GSS NEWS

GSS SURVEY

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The 2019 Graduate Student Society Survey is OPEN

This is the fifth year we have run the survey and the answers and opinions collected help us identify the most pressing challenges faced by graduate students, and then advocate for improvements in areas such as graduate student funding, housing, and career preparation.

You can read more about how we advocate for you and then complete the survey

HERE

 

Celebrate with the GSS

Come join us for this End of the Year Grad Party at Koerner’s Pub.

Your ticket includes 2 drinks + snacks. Still thirsty? There will be $3/$6 highballs and $4 Lucky promos for our group only.

We have booked the whole venue for 2 hours but feel free to stay afterwards and enjoy the evening!

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GSS Writing Bootcamp

Lose the distraction and focus on your writing

Separate yourself from distractions and non-research responsibilities, and surround yourself with a community of writers at the GSS’s one-day academic bootcamp on April 27th, hosted by the award-winning instructor and editor Dr. Letitia Henville of shortishard.ca

This bootcamp is open to all UBC graduate students.

This one-day writing intensive is structured to break writing anxieties and foster effective writing habits. With a mix of short writing bursts and breaks for structured conversations about academic writing and editing, this bootcamp will help you to push your writing substantially forward.

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Your Voice Matters!

Be part of this consultation to determine the space needs and programming for the Grad Life Centre project.

This project – which is a collaboration between the Graduate Student Society, VP-Students Office and the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies – aims to explore the feasibility of creating a vibrant Graduate Life Centre at UBC

You can find more information about the Grad Life Center HERE, under Enhancing Graduate Student Community

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Try one of Canada’s most popular sports

Take to the ice rink and try one of the most popular sports in Canada: curling.

Learn the skills of sweeping, drawing and guarding and become a master of the stones.

We’ll have private instructors, exclusively for UBC graduate students.

Learn more

Summer softball with friends

The annual GSS Softball League is back!

Gather your teammates and dig out your gloves because registration opens on April 29th.

Teams must consist of at least 9 athletes, 2 of the opposite gender in the field at all times. Registration is open to all UBC Graduate Students with each team allowed 3 non-graduate students.

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Volunteer at the biggest academic event of the year

Congress 2019 will be hosted at The University of British Columbia (on the Vancouver campus) from June 1 to June 7, 2019. Organized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Congress is the largest interdisciplinary conference in Canada, and one of the largest in the world. It is expected to attract 10,000 visitors to campus.

UBC is looking to fill more than 900 volunteer positions. As well as interesting opportunities, volunteers will be able to attend events at Congress and network with scholars from across the world.

MORE INFORMATION

 

Community Announcements.

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Celebrate Learning Week (CLW)

From April 29–May 5, UBC is celebrating teaching & learning through open lectures, poster sessions, workshops & more! Want to showcase your event during Celebrate Learning Week? Submit it online by April 8: : http://celebratelearning.ubc.ca/

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Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Events

Roadmap to Resilience in Graduate School and Beyond, Wed May 01 | 3 – 6 pm | Event and registration details here

Breaking Patterns of Procrastination, Wed May 01 | 9:30 – 12:30 pm | Event and registration details here

There are still seats remaining in this week’s:

Getting your Research in the Press (and quoted correctly), Thu April 25 | 10 – 12pm| Register  here

GPS Update: Roadmap to Resilience + Breaking Patterns of Procrastination + More!

Registration is now open for:

Roadmap to Resilience in Graduate School and Beyond, Wed May 01 | 3 – 6 pm | Event and registration details here

Breaking Patterns of Procrastination, Wed May 01 | 9:30 – 12:30 pm | Event and registration details here

There are still seats remaining in this week’s:

Getting your Research in the Press (and quoted correctly), Thu April 25 | 10 – 12pm| Register here

Check out community.grad.ubc.ca for other opportunities including:

Career

Career Conference (ONLINE), Sessions on Leaving Academia, Networking, Cover Letter & Resumes & More, May 4th, with fees

Career Conference (ONLINE), Career Panels on Higher Education, Non-Profit, Business and Government, May 11th, with fees

Grad School Success

R Study Group: May 1

Events

Networking Skills (Mitacs Training) @UBC Robson Square, May 1st

Science Slam (Science Communication Competition), May 11th

Celebrate Learning Week @UBC (Theme: Inclusive Teaching)|  Apr 29 – May 5 | Event Schedule

 International Students

Study Permit Extension Group Application Review Session: Apr 30, May 3

Post-Graduation Work Permit Group Application Review Session: Apr 30, May 3

Please let me know if you have questions!

Thank you,

Jacqui.

Jacqui Brinkman, MSc
Director, Graduate Student Professional Development
Office of the Dean | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueum Traditional Territory
170 – 6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 827 4578 | Fax 604 822 5802
jacqui.brinkman@ubc.ca | @ubcgradschool
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop WAITLIST REGISTRATION for June 2, 8, 9, 2019 IS OPEN!

Waitlist registration opens April 15 for the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) June 2, 8, 9 2019.  The ISW is a 3-day intensive workshop that develops participant’s teaching skills and confidence.  It is appropriate for first time teachers or those with years of experience.  Join the thousands of students who have taken this workshop. The ISW is an internationally recognized program and students receive transcript notation for their participation. In addition, graduate students in STEM departments are eligible to become CIRTL associates upon completion of the workshop.

IMPORTANT: The workshop runs from 8:15am-5:00pm. Please note you must attend all three days for the complete duration of the workshop, i.e. the entire 24-hour workshop.

This workshop is always in high demand. To register for the June 2, 8, 9 2019 ISW please go to the following link and sign-up for the waitlist:

https://events.ctlt.ubc.ca/events/graduate-instructional-skills-workshop-june-2-8-9-2019/

Waitlist registration will close on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 4:30pmBy clicking this link, you are signing up for the waitlist only, however this does not register you for the workshop. IF you are accepted into the workshop, you will be contacted by our office to confirm your registration.

Regards,

Mischa

Mischa Makortoff

My pronouns are “He/Him/His”
Senior Events Program Assistant
Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
214-1961 East Mall  | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z1 Canada
Phone 604 822 0064
Mischa.makortoff@ubc.ca@UBC_CTLT
http://www.ctlt.ubc.ca/

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop WAITLIST REGISTRATION for May 25, 26 & June 1, 2019 IS OPEN!

Waitlist registration opens January 14 for the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) May 25, 26 & June 1 2019.  The ISW is a 3-day intensive workshop that develops participant’s teaching skills and confidence.  It is appropriate for first time teachers or those with years of experience.  Join the thousands of students who have taken this workshop. The ISW is an internationally recognized program and students receive transcript notation for their participation. In addition, graduate students in STEM departments are eligible to become CIRTL associates upon completion of the workshop.

IMPORTANT: The workshop runs from 8:15am-5:00pm. Please note you must attend all three days for the complete duration of the workshop, i.e. the entire 24-hour workshop.

This workshop is always in high demand. To register for the May 25, 26 & June 1 2019 ISW please go to the following link and sign-up for the waitlist:

https://events.ctlt.ubc.ca/events/graduate-instructional-skills-workshop-may-25-26-june-1-2019/

Waitlist registration will close on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 4:30pmBy clicking this link, you are signing up for the waitlist only, however this does not register you for the workshop. IF you are accepted into the workshop, you will be contacted by our office to confirm your registration.

Regards,

Mischa

Mischa Makortoff

My pronouns are “He/Him/His”
Senior Events Program Assistant
Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
214-1961 East Mall  | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z1 Canada
Phone 604 822 0064
Mischa.makortoff@ubc.ca@UBC_CTLT
http://www.ctlt.ubc.ca/

GPS Update: Getting your Research in the Press + Project Management I + Parenting in the Digital Age Focus Group + Online Career Conference and More!

Check your email inbox for your personalized link for the Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey (CGPSS). Deadline is Thurs, April 18, 2019. There is still time to be heard! (and win prizes) 

Registration is now open for:

Getting your Research in the Press (and quoted correctly), Thu April 25 | 10 am – 12pm| Event and registration details here

There are still seats remaining in this week’s:

Translating your Research into Policy (including an Expert Panel), Tue Apr 16 | 1-5:30 pm| Register here

Check out community.grad.ubc.ca for other opportunities including:

Grad School Success

R Study Group: Apr 24

Systematic Review Methods Workshop: Apr 23

Events

Foundations of Project Management I (Mitacs Training) (@Exchange Hotel Vancouver)| Apr 22, 23

Open Science Practices Workshop: The Replicability Crisis and the Solution, Apr 24

Career Conference (ONLINE), Sessions on Leaving Academia, Networking, Cover Letter & Resumes & More, May 4th, with fees

Career Conference (ONLINE), Career Panels on Higher Education, Non-Profit, Business and Government, May 11th, with fees

 Volunteering

Focus group to evaluate the “Parenting in a Digital Age”- website (Participate and receive $50)

International Students

Study Permit Extension Group Application Review Session: Apr 23, Apr 26

Post-Graduation Work Permit Group Application Review Session: Apr 26

2019-04-25-Graduate Pathways to Success- Research in the Press

2019-04-16-Graduate Pathways to Success- Research to Policy

Please let me know if you have questions!

Thank you,

Jacqui.

Jacqui Brinkman, MSc
Director, Graduate Student Professional Development
Office of the Dean | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueum Traditional Territory
170 – 6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 827 4578 | Fax 604 822 5802
jacqui.brinkman@ubc.ca | @ubcgradschool
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/