GPS Update

Please forward the information below to your graduate students:

Three Minute Thesis

Departmental 3MT Heats are underway! Have you signed up? You could improve your presentation skills and win prizes. Check the schedule for specific departmental heats including the G+PS Multidisciplinary Heat on Wednesday, March 6th, 4-6 PM, Ponderosa (Register). On the fence?  Come to the practice session on March 5th for valuable presentation feedback.

There are seats remaining in next week’s:

Statistics VI: Introduction to Mixed Effects Models (via Webinar), Tue, Feb 26 | 10:00 to 12:00 |Event and registration information here:

Recruiter Real Talk: Panel Discussion on Hiring and the Job Search, Tue, Feb 26 | 5:30-7:00 pm @Thea Koerner House |Event and registration information here:

Thesis Boot Camp, Tue, Feb 27 | 10:00-4:00 @ Lillooet Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre | Event and registration information here

Check out for other opportunities including:

Career Building

Career Directions for Arts Graduate Students, Feb 25

UBC Spring Job Fair, Feb 28

Employers on Campus: |   Workday Feb 26

Community Building and Wellness:

Graduate Connections Café, with How to help a peer workshop, Feb 27


Misinformation managed: How to have healthy conversations online, Mar 6

St. Pauls Toastmasters Club (open house), Feb 21

Graduate School Success

Citation Management using RefWorks (Intermediate), Feb 21 or Mendeley (Intermediate), Feb 28

Getting Started with NVivo, Feb 26

Introduction to R for statistical analysis, Feb 27

SPPH Exchange 2019 - Rural Health Conference & Call for Posters, Mar 1

Public Scholars Initiative Information Session,  Mar 5

International Students

Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) Group Application Review, Feb 22

Study Permit Extension Group Application Review, Feb 22

Volunteer Opportunities

Graduate Student Ambassador Program, Applications due Feb 27th

2019 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, on campus June 1-7 (apply early to win gift cards)

Thank you,


Jacqui Brinkman, MSc
Director of Graduate Student Professional Development
Office of the Dean | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus |  Musqueam Traditional Territory
170 – 6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 827 4578 | Fax 604 822 5802 | @ubcgradschool

Wednesday, March 6, 2019