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Please see the latest Research Commons newsletter below. We hope that you will be willing to share this information with your students, peers, and colleagues.

If a link is easier to share than a forward, you can find it here:

https://bit.ly/UBCRCNewsJune12020

Since moving online, our workshops have been filling up like never before. In fact, each time we compose the newsletter we need to remove workshops that fill up before we can even release the newsletter. All of this to say, if you are interested in a workshop, register today!

Have a good week,

Sarah

Sarah Blay (she, her, hers)
Program Coordinator | UBC Library Research Commons
Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
Walter C. Koerner Library | 455-1958 Main Mall | V6T 1Z2
sarah.blay@ubc.ca | researchcommons.library.ubc.ca

Doctoral Exams Deadlines for Fall 2020 Graduation

The deadline for submission of Nominations for External Examiner for PhD candidates wanting to complete on the timeline for Fall Graduation was on Friday. There is still time for students to submit those forms, but they should come in by the end of this week, to reduce the likelihood of a delay in the invitation process.

As a reminder, the other dates candidates need to meet are as follows:

• FRIDAY, 31 JULY 2020 – Doctoral dissertation (and supporting documentation) submitted to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for external examination
• FRIDAY, 25 SEPTEMBER 2020 – Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examination
• FRIDAY, 23 OCTOBER 2020 – Acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

We also have an information session about the Virtual Defence process on June 16. This session will be advertised in the regular Monday updates from GradUpdate.

Best,
Robyn

Robyn Starkey
Doctoral Exams Coordinator
Office of the Dean | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
The University of British Columbia 170 – 6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 822 3989
robyn.starkey@ubc.ca
http://www.grad.ubc.ca

GradUpdate – webinars on time management, business writing, procrastination, and more

GradUpdate

In this issue, webinars on time management, business writing, procrastination, and more

Open Registration

 

Time Management
Monday, June 8 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Register

Business Writing
Tuesday, June 9 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Register

Breaking Patterns of Procrastination
Wednesday, June 10 | 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Register

Seats available

 

Interviews
Today, Monday, June 1 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM or 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Online registration now closed. Email to register
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

 

Pradeep Khare Memorial Scholarship 2020
Apply by June 26 | For graduate students from India at Canadian Institutions Learn more
CAREER EXPLORATION

 

How to Prepare for a Virtual Career Fair
Thursday, June 4 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM Learn more

Get Hired UBC Virtual Fair
Wednesday, June 10 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Learn more

Alumni Office Hours with Harriet Ho – Senior Analyst, Analysis Group
Thursday, June 11 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM Learn more

Getting Trolled on the Campaign Trail: How Candidates Address Online Harassment and Incivility, with Grace Lore
Session 2 of 6 of the 2020 Institute for Future Legislators Virtual Series, Thursday, June 11 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM Learn more

TEACHING DEVELOPMENT

 

Discoverability and Sharing Open Educational Resource
Tuesday, June 9 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Learn more
WRITING AND COMMUNICATION

 

14 Day Writing Challenge
June 15 – 28 | Register by June 11 Learn more

Webinar on June 11: On Farm Rodent Management

BC Young Farmers webinar

Webinar on Effective Integrated Pest Management Approaches to Rodent Management on Agriculture Fields, with wildlife biologist Sofi Hindmarch

Sofi is a wildlife biologist who has studied species at risk in the Fraser Valley for 10 years, with a focus on barn owls. Her research has focused on conservation issues affecting barn owls such as the loss of habitat and nest sites, road mortality and the risk of secondary poisoning from rodenticides. As a contractor with Environment Canada she has researched extensively the issue of secondary rodenticide exposure of predators in our region and how these compounds move up the food chain. As part of this work, she has conducted outreach for municipalities and farmers on how to most effectively control rodents as part of an integrated pest management (IPM) approach. Her latest research has focused on how to control voles in agricultural fields as part of an IPM approach, reducing the dependence on rodenticides and instead focusing on landscape management and effective monitoring of fields

June 11, 2020 | 7:30 pm

Register online: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1605375344503708431

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Karen Lee
Director of Marketing and Communications
Faculty of Land and Food Systems | University of British Columbia
Phone 604 827 5297 | Cell 604 312 6343
karen.lee98@ubc.ca
landfood.ubc.ca

GradUpdate – webinars on interviews, skills of communication, entrepreneurship careers, and more

GradUpdate

In this issue, webinars on interviews, skills of communication, entrepreneurship careers, and more

Open Registration

Interviews
Monday, June 1 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM or 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Register, 12:30

Register, 4:30

Skills of Communication
Tuesday, June 2 | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Register

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

Using RefWorks for Citation Management
Thursday, June 4 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM Learn more

CAREER EXPLORATION

S2BN Virtual Career Cafe – In Focus: Entrepreneurship
Wednesday, May 27 | 3:00 – 4:30 PM PDT Learn more

Strategy Consulting Mentorship Program Info Session
Thursday, June 4 | 7:00 PM Learn more

GSS Job Posting: Policy Assistant
Apply by June 5th. 10 hrs/week. Learn more

TEACHING DEVELOPMENT

Virtual Facilitation 201
Wednesday, June 3 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM Learn more

WRITING AND COMMUNICATION

Personal Statements: Writing
Tuesday, June 2 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM Learn more

Multi-Week Course Online: From Project to Publication – the Art of Manuscript Revision
Wednesday, June 3 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Learn more

12 Week Candidacy to Completion Writing Community Online
For PhD Candidates, Begins June 4 | Thursdays 2:00 – 4:00 PM Learn more