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Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

The UBC Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are available for most fields of research. The number of awards offered presently varies between three and five per year.

Value: an annual stipend of $50,000 for a maximum of two years plus a travel and research allowance of $4,000 over two years.

UBC Okanagan (UBC-O)

  • UBC-O will require potential Killam applicants to submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) to the Office of Research Services (ORS)by September 3, 2019 12:00 p.m. (noon). Applicants are required to complete the NOI Competition Submission Form and upload a Vanier-Banting CCV. ORS will use the NOI to determine applicant eligibility.
  • Full applications, including all attachments, are due to ORS by October 15, 2019 12:00 p.m. (noon).
  • Completed nomination forms for UBC-O finalists are due to ORS by November 7, 2019 12:00 p.m. (noon).
  • UBC-O contact: Danielle Lamb, Major Awards Officer, Office of Research Services: lamb@ubc.ca

UBC Vancouver (UBC-V)

  • Each department or unit at the Vancouver campus may forward one nominee to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies via UBC Workspace by November 8, 2019. Whoever will be uploading the nomination will need to email confirmation to fellowships@ubc.ca, who will create a Workspace folder for your department/unit.
  • UBC-V contactfellowships@ubc.ca

For details about this competition, please visit: https://www.postdocs.ubc.ca/award/killam-postdoctoral-research-fellowship

G&PS Professional Development

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

 

There are still seats remaining in:

Professionalism and Workplace Norms. What does professionalism actually mean? Is it different inside and outside of academia?

Join this workshop to feel prepared for transitioning into a new role! | 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

Resume Writing For PhDs (Webinar) | Jul 25

Information Session for the Leaders in Future Trends (LIFT) Program | Jul 27

Events

Women in STEM Leadership Series: Laying the Groundwork: Strategies for Aspiring Leaders (panel event) | Aug 1

Grad School Success

Thesis Formatting: Tips, tricks, and resources | Jul 29

Literature Reviews: Writing | Jul 29

Literature Reviews: Analyzing (with NVivo) | Jul 30

Citation Management using Mendeley (Intermediate) | Aug 1

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 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/