Available TA position – Term 2


Candice Rideout is looking for a Graduate Student PBL tutor (TA) for 2013 Winter Session, Term 2.

Course:  FNH 473 001

Assigned TA hours:  62 (this course has 4 TA’s at 62 hours each)

Job Description:  http://www.landfood.ubc.ca/graduate/ta/fnh-473-001

TA’s need to be available from approximately 1:00 – 4:00 pm on most Monday afternoons.

If you are interested, please contact Candice directly at candice.rideout@ubc.ca

Forestry in BC – graduate course for new students or international visitors


Forestry 547 “Forestry in British Columbia”

Participants in this course gain an increased knowledge that enables them to make informed comment on the issues facing forestry in BC today.

The course delivery includes a combination of lectures, field trips (Vancouver Island, MKRF and the BC interior), assigned readings and participant presentations. This combination of methods helps participants develop an understanding of the forests of the province, their management, the multiple pressures being imposed on them by natural and human-caused disturbance, and the many different perspectives, paradigms and beliefs about how they should be managed and for what balance of values.

A draft course outline is attached; questions from faculty and students are welcome: Sue.Watts@ubc.ca

August Grad Student Workshops at UBC Library


Tips and Tricks for Formatting Your Thesis: Little Things Mean A Lot!

Are you worried about getting your thesis/dissertation into the format required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies? Would you like to know more about how to use the formatting features in Microsoft Word? Research Commons staff will help you with your questions about the nuts and bolts of formatting: tables of contents, page layout, numbering, headings, front matter, and more! As well, find out more about the resources that are available to help you in writing your thesis/dissertation. Graduate students at any stage of the writing process are welcome; some prior knowledge of Microsoft Word will be helpful.

Have specific questions you think would be best answered in a one-on-one session? Email research.commons@ubc.ca for an appointment.


Citation Management Using RefWorks, Zotero, or Mendeley

Need to manage large numbers of references and citations as part of your research, teaching or administrative work? Citation management tools are for you. These tools provide a simple way to store, organize and retrieve your citations in an effective manner, and can also help you in formatting in-text citations and bibliographies in your work.

Sign up for a tool specific hands-on workshop about the core concepts of citation management and detailed instruction for use of either RefWorks, Zotero, or Mendeley.

Are you new to citation management tools entirely, or do you have advanced-user questions? Email research.commons@ubc.ca to set up a one-on-one appointment with one of our citation management experts

Citation Management Using RefWorks:

Citation Management Using Mendeley:

Citation Management Using Zotero:


Advanced Medline Searching

Conducting a literature or systematic review on a health or medical topic? Dive into the complexities of Medline and learn more about Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), subheadings, keyword searching, limits, and filters with this practical, hands-on workshop.

Introduction to Medline

If you’re doing health science research you need to know how to search in Medline, the premier database for the health sciences. This workshop provides a broad introduction to Medline, including what content is included, the difference between Medline, Pubmed, and OvidSP, and searching using keywords and subject headings (MeSH). The format will Include both a short lecture and time for hands-on practice.