GradUpdate – Mitacs Internship Info Sessions for STEM & Arts and Social Sciences, Ethics of Publishing, CTLT Indigenous Initiatives, Research Data Mgmt Sessions, and more!


In this issue, Mitacs Internship Info Sessions for STEM & Arts and Social Sciences, Ethics of Publishing, CTLT Indigenous Initiatives, Research Data Mgmt Sessions, and more!

Open Registration


Mitacs Internship Info Session: Advance your career with non-academic collaborations-STEM
Wednesday, October 7 | 3:00 to 4:30 PM


Mitacs Internship Info Session: Advance your career with community partnerships – Arts and Social Sciences
Thursday, October 8 | 3:00 to 4:30 PM


Seats still available


The Ethics of Publishing
Friday, October 2 | 12:30 to 1:30 PM Learn more
Additional Events and Opportunities


The following highlights some upcoming events. Please find more on and


Citation Management for Researchers Using Multilingual Materials
Tuesday, Oct 6 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM Learn more

Systematic & Scoping Review Workshop Series: Translating Database Searches and Finding Grey Literature
Wednesday, Oct 7 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM Learn more



Employer Virtual Information Session
Microsoft | Monday, Oct 5 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM Learn more
Duke Marine Technical Services | Wednesday, Oct 7 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM Learn more
TC Energy | Thursday, Oct 8 | 4:00 – 5:30 PM Learn more


COVID-19 and African Economies: Impact and What is Needed for the Post-Pandemic Recovery
Wednesday, Sept 30 | 9:00 – 10:30 AM Learn more

COVID-19 – Seizing Opportunities to Advance Indigenous Self-determination through Policy
Friday, Oct 2 | 8:30 – 10:00 AM Learn more

CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Virtual Coffee Drop-in
Wednesday, Oct 7 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM Learn more



UBC Graduate Student Online Support Group
Thursdays, Oct 1 – Dec 3 | 1:30 – 2:45 PM Learn more


Introduction to Open Science Framework
Monday, Oct 5 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM Learn more

Introduction to Docker
Monday, Oct 5 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM Learn more

Introduction to Data Repositories
Tuesday, Oct 6 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM Learn more

Introduction to Dataverse
Wednesday, Oct 7 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM Learn more

Data Discovery Using FRDR and Geodisy
Thursday, Oct 8 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM Learn more



Practice your Presentation Skills (Mitacs Training)
Tuesday, Oct 1 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Learn more

REMINDER: INVITATION: LFS TA Community of Practice Virtual Meeting, October 1, 2020

Dear LFS TAs,

We hope you are keeping well and safe and enjoying the fall semester.

Having a space to share insights or troubleshoot issues is an important part of your professional development. Our Community of Practice space is a monthly, informal virtual get-together for all TAs  primarily to learn from each other.

The purpose of the upcoming COP next week Thursday is to share and hear experiences (new and returning TAs) of online teaching assistance in the new normal. This information is critical as it provides evidence to inform and guide programming and training based on your needs.

Below are the meeting details;

WHEN: October 1, 2020

TIME: 10-11PM

WHERE: Virtual, a link will be sent out to the responders in due time.

If you interested in being part of this discussion, RSVP at the link below


Looking forward to hearing from you.

Lennie and Tebby

LFS TA Training Program Coordinators


MFRE Speaker Series: COVID-19 happened. Now what?

COVID-19 happened. Now what? The Pandemic’s Legacy on Our Food Supply Chain

Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

The Canadian food supply chain was put to the test at the onset of the unexpected COVID pandemic. And apart from some staple (yeast anyone?) it held and adapted quickly under the pressure. In this session we’ll examine the impacts the crisis has had on the system and the opportunities created.

Event Link:

Meeting ID: 631 9889 5621
Passcode: 521521


Thank you!


Paulina Gonzalez Miranda  MFRE
Educational Researcher
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus| Musqueam Traditional Territory

Interdisciplinary Histories Research Cluster, CfP ‘History, From Page to Stage’

Interdisciplinary Histories Research Cluster would like to draw your attention to its Call for Proposals for the scriptwriting competition  – “History, From Page to Stage”.  This new program is committed to transdisciplinary arts integration and, specifically, the engagement of the performing arts with history and historical research.

We invite UBC faculty and graduate students to develop short plays or new engagements with existing texts that explore the core themes of our research cluster: marginalized, traumatic, and contested histories, and the ways history is represented in the archives and beyond.

Selected proposals will receive funds to support the development of the work, with a public showcase in the fall of 2021. The expected length of the proposed short play/reading is a 15 to 30-minute run-time.

The deadline for submission is October 8, 2020. Call for Proposals and the application form can be found at If you have any further questions, please, do not hesitate to contact us at We look forward to seeing your applications!

Best regards,

Jelena Todorovic

Ph.D. Candidate, Classics

IHRC Graduate Student Coordinator

The University of British Columbia | xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Territory | 604-500-3091