Killam Teaching Prize for Graduate Instruction

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The Killam Teaching Prizes are awarded to faculty members in recognition of excellent teaching. Established university-wide, the prizes are adjudicated within Faculties under procedures defined by the Faculties and approved by the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic.

One Killam Teaching Prize of $5,000 CAD is awarded annually to a faculty member in recognition of excellent graduate-level teaching. This is intended primarily for teaching excellence in graduate course work, although excellence in other areas of graduate education such as program development or mentoring will be given some weight. Please note, however, that excellence in graduate student mentoring, specifically, is recognized by a separate award, the Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring. Candidates may be nominated by colleagues, current graduate students, or alumni. The winner is announced each spring and honoured by the Provost and VP Academic at Spring Congregation in May.

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies’ Killam Teaching Prize for Graduate Instruction is one of a larger pool of Killam Teaching Prizes. The eligibility requirements for the Killam Teaching Prizes awarded by other UBC Faculties will vary from the requirements outlined below. Nominators may wish to contact their home Faculty to review those requirements.

Annual Value: $5,000
Deadline:   LFS Departmental Deadline TBA – Applications are received by Melanie Train, LFS Dean’s Office

Governor General’s Gold Medal

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“One gold medal is awarded to the student who has achieved the most outstanding academic record as a doctoral student. A second gold medal is awarded to the graduate student who has achieved most outstanding academic record as a Master’s student completing a thesis. This is an opportunity to honour the best in the graduating class within the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, as there is only one award for approximately 1,000 Master’s graduates and one award for more than 300 doctoral graduates. Medals are presented on behalf of the Governor General of Canada by participating educational institutions, along with a personalized certificate signed by the Governor General. There is no monetary award associated with the medals.”

https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/governor-generals-gold-medal

Annual Value:  n/a
LFS Departmental Deadline:  Friday, February 13, 2015

 

CAGS/ProQuest-UMI Distinguished Dissertation Awards

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“The CAGS/ProQuest-UMI Distinguished Dissertation Awards have been recognizing outstanding Canadian doctoral dissertations for more than 20 years. We seek out work that makes significant, original contributions to both the academic community and to Canadian society. There are two awards: one for engineering, medical sciences and natural sciences; and one for fine arts, humanities and social sciences. They include a $1,500 prize, a Citation Certificate, and travel expenses of up to $1,500 to attend the 2015 CAGS Annual Conference (Calgary, Alberta).”

https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/cagsproquest-umi-distinguished-dissertation-awards

Annual Value:  $1,500
LFS Departmental Deadline:  Friday, February 6, 2015

SFU-UBC Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium: Call for Proposals

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The first SFU-UBC Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium is seeking graduate students whose research reflects the symposium theme: “Hands Back, Hands Forward – Indigenizing the Academy through Relationships.”

The theme aims to explore concepts, practices, innovations and challenges in making academia more respectful and responsive to indigenous knowledge systems, communities and learners.

The symposium, to be held March 7, is open to both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students.

The deadline for proposed submissions is Jan. 19, 2015 to grad.sage@ubc.ca.

See attached poster for details: http://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/students/indigenous/Indigenous%20GS%20Symposium%20Poster%202015.pdf

Woodward Library: Sciences Workshop Series January 2015

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Jan 20 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Stay Alert! Keeping Current with Research

Register here: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/5400
Keeping current with new research in your field can be a challenge. In this workshop, you’ll learn strategies and tools to help you stay up-to-date with the published literature. We’ll cover: How to create saved search alerts for new articles and dissertations on your topic, how to set up Table of Contents alerts for your favourite journals, how to find out when a key article has been cited by someone else, how to use social media tools such as blogs and Twitter to hear the buzz around new research. Instructors: Sally Taylor, Susan Paterson

Jan 22nd 12:30PM – 1:30PM
Scifinder
Register here: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/5509
Introduction to Scifinder. Workshop will focus on author, keyword, and substance searches. Instructor: Kevin Lindstrom

Jan 23rd 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Web of Science / Article Level Metrics
Register here: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/5511
Using the Web of Science, ImpactStory, and altmetric.com platforms to discover citation activity. Instructor: Kevin Lindstrom

Jan 27th 12:30PM – 1:00PM
Scifinder
Register here: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/5509
Introduction to Scifinder. Workshop will focus on author, keyword, and substance searches. Instructor: Kevin Lindstrom

Jan 28    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Introduction to Mendeley for the Sciences
Register here: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/5493
Managing citations doesn’t have to be complicated, confusing, and time-consuming. This hands-on workshop will teach you how to store, organize, and retrieve your citations. Detailed instruction on how to set up your account, how to organize your citations, and how to use Mendeley’s powerful PDF mark-up capability will be provided. Instructor: Stefania Alexandru

Jan 29  12:30PM – 1:30PM
Introduction to MedLine (on OVID)
Register here: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/5517
This is an introductory workshop that offers basic techniques for more efficient and accurate searching in MedLine and the OVID Interface. MedLine is the premier biomedical database with over 23 million journal articles. The OvidSP interface allows structured searching and revision of search histories, among other advanced functionality. Concepts covered will include keyword and MeSH searching, using limiters, and the PICO search strategy. Instructors: James Murphy and Paige Hohmann

Jan 30th 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Web of Science / Article Level Metrics
Register here: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/5511
Using the Web of Science, ImpactStory, and altmetric.com platforms to discover citation activity. Instructor: Kevin Lindstrom

More Sciences Workshop Series workshops here: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/series/85

Thank you!
Katherine
Katherine Miller, MLIS
Librarian
Woodward Library, UBC