GPS updates: July workshops, career internships + Research/Thesis support workshops and more

GPS workshops will resume in early July with sessions on Time Management (July 17), Business Writing (July 18), Getting on Track with your Thesis (July 25), Thesis Boot Camp (July 26), and more pending.  Details posted at  

Check out for other opportunities including:

NCFDD webinars: Impostor Syndrome and Navigating the Academic Job Market

Apply for a Mitacs Career Connect Internship by Oct 1 |

Industry-Ready Résumés Workshop for Graduate Students, Jun 25 |

Systematic Review Workshop, Jun 27 |

Literature Review Workshop, Jun 29 |

Formatting your Thesis: Tips and Tricks, Jun 29 |

U21 Graduate Collaborative Research Award, apply by Aug 3 |

Thank you,


Jacqui Brinkman
Manager, Graduate Pathways to Success Program
Office of the Dean | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
170 – 6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 827 4578 | Fax 604 822 5802 | @ubcgradschool



Ride Don’t Hide with the GSS

There’s still time to sign up to ride with team GSS on June 24th.

This special event helps create awareness about the importance of mental health and to raise funds for programs helping those who are dealing with mental illness.



Join the GSS at Bard on the Beach July 14th

We’re organizing a special trip to see Shakespeare’s classic comedy As You Like in the beautiful setting of Vanier Park. This joyful production is a tribute to love, laughter and music. Set in the 1960’s it features 25 classic Beatles songs.

So join us for a Magical Mystery Tour. Don’t be a Nowhere Man. All you need to do is get your Ticket to Ride. Don’t Wait, Because, if you Let it Be you’ll be saying I Should Have Known Better and no one wants to be The Fool on the Hill.



Educational Intelligence

Peter Musser swapped a career in US Naval Intelligence for graduate study at UBC. He wasn’t sure what to expect when he became a GSS councilor for his department, but it’s a decision he doesn’t regret.

“Being in GSS has given me a lot of exposure to the grad student experience outside of my own program, which has been really invaluable. It’s really easy to find yourself siloed from all of the really great things going on at UBC, and GSS is a really potent way of breaking out of that.”


Providing an Edge for the GSS

Meet Anna Ringsred, the GSS Election Coordinator. Anna competed at the Sochi Olympics in speed skating before coming to UBC. She reflects on how she applies the lessons of sport to graduate study and how she came to volunteer with the GSS.


Community Announcements

UBC Extended Learning are recruiting for several roles, that grad students are encouraged to apply for. All are based on the Vancouver campus

  • Campus Guide for Pre-Grad Students
  • Graduate Seminar Facilitator – Arts & Humanities Stream
  • Graduate Seminar Facilitator – Business Stream
  • Graduate Seminar Facilitator – Engineering Stream
  • Graduate Seminar Facilitator – Science Stream

Check out CareersOnline for more information about each individual role.


Volunteer with UBC’s Office of Regional and International Community Engagement (ORICE)

ORICE is happy to announce new volunteer position openings for our Action Team. This team will play an important role for the unit by supporting the organization of its annual Global Development Symposium and Winter I term speaker series on themes related to the Sustainable Development Goals. The ORICE Action Team will work alongside the staff in the office and the Student Leadership team to ensure the successful implementation of the events, prepare materials for promotional information, liaise with speakers and provide logistical support for the events.

More information

Wood Science Seminar

Department of Wood Science Seminar

Friday June 15th, 2018

CAWP 2916 12:30-1:30pm


“Designer Walls: non-cellulosic polysaccharide synthesis in plant cell walls” 

Drs. Tony Bacic and Monika Doblin 

La Trobe Institute for Agriculture and Food (LIAF)

School of Life Sciences

Department of Animal, Plant and Soil Sciences



Shawn Mansfield, PhD


Department of Wood Science

4030-2424 Main Mall

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC, Canada

V6T 1Z4

Ph:   604-822-0196

Lab: 604-822-6420

Cell: 604-649-9534




Thesis Defense – MSc – ISLFS

UBC – Faculty of Land and Food Systems Announces 

The Oral Examination for the Degree of 


(Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems)



Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at  13:30 pm
Room 170 – MacMillan Building


Chair: Dr. J. Carrillo

Supervisory Committee:

Dr. H. Wittman – Supervisor
Dr. A. Hanser – Committee member
Dr. J. Black – Committee member 

Defense Committee Composition

Dr. H. Wittman – Supervisor
Dr. A. Hanser – Committee member
Dr. J. Black – Committee member
Dr. R. VanWynsberghe – External


Everyone is welcome