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ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter May 13, 2024

*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

Call for Submissions - Mantle Interdisciplinary Journal
Mantle, the interdisciplinary journal at UBC, is currently accepting submissions for their 2nd issue. They are seeking thought-provoking work from all disciplines. Learn more and submit by May 31st

Student profile webpage launched!
Exciting News! The Student Profile webpage is underway and ready for your input. Check out the first two profiles to see the information needed. Don't miss the chance to showcase your story—fill in the survey now!

Writing Consultation at Woodward Library
In-person | Tuesday 1 - 4 pm, Wednesday 10 am - 1 pm
Book your consultation.

Mental Health Literacy
Check out the Wellbeing Training and Education available. Online, on demand Canvas course | Enroll

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

Grad Student Support Group
Feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or challenged in balancing work & life? This support group is for grad students to connect in a non-judgmental & welcoming space to help navigate the unique challenges of grad school.
In-person | Wednesdays | 3 - 4:15 pm | Learn more and register

Grad Update

Leveraging your Strengths to Strategize for Success
Online | Thursday, May 23 | 3 - 4:30 pm
This session includes access to a free Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment

Finding and Applying for Academic Positions
Online | Wednesday, May 15 | Join these faculty member panels:
1 - 2:30 pm: Pathway to landing an academic position
3 - 4:30 pm: Thriving in your first five years in academia

Breaking Patterns of Procrastination
Online | Thursday, May 16 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Hidden Handbook
Online | A mini-series of short videos (5 - 10 mins each) to provide quick tips for success in a variety of areas across the academic sphere. Topics include:

  • Accountability Matters
  • Creating Micro-goals
  • Productivity Pick-me-ups
  • The 5 D's" What to Do When All Your --- Don't Fit
  • Advancing Your Strategic Plan
  • How to Revise & Resubmit in No Time
  • Promoting Your Publications
  • Rethinking Self-care
  • The Art of Saying 'Yes'
  • Touchstone Teamwork

Data manipulation with dplyr
Online | Thursday, May 23 | 10 - 11 am

Certificate Program in Advanced Teaching and Learning
Sep 2024 - Sep 2025 | Open to all UBC graduate students who have completed an ISW and will remain graduate students until Sept 2025. Apply by May 31.

Teaching as Research Workshop Series
Online and multi-access | May - June | This series of workshops will prepare grad students to implement an educational research project in their discipline regardless of previous experience. Sessions include:

Teaching as Research Award
Eligible graduate students can apply for the competitive CIRTL TAR Graduate Stipend Award (GSA). Successful applicants will become TAR Awardees and receive a stipend award of $3,000. Apply by Jul 3.

Breaking Patterns of Procrastination
Online | Thursday, May 16 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Leveraging your Strengths to Strategize for Success
This session includes access to a free Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment
Online | Thursday, May 23 | 3 - 4:30 pm

Finding and Applying for Academic Positions
1 - 2:30 pm: Pathway to landing an academic position
3 - 4:30 pm: Thriving in your first five years in academia
Online | Wednesday, May 15 | Join these faculty member panels:

Write Now Access
Online | May 20 - Aug 11 | $245 USD, save $50 by May 6 | exclusively for graduate students and postdocs, join NCFDD for this 12-week session to keep writing, tracking, and engaging with other participants.
Join NCFDD for free through UBC's subscription, then register.

Finding and Applying for Academic Positions
Online | Wednesday, May 15 | Join these faculty member panels:
1 - 2:30 pm: Pathway to landing an academic position
3 - 4:30 pm: Thriving in your first five years in academia

Video Guides on Writing
Check out the online videos on topics including Writing with Integrity, Writing in Situations, and the Writing Process

Understanding stress
Feeling end-of-term stress? Find helpful resources for understanding stress or check out the various health topics for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Academic

Systematic, Scoping & Related Reviews Workshop Series: Translating Database Searches and Finding Grey Literature
Online | Wednesday, May 22 | 1 - 2:30 pm

Systematic, Scoping & Related Reviews Workshop Series: Getting Started and Structured Searching
In-person | Wednesday, May 15 | 1 - 2:30 pm

Funding Opportunities for UBC-Germany Collaboration
1 - 2:30 pm: Info session: Funding your research & collaboration with Germany
3 - 4 pm: Faculty spotlight: UBC-Germany collaborations
In-person | Wednesday, May 15 | 1 - 4 pm

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition
Canada's most prestigious postdoctoral competition | UBC holds an internal competition to nominate select applicants for the national competition. Learn more about UBC's process and apply by May 6 (UBC-O) or Jul 15 (UBC-V). Applying to another institution? Check out their guidelines and visit the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships site for all details, including eligibility

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.
    • 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 resourcesGraduate 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. 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:

Writing Consultations at the Longhouse

Career

Arts Amplifier 2024 Collaborative Cohort Projects (CCP)
Various positions | 60 hrs/person, May - Aug | $1800 stipend | for masters and doctoral students in the Faculty of Arts. Summer 2024 CCP partners are:

  • Centre of International Contemporary Art, Vancouver
  • First Nations Technology Council
  • Generation Squeeze
  • Heritage Vancouver Society
  • Hikma Collective

I’m a Community Engaged Researcher. Should I Start a Non-Profit?
In-person | Monday, Jun 3 | 10 am - 12 pm.

TAships for Master of Data Science
TAships are for Sep - Dec | Check out the term 1 course offerings (machine learning, data visualization, collaborative software development, & more. Apply

SCWIST Women in STEM Career Fair
Online | hosted by the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology
Friday, May 10 | 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Razzmatazz your résumé
Online | Join alumni UBC to hear from two LinkedIn Top Voices in Job Search and Careers who will use their résumé-writing expertise to dispel myths and clarify current approaches to crafting traditional and executive CVs.
Thursday, May 9 | 12 - 1 pm Register

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) workshop
Online | Learn about eligibility criteria, application process, work eligibility during the transition to a PGWP, and important considerations when staying in Canada after graduation | Wednesday, May 22 | 12 - 1 pm | Register

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.

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter May 06, 2024

*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

Call for Submissions - Mantle Interdisciplinary Journal
Mantle, the interdisciplinary journal at UBC, is currently accepting submissions for their 2nd issue. They are seeking thought-provoking work from all disciplines. Learn more and submit by May 31st

Student profile webpage launched!
Exciting News! The Student Profile webpage is underway and ready for your input. Check out the first two profiles to see the information needed. Don't miss the chance to showcase your story—fill in the survey now!

Writing Consultation at Woodward Library
In-person | Tuesday 1 - 4 pm, Wednesday 10 am - 1 pm
Book your consultation.

Mental Health Literacy
Check out the Wellbeing Training and Education available. Online, on demand Canvas course | Enroll

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

Grad Student Support Group
Feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or challenged in balancing work & life? This support group is for grad students to connect in a non-judgmental & welcoming space to help navigate the unique challenges of grad school.
In-person | Wednesdays | 3 - 4:15 pm | Learn more and register

Grad Update

Breaking Patterns of Procrastination
Online | Thursday, May 16 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Leveraging your Strengths to Strategize for Success
This session includes access to a free Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment
Online | Thursday, May 23 | 3 - 4:30 pm

Finding and Applying for Academic Positions
1 - 2:30 pm: Pathway to landing an academic position
3 - 4:30 pm: Thriving in your first five years in academia
Online | Wednesday, May 15 | Join these faculty member panels:

This week is Celebrate Learning Week
In-person and Online | Monday - Friday, May 6 - 10 | various times | Check out the full schedule. Sessions include:

  • Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going: Navigating the Integration of Generative AI at UBC,
  • Navigating Responsible Use of GenAI in Teaching & Learning – Developing UBC-Wide Principles and Guidelines,
  • Keeping Wellbeing in the Teaching Loop,
  • Gen AI and Student Careers: The Potentialities of Integrating Learning, Career Development, and the Job Market,
  • Brave Spaces ≠ Safe Spaces,
  • and more.

Introduction to Shiny App
Online | Thursday, May 9 | 10 - 11 am

Certificate Program in Advanced Teaching and Learning
Sep 2024 - Sep 2025 | Open to all UBC graduate students who have completed an ISW and will remain graduate students until Sept 2025.Learn more and apply by May 6.

Graduate Students in Teaching Conference
Online | Tuesday & Wednesday, May 7 & 8 | 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Check out the program-at-a-glance and register (free for UBC graduate students and postdocs).

Write Now Access
Online | May 20 - Aug 11 | $245 USD, save $50 by May 6 | exclusively for graduate students and postdocs, join NCFDD for this 12-week session to keep writing, tracking, and engaging with other participants.
Join NCFDD for free through UBC's subscription, then register.

Finding and Applying for Academic Positions
Online | Wednesday, May 15 | Join these faculty member panels:
1 - 2:30 pm: Pathway to landing an academic position
3 - 4:30 pm: Thriving in your first five years in academia

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) workshop
Online | Learn about eligibility criteria, application process, work eligibility during the transition to a PGWP, and important considerations when staying in Canada after graduation | Register for one session only:
Thursday, May 2 | 2 - 3 pm Register
Wednesday, May 22 | 12 - 1 pm Register

Celebrate Learning Week
In-person and Online | Monday - Friday, May 6 - 10 | various times | Check out the full schedule. Sessions include keynotes and panels with topics including Gen AI in teaching,Gen AI and Student Careers, Re-membering and Renewal for Human Flourishing, and more. Learn more and register.

Graduate Students in Teaching Conference
Online | Tuesday & Wednesday, May 7 & 8 | 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Check out the program-at-a-glance and register (free for UBC graduate students and postdocs).

Video Guides on Writing
Check out the online videos on topics including Writing with Integrity, Writing in Situations, and the Writing Process

Understanding stress
Feeling end-of-term stress? Find helpful resources for understanding stress or check out the various health topics for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Academic

Systematic, Scoping & Related Reviews Workshop Series: Getting Started and Structured Searching
In-person | Wednesday, May 15 | 1 - 2:30 pm

Funding Opportunities for UBC-Germany Collaboration
1 - 2:30 pm: Info session: Funding your research & collaboration with Germany
3 - 4 pm: Faculty spotlight: UBC-Germany collaborations
In-person | Wednesday, May 15 | 1 - 4 pm

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition
Canada's most prestigious postdoctoral competition | UBC holds an internal competition to nominate select applicants for the national competition. Learn more about UBC's process and apply by May 6 (UBC-O) or Jul 15 (UBC-V). Applying to another institution? Check out their guidelines and visit the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships site for all details, including eligibility

Esri Canada GIS Scholarship
Apply to win $2000, a 3 year license of ArcGIS, training courses, and more. Learn more and submit by May 7

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.
    • 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 resourcesGraduate 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.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:

Writing Consultations at the Longhouse

Career

I’m a Community Engaged Researcher. Should I Start a Non-Profit?
In-person | Monday, Jun 3 | 10 am - 12 pm.

TAships for Master of Data Science
TAships are for Sep - Dec | Check out the term 1 course offerings (machine learning, data visualization, collaborative software development, & more. Apply

SCWIST Women in STEM Career Fair
Online | hosted by the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology
Friday, May 10 | 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Razzmatazz your résumé
Online | Join alumni UBC to hear from two LinkedIn Top Voices in Job Search and Careers who will use their résumé-writing expertise to dispel myths and clarify current approaches to crafting traditional and executive CVs.
Thursday, May 9 | 12 - 1 pm Register

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) workshop
Online | Learn about eligibility criteria, application process, work eligibility during the transition to a PGWP, and important considerations when staying in Canada after graduation | Register for one session only:
Thursday, May 2 | 2 - 3 pm | Register
Wednesday, May 22 | 12 - 1 pm | Register

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.

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter April 29, 2024

*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

Call for Submissions - Mantle Interdisciplinary Journal
Mantle, the interdisciplinary journal at UBC, is currently accepting submissions for their 2nd issue. They are seeking thought-provoking work from all disciplines. Learn more and submit by May 31st

Student profile webpage launched!
Exciting News! The Student Profile webpage is underway and ready for your input. Check out the first two profiles to see the information needed. Don't miss the chance to showcase your story—fill in the survey now!

Writing Consultation at Woodward Library
In-person | Tuesday 1 - 4 pm, Wednesday 10 am - 1 pm
Book your consultation.

Mental Health Literacy
Check out the Wellbeing Training and Education available. Online, on demand Canvas course | Enroll

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

Grad Student Support Group
Feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or challenged in balancing work & life? This support group is for grad students to connect in a non-judgmental & welcoming space to help navigate the unique challenges of grad school.
In-person | Wednesdays | 3 - 4:15 pm | Learn more and register

Grad Update

Introduction to Shiny App
Online | Thursday, May 9 | 10 - 11 am

Certificate Program in Advanced Teaching and Learning
Sep 2024 - Sep 2025 | Open to all UBC graduate students who have completed an ISW and will remain graduate students until Sept 2025.Learn more and apply by May 6.

Graduate Students in Teaching Conference
Online | Tuesday & Wednesday, May 7 & 8 | 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Check out the program-at-a-glance and register (free for UBC graduate students and postdocs).

Write Now Access
Online | May 20 - Aug 11 | $245 USD, save $50 by May 6 | exclusively for graduate students and postdocs, join NCFDD for this 12-week session to keep writing, tracking, and engaging with other participants.
Join NCFDD for free through UBC's subscription, then register.

Finding and Applying for Academic Positions
Online | Wednesday, May 15 | Join these faculty member panels:
1 - 2:30 pm: Pathway to landing an academic position
3 - 4:30 pm: Thriving in your first five years in academia

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) workshop
Online | Learn about eligibility criteria, application process, work eligibility during the transition to a PGWP, and important considerations when staying in Canada after graduation | Register for one session only:
Thursday, May 2 | 2 - 3 pm Register
Wednesday, May 22 | 12 - 1 pm Register

Celebrate Learning Week
In-person and Online | Monday - Friday, May 6 - 10 | various times | Check out the full schedule. Sessions include keynotes and panels with topics including Gen AI in teaching,Gen AI and Student Careers, Re-membering and Renewal for Human Flourishing, and more. Learn more and register.

Owning and Honing Your Voice: A Public Writing Webinar for Academics
Join NCFDD for free through UBC's subscription, then register.
Online | Wednesday, May 1 | 11 am - 12:30 pm

Graduate Students in Teaching Conference
Online | Tuesday & Wednesday, May 7 & 8 | 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Check out the program-at-a-glance and register (free for UBC graduate students and postdocs).

Video Guides on Writing
Check out the online videos on topics including Writing with Integrity, Writing in Situations, and the Writing Process

Understanding stress
Feeling end-of-term stress? Find helpful resources for understanding stress or check out the various health topics for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

14-Day Writing Challenge
Online | Apr 22 - May 5 | Join ncfdd for free via UBC's subscription, then register by Apr 12.

Student Paper Competition: Building Better Financial Futures Challenge
The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada invites students to propose solutions for Canada's financial challenges. Gain exposure, accolades, and influence policy.

Published papers, government exposure, CV enhancement, and real change potential! Deadline: April 30, 2024. Queries: Competition@fcac-acfc.gc.ca.

Explore past papers, use FCAC datasets. Shape a better financial future!

Academic

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition
Canada's most prestigious postdoctoral competition | UBC holds an internal competition to nominate select applicants for the national competition. Learn more about UBC's process and apply by May 6 (UBC-O) or Jul 15 (UBC-V). Applying to another institution? Check out their guidelines and visit the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships site for all details, including eligibility

Esri Canada GIS Scholarship
Apply to win $2000, a 3 year license of ArcGIS, training courses, and more. Learn more and submit by May 7

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.
    • 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 resourcesGraduate 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.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:

Writing Consultations at the Longhouse

Career

SCWIST Women in STEM Career Fair
Online | hosted by the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology
Friday, May 10 | 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Razzmatazz your résumé
Online | Join alumni UBC to hear from two LinkedIn Top Voices in Job Search and Careers who will use their résumé-writing expertise to dispel myths and clarify current approaches to crafting traditional and executive CVs.
Thursday, May 9 | 12 - 1 pm Register

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) workshop
Online | Learn about eligibility criteria, application process, work eligibility during the transition to a PGWP, and important considerations when staying in Canada after graduation | Register for one session only:
Thursday, May 2 | 2 - 3 pm | Register
Wednesday, May 22 | 12 - 1 pm | Register

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.

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter April 22, 2024

*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 7th Annual Nexus Conference
Join the Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program for an inspiring exploration of the innovative work of students and alumni as they showcase how their research insights translate into tangible solutions for society's most pressing challenges.
In-person | Wednesday, Apr 24 | 12 - 4 pm ; Registration

Call for Submissions - Mantle Interdisciplinary Journal
Mantle, the interdisciplinary journal at UBC, is currently accepting submissions for their 2nd issue. They are seeking thought-provoking work from all disciplines. Learn more and submit by May 31st

Student profile webpage launched!
Exciting News! The Student Profile webpage is underway and ready for your input. Check out the first two profiles to see the information needed. Don't miss the chance to showcase your story—fill in the survey now!

Writing Consultation at Woodward Library
In-person | Tuesday 1 - 4 pm, Wednesday 10 am - 1 pm
Book your consultation.

Mental Health Literacy
Online, on demand Canvas course | Enroll
Check out the Wellbeing Training and Education available

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

Grad Student Support Group
Feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or challenged in balancing work & life? This support group is for grad students to connect in a non-judgmental & welcoming space to help navigate the unique challenges of grad school.
In-person | Wednesdays | 3 - 4:15 pm | Learn more and register

Writing Consultations
Receive feedback (aimed at revision) on any and all documents: assignments set during a first-year writing course, thesis and dissertation chapters, and research articles for publication. Other examples include scientific abstracts, grant and scholarship applications, and all forms of creative writing.
In-person or via written feedback | Jan 8 - Apr 19 | various campus locations
Learn more and sign up today

Grad Update

WL GAA Job – First Year Experiential Education Project
The Office of Regional and International Community Engagement (ORICE) is hiring a Graduate Academic Assistant (GAA) for the First Year Experiential Education (FYEE) Project. Contribute to research on experiential learning in large first-year classes and collaborate with faculty and staff to advance knowledge of experiential education at UBC. Check out the complete job description and apply by April 26!

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) workshop
Online | Learn about eligibility criteria, application process, work eligibility during the transition to a PGWP, and important considerations when staying in Canada after graduation | Register for one session only:
Thursday, May 2 | 2 - 3 pm Register
Wednesday, May 22 | 12 - 1 pm Register

Celebrate Learning Week
In-person and Online | Monday - Friday, May 6 - 10 | various times | Check out the full schedule. Sessions include keynotes and panels with topics including Gen AI in teaching,Gen AI and Student Careers, Re-membering and Renewal for Human Flourishing, and more. Learn more and register.

Owning and Honing Your Voice: A Public Writing Webinar for Academics
Join NCFDD for free through UBC's subscription, then register.
Online | Wednesday, May 1 | 11 am - 12:30 pm

Academic Book Publishing 101
Online | Wednesday, Apr 24 | 12 - 1 pm

Academic CV
Online | Thursday, Apr 25 | 1 - 2 pm

Data Bites - Introduction to Data Management Plans (DMPs)
Online | Wednesday, Apr 24 | 12:30 - 1:15 pm

Designing dashboards with Tableau
Online | Thursday, Apr 25 | 9:30 - 11 am

Getting Started with Creating, Editing and Sharing Video Using Kaltura
Online | Wednesday, Apr 24 | 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Graduate Students in Teaching Conference
Online | Tuesday & Wednesday, May 7 & 8 | 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Check out the program-at-a-glance and register (free for UBC graduate students and postdocs).

Video Guides on Writing
Check out the online videos on topics including Writing with Integrity, Writing in Situations, and the Writing Process

Understanding stress
Feeling end-of-term stress? Find helpful resources for understanding stress or check out the various health topics for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

14-Day Writing Challenge
Online | Apr 22 - May 5 | Join ncfdd for free via UBC's subscription, then register by Apr 12.

Public Scholars Initiative (PSI) Info Session
Are you a doctoral student whose research extends beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries, and for the public good through collaborative, action-oriented, and/or creative forms of scholarship? Visit the PSI website to learn more and apply by May 12. Questions? Join the info session:
Online | Tuesday, Apr 16 | 12 - 1 pm | Register

Student Paper Competition: Building Better Financial Futures Challenge
The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada invites students to propose solutions for Canada's financial challenges. Gain exposure, accolades, and influence policy.

Published papers, government exposure, CV enhancement, and real change potential! Deadline: April 30, 2024. Queries: Competition@fcac-acfc.gc.ca.

Explore past papers, use FCAC datasets. Shape a better financial future!

Academic

Esri Canada GIS Scholarship
Apply to win $2000, a 3 year license of ArcGIS, training courses, and more. Learn more and submit by May 7

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.
    • 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 resourcesGraduate 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.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:

Writing Consultations at the Longhouse

Career

Exploring Careers Outside of Academia with CIRTL Alumni
Online | This event is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in STEM/SBE disciplines, but is generally relevant to anyone interested in understanding career trajectories within academia and beyond.
Wednesday, Apr 24 | 10 - 11 am

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) workshop
Online | Learn about eligibility criteria, application process, work eligibility during the transition to a PGWP, and important considerations when staying in Canada after graduation | Register for one session only:
Tuesday, Apr 16 | 10 - 11 am | Register
Thursday, May 2 | 2 - 3 pm | Register
Wednesday, May 22 | 12 - 1 pm | Register

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.

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter April 15, 2024

*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

Student profile webpage launched!
Exciting News! The Student Profile webpage is underway and ready for your input. Check out the first two profiles to see the information needed. Don't miss the chance to showcase your story—fill in the survey now!

Writing Consultation at Woodward Library
In-person | Tuesday 1 - 4 pm, Wednesday 10 am - 1 pm
Book your consultation.

Mental Health Literacy
Online, on demand Canvas course | Enroll
Check out the Wellbeing Training and Education available

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

Grad Student Support Group
Feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or challenged in balancing work & life? This support group is for grad students to connect in a non-judgmental & welcoming space to help navigate the unique challenges of grad school.
In-person | Wednesdays | 3 - 4:15 pm | Learn more and register

Writing Consultations
Receive feedback (aimed at revision) on any and all documents: assignments set during a first-year writing course, thesis and dissertation chapters, and research articles for publication. Other examples include scientific abstracts, grant and scholarship applications, and all forms of creative writing.
In-person or via written feedback | Jan 8 - Apr 19 | various campus locations
Learn more and sign up today

Grad Update

Academic Book Publishing 101
Online | Wednesday, Apr 24 | 12 - 1 pm

Academic CV
Online | Thursday, Apr 25 | 1 - 2 pm

Public Scholars Initiative (PSI) Info Session
Are you a doctoral student whose research extends beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries, and for the public good through collaborative, action-oriented, and/or creative forms of scholarship? Visit the PSI website to learn more and apply by May 12. Questions? Join the info session:
Online | Tuesday, Apr 16 | 12 - 1 pm

Data Bites - Introduction to Data Management Plans (DMPs)
Online | Wednesday, Apr 24 | 12:30 - 1:15 pm

Designing dashboards with Tableau
Online | Thursday, Apr 25 | 9:30 - 11 am

Getting Started with Creating, Editing and Sharing Video Using Kaltura
Online | Wednesday, Apr 24 | 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Graduate Students in Teaching Conference
Online | Tuesday & Wednesday, May 7 & 8 | 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Check out the program-at-a-glance and register (free for UBC graduate students and postdocs).

Video Guides on Writing
Check out the online videos on topics including Writing with Integrity, Writing in Situations, and the Writing Process

Understanding stress
Feeling end-of-term stress? Find helpful resources for understanding stress or check out the various health topics for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Intro to data visualization with Tableau
Online | Thursday, Apr 18 | 9:30 - 11 pm

14-Day Writing Challenge
Online | Apr 22 - May 5 | Join ncfdd for free via UBC's subscription, then register by Apr 12.

Public Scholars Initiative (PSI) Info Session
Are you a doctoral student whose research extends beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries, and for the public good through collaborative, action-oriented, and/or creative forms of scholarship? Visit the PSI website to learn more and apply by May 12. Questions? Join the info session:
Online | Tuesday, Apr 16 | 12 - 1 pm | Register

Student Paper Competition: Building Better Financial Futures Challenge
The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada invites students to propose solutions for Canada's financial challenges. Gain exposure, accolades, and influence policy.

Published papers, government exposure, CV enhancement, and real change potential! Deadline: April 30, 2024. Queries: Competition@fcac-acfc.gc.ca.

Explore past papers, use FCAC datasets. Shape a better financial future!

Academic

Solutions Scholars Project Pitch Event
Hybrid | Climate Solutions Research Collective “accelerator” style event | open to everyone interested in climate research at UBC
Wednesday, Apr 16 | 2 - 4 pm

Climate Solutions Scholars Summit
In-person | Thursday, Apr 18 | 2 - 4 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.
    • 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 resourcesGraduate 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.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:

Writing Consultations at the Longhouse

Career

Exploring Careers Outside of Academia with CIRTL Alumni
Online | This event is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in STEM/SBE disciplines, but is generally relevant to anyone interested in understanding career trajectories within academia and beyond.
Wednesday, Apr 24 | 10 - 11 am

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) workshop
Online | Learn about eligibility criteria, application process, work eligibility during the transition to a PGWP, and important considerations when staying in Canada after graduation | Register for one session only:
Tuesday, Apr 16 | 10 - 11 am | Register
Thursday, May 2 | 2 - 3 pm | Register
Wednesday, May 22 | 12 - 1 pm | Register

Exploring Non-faculty Careers in Academia with CIRTL Alumni
Online | This event is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in STEM/SBE disciplines, but is generally relevant to anyone interested in understanding career trajectories within academia and beyond.
Wednesday, Apr 17 | 10 - 11 am

Careers Outside of Higher Education
Online | This CIRTL webinar is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in STEM/SBE disciplines
Friday, Apr 19 | 1 - 2 pm

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.

Career Advising:
Book an online appointment, Learn more

Course Offerings

Check the SSC for course offerings.