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Graduate Student Orientation Welcome Events, Registration open Professionalism & Workplace Norms

We are looking for volunteers to help with the Graduate Student Orientation Welcome Events (Aug 29/ 30)! Register here

 

Registration is now open for:

Professionalism and Workplace Norms| Jul 25 | In- Person: 10 – 11:30 am | Webinar:  1 – 2:15 pm

 

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

 

Career Building

Career Webinar Series: Interviews | Jul 24

 

Grad School Success

Best Practices in Research Data Management | Jul 23

Introduction to SPSS for statistical analysis | Jul 24

 

Conferences/ Abstracts

Call for Abstracts: Vancouver Nanomedicine Day 2019

 

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/

Entrepreneurship Course For Graduate Students: Tech Entrepreneurship (APSC541/BAEN506)

Tech Entrepreneurship (APSC541/BAEN506) has been running for over 25 years and has facilitated many entrepreneurial ventures and realized numerous successful breakout companies such as DWaveZymeworks, Recon Instruments, Headcheck Health – just to name a few.   This course pairs graduate business and APSC/STEM students to provide an experience-based introduction into the lean start-up process. It is a real-life simulation of the process that founders go through when starting a high-tech company. Students will be faced with the key issues involved in evaluating market opportunities, building a prototype, designing profitable business models, producing a solid business plan, raising capital, addressing legal considerations and developing a winning team. Students will gain the skills and tools to creatively commercialize high-tech research into profitable businesses. Teams will be expected to develop credible pitches that will be made to industry professionals.  Some of these student companies go on to participate in e@UBC, the Hatch and Creative Destruction Labs.

The core of the course runs on Wednesday evenings from January to April; and there are 3 critical and mandatory preliminary classes that take place in November dedicated to team formation (November 13, 20 and 27 – 6pm).  The course is taught by a team of business and STEM/APSC instructors for a well-rounded business and technical perspective.

The course has an application process for admission as it is very competitive, with deadlines and rolling admission in early August, September and November. Further details regarding the course are available at http://blogs.ubc.ca/baen506apsc541techentrepreneurship/ (please note that this URL has changed from last year).

We have had strong interest from your faculty in the past, and would greatly appreciate your support to promote the course amongst your graduate students.

To further support this message, we would be pleased to arrange an info session at a time that is convenient for your faculty – to hear from course lecturers, former students and/or now successful entrepreneurs who participated in the course.

Please let us know how we can support your promotion of this course, and feel free to contact us should you require any further information.  We will follow-up by phone in the near future.

Warmest Regards

 

DJ (David) Miller
Sauder School of Business
778.991.6602
djmiller@sauder.ubc.ca
https://www.linkedin.com/in/djmiller/

GPS Update

Dear graduate program staff and list subscribers,

Please forward the information below to your graduate students:

There are still seats remaining in:

Scholarships and Award Opportunities for Graduate Students (Overview) | Jul 10 | In- Person: 10 – 12| Webinar:  1:30 – 3 pm

Submitting your Thesis (Webinar) | Jul 11 | 9: 30 – 10: 30 | Register here

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

Career

Resumes and Cover Letters (Webinar)  | Jul 10

Grad School Success

Lay Summaries | Jul 8

Thesis Formatting: Tips, tricks, and resources | Jul 8

Introduction to R for statistical analysis | Jul 10

Downtown Writing Group @ VPL (Every Saturday)

Events

Instructional Skill Workshop (ISW) Registration dates | for August session: Reg. open Jul 1st

Network Meta-Analyses: Methods and Statistical Analysis | Jul 3, 4

The Art of Saying No (Webinar) | Jul 11

Foundations of Project Management I (Mitacs) @ UBC Robson Square| Jul 11, 12

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/

 

EXTENDED CDC Scholarship Program deadline JUNE 27, 2019

URGENT

CDC has extended its Canadian Dairy Commission Scholarship Program deadline to June 30, 2019.

If you have not already submitted an application and wish to do so, please let Lia know by tomorrow, June 11, 2019 so that she can prepare your transcripts.

You must submit a completed application to Lia by Thursday, June 27.  Please make sure you are aware of all required documentation.

http://www.milkingredients.ca/userfiles/file/APPLICATION%20FORM%20Scholarship%20Program%20EN,%20April%202018(4).pdf

For the application to be complete, please attach the following documents:

  • All official undergraduate and graduate transcripts of the student (copies accepted);
  • a list of the student’s contributions to research and development;
  • a summary of the student’s proposed research, including experimental design, information on facilities and equipment to be used (maximum of two pages);
  • résumé of the research/thesis director including credentials;
  • a description of the benefit or impact and application of the proposed research to the dairy industry (maximum of one page);
  • two letters of reference from university professors

Award announcements are expected by late July/early August