GPS Updates

 

 

GradUpdate

In this issue, Defending the Doctoral Exam, Thesis and Dissertation Formatting, Stats: Logistics & Poisson Regression, Scientific and Technical Writing, Project Management, Leadership Conversations, and more.

Registration now open

 

Strategies for defending the doctoral exam in a virtual environment
Tuesday, Jan 19 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Statistics V: Logistics and Poisson Regression
Thursday, Jan 21 | 1:00 - 3:00 PM

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Build Your Scientific and Technical Writing Skills (Mitacs Training)
Monday & Tuesday, Jan 25 & 26 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Participants *must* commit to attending both days

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Project Management (Mitacs Training)
Wednesday & Thursday, Jan 27 & 28 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Participants *must* commit to attending both days
Note: Due to high demand, we will be assigning spots via lottery. Registration closes end of day Jan 18. Selected participants will be contacted directly

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The Six Leadership Conversations
Fridays, Jan 29 & Feb 5 | 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Participants *must* commit to attending both half days

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Additional Events and Opportunities

 

The following highlights some upcoming events. Please find more on community.grad.ubc.ca and grad.ubc.ca/current-students/professional-development

ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND SUCCESS

 

International Fellowships for Research in Japan - Information Session with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Wednesday, Jan 13 | 1:00 - 3:00 PM Learn more

Yale-UBC Fox International Fellowship Program
Apply by Jan 15 Learn more

Dissertations and Theses Formatting: Strategies For Successful Submission
Thursday, Jan 21 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM Learn more

Orientation Workshops - Spots available for new and current students:

  • School/Work-Life Balance: Jan 12th | 9:00 – 10:30 AM
  • Soft skills for working in a diverse environment: Jan 15th | 10 – 11:30 AM
  • Keys to Flourishing in Grad School including Career Planning from the Start: Jan 20th |12 – 1:30 PM
  • Building Effective Supervisory Relationships: Feb 4th | 10- 11:30 AM
  • Learn more

CAREER EXPLORATION

 

Sustainability Scholars Program Information Session
Thursday, Jan 14, 12:00 - 1:30 PM or Tuesday, Jan 19, 5:00 - 7:00 PM Learn more
Apply by Jan 31 for paid summer internship Learn more

Employer Information Session: Tandem Launch
Wednesday, Jan 20 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM Learn more

P/T GRA and GAA positions to support Sr Advisor, Anti-Racisim and Inclusive Excellence
Apply by Jan 22 Learn more

COMMUNITY AND NETWORK BUILDING

 

UBC Student Leadership Conference 2021
Saturday, Jan 23, 4:00 - 8:00 PM | Free Learn more

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

 

Financial Wellness Peers: New Year, New Budget!
Thursday, Jan 14, 4:00 - 5:00 PM Learn more

RESEARCH SKILLS

 

Intro to Visualization using Tableau
Tuesday, Jan 19, 2:00 - 3:30 PM Learn more

TEACHING DEVELOPMENT

 

January 2021 TA Institute

Jan 11 - 15 | A week-long collection of workshops designed to support TAs as their roles change along with the move to online courses. Sessions are organized into 6 themes:

  • Centering Student and TA Wellness
  • Designing for Impactful Teaching
  • Teaching for Inclusion and Accessibility
  • Implementing Impactful Teaching Practices
  • Professional (Interpersonal) Skills
  • Teaching with Technology

If you complete 4 workshops within a theme, and complete the related pre- & post-session online modules, you are eligible for a letter of completion that you can include in your Teaching Portfolio and CV. View the full schedule of events
and learn more and register.

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
Apply by Jan 20 | Session dates: Jan 25, 30, Feb 3 & 6 | various times Learn more

WRITING AND COMMUNICATION

 

Online Writing Community
Wednesdays, Jan 13 - Apr 14 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM Learn more

 

 

 

 

Friday, January 15, 2021