Competition Announcement: SWAAC Graduate Student Award of Merit

Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) Graduate Student Award of Merit

​​The Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada organization was founded in 1987 to provide a forum and a collective voice for women in senior administrative ranks in Canadian universities, colleges and technical institutes.

At least three awards, each in the amount of $3,500, will be awarded annually to the women graduate students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the university or general community while maintaining exemplary academic records.

The application deadline for this opportunity is November 1, 2019 at 4:00 pm PST.

For more information, including application procedures and eligibility requirements, please see this link:

GPS Update: Networking (Mitacs Training) + Getting Published + Financial Pressures

Registration is now open for:

Networking Skills (Mitacs) | Wed, Oct 16 | 9 AM – 5 PM | Register here

Increase your Article’s Chance of Publication | Thurs, Oct 17 | 10 AM – 12 PM  | Register here

Financial Pressures | Oct 24 | 11:30 AM – 1 PM (lunch provided) | Register here


There are still seats remaining in this week’s:

Statistics I: Data Exploration through Descriptive Statistics and Graphics (via Webinar) | Tues, Oct 08 | 10 AM – 12 PM | Register here

Overcoming Perfectionism | Thurs, Oct 10 | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Register here


Check out for these, and other, opportunities: 


Graduate School Success

NVivo (Part 2) for Mac – Classification and Datasets | Oct 15 | 10 AM – 12 PM

Introduction to Python | Oct 16 | 10 AM – 12 PM

Introduction to R | Oct 16 | 2 – 4 PM

Thriving in Grad School Panel discussion  | Oct 17 | 3:15 – 4:45 PM

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop | Nov 24, 30 and Dec 7 | waitlist registration opens Oct 7


Workshop / Lecture

“Should ‘Clinical study reports’ ” be included in Cochrane Systematic reviews? | Oct 30 | 12 – 1 PM (available by videoconference)


Career Building

Employer on Campus: Fluor Canada Inc. |Oct 16 |  5:30 – 6:30 PM

How to Network Effectively: Leveraging LinkedIn (presented by Wonsulting) | Oct 17 | 5:30 – 7 PM



Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) – Student Initiative Fund | apply by Oct 18

Mitacs-JSPS Summer Program (for research projects in Japan) | apply by Nov 27



Please let me know if you have questions.

Thank you,


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 | @ubcgradschool

BeeHIVE Nov 6 event poster to LFS

UBC’s BeeHIVE Research Excellence Cluster is pleased to host a public talk by Dr. Jeff Pettis, President of Apimondia (International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations), and retired USDA entomologist.

Tickets are available at

Please see the poster below for event details.

BeeHIVE is headed by Dr. Dominique Weis (Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences), and the research cluster’s mission is to improve bee and pollinator health through academic research and community involvement.


Learn Python | Open your research to the world | Meet Josh Chan

Please find our UBC Library Research Commons October 2019 update for your students below. If you prefer to share a link, please find it here:

Your continued help in spreading the word about the UBC Library Research Commons is greatly appreciated!

Hope this message finds you all well and enjoying autumn at UBC.


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

MFRE Speaker Series: Steve Roosdahl, The Oppenheimer Group – October 4, 2019

This week’s guest for the MFRE Speaker Series is Steve Roosdahl from The Oppenheimer Group.

Topic: Fruits and Vegetables: Supply Chain and Sustainability

Date & Time: Friday, October 4, 3:00pm

Venue: MCML 160

The Oppenheimer Group is a marketer and distributor of fresh fruits & vegetables sourced from 27 countries supplying over 50 million cartons of fresh produce to retailers across North America. Steve is responsible for the operations, quality control, manufacturing, inventory control, and transportation departments providing efficient distribution through the supply chain. Prior to supply chain, Steve started with Oppenheimer in the IT department designing and implementing the software systems used to support the supply chain. Steve is a member of a number of industry committees with goals to resolve industry issues around technology, traceability and government policy, these committees include chair of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) Technology Committee, member of the CPMA Government Committee, chair of the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) Implementation Working Group, and Director of Produce Supply Industry Committee.

In this talk, Steve will discuss some of the top current topics in the industry, such as plastic packaging, food waste, food safety, labeling, traceability and much more.