Graduate Programs: Waitlist Registration is now OPEN for January 31, February 6, 7 2016 Grad ISW


Waitlist registration is now open for the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) January 31, February 6, 7 2016.  The ISW is an internationally recognized program and students receive transcript notation for their participation.  It is a 3-day intensive workshop that develops participant’s teaching skills and confidence.  It is appropriate for first time teachers or those with years of experience.  Join the thousands of students who have taken this workshop.

IMPORTANT: The workshop runs from 8:15am-5:00pm. Please note you must be able to attend all three days, i.e. the entire 24 hour workshop.  Please find attached the policy for registering in an ISW and an FAQ sheet.

Grad ISW_registration_process


This workshop is always in high demand. To register for the January 31, February 6, 7 2016, please go to the following link and sign-up: this link adds you to the waitlist, it does not register you in the workshop. If you are registered, you will be contacted directly by our office.

Please let me know if you have any questions.



Elissa Morris

Events Assistant | Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology

The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus

214 – 1961 East Mall | Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1

Phone 604.827.4871  |  @UBC_CTLT   | UBC.CTLT

January’s new graduate student orientation


The electronic schedule may be found at

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS) orientation will take place Thursday, January 7th, 2016, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Where? Ballroom, Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road, Point Grey Campus

9:15 AM – 9:30 AM: Check in

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Welcome and Campus Services for UBC Graduate Students

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Coffee Break

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM: Strategies for Success

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM: Information session about Awards and Scholarships

Click to register now for New Graduate Student Orientation

International Student Welcome: hosted by International Student Development.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Crucial info immigration documents and health insurance for international students at SWNG 221 – West Mall Swing Space Building

Thursday, January 7th, 2016 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM International Student Pizza Social, at Brock Hall concourse area

Click here to register now for International Welcome events

Online Community:
Graduate students may use their CWL account to log in to an online community to meet other newly admitted or current UBC students, find valuable tips, e.g. about housing or life in Vancouver, and make friends.  Information on professional development opportunities, careers and more are at


For G+PS orientation questions, please contact

For questions related to life as an international student, contact one of the international student advisors by emailing

Thank you,

Jacqui Brinkman

Manager, Graduate Pathways to Success Program | Office of the Dean | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus

Phone 604 827 4578 | Fax 604 822 5802

170 – 6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z2 |


Research Involvement Fair


Undergraduate Research Opportunities and the Science Undergraduate Society are devoted to increasing interest and involvement in undergraduate research. For this reason, we have introduced a new event into the Science Week schedule this year: the

Research Involvement Fair.

Looking to meet multiple students interested in your research face-to-face? This event is your opportunity to meet serious, qualified undergraduate students, while helping students improve their interview skills. is event is taking place on Tuesday, January 19th, 5-7PM, during Science Week, which is hosted by the Science Undergraduate Society.

We would like to request your presence, or a delegated research member’s presence, at this event. At the Research Involvement Fair, you will have the opportunity to interview numerous keen, qualified undergraduate students in a format resembling speed dating. Students will apply to sign up for interviews with specific research groups through URO, and this will ensure only serious and committed students are interviewed. We encourage primary investigators seeking to recruit volunteers (or employees) for the present, the summer, or the following winter to attend this event. Beyond recruitment, the Research Involvement Fair is an excellent opportunity to spread awareness of your research, and to help students learn how to successfully interview in the context of research positions.

A link to your profile about your lab and your research would be accessible to the undergraduates. This would allow them to review your research before the interview.

If you are interested in participating, please reply to this email and we will be in further contact.

Thank you for your help in fostering engagement and excellence in research at UBC. Jacques Martiquet,

On behalf of Undergraduate Research Opportunities, and the Science Undergraduate Society |

Crossroads Conference


My name is Ella Vermeir and I am Co-Chairing the 14th Annual Crossroads Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I am sending out our call for abstracts for the second and final time, as our due date of January 15 is quickly approaching.

The Crossroads Conference will be held on March 11 and 12, 2016. The conference is an adjudicated, peer-reviewed forum for undergraduate, Masters, PhD, post-doctoral, and professional program students to present their health related research. Please circulate to any students who may be interested.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Ella Vermeir, BSc., MA (Candidate)
Co-Chair Crossroads 2016
Dalhousie University