's subscription
Online | Feb 20 - Mar 5 | commit to writing for 30 mins every weekday

Annotated Bibliographies: Synthesizing Multiple Studies
In person or Online | Wednesday, Feb 15 | 10 - 11:30 am

(NEW) EnviroCon 2023
EnviroCon is an annual interdisciplinary conference organized by the Centre for Environment and Sustainability. To submit an abstract (max 300 words), please use our  abstract submission form.  Submission Deadline: February 23, 2023 @ 11:59 pm EST, successful applicants will be notified by March 6, 2023
Hybrid delivery Conference | Friday, Mar 24

(New) Imagining Climate Futures Through Verbatim Theatre
Drawing from interviews with UBC students, staff and faculty, join for a reading of this verbatim theatre project to advance conversation about the climate emergency.
In person | Thursday, Feb 16 | 4 - 7 pm | RSVP

3MT Open Heats and Presentation Feedback Sessions
Listen.Learn.Participate | Present your research, win prizes
Personal presentation feedback session | begin Tuesday, Feb 21 Register
Open Heats (for students in all disciplines) | Hybrid | Tuesday, Mar 7, 10 am - 12 pm or Thursday, Mar 9, 3 - 5 pm Register

(New) Public Humanities Seed Grants
These funds “seed” small projects by providing an initial investment to help incubate ideas and collaborations. Apply by Apr 3

BIG 23 Research Day
Annual tradition of the Bioinformatics, Interdisciplinary Oncology and Genome Science + Technology graduate programs at UBC & SFU. Early bird registration ends Feb 5. Abstract submission deadline is Feb 28.In person | Mar 28 | 9:00 AM to 5:30 pm

Getting Through Grad School with Grace & Grit
New this term, 3 session types: Coffee Break, Staying on Track, and Skills & Strategies
Online support group | Tuesdays Jan 24 - Mar 7 | 3 - 4:15 pm

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Graduate Students in Teaching Conference 2023
Proposals featuring teaching and learning: best practices, new resources, innovative approaches, discussion of critical issues, and presentation of SoTL/TAR research projects are welcomed. Submit your proposal by Mar 3
Online | Tuesday, May 9 & Wednesday, May 10

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

A TASTING SAMPLER OF CANADIAN LITERARY FOODS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed |Tuesday, February 14, 5-6:30 pm, with reception to follow
Add to Outlook Calendar

WHOSE STORY? WHOSE VOICE?
Cancers of the Imagination: Writer in Residence at Green College NEW SERIES!
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Wednesday, February 15, 5-6:30 pm with reception to follow
Add to Outlook Calendar

Economics over time: its expanding scope and growing awareness
Disciplines Over Time: Making, Keeping and Breaking the Boundaries of Knowledge
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Thursday, February 16, 5-6:30 pm with reception to follow
Add to Outlook Calendar

20th Annual Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium: Honouring Research, Honouring Community
In person and online | Mar 17 - 18

Getting Through Grad School with Grace & Grit
Online support group | Tuesdays Jan 24 - Mar 7 | 3 - 4:15 pm
New this term, 3 session types: Coffee Break, Staying on Track, and Skills & Strategies.

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

Grad Update

Cover Letters
Online | Tuesday, Feb 14 | 1 - 2 pm

Lost Your Motivation? Let’s Find it!
Staying on Track in Grad School series
Online | Wednesday, Feb 15 | 12 - 1:30 pm

Key Messaging: Effectively Articulating the Why's and How's of your Research
Online | Thursday, Feb 16 | 12 - 1:15 pm (Panel), 1:30 - 2:30 (Workshop)

Copyright beyond the classroom: Considerations for including 3rd party materials in your academic work
Online | Wednesday, Feb 8 | 12 - 1 pm Register

Careers in Communication and Knowledge Mobilization (Panel)
Learn from panelists in film, indigenous storytelling, knowledge exchange, journal editing (Nature), and scientific writing.
Online | In collaboration with SFU | Wednesday, Feb 8 | 4 - 5:30 pm Register

Short, sharp and to the point: communicating your research with brevity and impact
Join Simon Clews from the University of Melbourne's Engagement Lab for this lively keynote and learn strategies for giving a great talk
Online | Thursday, Feb 9 | 4 - 5 pm Register

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them. Visit the new resource hub to learn more about Workday Student, understand the most relevant change impacts, and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Graduate Students in Teaching Conference 2023
Online | Tuesday, May 9 & Wednesday, May 10 | Proposals featuring teaching and learning: best practices, new resources, innovative approaches, discussion of critical issues, and presentation of SoTL/TAR research projects are welcomed. Submit your proposal by March 3rd

Academic

Call for Papers: Resilience & the Law in Times of Crisis
24th Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference | May 4-5 Submissions due Feb 28

Literature Reviews: Searching and Keeping Track
Online | Wednesday, Feb 15 | 12 - 1 pm Register

Public Humanities Seed Grants
These funds “seed” small projects by providing an initial investment to help incubate ideas and collaborations. Apply by Apr 3

BIG 23 Research Day
Annual tradition of the Bioinformatics, Interdisciplinary Oncology and Genome Science + Technology graduate programs at UBC & SFU. Early bird registration ends Feb 5. Abstract submission deadline is Feb 28.
In person | Mar 28 | 9:00 AM to 5:30 pm

Check the UBC Calendar for upcoming deadlines.

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

Career Exploration

Careers Fair, Biology-related
A Cell Biology and Physiology Graduate Society (CPhyGS) event | $5
In person | Tuesday, Feb 21 | 5 - 8 pm | space limited

The Accidental Career
A HirePhD event | Start a career in a non-profit organization or transition from STEM field to business development
Online | Thursday, Feb 23 | 6 - 7 pm

Consulting Careers with Lifescience Dynamics
In person | Monday, Feb 27, | 12 - 1 pm

GSS Coaching Program
Learn coaching frameworks and effective conversational skills.
Online | 6 sessions | Wednesdays Feb 15 - Mar 22 | 5:30 - 7 pm

Networking Week
Arts Amplifier program, Open to grad students & postdocs in the Faculty of Arts
Online | Mandatory Workshop | Feb 16 | 5 - 6 pm
Online | Informational interviews | Feb 21 - 23 | by appointment
Apply by Monday, Feb 13.

Mitacs professional training courses
Online | Building your Project Network Map (Networking, Using LinkedIn) | Pr-requisite is "Advance your Reach" | Feb 15 | 9 - 11 am
Online | Project and time management | Feb 16 | 4 - 6 pm

4th Basel Education & Career Expo
April 18-19, 2023

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, February 6, 2023

*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) EnviroCon 2023
EnviroCon is an annual interdisciplinary conference organized by the Centre for Environment and Sustainability. To submit an abstract (max 300 words), please use our  abstract submission form.  Submission Deadline: February 23, 2023 @ 11:59 pm EST, successful applicants will be notified by March 6, 2023
Hybrid delivery Conference | Friday, Mar 24

Climate Just Futurities
Explore the paradigms, stories, and language(s) needed to create an alternative climate reality with Dr. Sharon Stein, Dr. Bernard Perley, and Dr. Dallas Hunt.
In person | Tuesday, Feb 7 | 12 - 1:30 pm | RSVP

Can TikTok help solve the climate crisis?
Ask Ian Gill, Global Sustainability Lead​ at TikTok, about business, the climate emergency, and your dance moves.
In person | Tuesday, Feb 7 | 12:30 - 1:30 pm | RSVP

(New) Thu Feb 9 – Sue Big Oil: A Made-In-BC Climate Campaign
In July 2022, Vancouver city councilors voted 6-5 in support of a motion to set aside about $700,000 to fund litigation against Canada’s biggest producers of oil and gas. Join leaders from UBC, West Coast Environmental Law, and Vancouver City Council to find out what this means.
In person | Thursday, Feb 9 | 5 - 6:30 pm | RSVP

(New) How Local Governments Create Climate Policy and How You Can Help
Join Matt Horne, Climate Policy Manager at the City of Vancouver, to find out how students can play a role in critical climate policy development in the Vancouver area.
In person | Monday, Feb 13 | 4 - 5 pm | RSVP

(New) Imagining Climate Futures Through Verbatim Theatre
Drawing from interviews with UBC students, staff and faculty, join for a reading of this verbatim theatre project to advance conversation about the climate emergency.
In person | Thursday, Feb 16 | 4 - 7 pm | RSVP

3MT Open Heats and Presentation Feedback Sessions
Listen.Learn.Participate | Present your research, win prizes
Personal presentation feedback session | begin Tuesday, Feb 21 Register
Open Heats (for students in all disciplines) | Hybrid | Tuesday, Mar 7, 10 am - 12 pm or Thursday, Mar 9, 3 - 5 pm Register

(New) Public Humanities Seed Grants
These funds “seed” small projects by providing an initial investment to help incubate ideas and collaborations. Apply by Apr 3

BIG 23 Research Day
Annual tradition of the Bioinformatics, Interdisciplinary Oncology and Genome Science + Technology graduate programs at UBC & SFU. Early bird registration ends Feb 5. Abstract submission deadline is Feb 28.In person | Mar 28 | 9:00 AM to 5:30 pm

Nominations open: Graduate Student Society Elections 2023
Four paid positions available | help address the challenges that graduate students face with funding, mental health, and housing by becoming a student leader
Learn more and submit your nomination by Feb 6.

Getting Through Grad School with Grace & Grit
New this term, 3 session types: Coffee Break, Staying on Track, and Skills & Strategies
Online support group | Tuesdays Jan 24 - Mar 7 | 3 - 4:15 pm

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Graduate Students in Teaching Conference 2023
Proposals featuring teaching and learning: best practices, new resources, innovative approaches, discussion of critical issues, and presentation of SoTL/TAR research projects are welcomed. Submit your proposal by Mar 3
Online | Tuesday, May 9 & Wednesday, May 10

Abstracts: Communicating Research Findings With Brevity and Concision
In person and online | Wednesday, Feb 8 | 10 - 11:30 am Register

Genres of mathematical texts: a proposal for a sincere math for humanities course
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed  | Monday, Feb 6 | 8 - 9 pm

Vivo per questo-Power to the words- Canada tour
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed  | Tuesday, Feb 7 | 5 - 6:30 pm

ON BEING SITUATED - Growing Reparative Justice in Vancouver NEW SERIES!
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed  | Wednesday, Feb 8 | 5 - 6:30 pm

Indigenous migrants and indigenous-migrant relations: New Research on Migration, Borders and Health
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed  | Thursday, Feb 9 | 5 - 6:30 pm

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

EXPLORING THE MICROBIAL UNIVERSE- Green College Resident Members’ Series
Beth Davenport, Microbiology and Immunology
Coach House, Green College, UBC
Monday| February 13|8-9 pm  Add to Outlook Calendar

A TASTING SAMPLER OF CANADIAN LITERARY FOODS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed |Tuesday, February 14, 5-6:30 pm, with reception to follow
Add to Outlook Calendar

WHOSE STORY? WHOSE VOICE?
Cancers of the Imagination: Writer in Residence at Green College NEW SERIES!
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Wednesday, February 15, 5-6:30 pm with reception to follow
Add to Outlook Calendar

Economics over time: its expanding scope and growing awareness
Disciplines Over Time: Making, Keeping and Breaking the Boundaries of Knowledge
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed | Thursday, February 16, 5-6:30 pm with reception to follow
Add to Outlook Calendar

Short, sharp and to the point: communicating your research with brevity and impact
Join Simon Clews from the University of Melbourne's Engagement Lab for this lively keynote and learn strategies for giving a great talk
Online | Thursday, Feb 9 | 4 - 5 pm

20th Annual Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium: Honouring Research, Honouring Community
In person and online | Mar 17 - 18

Getting Through Grad School with Grace & Grit
Online support group | Tuesdays Jan 24 - Mar 7 | 3 - 4:15 pm
New this term, 3 session types: Coffee Break, Staying on Track, and Skills & Strategies.

Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

Grad Update

Copyright beyond the classroom: Considerations for including 3rd party materials in your academic work
Online | Wednesday, Feb 8 | 12 - 1 pm

Careers in Communication and Knowledge Mobilization (Panel)
Learn from panelists in film, indigenous storytelling, knowledge exchange, journal editing (Nature), and scientific writing.
Online | In collaboration with SFU | Wednesday, Feb 8 | 4 - 5:30 pm

Fundamentals of Statistics V: Intro to Mixed Effect Models
Online | Thursday, Feb 2 | 10 am - 12 pm

Short, sharp and to the point: communicating your research with brevity and impact
Join Simon Clews from the University of Melbourne's Engagement Lab for this lively keynote and learn strategies for giving a great talk
Online | Thursday, Feb 9 | 4 - 5 pm

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them. Visit the new resource hub to learn more about Workday Student, understand the most relevant change impacts, and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Graduate Students in Teaching Conference 2023
Online | Tuesday, May 9 & Wednesday, May 10 | Proposals featuring teaching and learning: best practices, new resources, innovative approaches, discussion of critical issues, and presentation of SoTL/TAR research projects are welcomed. Submit your proposal by March 3rd

Academic

Public Humanities Seed Grants
These funds “seed” small projects by providing an initial investment to help incubate ideas and collaborations. Apply by Apr 3

Choosing a citation-management tool
Online | Monday, Feb 6 | 4:30 - 6 pm

BE-STEMM 2023 Conference
Online | Canadian Black Scientists Network event featuring a career fair, keynotes, contributed research talks, and more
Feb 1 - 4 | various times | Free for graduate students

BIG 23 Research Day
Annual tradition of the Bioinformatics, Interdisciplinary Oncology and Genome Science + Technology graduate programs at UBC & SFU. Early bird registration ends Feb 5. Abstract submission deadline is Feb 28.
In person | Mar 28 | 9:00 AM to 5:30 pm

Policy Communications Workshop
In-person | Humanities & Social Sciences | Wednesday, Feb 1 | 12:30 - 1 pm Register
In-person | Sciences | Thursday, Feb 2 | 12:30 - 1 pm Register

Abstracts: Communicating Research Findings With Brevity and Concision
In person and online | Wednesday, Feb 8 | 10 - 11:30 am Register

Data Analysis Webinar: Practical application of Linear Mixed Effects Models
Online | Tuesday, Feb 7 & Thursday Feb 9 | 10 am - 12 pm both days

Introduction to Voyant Tools
Online | Monday, Feb 6 | 10 - 11 am

Visualization with R
Online | Thursday, Feb 9 | 11 am - 12 pm

Introduction to Docker
Online | Thursday, Feb 9 | 12 - 2 pm

Choosing a citation-management tool
Online | Monday, Feb 6 | 4:30 - 6 pm

Check the UBC Calendar for upcoming deadlines.

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

Career Exploration

Nominations open: Graduate Student Society Elections 2023
Four paid positions available | help address the challenges that graduate students face with funding, mental health, and housing by becoming a student leader
Learn more and submit your nomination by Feb 6.

4th Basel Education & Career Expo
April 18-19, 2023

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

 

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, January 30, 2023

*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

Copyright beyond the classroom: Considerations for including 3rd party materials in your academic work
Online | Wednesday, Feb 8 | 12 - 1 pm

Careers in Communication and Knowledge Mobilization (Panel)
Learn from panelists in film, indigenous storytelling, knowledge exchange, journal editing (Nature), and scientific writing.
Online | In collaboration with SFU | Wednesday, Feb 8 | 4 - 5:30 pm

Fundamentals of Statistics V: Intro to Mixed Effect Models
Online | Thursday, Feb 2 | 10 am - 12 pm

Short, sharp and to the point: communicating your research with brevity and impact
Join Simon Clews from the University of Melbourne's Engagement Lab for this lively keynote and learn strategies for giving a great talk
Online | Thursday, Feb 9 | 4 - 5 pm

3MT Open Heats and Presentation Feedback Sessions
Listen.Learn.Participate | Present your research, win prizes
Personal presentation feedback session | begin Tuesday, Feb 21 Register
Open Heats (for students in all disciplines) | Hybrid | Tuesday, Mar 7, 10 am - 12 pm or Thursday, Mar 9, 3 - 5 pm Register

Public Humanities Seed Grants
These funds “seed” small projects by providing an initial investment to help incubate ideas and collaborations. Apply by Apr 3

Choosing a citation-management tool
Online | Monday, Feb 6 | 4:30 - 6 pm

BE-STEMM 2023 Conference
Online | Canadian Black Scientists Network event featuring a career fair, keynotes, contributed research talks, and more
Feb 1 - 4 | various times | Free for graduate students

BIG 23 Research Day
Annual tradition of the Bioinformatics, Interdisciplinary Oncology and Genome Science + Technology graduate programs at UBC & SFU. Early bird registration ends Feb 5. Abstract submission deadline is Feb 28.In person | Mar 28 | 9:00 AM to 5:30 pm

Nominations open: Graduate Student Society Elections 2023
Four paid positions available | help address the challenges that graduate students face with funding, mental health, and housing by becoming a student leader
Learn more and submit your nomination by Feb 6.

Getting Through Grad School with Grace & Grit
New this term, 3 session types: Coffee Break, Staying on Track, and Skills & Strategies
Online support group | Tuesdays Jan 24 - Mar 7 | 3 - 4:15 pm

Data Analysis Webinar: Practical application of Linear Mixed Effects Models
Online | Tuesday, Feb 7 & Thursday Feb 9 | 10 am - 12 pm both days |

Introduction to Voyant Tools
Online | Monday, Feb 6 | 10 - 11 am

Visualization with R
Online | Thursday, Feb 9 | 11 am - 12 pm

Introduction to Docker
Online | Thursday, Feb 9 | 12 - 2 pm

WorkDay Student: Resources for Course Instructors
Explore the change impacts of Workday Student relevant to faculty and other course instructors, as well as the students that support them.

Graduate Students in Teaching Conference 2023
Proposals featuring teaching and learning: best practices, new resources, innovative approaches, discussion of critical issues, and presentation of SoTL/TAR research projects are welcomed. Submit your proposal by Mar 3
Online | Tuesday, May 9 & Wednesday, May 10

Policy Communications Workshop
In-person | Humanities & Social Sciences | Wednesday, Feb 1 | 12:30 - 1 pm Register
In-person | Sciences | Thursday, Feb 2 | 12:30 - 1 pm Register

Abstracts: Communicating Research Findings With Brevity and Concision
In person and online | Wednesday, Feb 8 | 10 - 11:30 am Register

Centring indigenous fisheries in ways of being, knowing, doing and connecting
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed  | Tuesday, Jan 31 | 5 - 6:30 pm

UBC Roundtable on decolonization
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed  | Wednesday, Feb 1 | 3 - 4:30 pm

Chinese soft power in Africa: Production of ambivalent solidarities
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed  | Wednesday, Feb 1 | 5 - 6:30 pm

Genres of mathematical texts: a proposal for a sincere math for humanities course
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed  | Monday, Feb 6 | 8 - 9 pm

Vivo per questo-Power to the words- Canada tour
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed  | Tuesday, Feb 7 | 5 - 6:30 pm

ON BEING SITUATED - Growing Reparative Justice in Vancouver NEW SERIES!
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed  | Wednesday, Feb 8 | 5 - 6:30 pm

Indigenous migrants and indigenous-migrant relations: New Research on Migration, Borders and Health
Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed  | Thursday, Feb 9 | 5 - 6:30 pm

IRES Professional Development Seminar Series with Nivretta Thatra
Help improve the reach of your research and your skills! Communicating your work to a wider audience can help inform policy and society, and gets you hired.
Beaty Museum Theatre (2212 Main Mall) | Thursday, Feb 2 | 12:30 - 1:20 pm
Click here to register in advance to receive a Zoom link.

How Ancestral Voyaging Mobilizes Knowledge of Biodiversity and Climate Change
UBC Liu Institute – Place of Many Trees | Thursday, Feb 2 | 5 - 7 pm

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

Fundamentals of Statistics V: Intro to Mixed Effect Models
Online | Thursday, Feb 2 | 10 am - 12 pm

Introduction to the Unix Shell
Online | Thursday, Feb 2 | 12 - 1:30 pm

Short, sharp and to the point: communicating your research with brevity and impact
Join Simon Clews from the University of Melbourne's Engagement Lab for this lively keynote and learn strategies for giving a great talk
Online | Thursday, Feb 9 | 4 - 5 pm

Listen.Learn.Participate
Join this academic competition, present your research, learn about the research of other grad students, win prizes
Sign up for a personal presentation feedback session | begin Friday, Feb 24 Register
Join an Open Heat (for students in all disciplines) | Hybrid | Tuesday, Mar 7, 10 am - 12 pm or Thursday, Mar 9, 3 - 5 pm Register

20th Annual Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium: Honouring Research, Honouring Community
In person and online | Mar 17 - 18

Funding Opportunities

Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarship 
Two classes of Mackenzie King Scholarship are available to graduates of Canadian universities: the Open Scholarship and the Travelling Scholarship.
Apply by Feb 1, 2023

Chapman and Innovation Grants
Offer UBC masters students the opportunity to create and carry out a meaningful project in partnership with a local not-for-profit community organization | Applicants can request funds between $1,500 to $10,000
Apply by Feb 5, 2023

Academic Deadlines

Check the UBC Calendar for upcoming deadlines.

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

Career Exploration

Career Advising: Book an online appointment, Learn more

Canadian Science Policy Fellowship (CSPF)
One year position starting Sept 2023 | Must hold a PhD at the start of the fellowship
Apply by Feb 1.

Common Academic Expressions in English: Making Connections
In-person and Online | Wednesday, Feb 1 | 10 - 11:30 am

4th Basel Education & Career Expo
April 18-19, 2023

 

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, January 23, 2023

*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

Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

Using Zotero for Citation Management
Online | Monday, Jan 23 | 4:30 - 6 pm

Map production with QGIS
In person | Tuesday, Jan 24 | 10 am - 12 pm

(NEW!) Indigenous Graduate Funding Virtual Information Session
Online | Tuesday, Jan 24 | 2 - 4 pm | RSVP by email to Rebecca.

DIY Media Support Drop-In
Online | For instructors producing course content
Wednesday, Jan 25 | 10 - 11 am | Submit your proposal to present by Jan 24

(NEW!) Getting Through Grad School with Grace & Grit
Online support group | Tuesdays Jan 24 - Mar 7 | 3 - 4:15 pm
New this term, 3 session types: Coffee Break, Staying on Track, and Skills & Strategies

(NEW!) Indigenous Graduate Studies Drop-In Support
Every 2nd Wednesday starting Jan 25 | 12 - 2 pm | First Nations House of Learning | Email Rebecca Jules for more information.

(NEW!) Info session: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research, collaboration and travel opportunities in Japan for PhDs and Postdocs. Hundreds of funding opportunities are available to all fields (social-science, humanities, STEM, multi-disciplinary).
Online | Wednesday, Jan 25 | 1 - 2 pm

(NEW!) Fundamentals of Statistics IV: Correlation and Linear Regression
Online | Thursday, Jan 26 | 10 am - 12 pm

SSHRC Storytellers Challenge
Submit a 3 min video or audio clip of your SSHRC-funded project, win prizes | Apply by Jan 30.

(NEW!) Diving Deeper with Esri StoryMaps
In person | Monday, Jan 30 | 10 am - 12 pm

(NEW!) National Student Paper Competition
For graduate students enrolled in a publicly funded Canadian university | Win a 4 month internship with the Canadian Federal Public Service | Must be a Cdn citizen or permanent resident of Canada | Apply by Jan 31

Research to Impact: Skills, practices and tools for Knowledge Exchange and Mobilization
Online | Feb 3 - Apr 6 | Fridays, 1 – 2:30 pm

(NEW!) Fundamentals of Statistics V: Intro to Mixed Effect Models
Online | Thursday, Feb 2 | 10 am - 12 pm

(NEW!) Introduction to the Unix Shell
Online | Thursday, Feb 2 | 12 - 1:30 pm

(NEW!) Short, sharp and to the point: communicating your research with brevity and impact
Join Simon Clews from the University of Melbourne's Engagement Lab for this lively keynote and learn strategies for giving a great talk
Online | Thursday, Feb 9 | 4 - 5 pm

(NEW!) Listen.Learn.Participate
Join this academic competition, present your research, learn about the research of other grad students, win prizes
Sign up for a personal presentation feedback session | begin Friday, Feb 24 Register
Join an Open Heat (for students in all disciplines) | Hybrid | Tuesday, Mar 7, 10 am - 12 pm or Thursday, Mar 9, 3 - 5 pm Register

20th Annual Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium: Honouring Research, Honouring Community
In person and online | Mar 17 - 18

Funding Opportunities

London Goodenough Association of Canada Scholarships
5 - 6 scholarships | £6000 each | in support of graduate study in London
Apply by Jan 27

Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarship 
Two classes of Mackenzie King Scholarship are available to graduates of Canadian universities: the Open Scholarship and the Travelling Scholarship.
Apply by Feb 1, 2023

Chapman and Innovation Grants
Offer UBC masters students the opportunity to create and carry out a meaningful project in partnership with a local not-for-profit community organization | Applicants can request funds between $1,500 to $10,000
Apply by Feb 5, 2023

Academic Deadlines

Check the UBC Calendar for upcoming deadlines.

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

Career Exploration

Career Advising: Book an online appointment, Learn more

Employer on Campus info sessions
Visier | Tuesday, Jan 24 | 5:30 - 7 | Learn more
GHD | Wednesday, Jan 25 | 4 - 5:30 pm | Learn more

(NEW!) Resumes
For professional master's | Online | Tuesday, Jan 24 | 6 - 7 pm Register
For research-based programs | Online | Tuesday, Jan 31 | 4 - 5 pm Register

(NEW!) Call for Applications: Sustainability Scholars Program (Paid Summer Internships)
We are currently accepting applications for over 64 internships that will commence May 1, 2023. Current UBC graduate students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to confirm the eligibility requirements and apply. Applications will be accepted until midnight Sunday January 29.

(NEW!) SSHRC Storytellers Challenge
Submit a 3 min video or audio clip of your SSHRC-funded project, win prizes, apply by Jan 30.

Canadian Science Policy Fellowship (CSPF)
One year position starting Sept 2023 | Must hold a PhD at the start of the fellowship
Apply by Feb 1.

(NEW!) Common Academic Expressions in English: Making Connections
In-person and Online | Wednesday, Feb 1 | 10 - 11:30 am

4th Basel Education & Career Expo
April 18-19, 2023

 

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter Monday, January 16, 2023

*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!) Indigenous Wellness Drop-ins
In person, IRSHDC | Tuesdays | 9 am - 4 pm

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
January 14, 15 & 21, 2023| 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

REHEARSALS FOR LIVING: SHARED READING AND RESPONSES FROM GREEN COLLEGE LEADING SCHOLARS
January 18, 2023 | 5 - 6:30 pm
Coach House, Green College, UBC, and livestreamed

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In-person | January 22, 28 & 29 | 8 am - 5 pm Apply by Jan 18.
Online | January 23, 28, 29 & Feb 4 | various times Apply by Jan 18

(NEW!) Finding oxygen for the misfit academic: why academia and activism should co-exist
SSHRC "In Conversation with" public talk, featuring Cindy Blackstock, McGill Online | Friday, Jan 20 | 8 am

(NEW!) Using Zotero for Citation Management
Online | Monday, Jan 23 | 4:30 - 6 pm

(NEW!) Map production with QGIS
In person | Tuesday, Jan 24 | 10 am - 12 pm

(NEW!)20th Annual Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium: Honouring Research, Honouring Community
In person and online | Mar 17 - 18

(NEW!) DIY Media Support Drop-In
Online | For instructors producing course content
Wednesday, Jan 25 | 10 - 11 am | Submit your proposal to present by Jan 24

(NEW!) SSHRC Storytellers Challenge
Submit a 3 min video or audio clip of your SSHRC-funded project, win prizes | Apply by Jan 30.

Research to Impact: Skills, practices and tools for Knowledge Exchange and Mobilization
Online | Feb 3 - Apr 6 | Fridays, 1 – 2:30 pm

Funding Opportunities

London Goodenough Association of Canada Scholarships
5 - 6 scholarships | £6000 each | in support of graduate study in London
Apply by Jan 27

Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarship 
Two classes of Mackenzie King Scholarship are available to graduates of Canadian universities: the Open Scholarship and the Travelling Scholarship.
Apply by Feb 1, 2023

Chapman and Innovation Grants
Offer UBC masters students the opportunity to create and carry out a meaningful project in partnership with a local not-for-profit community organization | Applicants can request funds between $1,500 to $10,000
Apply by Feb 5, 2023

Academic Deadlines

Check the UBC Calendar for upcoming deadlines.

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

Career Exploration

Career Advising: Book an online appointment, Learn more

(NEW!) Amplify your Product or Service
A workshop series by the Arts Amplifier and entrepreneurship@UBC to help Arts grad students develop the skills to translate their interests into a profitable initiative | Apply by Jan 23

(NEW!) Employer on Campus info sessions
Visier | Tuesday, Jan 24 | 5:30 - 7 | Learn more
GHD | Wednesday, Jan 25 | 4 - 5:30 pm | Learn more

Canadian Science Policy Fellowship (CSPF)
One year position starting Sept 2023 | Must hold a PhD at the start of the fellowship
Apply by Feb 1.

4th Basel Education & Career Expo
April 18-19, 2023